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Vanett Lawler MENC Papers

Abstract

Title:
Vanett Lawler MENC Papers
Author/Creator:
Lawler, Vanett (MENC)
Collection number:
88-7-MENC
Size:
19.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1944-1968
Inclusive dates:
1927-1975 and undated
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:

Vanett Lawler (1902-1972) was an administrator in the field of music education both in the United States and abroad. Her work for the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) (later the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)), Pan American Union, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and International Society for Music Education helped create new legislation favorable to the arts, encourage and publish research pertaining to music education, and promote international music education and cooperation. This collection contains her professional papers pertaining to her work for the Music Educators National Conference as Assistant Executive Secretary, Associate Executive Secretary, and Executive Secretary, from 1930 until her retirement in 1968. The collection also includes Lawler's papers pertaining to her work with the Pan American Union while on loan from MENC, as well as her work with the National Education Association, of which MENC is an affiliated organization (and, beginning in 1956, was housed in the NEA building in Washington, D.C). Materials include correspondence, periodicals, photographs, articles, meeting information and agendas, program proposals and outlines, speeches, and various other documents pertaining to MENC, other arts organizations, legislation, and general music education and music information.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Vanett Lawler MENC Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/14899
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. Contact the curator for an appointment: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Vanett Lawler, an administrator in the field of music education and an active promoter of the subject internationally, was born in Rochester, Minnesota in 1902. After abandoning plans to pursue a career as a concert pianist, she instead enrolled in the School of Business and Commerce at the University of Wisconsin, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in 1924. Lawler worked in various advertising and publishing companies until applying for the position of office manager at the newly opened office of the Music Supervisors National Conference in August 1930. She was given the title of Assistant Executive Secretary and her initial responsibilities included selecting staff, establishing a bank account, organizing equipment, membership files, and mailing lists, and acting as advertising manager of the Music Supervisors Journal (later the Music Educators Journal).

In 1934, the organization changed its name to the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and later renamed again to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). In 1938, MENC began talks with the National Education Association about establishing a closer relationship and Lawler acted as liaison between the two organizations during the period of affiliation beginning in 1940, spending much time in Washington, D.C. to facilitate relations. In 1942, her title was changed to Associate Executive Secretary and she retained this position even while working heavily for the Pan American Union, for which she toured Central and South American countries for six months during 1944 to examine music education programs.

Lawler devoted herself full-time to MENC from 1951-1955 when she worked in a small office in the NEA building in D.C. with two staff members (while the national headquarters remained in Chicago). She was promoted to Executive Secretary of MENC on July 1, 1953. At this time, Lawler also supported the beginning of the Journal of Research in Music Education and served on the American Unity through Music Committee as representative. In 1956, she facilitated the move of the national headquarters from Chicago to Washington, D.C. She remained an important liaison between MENC, NEA, and other NEA-affiliated organizations. Lawler was an important formative member of many of MENC's notable undertakings of the time including the national conventions, the launch of the Contemporary Music Project in 1964, and the Tanglewood Symposium of 1967.

In addition to her work for MENC, Lawler was an avid supporter of international music education study. She was appointed consultant to the Arts and Letters section of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1947, an organization to which Lawler continued to devote much time and service. Lawler also helped found the International Society for Music Education (ISME) for which she worked extensively during her career.

Lawler retired from MENC on June 30, 1968 after 38 years of service. She suffered from Parkinson's disease during the last years of her life and died on February 16, 1972 in Washington, D.C. due to complications from pneumonia. MENC has established a memorial fund in her name.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Vanett Lawler MENC Papers covers the period from 1927 to 1975; the bulk of the materials date from 1944-1968. The collection consists of professional papers including correspondence, speeches, performance programs, bulletins, memorandums, project proposals and information, financial records, music education reports, meeting agendas and business, order forms, photographs, press releases, and periodicals. Materials cover Lawler's work with MENC, the Pan American Union, and the National Education Association.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Acknowledgement letter dated October 19, 1987 and Dorothy Regardie Gift Inventory with three Accession Numbers: (88-7-MENC) delivered July 22 and August 26, 1987; (88-9-ISME) delivered August 5 and 26, 1987; and (88-10-MENC) delivered August 5, 1987. Materials previously housed incorrectly in the Vanett Lawler ISME Papers have been moved to the Vanett Lawler MENC Papers.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Lisa Rodio, March 2011.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Cassandra N. Berman, October 2011.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: MENC Correspondence, 1944-1971 and undated (4.5 Linear Feet)

This series contains correspondence, performance programs, bulletins, memorandums, photographs, pamphlets, order forms, newspaper clippings, article reproductions, book reviews, press releases, speeches, and reports on meetings and conferences as received through correspondence with companies and individuals. Correspondence may be filed according to last name of sender, name of company, subject, last name of person whom the correspondence is about, or state or country of the addressee. Correspondence from notable figures Charles and Pete Seeger, originally found in folder "Correspondence - S," has been replaced with copies and the originals are stored separately. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
A (1 of 4), 1964-1968 series 1box 1folder 1
A (2 of 4), 1962-1964 series 1box 1folder 2
A (3 of 4), 1959-1962 series 1box 1folder 3
A (4 of 4), 1957-1962 series 1box 1folder 4
Andrews, Frances, 1961-1969 and undated series 1box 1folder 5
B (1 of 2), 1963-1969 series 1box 1folder 6
B (2 of 2), 1958-1964 series 1box 1folder 7
Bray, Bruce, 1966 series 1box 1folder 8
Britton, Allen P. (1 of 3), 1962-1964 series 1box 1folder 9
Britton, Allen P. (2 of 3), 1960-1962 series 1box 1folder 10
Britton, Allen P. (3 of 3), 1960-1961 series 1box 1folder 11
Britton, Allen P. - Speeches, 1961-1963 series 1box 1folder 12
Buttelman, C.V. (1 of 3), 1961-1966 series 1box 1folder 13
Buttelman, C.V. (2 of 3), 1959-1962 series 1box 1folder 14
Buttelman, C.V. (3 of 3), 1957-1962 and undated series 1box 1folder 15
C (1 of 2), 1963-1967 series 1box 1folder 16
C (2 of 2), 1958-1966 series 1box 1folder 17
Choate, Robert A., 1959-1967 series 1box 1folder 18
D, 1958-1966 series 1box 1folder 19
E, 1960-1964 series 1box 1folder 20
Ernst, Karl D., 1958-1965 series 1box 1folder 21
F, 1958-1967 and undated series 1box 2folder 1
G, 1961-1965 series 1box 2folder 2
H (1 of 3), 1963-1964 series 1box 2folder 3
H (2 of 3), 1963-1964 series 1box 2folder 4
H (3 of 3), 1958-1967 series 1box 2folder 5
I, 1957-1967 series 1box 2folder 6
J, 1959-1964 and undated series 1box 2folder 7
K, 1956-1964 series 1box 2folder 8
L, 1959-1964 series 1box 2folder 9
M (1 of 2), 1963-1964 series 1box 2folder 10
M (2 of 2), 1960-1962 and undated series 1box 2folder 11
Mac, Mc, 1961-1964 and undated series 1box 2folder 12
McBride, William B, 1956-1958 series 1box 2folder 13
N, 1958-1964 and undated series 1box 2folder 14
O, 1955-1964 series 1box 2folder 15
P (1 of 2), 1962-1964 series 1box 2folder 16
P (2 of 2), 1958-1962 series 1box 2folder 17
Phillips, Norman, 1953 series 1box 2folder 18
Q, 1962-1966 and undated series 1box 2folder 19
R, 1959-1964 series 1box 2folder 20
Regardie, Dorothy, 1951-1963 series 1box 2folder 21
S (1 of 3) (Note: Original Pete Seeger letter is housed in fireproof shelving; a facsimile is in this folder.), 1963-1968 series 1box 2folder 22
S (2 of 3), 1962-1963 series 1box 2folder 23
S (3 of 3), 1953-1961 series 1box 2folder 24
T, 1944-1967 and undated series 1box 2folder 25
U, 1958-1964 series 1box 2folder 26
V, 1958-1967 series 1box 3folder 1
Van Bodegraven, Paul (1 of 10), 1964 series 1box 3folder 2
Van Bodegraven, Paul (2 of 10), 1964 series 1box 3folder 3
Van Bodegraven, Paul (3 of 10), 1964 series 1box 3folder 4
Van Bodegraven, Paul (4 of 10), 1964-1965 series 1box 3folder 5
Van Bodegraven, Paul (5 of 10), 1965-1966 series 1box 3folder 6
Van Bodegraven, Paul (6 of 10), 1966 series 1box 3folder 7
Van Bodegraven, Paul (7 of 10), 1965-1966 series 1box 3folder 8
Van Bodegraven, Paul (8 of 10), 1964-1965 series 1box 3folder 9
Van Bodegraven, Paul (9 of 10), 1964-1968 series 1box 3folder 10
Van Bodegraven, Paul (10 of 10), 1964-1968 series 1box 3folder 11
Van Bodegraven, Paul - Pictures, Signatures, Misc., 1959-1964 and undated series 1box 3folder 12
W, 1959-1969 series 1box 3folder 13
Wersen, Louis - President (1 of 4), 1966 series 1box 3folder 14
Wersen, Louis - President (2 of 4), 1966-1971 series 1box 3folder 15
Wersen, Louis - President (3 of 4), 1966-1967 series 1box 3folder 16
Wersen, Louis - President (4 of 4), 1967-1968 series 1box 3folder 17
Whitner, Mary Elizabeth, 1961 series 1box 3folder 18
X, Y, Z, 1958-1964 series 1box 3folder 19
Zimmerman, Alex, 1961-1966 series 1box 3folder 20

Series 2: MENC General Files, 1927-1975 and undated (10 Linear Feet)

This series contains MENC files concerning internal business and procedures, work with and information about other arts organizations and publishers, government legislation, and general music and educational information. Materials include correspondence, pamphlets, periodicals, articles, speeches, financial records, meeting agendas and information, photographs, booklets, constitutions and bylaws, congressional records, and books. The series is organized according to original order as received from MENC.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Accreditation - General, 1958-1968 series 2box 3folder 21
Administration and Supervision in Cities of 100,000 and over, 1957-1966 and undated series 2box 3folder 22
American Choral Directors Association, 1959-1970 and undated series 2box 4folder 1
American Council of Learned Societies, 1958-1959 series 2box 4folder 2
American Council on Education (1 of 2), 1955-1961 series 2box 4folder 3
American Council on Education (2 of 2), 1956-1960 series 2box 4folder 4
American Federation of Musicians (1 of 4), 1956-1958 series 2box 4folder 5
American Federation of Musicians (2 of 4), 1956-1958 series 2box 4folder 6
American Federation of Musicians (3 of 4), 1960-1965 series 2box 4folder 7
American Federation of Musicians (4 of 4), 1958-1966 series 2box 4folder 8
American Music Conference (1 of 4), 1962-1971 series 2box 4folder 9
American Music Conference (2 of 4), 1964-1966 series 2box 4folder 10
American Music Conference (3 of 4), 1959-1964 series 2box 4folder 11
American Music Conference (4 of 4), 1956-1962 series 2box 4folder 12
American National Theatre and Academy, 1958-1959 series 2box 4folder 13
American School Band Directors' Association, 1961 series 2box 4folder 14
American Symphony Orchestra League, 1957-1967 series 2box 4folder 15
Association for Childhood Education International, 1956-1970 and undated series 2box 4folder 16
Barbershop (SPEBSQSA), 1954-1962 and undated series 2box 4folder 17
Bell Ringers, 1958-1962 and undated series 2box 4folder 18
CBDNA-MPPA-MPA Copyright Agreements, undated series 2box 4folder 19
Music Society, 1959-1970 and undated series 2box 4folder 20
Copyright Ad Hoc Committee, undated series 2box 4folder 21
Council of National Organizations, 1954-1961 series 2box 4folder 22
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, 1965-1966 series 2box 4folder 23
Federal Legislation - The Arts and Education, 1965-1967 series 2box 5folder 1
Ford Foundation, 1962-1971 series 2box 5folder 2
In-And-About Clubs, 1956-1957 series 2box 5folder 3
Legislation - Excise Tax, 1963-1965 series 2box 5folder 4
U.S. Government - Excise Tax, 1954-1955 series 2box 5folder 5
Membership Mailing List Sales (1 of 5), 1967 series 2box 5folder 6
Membership Mailing List Sales (2 of 5), 1966-1967 series 2box 5folder 7
Membership Mailing List Sales (3 of 5), 1965-1966 series 2box 5folder 8
Membership Mailing List Sales (4 of 5), 1963-1964 series 2box 5folder 9
Membership Mailing List Sales (5 of 5), 1962-1963 series 2box 5folder 10
Washington Office (Move to Washington), 1952-1956 series 2box 5folder 11
MTNA, NASM, MENC Joint Committees, 1953-1969 series 2box 5folder 12
NAMM - National Association of Music Merchants, 1959-1968 and undated series 2box 5folder 13
NAMAS - National Association of Music Administrators and Supervisors, 1964-1966 series 2box 5folder 14
NASM - National Association of Schools of Music, 1951-1970 series 2box 5folder 15
NATS - National Association of Teachers of Singing, 1957-1960 and undated series 2box 5folder 16
National Council of the Arts in Education (1 of 2), 1956-1966 series 2box 5folder 17
National Council of the Arts in Education (2 of 2), 1957-1969 series 2box 5folder 18
National Foundation of the Arts, 1963-1967 series 2box 5folder 19
National Arts Academy National Music Camp (Maddy), 1957-1969 and undated series 2box 5folder 20
National Music Council (1 of 2), 1971-1972 series 2box 5folder 21
National Music Council (2 of 2), 1954-1967 and undated series 2box 5folder 22
National Music Publishers' Association, 1959-1969 series 2box 5folder 23
National Safety Council, 1960-1970 series 2box 6folder 1
North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (1 of 2), 1956-1963 series 2box 6folder 2
1956-1963, 1955-1962 series 2box 6folder 3
Printing, 1955-1962 and undated series 2box 6folder 4
Tanglewood Symposium (1 of 2), 1966-1967 series 2box 6folder 5
Tanglewood Symposium (2 of 2), undated (circa 1967) series 2box 6folder 6
Tanglewood Symposium (3 of 2), 1967 and undated series 2box 6folder 7
Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. (1 of 3), 1960-1962 series 2box 6folder 8
Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. (2 of 3), 1947-1952 and undated series 2box 6folder 9
Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. (3 of 3), 1944-1948 and undated series 2box 6folder 10
1947-1952 and undated, 1951-1968 series 2box 6folder 11
U.S. Office of Education - Department of HEW (1 of 5), 1964-1965 series 2box 6folder 12
U.S. Office of Education - Department of HEW (2 of 5), 1963-1966 series 2box 6folder 13
U.S. Office of Education - Department of HEW (3 of 5), 1959-1966 series 2box 6folder 14
U.S. Office of Education - Department of HEW (4 of 5), 1956-1965 series 2box 6folder 15
U.S. Office of Education - Department of HEW (5 of 5), 1965-1966 and undated series 2box 6folder 16
1960 White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1959-1960 series 2box 6folder 17
Television Material (1 of 2), 1957-1968 series 2box 6folder 18
Television Material (2 of 2), 1951-1964 and undated series 2box 6folder 19
U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, 1955-1956 series 2box 6folder 20
14th Meeting U.S. National Commission [UNESCO] (1 of 2), 1955 series 2box 6folder 21
14th Meeting U.S. National Commission [UNESCO] (2 of 2), 1955-1956 series 2box 7folder 1
White House Conference on Education (1 of 2), 1955-1962 series 2box 7folder 2
White House Conference on Education (2 of 2), 1955 series 2box 7folder 3
Amateur Chamber Music Players, 1960 series 2box 7folder 4
AAUW Music Course, 1957 series 2box 7folder 5
Aptitude Tests, 1953-1956 series 2box 7folder 6
Audio-Visual Materials - Films, 1965-1966 and undated series 2box 7folder 7
Audio-Visual Materials - Radio, 1959-1960 series 2box 7folder 8
Audio-Visual Materials - Educational TV (1 of 4), 1952-1966 series 2box 7folder 9
Audio-Visual Materials - Educational TV (2 of 4), 1963-1965 and undated series 2box 7folder 10
Audio-Visual Materials - Educational TV (3 of 4), 1960-1965 series 2box 7folder 11
Audio-Visual Materials - Educational TV (4 of 4), 1965-1966 series 2box 7folder 12
Audio-Visual Materials - WCOTP and Miscellaneous, 1963-1964 series 2box 7folder 13
Class Size, 1957-1969 and undated series 2box 7folder 14
Education Directories, 1962-1964 series 2box 7folder 15
The Orchestra of Maestro Dale, 1960 series 2box 7folder 16
Ethics - Professional and Trade Relations - "Opinion 18" (NEA), 1941-1963 and undated series 2box 7folder 17
Fulbright Program - Other Award Information, 1952-1965 series 2box 7folder 18
General Education Publications with Music Articles (1 of 2), 1952-1959 and undated series 2box 7folder 19
General Education Publications with Music Articles (2 of 2), General Education Publications with Music Articles (2 of 2) series 2box 7folder 20
The American Recorder, 1975 series 2box 7folder 21
General Information, 1956-1959 series 2box 7folder 22
Gifted Child, 1958 series 2box 7folder 23
HEW - Elem. And Sec. Ed Act of 1965, 1965 series 2box 7folder 24
Housing and Home Finance Agency (Info, re: Loans for Schools, etc.), 1961-1962 series 2box 7folder 25
Humanities, 1965-1966 series 2box 7folder 26
Jazz - General, 1956-1957 and undated series 2box 7folder 27
Music Therapy, 1954-1955 and undated series 2box 7folder 28
Music Experiences for the Child with Speech Limitations, 1960 series 2box 8folder 1
National Association of Organ Teachers, Inc., 1969-1970 series 2box 8folder 2
NASM (List of Members - 1949), 1949 series 2box 8folder 3
North Central Association Quarterly, 1958 series 2box 8folder 4
Opera for Children - from Mrs. Helen Hinkiewisch, 1950-1959 series 2box 8folder 5
Suggested Material for Pageant-Courses in Folk Music and Folk Lore, 1956-1960 series 2box 8folder 6
Programmed Instruction, 1953-1964 series 2box 8folder 7
Address: Sand, Ole "Schools for the 70s: Opus two", undated series 2box 8folder 8
Special Teacher - Self-Contained Classroom, 1957 series 2box 8folder 9
Specifications - Music Bldgs. - Piano, and Acoustics, 1952-1957 and undated series 2box 8folder 10
Standard School Broadcasts, 1967 series 2box 8folder 11
String Instruction, undated series 2box 8folder 12
Teaching Abroad, Also Latin American, 1953-1966 series 2box 8folder 13
Statistics, 1957-1967 series 2box 8folder 14
Editor, 1964-1968 series 2box 8folder 15
Natl. Executive Board and Finance Committee, 1967-1968 series 2box 8folder 16
Executive Committee Minutes, 1968 series 2box 8folder 17
Executive Committee, 1964-1965 series 2box 8folder 18
MENC Executive Committee Finance Committee, 1963-1966 series 2box 8folder 19
Executive Committee, 1966-1968 series 2box 8folder 20
Curriculum Handbook, 1966 series 2box 8folder 21
Editorial Board, 1966 and undated series 2box 8folder 22
Executive Committee, 1957-1968 series 2box 8folder 23
Finance Committee, 1966 and undated series 2box 8folder 24
Internal Revenue, 1966-1967 series 2box 8folder 25
ISME, 1959-1967 series 2box 8folder 26
Journal of Research - Mscl. And Committee, 1964-1968 series 2box 8folder 27
Legislative Committee, 1965-1966 series 2box 8folder 28
Legislative Committee, 1967 series 2box 8folder 29
Life Members, 1966 series 2box 8folder 30
Meetings, 1962-1966 series 2box 8folder 31
MENC Assets and Liabilities, MENC Assets and Liabilities series 2box 8folder 32
MENC Assets and Liabilities, 1956 series 2box 8folder 33
MENC Committee on International Relations, 1960 series 2box 8folder 34
[MEJ] Mid-Convention Issue, 1958 series 2box 8folder 35
[MEJ] Pre-Convention Issues, 1957-1963 series 2box 8folder 36
Music Educators Journal, 1957-1966 and undated series 2box 8folder 37
Music Education Research Council, 1964-1966 series 2box 8folder 38
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, 1965 series 2box 8folder 39
News Releases, 1964-1968 series 2box 8folder 40
Official Family, 1965-1966 series 2box 8folder 41
Past Presidents, 1965-1968 series 2box 8folder 42
Publications - MENC, 1966 series 2box 8folder 43
Publications Planning [Committee], 1965-1968 series 2box 8folder 44
Public Relations, 1966-1967 series 2box 8folder 45
Publishers, 1958-1964 series 2box 8folder 46
Papers - Music in the World of Today; Music in the Schools; Comparative Music Education, undated series 2box 8folder 47
UNESCO, 1959 series 2box 8folder 48
State Supervisors, 1964-1966 series 2box 8folder 49
National Council [of State] Supervisors, 1964-1967 series 2box 8folder 50
Former School Directors and Teachers of Summer Music Ed. Courses, 1957-1960 and undated series 2box 8folder 51
Past Mscl. Student Mailings for Reference, 1957-1965 series 2box 8folder 52
Tanglewood Symposium, 1967-1968 series 2box 8folder 53
Special Committees, 1961-1966 series 2box 8folder 54
Board of Directors - Agenda Items, 1964-1965 series 2box 8folder 55
Division Conference Presidents (1 of 2), 1962-1968 series 2box 8folder 56
Division Conference Presidents (2 of 2), 1953-1962 series 2box 8folder 57
Interim Meeting - Mailings, 1961 series 2box 9folder 1
Board of Directors - Interim Meeting, 1960-1961 series 2box 9folder 2
General Correspondence - Interim Meeting, 1961 series 2box 9folder 3
MENC Pronouncements, 1933-1948 series 2box 9folder 4
Editorial Board Meeting, 1966-1967 series 2box 9folder 5
Editorial Board Letters, 1962-1967 series 2box 9folder 6
Music Educators Journal - Advertising - Promotional Mailings and Copy Cards, 1955-1963 series 2box 9folder 7
Music Educators Journal - Circulation: Standard Rate and Data Service, 1956-1961 series 2box 9folder 8
Music Educators Journal - Correspondence concerning items which have appeared in Vol. 49, 1962-1963 series 2box 9folder 10
Music Educators Journal - Circulation: Kable Printing Co. - Costs, 1958-1971 series 2box 9folder 11
Music Educators Journal - Circulation: Distribution, Production, 1957-1967 series 2box 9folder 12
Music Educators Journal - Circulation: Printing Estimates (not Kable), 1961 series 2box 9folder 13
Music Educators Journal - Circulation: Audit Bureau of Circulations, 1954 and undated series 2box 9folder 14
Source Book III, 1965 series 2box 9folder 15
Music Education Research Council, 1966-1971 series 2box 9folder 16
National Nominating Committee, 1969-1970 series 2box 10folder 1
Western Nominating Committee, 1965 series 2box 10folder 2
Northwest Division Nominating Committee, 1965 series 2box 10folder 3
North Central Division Nominating Committee, 1964-1967 series 2box 10folder 4
Southern Division Nominating Committee, 1965 series 2box 10folder 5
Nominating Committee People, 1972-1974 series 2box 10folder 6
Southwestern Division Nominating Committee, 1964-1965 series 2box 10folder 7
Eastern Division Nominating Committee, 1964-1965 series 2box 10folder 8
Nominating Committee, 1964-1967 series 2box 10folder 9
Nominating Committee Correspondence, 1962-1963 series 2box 10folder 10
Nominating Committee, 1965 series 2box 10folder 11
Permission to Quote, 1965-1969 series 2box 10folder 12
Nominating Committee, 1961-1965 series 2box 10folder 13
MENC Elections; Nominating Committee and Procedures, 1960-1962 series 2box 10folder 14
Re: Nominating Committee Candidate - Ballot Mailing, 1962-1963 series 2box 10folder 15
MENC Elections; Nominating Committee and Procedures, 1957-1960 series 2box 10folder 16
[MENC Meeting Philadelphia], 1964 series 2box 11folder 1
[Music Education in the DC Area], 1947-1953 series 2box 11folder 2
[Citizens Committee 1951-1953], 1948-1963 and undated series 2box 11folder 3
Presidents (State) [1 of 2], 1966-1967 series 2box 11folder 4
Presidents (State) [2 of 2], 1965-1966 series 2box 11folder 5
Proposed Schedule of Dues, 1957-1958 and undated series 2box 11folder 6
State Treasurers, 1965-1966 series 2box 11folder 7
Elections - Past MENC Results & Miscellaneous, 1959-1966 series 2box 11folder 8
Elections - Past MENC Results & Miscellaneous, 1966-1968 series 2box 11folder 9
Calendar of St. Mus. Ed. Activities, 1966 and undated series 2box 11folder 10
Division Elections - Jan. '70 Ballots, 1970 series 2box 11folder 11
Associated Organs., 1967-1968 series 2box 11folder 12
Administrative Structure Mailings, 1966-1967 series 2box 11folder 13
Advertisers, 1959-1966 series 2box 11folder 14
Supervisors and Directors of Music, 1964-1966 series 2box 11folder 15
Conference Members - MENC, 1957-1967 series 2box 11folder 16
Division Mailings, 1964-1967 series 2box 11folder 17
MENC Board of Directors 1957 [1 of 2], 1957 series 2box 11folder 18
MENC Board of Directors 1957 [2 of 2], 1957 series 2box 11folder 19
Mailings to: Board of Directors, Other Official Boards, & Misc., 1961-1962 series 2box 11folder 20
Agenda - Interim Meeting, 1961 series 2box 11folder 21
National Council of State Supervisors of Music, 1956-1969 series 2box 11folder 22
Curriculum (Working Papers - Atlantic City) 1960, 1959-1961 and undated series 2box 11folder 23
Committee on Legislation, 1967-1968 series 2box 11folder 24
Committee on String Instruction - Gilbert Waller Material, 1956-1959 and undated series 2box 11folder 25
[MENC Master Builders], 1974 and undated series 2box 11folder 26
Historical MENC, 1927-1966 and undated series 2box 11folder 27
Speeches, Pictures [no pictures?], 1959-1964 and 0undated series 2box 11folder 28
Vanett Lawler, Speeches and Articles [1 of 2], 1956-1963 and undated series 2box 11folder 29
Vanett Lawler, Speeches and Articles [2 of 2], 1942-1963 and undated series 2box 11folder 30
[Lawler, Vanett - Career Information], 1955-1964 series 2box 11folder 31
Vanett Lawler - Tributes, 1947-1968 and undated series 2box 11folder 32
[Vanett Lawler Tribute Correspondence], 1968 series 2box 11folder 33
Lawler, Vanett - Obituary Notices, 1972 series 2box 11folder 34

Series 3: Latin American Work with Pan American Union, 1941-1946, 1962-1966 (3 Linear Feet)

This series contains materials concerning Vanett Lawler's work as Music Education Consultant with the Pan American Union from 1941-1946. Materials include travel itineraries, correspondence, reports written by Lawler, photographs, newspaper clippings, periodicals and other press materials regarding Lawler's work in Latin America. The series also contains correspondence with contacts from her Pan American work occurring much later than Lawler's original trips. The series is organized according to the original arrangement as received by SCPA.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Domingo Santa Cruz [Correspondence], 1962-1966 series 3box 12folder 1
VL Trip to Chile, 1946 series 3box 12folder 2
VL Typed Reports, 1937-1945 series 3box 12folder 3
Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, undated series 3box 12folder 4
Lawler, Vanett (Trip to Central America), 1944 series 3box 12folder 5
Reports, Press - VL Latin American Trips (In Spanish), 1939-1946 series 3box 12folder 6
[Latin America Reports and Newspaper Clippings], 1944 series 3box 12folder 7
VL Latin American Reports [1 of 2], 1944 series 3box 12folder 8
VL Latin American Reports [2 of 2], 1944 series 3box 13folder 1
VL - PAU 1942-1946 Correspondence [1 of2], 1942-1946 series 3box 13folder 2
VL- PAU 1942-1946 Correspondence [2 of 2], 1945-1946 series 3box 13folder 3
VL Trips to Latin America - 1946, 1945-1946 series 3box 13folder 4
Vanett Lawler - Correspondence Re: Trips to Latin America, 1944-1945 series 3box 13folder 5
[Educacion Musical en 14 Republicas Americanas Vanett Lawler], 1945 series 3box 13folder 6
[Correspondence Concerning VL's Position with Pan-American Union], 1950-1951 series 3box 13folder 7
Latin American Trips of VL in 1940s - Photographs, 1940s series 3box 14folder 1
Central and South American Trip Photographs and Negatives, 1945 series 3box 14folder 2
Newspaper Clippings from Central and South American Trips, 1944-1945 series 3box 14folder 3
Bulletin of the Pan American Union, August 1943 series 3box 14folder 4
Revista nacional de cultura, numero 45 - Venezuela, 1944 series 3box 14folder 5
Boletín de la Academia de Música "Alcedo" - Lima, Peru, 1945 series 3box 14folder 6
7 dias en revista - Ano 1, Numero 6 - Rio de Janiera, 1945 series 3box 14folder 7
Educacion Revista Para El Magisterio, No. 40 - Venezuela, 1945-1946 series 3box 14folder 8
[Latin American Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles copies], undated series 3box 15folder 1
Brasil Musical, ano 1, no. 7, 1945 series 3box 15folder 2
Latin American Trips of VL in 1940s - Programs and Presentations, 1944-1946 series 3box 15folder 3

Series 4: National Education Association, 1949-1974 and undated (3 Linear Feet)

This series contains materials pertaining to Vanett Lawler's work with the NEA as liaison between the MENC and NEA. Materials include correspondence, memorandums, educational materials, and press materials related to NEA projects and events and MENC correspondence with fellow NEA affiliated groups.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
William Carr - Executive Secretary's Office, 1952-1962 series 4box 16folder 1
Lyle W. Ashby, 1957-1969 series 4box 16folder 2
[Charles Gary Materials], 1971-1974 series 4box 16folder 3
NEA - Departments Unified Membership [1 of 2], 1968-1972 series 4box 16folder 4
NEA - Departments Unified Membership [1 of 2],, 1967 series 4box 16folder 5
NEA - Departmental Relationships, 1968-1970 series 4box 16folder 6
NEA Executive Secretary - 1967: Samuel Lambert, 1967-1973 series 4box 16folder 7
NEA Officers, 1967, 1973 series 4box 16folder 8
NEA - Business (Dr. Carpenter [Manager]), 1956-1961, 1972 series 4box 16folder 9
Business Service District (BUS), 1949-1969, 1973 series 4box 16folder 10
NEA Personnel, 1953-1973 series 4box 16folder 11
NEA Personnel Advisory Committee, 1957-1959 series 4box 16folder 12
NEA Journal, 1958-1971 series 4box 16folder 13
Adult Education Services (AED), 1958-1968 series 4box 16folder 14
Audiovisual Instruction (AVI), 1956-1960 and undated series 4box 16folder 15
Federal Relations (Fed Rel), 1957-1971 series 4box 16folder 16
Membership Division (Mem), 1957-1971 series 4box 16folder 17
Press and Radio Relations Division (P & R), 1962-1963 series 4box 16folder 18
Records Division (Rec), 1959 series 4box 16folder 19
AASA - 1959 (Convention) [1 of 2], 1959-1963 series 4box 16folder 20
AASA - 1959 (Convention) [2 of 2], 1959 series 4box 16folder 21
Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1959-1968 series 4box 16folder 22
American Industrial Arts Assoc. (AIAA), 1964, 1972 series 4box 16folder 23
Chief State School Officers (CSSO), 1964, 1972 series 4box 16folder 24
Convention Coordinator (Con Cor), 1960-1963 series 4box 16folder 25
Educational Services (ED SER), 1962-1963 series 4box 16folder 26
Field Operations (Fld Op), 1963 series 4box 16folder 27
Higher Education (HE), 1957-1970 series 4box 16folder 28
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 1961-1971 series 4box 16folder 29
National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA), 1963-1968 series 4box 16folder 30
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), 1963-1968 series 4box 16folder 31
Professional Devel. And Welfare (PD & W), 1953-1972 series 4box 16folder 32
Rural Education (RE), 1956-1960 series 4box 16folder 33
Committee on Ethics, 1967 series 4box 16folder 34
Committee on International Relations [NEA Project on Instruction in Public Schools], 1961-1966 series 4box 16folder 35
Citizenship Committee (Cit Com), 1963 series 4box 16folder 36
Educational Policies Commission (EPC) [1 of 2], 1960-1967 series 4box 16folder 37
Educational Policies Commission (EPC) [2 of 2], 1959-1960 series 4box 16folder 38
Legislative Commission, 1971 series 4box 16folder 39
NEA Committee on Star Spangled Banner, 1968 series 4box 16folder 40
ERIC [Educational Research Information Center], 1967-1968 series 4box 16folder 41
Academically Talented Student Project, 1958-1964 series 4box 16folder 42
NEA - Cordoza Project, 1964 series 4box 16folder 43
NEA Developmental Project, 1966-1967 series 4box 16folder 44
NEA Dedication Program [1 of 2], 1958-1960 series 4box 16folder 45
NEA Dedication Program [2 of 2], 1958 series 4box 16folder 46
NEA Publications - Reports, List of Publications, Etc., 1950-1961 series 4box 16folder 47
NEA Departments Presidents Meeting May 12-13, 1958 [Departmental Secretary], 1959-1962 series 4box 16folder 48
NEA Staff Organization (NEASO), 1956-1967 series 4box 16folder 49
NEA Department Presidents Meeting [Departmental Officers Conference], 1958-1966 series 4box 17folder 1
NEA Department Secretaries Meetings, 1958-1967 series 4box 17folder 2
NEA 4-Page Insert for Future Issue of MEJ (Jan 1961 or Feb-Mar 1961), 1960-1961 series 4box 17folder 3
American Assn. of School Administrators, 1951-1972 and undated series 4box 17folder 4
[NEA Recognition Program], 1962 series 4box 17folder 5
NEA Departments and Associated Organizations [1 of 4], 1953-1971 series 4box 17folder 6
NEA Departments and Associated Organizations [2 of 4], 1955-1962 and undated series 4box 17folder 7
NEA Departments and Associated Organizations [3 of 4], 1960-1969 series 4box 17folder 8
NEA Departments and Associated Organizations [4 of 4], 1957-1971 series 4box 17folder 9
[NEA Affiliates Contract], undated series 4box 17folder 10
Professional Rights & Responsibilities (PR & R), 1956-1973 series 4box 17folder 11
Committee on International Relations (CIR), 1958-1965 series 4box 17folder 12
Teacher Education and Professional Standards (TEPS), 1957-1971 series 4box 17folder 13
Center for the Study of Instruction (NEA), 1969-1970 and undated series 4box 17folder 14
NEA - Con Con [Constitutional Convention], 1971-1972 series 4box 17folder 15
NEA - Room Reservations - Meetings, 1969-1973 series 4box 17folder 16
NEA - Pub. Sales, 1971-1974 series 4box 17folder 17
NEA Legislative Commission, 1968-1969 series 4box 17folder 18
Committee on Academically Talented Students, 1959 series 4box 17folder 19
National Education Association - General, 1955-1959 series 4box 17folder 20
Nun's Joint Concert Program, undated series 4box 17folder 21
[The Dimensions of Intelligence and Creativity Program], 1963 series 4box 17folder 22
Explorations in the Humanities, 1963 series 4box 17folder 23
Organizational Publications, 1962-1967 series 4box 17folder 24
Classroom Guides, undated series 4box 17folder 25
Correspondence, 1963-1967 series 4box 17folder 26
California, 1971 series 4box 17folder 27
Publications Inventory - June 30, 1971 series 4box 17folder 28
Constitutions from NEA Units - March, 1967 series 4box 17folder 29
CCTE [Council on Cooperation in Teacher Education], 1961 series 4box 17folder 30
Higher Education, Association For - Study, 1958-1959 series 4box 17folder 31
NEA Staff Council on Instruction [1 of 4], 1958-1959 series 4box 17folder 32
NEA Staff Council on Instruction [2 of 4], 1958-1959 series 4box 17folder 33
NEA Staff Council on Instruction [3 of 4], 1958 series 4box 17folder 34
NEA Staff Council on Instruction [4 of 4], 1957-1958 series 4box 17folder 35

Series 5: Photographs, 1941-1966 and undated (1 Folder)

This series contains 17 photographs and 7 negatives from MENC events and meetings collected by Vanett Lawler. The photographs are arranged in their original order. Other photographs pertaining to various subjects within the collection remain in their original folder and arrangement. Additional photographs from MENC events may be found in Vanett Lawler's original scrapbook, entitled "Music Education Around the World," which can be found in the Vanett Lawler UNESCO Papers.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Vanett Lawler Photographs, 1941-1946 and undated series 5box 17folder 36

Series 6: Realia, 1963-1975 and undated (5 Folders)

This series contains five oversized items, including plaques, a painting, and a collage, that were presented to Vanett Lawler during her travels or over the course of her career at MENC.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Music Industry Council Plaque, 1968 series 6box 18folder 1
Laminated Watercolor Painting, undated series 6box 18folder 2
Ohio Music Education Association Plaque, 1963 series 6box 18folder 3
University of Chile Plaque, 1963 series 6box 18folder 4
MENC Collage, 1974-1975 series 6box 18folder 5

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