Allen Purdue Britton Papers
Allen Purdue Britton (1914-2003) was an American music educator. He received a B.Sc. in Instrumental Music, an M.A. in Music Education from the University of Illinois in 1939, and a PhD in Musicology from the University of Michigan in 1949. Britton served as a professor of Music at the University of Michigan, eventually serving as Dean of the School of Music. Britton was the founding editor of the Journal of Research in Music Education and American Music, and served on the Board of Directors and Trustees of numerous musical societies, and President of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and Sonneck Society for American Music. The collection consists of both personal and professional correspondence, copies of Britton's writings and speeches, documents relating to his involvement with MENC and Sonneck Society, professional and service activities, and documents relating to his career as a music educator.
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