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Elizabeth V. Beach Papers


Elizabeth V. Beach Papers
Beach, Elizabeth V.
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0.25 linear feet and 22 items
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator:

Elizabeth V. Beach (1882-1951) was a pioneer member of the Eastern Conference of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). In 1921, she came to Syracuse, New York, and became Assistant Supervisor of Music in the Syracuse Public Schools. In 1934, she was promoted to Supervisor, a position she held until her retirement in 1945. During her time in Syracuse, Beach founded the annual Christmas Carol Festival and was a member of many local organizations. In the summers, she worked as a tour guide in Europe. The collection contains letters, writings, Christmas Carol Festival materials, administrative materials, photographs, clippings, instructional materials, travel guides, publications, realia, and sound recordings related to Beach's work as a music educator and as a tour guide, and as a member of the Music Educators National Conference.

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Elizabeth V. Beach Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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