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Karl Wilson Gehrkens Collection

Abstract

Title:
Karl Wilson Gehrkens Collection
Author/Creator:
Gehrkens, Karl Wilson
Collection number:
0
Size:
0.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1952-1965
Inclusive dates:
1922-1977
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
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: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

Karl Wilson Gehrkens (1882-1975) was an American music educator. From 1907 to 1942 he taught at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in the area of Public School Music, later to become Music Education. He coined the phrase "Music for every child-every child for music," which became the official slogan of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). From 1922 to 23 he served as MENC President and he was President of Music Teachers National Association from 1934 to 35. This collection contains several of Karl Gehrkens writings including "Music for Every Child." It also contains personal and professional correspondence concerning some of his articles in addition to other correspondence and personal documents, mainly from 1952 to 1965. In April 1952 at Oberlin College, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, the Music Education Library, originally started by Gehrkens in 1917, was rededicated as "The Karl W. Gehrkens Music Education Library." Articles, writings and correspondence pertaining to this event are part of this collection.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Karl Wilson Gehrkens Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/21141
Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.