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Vanett Lawler UNESCO Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Vanett Lawler UNESCO Papers
Author/Creator:
Lawler, Vanett (UNESCO)
Collection number:
88-9B-ISME
Size:
9.5 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1945-1968
Inclusive dates:
1885-1988
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 known as 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 personal and professional materials pertaining to her work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

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

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. 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 groups 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. She retained this position even while on loan from MENC to the Pan American Union (PAU), for which Lawler toured Central and South American countries for six months during 1944 to examine music education programs.

In 1947, MENC and PAU loaned Lawler to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to serve one year as Acting Director of the Arts and Letters Section. As Acting Director, Lawler participated in the preparation of a detailed plan for "The Role of Arts in General Education," which was presented at the 1947 UNESCO Conference in Mexico. In 1950, UNESCO established the International Music Council (IMC) and Lawler was chosen as one of three experts to draft a plan of procedure for a conference on the problems of musical education, teaching, and culture as a part of general education. Consequently, she became a member of the Preparatory Commission for the First International Conference on Music Education (1953), "The Role and Place of Music in the Education of Youth and Adults." This conference, at which Vanett Lawler presented "Trends in Music Education," established the International Society for Music Education (ISME).

Respected as a cultural diplomat, Lawler was chosen to participate in an Arts Mission to the Soviet Union (1960) sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. At that time, the Soviet Union had few ties to the Western world, making this trip an enormous step toward increased communication and understanding between two of the world's super powers. Her resulting report, published by MENC, is titled "The Arts in the Educational Program in the Soviet Union."

Lawler remained active in these organizations late into her life, and was a promoter of international music education until her death despite suffering from Parkinson's disease. Lawler died on February 16, 1972 in Washington, D.C. due to complications from pneumonia.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Vanett Lawler UNESCO Papers covers the period from 1885 to 1988; the bulk of the materials date from 1945-1968. The collection contains personal and professional materials pertaining to Lawler's work with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization pertaining to international music education. Materials include publications, reports, correspondence, programs, photographs, scores, and memorabilia from Lawler's personal and professional work with UNESCO.

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. Some materials previously housed in the Vanett Lawler ISME Papers have been moved to form the Vanett Lawler UNESCO Papers.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Lisa Rodio, May 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: International Organizations, 1945-1968 (2 linear feet)

This series contains information regarding Lawler's work with international organizations, specifically UNESCO and the Organization of American States (OAS). Materials include correspondence, reports, newsletters, minutes, conference materials, and publications. The series is divided into two subseries: UNESCO and the Organization of American States/Pan American Union.

Subseries 1.1: UNESCO, 1951-1968 (2 linear feet)

This subseries includes correspondence, conference agendas, reports, and publications pertaining to UNESCO.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
UNESCO: Correspondence/Reports [1 of 2], 1953-1954series 1.1box 1folder 1
UNESCO: Correspondence/Reports [2 of 2], 1953-1954series 1.1box 1folder 2
UNESCO: Correspondence/Reports, 1955series 1.1box 1folder 3
UNESCO: Correspondence/Reports, 1956-1957series 1.1box 1folder 4
UNESCO: Correspondence/Reports, 1956-1964series 1.1box 1folder 5
UNESCO: Correspondence, 1957series 1.1box 2folder 1
UNESCO: Correspondence/Reports/Membership Information, 1957-1959series 1.1box 2folder 2
UNESCO: January - June, 1959series 1.1box 2folder 3
UNESCO: July - December, 1959series 1.1box 2folder 4
Misc. Vanett Lawler Correspondence, 1960-1961series 1.1box 2folder 5
UNESCO: Fourth National Conference - Minneapolis, 1953series 1.1box 3folder 1
UNESCO: Fifth National Conference - Cincinnati, 1955series 1.1box 3folder 2
NEA Meeting, 1955series 1.1box 3folder 3
"Music in Education" - Australian UNESCO Seminar, 1956series 1.1box 3folder 4
UNESCO: Sixth National Conference - San Francisco, 1957series 1.1box 3folder 5
US National Commission for UNESCO Meeting, 1958series 1.1box 3folder 6
UNESCO: Seventh National Conference - Denver, 1959series 1.1box 3folder 7
IMC: International Congress: Contemporary Music Theater - Hamburg, 1964series 1.1box 3folder 8
UNESCO: Music and Communication, 1968series 1.1box 3folder 9
International Conference on the Role and Place of Music in the Education of Youth and Adults - 1953 Brussels, 1951-1953series 1.1box 4folder 1
Publications - Fundamental and Adult Education, 1957-1960series 1.1box 4folder 2
Publications - International Yearbook of Education, 1959series 1.1box 4folder 3
Publications - Teaching about the United Nations, 1956-1959series 1.1box 4folder 4
Publications - The World of Music, 1962series 1.1box 4folder 5
Publications Courier, July-August 1963series 1.1box 4folder 6
Journal of the International Folk Music Council, Volume XX, 1968series 1.1box 4folder 7

Subseries 1.2: Organization of American States/Pan American Union, 1945-1960 (2 folders)

This subseries includes publications related to the Organization of American States/Pan American Union.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Organization of American States/Pan American Union Publications, 1945-1960series 1.2box 4folder 8
Américas [Lawler Article p. 17 on Leo S. Rowe Fund], 1951series 1.2box 4folder 9

Series 2: General Education, 1958-1967 and undated (6 folders)

This series contains materials pertaining to education throughout the world. Materials include conference publications and programs. This series has been divided into two subseries: Events and Publications.

Subseries 2.1: Events, 1961-1967 and undated (3 folders)

This subseries contains programs from educational events around the world. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Thirteenth Annual Conference of the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs, 1961series 2.1box 5folder 1
Third International Curriculum Conference, 1967series 2.1box 5folder 2
American Council on Education: Committee on the Leaders Program, undatedseries 2.1box 5folder 3

Subseries 2.2: Publications, 1958-1967 and undated (3 folders)

This subseries contains publications from around the world pertaining to education.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
The Education Quarterly, 1960-1963series 2.2box 5folder 4
Publications on International Education, 1958-1964series 2.2box 5folder 5
Publications Pertaining to Specific Countries, 1960-1967 and undatedseries 2.2box 5folder 6

Series 3: Music Education, 1936-1985 and undated (1.5 linear feet)

This series contains materials related to music education. The series is divided into three subseries: General Materials, United States, and International. Materials include publications, reports, correspondence, and sample textbooks.

Subseries 3.1: General, 1968-1977 (3 folders)

This subseries contains general music education information. Materials include publications and periodicals.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
"Music for Me" Books 1-3 and Teacher Guide, 1968series 3.1box 5folder 7
Clavier, Vol. XI, No. 4, April 1972series 3.1box 5folder 8
Lifelong Learning, vol. XLVI, no. 57 - "Cantometrics", April 1977series 3.1box 5folder 9

Subseries 3.2: United States, 1944-1980 and undated (6 folders)

This subseries contains music education information regarding the United States. Materials include correspondence, newspaper clippings, brochures, reports, programs and MENC materials.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC: Reports/Resolutions, 1944, 1958series 3.2box 5folder 10
MENC: Music Education in International Affairs: Information Sources and References, undatedseries 3.2box 5folder 11
MENC/ISME Related Materials, 1953-1966series 3.2box 5folder 12
MENC Miscellaneous, 1971-1980series 3.2box 5folder 13
United States Miscellaneous, 1952 and undatedseries 3.2box 5folder 14
"The Home Front of Music Education" - Vanett Lawler, 1959series 3.2box 5folder 15

Subseries 3.3: International, 1936-1985 and undated (1 linear foot)

This subseries contains music education information regarding ISME as well as specific countries other than the United States. Materials include programs, brochures, and pamphlets and are arranged alphabetically by country name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1944, 1958, 1958-1970 and undatedseries 3.3box 5folder 16
Argentina, 1959series 3.3box 6folder 1
Australia, 1960 and undatedseries 3.3box 6folder 2
Belgium, 1959series 3.3box 6folder 3
Belgium ([Oversized, Stored in Box 15]), 1945series 3.3box 6folder 4
Chile [1 of 2], 1954-1963 and undatedseries 3.3box 6folder 5
Chile [2 of 2], 1952-1963 and undatedseries 3.3box 6folder 6
Colombia, 1968series 3.3box 6folder 7
England, 1951-1967 and undatedseries 3.3box 6folder 8
Germany [1 of 2], 1936-1960series 3.3box 6folder 9
Germany [2 of 2], 1966series 3.3box 6folder 10
Hungary, 1985series 3.3box 6folder 11
India, 1957series 3.3box 6folder 12
Mexico, 1963series 3.3box 7folder 1
Philippines: Enriching Our Music Education Program, 1958series 3.3box 7folder 2
Philippines, 1955-1962 and undatedseries 3.3box 7folder 3
Poland, 1962-1966 and undatedseries 3.3box 7folder 4
Puerto Rico, 1961-1962series 3.3box 7folder 5
Rumania, 1959series 3.3box 7folder 6
South Africa [1 of 2], undatedseries 3.3box 7folder 7
South Africa [2 of 2], 1955-1959series 3.3box 7folder 8
Brazil, 1945series 3.3box 15folder 1

Series 4: Personal Files, 1952-1963 and undated (6 folders)

This series contains gifts, awards, and handwritten/inscribed items related to Lawler's personal life. Contents are organized chronologically. A Merit Diploma from Havana, Cuba in 1952 is oversized and stored in Box 15.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Merit Diploma, Havana Cuba ([Oversized, located in Box 15]), 1952 series 4box 7folder 9
Vanett Lawler Notebook, 1953 and undated series 4box 7folder 10
The Hermitage Museum: A Short Guide [with inscription], 1960 series 4box 7folder 11
No Further Trek by P.V. Pistorius [with inscription from Aida], 1961 series 4box 7folder 12
Postcard [with inscription from Martinov (?)], 1963 series 4box 7folder 13
Odin's Eye [with inscription from Anne Marie Franzen], undated series 4box 7folder 14
Merit Diploma, Havana Cuba, 1952 series 4box 15folder 3

Series 5: Photographs, crca 1930s-1960s (1 linear foot)

This series consists of a scrapbook and one extraneous photograph of Liszt. The series has been divided into two subseries: Persons and Scrapbook.

Subseries 5.1: Persons, Persons (1 folder)

This subseries contains a photograph of Franz Liszt from circa 1885.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Franz Liszt, circa 1885series 5.1box 7folder 15

Subseries 5.2: Scrapbook, circa 1930s-1960s (1 linear foot)

This subseries contains an original scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World." The scrapbook has been archivally prepared to diminish deterioration of the original photos and captions, but arranged according to the original layout, as can be seen in photocopies. Folders contain the front and back of one leaf of the scrapbook and inlaid photos are located in folders placed according to their original placement in the scrapbook. The scrapbook contains photographs from various ISME, MENC, UNESCO and other international music education events.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 1
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 2
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 3
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 4
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 5
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 6
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 7
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 8
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 9
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 10
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 11
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 12
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 13
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 14
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 15
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 16
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 17
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 18
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 19
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 20
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 21
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 8folder 22
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 1
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 2
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 3
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 4
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 5
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 6
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 7
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 8
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 9
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 10
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 11
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 12
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 13
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 14
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 15
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 16
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 17
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 18
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 19
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 20
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 21
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 22
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 23
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 24
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 25
Leafs from Scrapbook entitled "Music Education Around the World Selected pictures of music groups, activities, three trips to Latin America", circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 26
Inlaid material from scrapbook ([Oversized, stored in Box 15]), circa 1930s-1960sseries 5.2box 9folder 27
Inlaid material from scrapbook, circa 1930s-1960s series 5.2box 15folder 2

Series 6: Music Files, 1883-1988 and undated (4 linear feet)

This series consists of Vanett Lawler's music collection and related items, which are divided into three subseries by instrumentation and a fourth subseries of other materials related to the music.

Subseries 6.1: Keyboard, 1883-1988 and undated (3 linear feet)

This subseries contains scores for keyboard. Scores are arranged alphabetically by composer.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alexander, Robert. Six Preludes for Organ. Mercury Music Corp., c. 1965. [15 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 1
Bach, J.S. Fifteen 2-Part Inventions. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1927. [32 pages; 2 copies]series 6.1box 10folder 2
Bach, J.S. Klavierwerke (edited by Czerny, Griepenkerl, and Roitzsch). C.F. Peters, n.d. [56 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 3
Beethoven, L.V. /Busoni, F. Ecossaises for Piano. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d. [7 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 4
Berens, Hermann. Training of the Left Hand, opus 89: 46 Exercises and 25 Studies for Left-Hand Alone. New York : G. Schirmer, c. 1914. [31 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 5
Berlinski, Herman. Processional Music for Organ. Beekman Music/Mercury Music Corp., c. 1965. [9 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 6
Borowski, Felix, Maurice Gould, ed. La Coquette. New York: G. Schirmer, 1912. [5 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 7
Carpenter, John Alden. Polonaise Americaine for Piano. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1915. [7 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 8
Chaminade, Cecil. Air de Ballet #2, from Pas de Amphores, opus 37. Art Publication Society, n.d. [5 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 9
Chopin, F. Polonaise #1 in c# Minor, opus 26 #1. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d. [7 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 10
Clark, Mary Elizabeth, arr. Folk 1 - Keyboard Sextets and Trios (easy). Lewis Music Publishing, c. 1971. [32 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 11
Clark, Mary Elizabeth, arr. Kum Ba Yah/Scarborough Fair - Keyboard Sextets and Trios (easy). Lewis Music Publishing, c. 1971. [4 pages each part]series 6.1box 10folder 12
Escobar, Luis A. Sonatina for Piano #2. Pan American Union, c. 1955. [14 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 13
Faith, Richard. Finger Paintings for Solo Piano. Shawnee Press, c. 1988. [23 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 14
Fernandez, Oscar L. The Fantastic Horseman for Piano Four Hands. Peer International Corp., c. 1945. [2 pages each part; 2 parts]series 6.1box 10folder 15
Ferte, Armand. Etude for Piano. Editions Musicales Transatlantiques, c. 1967. [8 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 16
Ferte, Armand. Nocturne for Piano. Edition Musicales Transatlantiques, c. 1967. [5 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 17
Gal, Hans. 24 Preludes for Piano, vol. 1. Universal Edition, c. 1965. [28 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 18
Gal, Hans. 24 Preludes for Piano, vol. 2. Universal Edition via Theodore Presser, c. 1965. [32 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 19
Ghosh, Sunil, arr. Folktune from 'Tagore' and Tune from 'Tagore' [piano]. Calcutta: Calcutta Cultural Institution. [4 copies]series 6.1box 10folder 20
Grainger, Percy. Country Gardens (English Morris Dance Tune). Percy Grainger, c. 1919. [8 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 21
Grieg, Edvard/Jeffrey and Ronald Marlowe, arr. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen for Two Pianos. Theodore Presser, n.d. [21 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 22
Gronow, Esther. Moonlight Sketches for Piano. White-Smith Music Publishing Company, n.d. [26 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 23
Harris, Roy. American Ballads for Piano, Set 1. New York: Carl Fischer, c. 1947. [17 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 24
Heller, Stephen. The Art of Phrasing - 26 Melodious Studies, op. 16, Book Two. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1896. [35 pages]series 6.1box 10folder 25
Horrocks, Herbert, arr. A Handel Suite for Solo Piano and Strings. Oxford University Press, c. 1959. [20 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 1
Huerter, Charles. Romance Poetique (from Six Compositions for Piano), Theodore Presser, c. 1923. [4 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 2
Jensen, Adolf. Serenade opus 32 #9. Art Publication Society, n.d. [3 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 3
Kooiker, Anthony, ed. Keyboard Suites from Melothesia. Penn State University Press, c. 1968. [15 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 4
Kullak, Theodor. The School of Octave Playing, Section One Preliminary School. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1898. [36 pages; 2 copies]series 6.1box 11folder 5
Kunc, Bozidar. Mlado Lisce (Early Leaves), Opus 20 - Seven Pieces for the Piano. Muzicka Naklada, c. 1954. [19 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 6
Lieurance, Thurlow. By the Waters of Minnetonka (An Indian Love Song). Theodore Presser, c. 1924. [5 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 7
Liszt, Franz. Forgotten Waltz #4 for Piano. Theodore Presser, n.d. [10 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 8
Low, Josef. New Melodious and Brilliant Octave Studies for Piano, opus 281. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1883. [29 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 9
Mac Dowell, Edward. Twelve Etudes for the Development of Technique and Style, opus 39. Arthur P. Schmidt, c. 1890/1918. [37 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 10
Mendelssohn, Felix. Collected Piano Works Edition Wood, n.d. [142 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 11
Nevin, Ethelbert. Notturno, opus 21 #2. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1895. [7 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 12
Paderewski, I.J. Krakowiak, opus 9 #5. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1904. [5 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 13
Palmgren, Selim. Cradle Song. Boston: Boston Music Co., c. 1920. [2 pages] and Palmgren, Selim. The Swan, opus 28 #5. Wilhelm Hansen via Boston Music Company, c. 1909/1912. [5 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 14
Pape, Willie, trans. The Brook - Song by Dolores. NY: G. Schirmer, 1900. [13 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 15
Rachmaninoff, S. Polichinelle, opus 3 #4. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1898. [8 pages] and Rachmaninoff, S./Orth, J. ed. Polichinelle, opus 3 #4. Oliver Ditson, c. 1910. [9 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 16
Rozycki, Ludomir. Le Rossignol, opus 55, for piano solo. John Chester Ltd., 1934. [6 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 17
Russian Piano Music with inscription - manuscript inside. [41 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 18
Salas, Juan Orrego. Rustica for Piano, opus 35. Pan American Union, c. 1954. [8 pages]series 6.1box 11folder 19
Schubert, Franz. Impromptu, opus 142 #2. B.F. Wood Music Company, n.d. [5 pages]series 6.1box 12folder 1
Schubert, Franz. Symphony #8 in B minor, The Unfinished Symphony, for Piano. New York: Carl Fischer, n.d. [19 pages]series 6.1box 12folder 2
Smith, Julia. Episodic Suite for Piano Solo. Mowbray Music Publishers, n.d. [12 pages; 2 copies]series 6.1box 12folder 3
Tchaikovsky, [Book of music], Moscow 1959 [270 pages]series 6.1box 12folder 4
Thomas, Helen Thomson. Nine Short Solos for Piano. Theodore Presser, n.d. [12 pages]series 6.1box 12folder 5
Ulehla, Ludmila. Five Over Twelve (Preludes on a 12-Tone Row) for Piano. General Music Publishers via Boston Music Co., c. 1968. [11 pages]series 6.1box 12folder 6
Weber, C.M. von, Hans Semper, rev. Rondo Brillant in Eb : La Gaiete, opus 62. Boston: B.F. Wood Music Co., n.d. [11 pages]series 6.1box 12folder 7

Subseries 6.2: Vocal, 1889-1969 (7 folders)

This subseries contains scores for vocal works. Scores are arranged alphabetically by composer.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Aretz, Isabel and Francisco Carreno. La Burriquita. Argentina Institute of Folklore/Minister of Education, c. October 1955 edition of Educacion. [2 pages] -- and Aretz, Isabel and Francisco Carreno. Los Chimichimitos. Argentina Institute of Folklore/Minister of Education, c. April 1956 edition of Educacion. [2 pages] -- and Aretz, Isabel and Francisco Carreno. El Maremare. Argentina Institute of Folklore/Minister of Education, c. June 1957 edition of Educacion. [2 pages]series 6.2box 12folder 8
de Koven, Reginald. Oh Promise Me, op. 50 for voice and piano. New York:G. Schirmer, c. 1889. [4 pages]series 6.2box 12folder 9
Duran, Gustavo, transc. Fourteen Traditional Spanish Songs from Texas. Washington, D.C.: Pan American Union, c. 1942. [20 pages; with an original drawing by Antonio Rodriguez Luna]series 6.2box 12folder 10
Franzen, Bengt, ed. New Music, Book One. Stockholm: Carl Gehrmans, 1958. [8 pages; inscribed, "To Vanett Lawler with hearty greetings from Bengt"] -- and Franzen, Bengt, ed. New Music, Book Two. Stockholm: Carl Gehrmans, 1958. [8 pages; inscribed, "To Vanett Lawler with hearty greetings from Bengt Franzen]series 6.2box 12folder 11
Hanson, Howard. Song of Democracy for Chorus of Mixed Voices with piano (poem by Walt Whitman). New York: Carl Fischer, c. 1957. [32 pages]series 6.2box 12folder 12
Johansson, Bengt. The Tomb at Akr Caar for Mixed Chorus. Helsinki: Ed Fazer, 1965. [with publicity brochure; 12 pages]series 6.2box 12folder 13
Kountz, Richard. God Bless our Land, A Patriotic Prayer, for voice and piano. New York: G. Schirmer, c. 1940 [2 pages]series 6.2box 12folder 14
Mahlebashian, Art. Anthem 2. Oak Park [MI]: Jodaro Products, c. 1968. [3 pages]series 6.2box 13folder 1
McKay, George Frederick, Every Flower That Ever Grew, for solo voice or unison choir. Cincinnati: World Library Publications, c. 1969. [3 pages]series 6.2box 13folder 2
Musik I Skolen. Christmas Carols. Egtved, Denmark. C. 1967. [12 pages]series 6.2box 13folder 3
Raphling, Sam. Autograph Album, for voice and piano. New York: General Music Publishing Co., Inc., c. 1968. [8 pages]series 6.2box 13folder 4
Ronell, Ann. Some Folks Say for Mixed Voices. Ann Ronell, c. 1949. [9 pages]series 6.2box 13folder 5
Samuels, Walter, Leonard Whitcup and Teddy Powell. Take Me Back to my Boots and Saddle, for voice and piano. New York: Schuster and Miller, Inc., c. 1935. [5 pages]series 6.2box 13folder 6

Subseries 6.3: Instrumental/Vocal Combinations, 1946-1968 and undated (6 folders))

This subseries contains scores for instrumental/vocal combinations. Scores are arranged alphabetically by composer.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Aretz-Thiele, Isabel, arr. Selection of Popular Melodies of Tucuman for piano, voice and piano, a capella chorus, trio, and one voice with string orchestra and piano. Republic of Argentina, 1946. -- [77 pages; inscribed, "Para Vanett Lawler, con el recuerdo mas afectuoso de Isabel. Bs As [Buenos Aires?] Enero de 1946" (January of 1946)]series 6.3box 13folder 7
Auclert, Pierre. Second Trio for Flute, A Clarinet, and Piano. Manuscript, December 1965. [inscribed to V.L. by P.A.; 22 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 8
Berlinski, Hermann. Shofar Service (for mixed chorus w/tenor or baritone solo, Shofar, organ and trumpets). Mercury Music, c. 1965. [32 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 9
Bernstein, Martin, comp. and ed. Score Reading : A Series of Graded Excerpts. M. Whitmark and Sons, n.d. [102 pages; photo of undesignated person inside front cover]series 6.3box 13folder 10
Dowland, John. Four Easy Pieces for guitar. Universal Edition, c. 1964. [4 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 11
Ghosh, Sunil, arr. Durgabati (preferably for orchestra)/Bhimasree (preferably for orchestra). Calcutta: Calcutta Cultural Institution, n.d. [2 pages; 4 copies] -- and Ghosh, Sunil, arr. Study in Raga "Barbari Kanara"/"Raga Bairagi". Calcutta: Calcutta Cultural Institution, n.d. [2 pages; 5 copies]series 6.3box 13folder 12
Green, Ray. Three Pieces for a Concert. Edward B. Marks Music Corp., c. 1948. [11 pages; inscription to V.L.]series 6.3box 13folder 13
Mahdi, Salah and Emmanuel Scerri [Xerri]. Nuit d'Interlochen for Eb Alto Sax and Piano. 3 copies [facsimile; Sax - 3 pages, piano - 7 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 14
Nordoff, Paul and Clive Robbins. Fun for Four Drums. Theodore Presser, c. 1968. [11 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 15
Oldenburg, Bob, comp. & arr. Good News: A Christian Folk-Musical. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1967. [95 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 16
Ponce, Manuel M. Estrellita: Cancion Mexicana, for solo piano or voice and piano. Mexico: Otto y Arroz, n.d. [2 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 17
Rivander, Paul. Suite in F for 4 Recorders. Universal Edition, c. 1968. [7 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 18
Rossi, Salamon/Fritz Rikko & Joel Newman, ed. Sinfonie, Gaglarde, Canzone, vol. one (4-part compositions for strings and recorders and basso continuo). Mercury Music, c. 1965. [40 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 19
Walters, Harold. Downbeat Sports Folio for Band - 1st Bb Clarinet. Rubank, Inc., c. 1963. [16 pages]series 6.3box 13folder 20
MCA/Alphonse Leduc and MENC brochures, 1969 and undatedseries 6.3box 14folder 1
Drinker, Henry S. Index and Concordance to the English Texts of the Choral Works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Vol. IV. NYC: The Association of American Colleges Arts Program. [81 pages]series 6.3box 14folder 2

Subseries 6.4: Other Materials, 1969 and undated (2 folders)

This subseries contains publicity brochures and reference publications related to music.

The box inventory for this subseries is not currently available online. Please refer to the subseries description above for a broad description of the materials or contact the department for more information.

Series 7: Miscellaneous, 1954-1979 and undated (9 folders)

This series contains materials related to travel and events such as postcards, travel brochures, programs, and reports that are not directly related to other series in the collection. The series has been divided into three subseries based on their content: Cultural Events/Places, Travel Information/Mementos, and Unrelated.

Subseries 7.1: Cultural Events/Places, 1965-1979 and undated (4 folders)

This subseries contains programs and materials related to events occurring at international locations unrelated to Lawler's work for music education. Materials are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
New York City Ballet Program, September 1965series 7.1box 14folder 3
Teatro dell'Opera Roma, 1979series 7.1box 14folder 4
IMC/UNESCO 18th General Assembly World Music Week Brochure, 1979series 7.1box 14folder 5
Profile of the Gallery: The National Gallery of Victoria, undatedseries 7.1box 14folder 6

Subseries 7.2: Travel Information/Mementos, 1954-1972 and undated (5 folders)

This subseries contains information and mementos from her travels that do not relate directly to her work for music education. Materials are organized according to continent and arranged alphabetically by continent name.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Travel Information: Asia, undatedseries 7.2box 14folder 7
Travel Information: Australia [1 of 2], undatedseries 7.2box 14folder 8
Travel Information: Australia [2 of 2], 1970series 7.2box 14folder 9
Travel Information: Latin America, 1954series 7.2box 14folder 10
Travel Information: United States [Alaska], 1972series 7.2box 14folder 11

Subseries 7.3: Unrelated, 1957 (1 folder)

This subseries contains an unrelated report by Marguerite Hood on a Television and Film Session.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Report on Television and Film Session by Marguerite Hood, 1957series 7.3box 14folder 12

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