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Robert Klotman Papers

Abstract

Title:
Robert Klotman Papers
Author/Creator:
Klotman, Robert
Collection number:
78-22-MENC
Size:
8.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1973-1988
Inclusive dates:
1947-1988
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:

Robert Klotman, born in 1918, was an active musician, educator, and leader in the field of music education. He served as President of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), from 1976 to 1978 and President of the North Central Division of MENC from 1972 to 1974. This collection consists of Klotmans professional papers including correspondence, speeches, articles, publications, and programs related to large initiatives undertaken by MENC such as the Teachers Education Commission, Contemporary Music Project, and work with the United States government to secure funds for music education.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Robert Klotman Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/19476
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.

Historical Note

Robert Klotman, violinist, conductor, and music educator, was born in 1918 in Cleveland, Ohio. Klotman received his BS in Education from Ohio Northern University, his MA in Music from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and his Doctor of Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. He began his career as an educator in 1940 as an instrumental and vocal teacher in Dola, Ohio. In addition to teaching, Klotman also performed as a member of the Cleveland Philharmonic Civic Orchestra from 1948-1956. Klotman later became the Director of Music Education for Detroit Public Schools, and held this position from 1963 until becoming Professor of Music and Chairman of the Music Education department at Indiana University in Bloomington in 1969. During his career, Klotman served as guest conductor with many honor bands and symphony orchestras as well as guest lecturer and visiting professor at universities around the world including the University of Michigan, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in the Peoples Republic of China, and the Zagreb Conservatory of Music in Yugoslavia. In addition to serving as the President of the American String Teachers Association from 1962 to 1964, Klotman served as President of the North Central Division of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), from 1972-1974 and President of the Music Educators National Conference from 1976 to 1978. In 2004 Klotman was inducted into MENCs Music Educators Hall of Fame. He is now Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Indiana University.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert Klotman Papers cover the period from 1947 to 1988; the bulk of the materials date from 1973 to 1978. The collection consists of professional papers including correspondence, speeches, articles, publications, and programs related to Klotmans work as president of MENC. The collection includes materials related to the governance of MENC, the Teachers Education Commission, Contemporary Music Project, government relations, and Klotmans many speeches and articles on music education.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gifts by Robert Klotman beginning in September 1978.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Lisa Rodio, June-August 2010

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, January 2013.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: MENC Governance, 1963-1979 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains documents and correspondence that discuss the procedures and activities of the MENC governing body. This series also contains folders dedicated to the six regional divisions of MENC. The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Administration and Supervision, 1976-1977 series 1box 1folder 1
Associated Organizations [Constitutional Revision], 1975-1977 series 1box 1folder 2
MENC [Board Meeting], 1976 series 1box 1folder 3
Election Policies, 1982 series 1box 1folder 4
[MENC Executive Board], 1972-1975 series 1box 1folder 5
Future Conference Patterns, 1978 series 1box 1folder 6
Guidelines for Division Presidents, 1977 series 1box 1folder 7
Manual for Presidents, 1978 series 1box 1folder 8
Membership (1 of 2), 1976-1979 series 1box 1folder 9
Membership (2 of 2), 1976-1979 series 1box 1folder 10
Miscellaneous MENC, 1971-1978 and undated series 1box 1folder 11
MENC Misc., 1963-1986 and undated series 1box 1folder 12
National Assembly (1 of 3), 1978-1979 series 1box 1folder 13
National Assembly (2 of 3), 1979 series 1box 1folder 14
National Assembly (3 of 3), 1978-1979 series 1box 1folder 15
New Division Realignment, 1975 series 1box 1folder 16
Eastern Division, 1977 series 1box 1folder 17
North Central Division (1 of 3), 1968-1978 series 1box 1folder 18
North Central Division (2 of 3), 1968-1978 series 1box 1folder 19
North Central Division (3 of 3), 1968-1978 series 1box 1folder 20
Northwest Division, 1976-1978 series 1box 1folder 21
Southern Division, 1976-1978 series 1box 1folder 22
Southwestern Division, 1977 series 1box 1folder 23
Western Division, 1977-1978 series 1box 1folder 24
Student Chapters, 1976-1977 series 1box 1folder 25

Series 2: MENC Committees, 1973-1978 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains materials concerning many of the committees formed within MENC. Materials include correspondence, committee records and findings, personnel lists, audio cassettes, and a photograph. Additional information concerning the Publications committee can be found in Series V and all information concerning the Governmental Relations committee or its work is located in Series VI. Materials are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Administrations Liaison Committee, 1976-1977 series 2box 1folder 26
Committee for the Advancement of Music Education Gerry Kneiter, 1976-1978 series 2box 1folder 27
[Committee on Internal and External Relations], 1975 series 2box 1folder 28
Constitutional Committee, 1972-1976 series 2box 1folder 29
Finance Committee, 1974-1978 series 2box 1folder 30
Minority Concerns Committee Tapes, 1973-1974 series 2box 1folder 31
Minority Concerns Commission General Correspondence, 1974-1978 series 2box 1folder 32
Music in Our Schools, 1975-1977 series 2box 1folder 33
National Committee on Instruction (1 of 2), 1976 series 2box 1folder 34
National Committee on Instruction (2 of 2), 1977-1978 series 2box 1folder 35
Nominating Committee, 1976-1977 series 2box 1folder 36
MENC - Public Relations (1 of 2), 1974-1977 series 2box 1folder 37
MENC - Public Relations (2 of 2), 1975-1977 series 2box 1folder 38
Publications Committee (1 of 2), 1974-1977 series 2box 1folder 39
Publications Committee (2 of 2), 1974-1977 series 2box 1folder 40
Research Council MENC, 1976-1977 series 2box 1folder 41
MENC Retired Members Committee, 1976-1978 series 2box 1folder 42
School Administrators Advocacy Committee, 1976 series 2box 1folder 43

Series 3: MENC Commissioners and Projects, 1968-1984 and undated (1.00 linear feet)

This series contains information about some of the large projects and commissions carried out by MENC during Klotmans tenure. Materials include correspondence, research, reports, and project outlines and proposals. The series has been divided into three subseries and arranged by subject.

Subseries 3.1: Teacher Education Commission, 1969-1984 and undated (1.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials related to and produced by the Teachers Education Commission such as project and task group outlines, research, correspondence, reports and findings, and questionnaires. Materials are divided into general information, correspondence, and individual Task Groups and arranged by subject.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC Teacher Ed. Commission, 1972-1978 and undatedseries 3.1box 1folder 44
MENC Teacher Education Commission Miscellaneous Reports, Forms, 1968-1983 and undatedseries 3.1box 1folder 45
MENC Teacher Education Commission Correspondence, 1969-1984series 3.1box 1folder 46
MENC Teacher Education Commission Task Group I, 1971series 3.1box 1folder 47
MENC Teacher Education Commission Task Group II, 1970series 3.1box 1folder 48

Subseries 3.2: Contemporary Music Project, 1967-1973 (2 folders)

This subseries contains information concerning the Contemporary Music Project. Materials include correspondence, papers, conference agendas, newsletters, and project proposals.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC Teacher Education Commission Task Group III, 1970-1972series 3.2box 2folder 1
MENC Teacher Education Commission Task Group IV, 1971-1972 and undatedseries 3.2box 2folder 2
Task Group V, 1970-1972 and undatedseries 3.2box 2folder 3
Contemporary Music Project, 1968-1973series 3.2box 2folder 4
Contemporary Music Project, 1968-1973series 3.2box 2folder 5

Subseries 3.3: Fund for the Advancement of Music Education (FAME), 1977-1980 and undated (5 folders)

This subseries contains materials about the MENC project, Fund for the Advancement of Music Education, or FAME. Materials include project proposals, personnel and responsibility lists, correspondence, and meeting minutes. Materials are divided by date and organized chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Fund for the Advancement of Music Education (1 of 5), 1977 and undatedseries 3.3box 2folder 6
Fund for the Advancement of Music Education (2 of 5), 1978series 3.3box 2folder 7
Fund for the Advancement of Music Education (3 of 5), 1978series 3.3box 2folder 8
Fund for the Advancement of Music Education (4 of 5), 1979series 3.3box 2folder 9
Fund for the Advancement of Music Education (5 of 5), 1980series 3.3box 2folder 10

Series 4: MENC Conventions, 1968-1974 (5 folders)

This series contains information about the national conventions held between the years of 1968 and 1974. Materials include correspondence, agendas, meeting topics, and, specifically, material collected by Klotman for his Suzuki presentation at the Anaheim convention in 1974. Further Suzuki materials can be found in Series XII. Materials have been arranged by convention and organized chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Seattle Convention, 1968 series 4box 2folder 11
Chicago, IL, 1970 series 4box 2folder 12
Atlanta Convention MENC, 1972 series 4box 2folder 13
Anaheim Convention, 1974 series 4box 2folder 14
Suzuki Sessions, MENC Convention, Anaheim, 1973-1974 series 4box 2folder 15

Series 5: MENC Journals and Publications, 1963-1979 and undated (6 folders)

This series contains materials surrounding MENC publications and other music education journals which published MENC material. Materials include correspondence, articles, and reports. Materials are organized by publication and arranged alphabetically. Additional information regarding the MENC Publications Committee can be found in Series II.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Instrumentalist, 1974 series 5box 2folder 16
Journal of Research in Music Education, 1976-1977 series 5box 2folder 17
Music Educators Journal, 1963-1979 series 5box 2folder 18
MENC Presidents Beat, 1976-1977 series 5box 2folder 19
Publications, 1973-1978 series 5box 2folder 20
Roberts Report, 1976-1977 and undated series 5box 2folder 21

Series 6: MENC Government Relations, 1974-1978 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains information regarding the governmental relations committees of MENC as well as materials concerning general MENC activities dealing with governmental policies. Materials include press releases, articles, position papers, correspondence, meeting agendas and materials, speeches, and pamphlets. Materials pertaining to specific projects or events have been pulled out while much of the material remains in general categories that are organized chronologically by folder. All folders are sorted alphabetically. Additional information regarding MENCs relationship and work with the government can be found in Series VIII where correspondence with some government agencies is stored.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC Governmental Relations Comm. (1 of 2), 1975-1977 series 6box 2folder 22
MENC Governmental Relations Comm. (2 of 2), 1975-1976 series 6box 2folder 23
Governmental Relations II (1 of 2), 1976-1978 series 6box 2folder 24
Governmental Relations II (2 of 2), 1974-1977 and undated series 6box 2folder 25
Government Relations III (1 of 2), 1976-1977 and undated series 6box 2folder 26
Government Relations III (2 of 2), 1976-1978 and undated series 6box 2folder 27
[Speeches pulled from Governmental Relations III (2 of 2)], undated series 6box 2folder 28
Government Relations Mondale, 1976-1977 series 6box 2folder 29
Government Relations General, 1976-1979 series 6box 2folder 30
Government Relations Ad Hoc Music Committee, 1976 series 6box 2folder 31
Government Relations Arts Education Program, 1976-1977 series 6box 2folder 32
Government Relations Basic Education, 1977 and undated series 6box 2folder 33
Government Relations Dept. of Education Bill, 1977 series 6box 2folder 34
Government Relations HEW, 1977 series 6box 2folder 35
Government Relations Richmond Bill (1 of 4), 1976-1979 series 6box 3folder 1
Government Relations Richmond Bill (2 of 4), 1976-1979 series 6box 3folder 2
Government Relations Richmond Bill (3 of 4), 1976-1979 series 6box 3folder 3
Government Relations Richmond Bill (4 of 4), 1976-1979 series 6box 3folder 4
MENC The White House, 1976, 1978 series 6box 3folder 5

Series 7: MENC New Headquarters Building Project, 1973-1976 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains information regarding MENCs new building in Reston, VA. Materials include fundraising efforts, correspondence, and budgets.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC Building Fund (1 of 4), 1973-1974 and undated series 7box 3folder 6
MENC Building Fund (2 of 4), 1974-1975 and undated series 7box 3folder 7
MENC Building Fund (3 of 4), 1974-1976 and undated series 7box 3folder 8
MENC Building Fund (4 of 4), 1974-1977 series 7box 3folder 9
National Building Fund, 1972-1975 and undated series 7box 3folder 10
Headquarters Building, 1974-1976 and undated series 7box 3folder 11
MENC New Headquarters Building, 1974-1975 and undated series 7box 3folder 12

Series 8: MENC Correspondence, 1955-1988 and undated (3.00 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence Klotman and other MENC members had with various people, organizations, and projects. Materials include correspondence along with audio cassettes, pamphlets, programs, reports, and photographs as they were included in the correspondence. Materials are organized into eight subseries based on Klotmans own organizational system. These subseries are arranged by subject.

Subseries 8.1: State MENC Chapters, 1967-1986 and undated (1.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence between Klotman or other MENC national members and state MENC Chapters. This subseries contains correspondence, convention programs, reports, and one photograph. Materials are organized by state and arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alaska, 1977series 8.1box 3folder 13
Arizona Music Educators Association, 1973-1977series 8.1box 3folder 14
Arkansas, 1976series 8.1box 3folder 15
California Music Educators Association, 1976-1980 and undatedseries 8.1box 3folder 16
Connecticut Music Educators Association, 1973-1979series 8.1box 3folder 17
Florida Music Educators Association, 1969-1979 and undatedseries 8.1box 3folder 18
Georgia, 1974-1978series 8.1box 3folder 19
Hawaii, 1976-1977series 8.1box 3folder 20
Idaho, 1980series 8.1box 3folder 21
Illinois, 1972-1979series 8.1box 3folder 22
Indiana, 1969-1981series 8.1box 3folder 23
Iowa, 1972-1978series 8.1box 3folder 24
Kansas, 1975-1986 and undatedseries 8.1box 3folder 25
Kentucky, 1976-1978series 8.1box 3folder 26
Louisiana, 1975-1979series 8.1box 3folder 27
Massachusetts, 1977-1979series 8.1box 3folder 28
Michigan, 1967-1978series 8.1box 3folder 29
Minnesota, 1969-1980series 8.1box 3folder 30
Mississippi Music Educators Association, 1978-1980series 8.1box 3folder 31
Missouri Music Educators Association, 1978series 8.1box 3folder 32
Nassau Music Educators Association, 1977series 8.1box 3folder 33
Nebraska Music Educators Association, 1970-1975series 8.1box 3folder 34
New Jersey, 1977-1981series 8.1box 3folder 35
New Mexico, 1977-1983series 8.1box 3folder 36
New York [State] Music Educators Association (1 of 2), 1974-1982series 8.1box 3folder 37
New York [State] Music Educators Association (2 of 2), 1975-1978 and undatedseries 8.1box 3folder 38
North Carolina, 1976-1984series 8.1box 4folder 1
North Dakota, 1967-1972series 8.1box 4folder 2
Ohio Music Educators Association, 1970-1979series 8.1box 4folder 3
Oregon, 1967-1980series 8.1box 4folder 4
Pennsylvania, 1977-1979 and undatedseries 8.1box 4folder 5
Rhode Island, 1977series 8.1box 4folder 6
South Carolina, 1975-1978 and undatedseries 8.1box 4folder 7
MENC Texas, 1965-1979series 8.1box 4folder 8
MENC Vermont, 1977series 8.1box 4folder 9
Virginia, 1974-1979series 8.1box 4folder 10
Washington, 1968-1982series 8.1box 4folder 11
Wisconsin MENC, 1974-1975series 8.1box 4folder 12

Subseries 8.2: Associated, Affiliated, and Other Arts Organizations, 1955-1986 and undated (1.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence between Klotman and other MENC national members and other arts organizations. Materials include correspondence, audio cassettes, and pamphlets. Some of these materials deal with governmental groups and therefore contain governmental information such as congressional hearings and correspondence with state senators. Materials are organized by organization and arranged alphabetically. Please note that correspondence with all organizations constituting the DAMT (the National Dance Association, the National Art Education Association, MENC, and the National Theater Association) and the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare are housed in their own subseries.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Addison-Wesley, 1975series 8.2box 4folder 13
Alliance of Associations for the Advancement of Education, 1976-1979series 8.2box 4folder 14
American Council for the Arts in Education, 1976series 8.2box 4folder 15
American Choral Directors Association, 1976-1977series 8.2box 4folder 16
American Music Conference, 1976-1980series 8.2box 4folder 17
American Orff-Schulwerk Association, 1976-1977series 8.2box 4folder 18
American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 1974series 8.2box 4folder 19
American String Teachers Association, 1955-1977series 8.2box 4folder 20
Indiana - American String Teachers Association, 1975series 8.2box 4folder 21
American Symphony Orchestra League, 1973-1977series 8.2box 4folder 22
American Symphony Orchestra League, 1975-1977series 8.2box 4folder 23
American Youth Performs, Inc., 1972series 8.2box 4folder 24
American Youth Performs, 1969-1977series 8.2box 4folder 25
Assembly of National Arts Education Organizations (1 of 2), 1977 and undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 26
Assembly of National Arts Education Organizations (2 of 2), 1978series 8.2box 4folder 27
Assembly of National Arts Education Organizations Congressional Hearings (1 of 2), 1977 and undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 28
Assembly of National Arts Education Organizations Congressional Hearings (2 of 2), 1977 and undatedseries 8.2box 4folder 29
Black Music Caucus, 1976-1979series 8.2box 4folder 30
MENC Change Magazine [Cooperative Project], 1976series 8.2box 4folder 31
College Band Directors Association, 1976series 8.2box 4folder 32
International Society for Music Education General, 1966-1979series 8.2box 4folder 33
International Society for Music Education Canada, 1976-1977series 8.2box 4folder 34
International Society for Music Education Hannover, 1975-1977series 8.2box 4folder 35
ISME (Poland), 1978-1982series 8.2box 4folder 36
International Youth Choral Festival (1 of 3), 1977series 8.2box 4folder 37
International Youth Choral Festival (2 of 3), 1977series 8.2box 4folder 38
International Youth Choral Festival (3 of 3), 1977series 8.2box 4folder 39
Music Education for the Handicapped, 1977-1986series 8.2box 4folder 40
Music Industry Council, 1974series 8.2box 4folder 41
Music Teachers National Association, 1977series 8.2box 4folder 42
National Assessment of Educational Progress, 1974-1976series 8.2box 4folder 43
National Assessment of Schools of Music, 1972-1974series 8.2box 4folder 44
National Band Association, 1976-1978series 8.2box 4folder 45
National Endowment, 1975-1978series 8.2box 4folder 46
National Music Council, 1976-1978series 8.2box 4folder 47
National Opera Institute, 1980series 8.2box 4folder 48
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 1977series 8.2box 4folder 49
Organization of American Kodaly Educators, 1977-1978series 8.2box 4folder 50
[Schools Music Association: Anglo-American Music Festival], 1976-1977series 8.2box 4folder 51
Sinfonia [Phi Mu Alpha], 1977series 8.2box 4folder 52
[Young Peoples Chamber Music Society], 1953-1956series 8.2box 4folder 53

Subseries 8.3: DAMT, 1975-1978 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials surrounding the DAMT (Dance, Art, Music, Theater). This group represents the National Dance Association, the National Art Education Association, the Music Educators National Conference, and the National Theater Association and is designed to act as the national representative for the arts. (Note: The DAMT has since become the National Arts Education Advocacy Panel.) This subseries consists of correspondence detailing meetings, project proposals, and cooperative efforts for all of these groups. Materials have been divided into general DAMT and each individual agency and are then arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Alliance for Arts Education General, 1976-1978series 8.3box 4folder 54
Alliance for Arts Education DAMT (1 of 2), 1975-1976 and undatedseries 8.3box 4folder 55
Alliance for Arts Education DAMT (2 of 2), 1977-1978series 8.3box 4folder 56
DAMT, 1976series 8.3box 4folder 57
National Dance Association, 1977-1978series 8.3box 4folder 58
National Art Education Association, 1978series 8.3box 4folder 59
American Theatre Association (1 of 2), 1977-1978series 8.3box 4folder 60
American Theatre Association (2 of 2), 1977-1978series 8.3box 4folder 61

Subseries 8.4: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Wellness, 1966-1976 (4 folders)

This subseries contains materials surrounding the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Wellness and cooperative projects they participated in. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, meeting minutes, and memorandums. Materials are organized by general information and projects and then arranged alphabetically. Further materials about the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Wellness can be found in Series VI.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Committee for Standardization of Terminology in Instructional Programs, 1965-1968series 8.4box 5folder 1
Educational Personnel Development, 1968-1969series 8.4box 5folder 2
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1976series 8.4box 5folder 3
Washington [DC] Conference, 1966series 8.4box 5folder 4

Subseries 8.5: Schools/Universities, 1964-1981 (11 folders)

This subseries contains correspondence between Klotman and various schools and universities. The material includes letters and is organized by university and arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Brigham Young University, 1973-1974series 8.5box 5folder 5
Juilliard School, New York City, 1964series 8.5box 5folder 6
Leadership Training Institute, Hunter College, 1969series 8.5box 5folder 7
Temple University, 1976series 8.5box 5folder 8
University of Illinois, 1975, 1981series 8.5box 5folder 9
University of Illinois, Chicago Circle, 1974series 8.5box 5folder 10
University of Michigan, 1974series 8.5box 5folder 11
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1972series 8.5box 5folder 12
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 1975, 1977series 8.5box 5folder 13
Western Illinois University, 1978series 8.5box 5folder 14
Wisconsin [University of Wisconsin], 1975-1976series 8.5box 5folder 15

Subseries 8.6: Places/Boards of Education, 1969-1981 (13 folders)

This subseries contains correspondence with and about various cities, places, and boards of education. Also included in this subseries is correspondence regarding Mr. and Mrs. Klotmans trip to Africa to attend an international music education conference. Materials include correspondence and articles. Materials are arranged by place and arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Africa, 1970-1972series 8.6box 5folder 16
Chattanooga, TN, 1975series 8.6box 5folder 17
Detroit, MI, 1976-1977series 8.6box 5folder 18
Fairfax, Virginia, 1969series 8.6box 5folder 19
Florida, 1973series 8.6box 5folder 20
Indianapolis Public Schools, 1974series 8.6box 5folder 21
Kansas State Department of Education, 1974series 8.6box 5folder 22
Montana, 1981series 8.6box 5folder 23
Newton County, Georgia, 1975series 8.6box 5folder 24
Omaha, 1974-1975series 8.6box 5folder 25
San Francisco, 1975-1976series 8.6box 5folder 26
Texas, 1974series 8.6box 5folder 27
Urbana, IL, 1975series 8.6box 5folder 28

Subseries 8.7: Last Name, 1968-1987 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence organized by last name. Some folders combine all individuals with last names beginning with the same letter while some folders are reserved for specific individuals. The materials are organized according to Klotmans original organization and are arranged alphabetically by last name. Correspondence with individuals having their own folder does not appear in the folder of the same letter.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
A, 1975series 8.7box 5folder 29
B, 1973-1974series 8.7box 5folder 30
Benner, Charles, 1975-1976series 8.7box 5folder 31
Bourne Co., 1970series 8.7box 5folder 32
C, 1972-1979series 8.7box 5folder 33
Cox, Bette, 1981-1987series 8.7box 5folder 34
E, 1976series 8.7box 5folder 35
F, 1975-1981series 8.7box 5folder 36
G, 1968-1978series 8.7box 5folder 37
Gary, Charles (MENC Correspondence), 1974-1976 and undatedseries 8.7box 5folder 38
H, 1968-1985series 8.7box 5folder 39
Hoffman, Mary, 1978series 8.7box 5folder 40
I, 1972-1976series 8.7box 5folder 41
J, 1974series 8.7box 5folder 42
L, 1974series 8.7box 5folder 43
Lehman, Paul, 1974-1976series 8.7box 5folder 44
M, 1976series 8.7box 5folder 45
Mason, Dr. James A., 1974-1979series 8.7box 5folder 46
Moody. Charles (Correspondence), 1974-1978series 8.7box 5folder 47
Morlan, Gene, 1979 and undatedseries 8.7box 5folder 48
N, 1972-1974series 8.7box 5folder 49
O, 1975series 8.7box 5folder 50
R, 1973-1983series 8.7box 5folder 51
S, 1968-1983series 8.7box 5folder 52
T, 1974-1978series 8.7box 5folder 53
Tellstrom, Ted, 1976-1978 and undatedseries 8.7box 5folder 54
Van Bodegraven, Paul, 1977-1984series 8.7box 5folder 55
W, 1974series 8.7box 5folder 56
Wenner, Gene, 1976series 8.7box 5folder 57

Subseries 8.8: General, 1972-1988 and undated (3 folders)

This subseries contains all correspondence labeled as general correspondence. The materials are organized according to their designation as MENC-related or otherwise and the two types are arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC General Correspondence (1 of 2), 1972-1975series 8.8box 5folder 58
MENC General Correspondence (2 of 2), 1975-1978 and undatedseries 8.8box 5folder 59
[Correspondence], 1981-1988series 8.8box 5folder 60

Series 9: Other MENC Projects, 1974-1984 (6 folders)

This series contains information on various MENC affairs including the Goss vs. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., the creation of the Historical Center at the University of Maryland, and projects with J.C. Penney and Wurlitzer organizations for music education. The materials include correspondence, judicial charges, court findings, financial documents, press releases, project proposals, order forms, concert schedules, newspaper clippings, and program booklets. Materials are organized by project and arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Bicentennial Commission, 1976 series 9box 5folder 61
Goss vs. Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp., 1983-1984 series 9box 5folder 62
MENC Historical Center, 1980 series 9box 5folder 63
Historical Center, 1976-1978 series 9box 5folder 64
J.C. Penney, 1974-1976 series 9box 5folder 65
Wurlitzer, 1977 series 9box 5folder 66

Series 10: Professional Writings, 1947-1987 and undated (0.50 linear feet)

This series contains speeches, articles, edited works, and unidentified manuscripts that were written and collected by Klotman. The materials have been divided into five subseries and arranged by subject.

Subseries 10.1: Articles by Klotman, 1952-1986 and undated (4 folders)

This subseries contains articles that were written by Klotman. Materials include individual articles, entire publications, drafts of articles, and personal notes that were included with articles. Materials are arranged by those coming from specific publications and then chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Articles by Klotman by Magazine], 1952-1986series 10.1box 5folder 67
[Articles by Klotman] (1 of 3), 1955-1971series 10.1box 5folder 68
[Articles by Klotman] (2 of 3), 1973-1976series 10.1box 5folder 69
[Articles by Klotman] (3 of 3), 1977-1981 and undatedseries 10.1box 5folder 70

Subseries 10.2: Articles Collected by Klotman, 1947-1987 (2 folders)

This subseries contains articles collected by Klotman that were not written by him. These materials are organized into categories of articles used for research and articles concerning Klotman. Articles are arranged chronologically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Articles Collected by Klotman about Klotman], 1968-1987series 10.2box 5folder 71
[Articles Collected by Klotman Research], 1947-1983series 10.2box 5folder 72

Subseries 10.3: Speeches, 1964-1985 and undated (0.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains speeches written by Klotman. Materials include speeches with clear times and places of deliverance, article reprints of speeches, drafts of speeches, articles that quote Klotman, highlights of speeches given, and manuscripts that are not clearly identified but hand-labeled as speeches. Some speeches may also appear in publications and therefore be found in subseries X.1. The material is arranged chronologically with drafts of speeches and final speeches appearing together. Additional speeches may be found in Series VI.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Speeches] (1 of 4), 1964-1973series 10.3box 5folder 73
[Speeches] (2 of 4), 1973-1977series 10.3box 5folder 74
[Speeches] (3 of 4), 1978-1984 and undatedseries 10.3box 6folder 1
[Speeches] (4 of 4), 1969-1985 and undatedseries 10.3box 6folder 2

Subseries 10.4: Unidentified Manuscripts, 1976 and undated (1 folder)

This subseries contains writings that were not clearly identifiable as speeches or articles.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Unidentified Manuscripts], 1976 and undatedseries 10.4box 6folder 3

Subseries 10.5: Edited by Klotman, 1968-1985 and undated (3 folders)

This subseries contains books and newsletters that were edited by Klotman as well as correspondence with publishers about the publications. Publishers Note, a newsletter edited by Klotman from 1968-1985, appears in this subseries. Materials are arranged by subject, alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
[Edited by Klotman], 1968 and undatedseries 10.5box 6folder 4
Prentice-Hall [Correspondence], 1971-1974series 10.5box 6folder 5
[Publishers Newsletter], 1982-1985series 10.5box 6folder 6

Series 11: Indiana University Materials, 1963-1978 (8 folders)

This series contains materials related to Klotmans work at Indiana University. Materials include correspondence, lesson plans, and minutes of meetings. Materials are organized by subject and arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Committee for Institutional Cooperation, 1970 series 11box 6folder 7
Disneyland, 1978 series 11box 6folder 8
Educational Testing Service, 1970 series 11box 6folder 9
[Indiana University], 1975, 1978 series 11box 6folder 10
Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music, 1963-1964 series 11box 6folder 11
Music Mentor, 1970-1971 series 11box 6folder 12

Series 12: Miscellaneous Collected Materials, 1953-1987 and undated (6 folders)

This series contains other materials collected by Klotman such as Suzuki materials, bow-making guides, and research on special education. Materials include publications, pamphlets, articles, state laws, and correspondence. Materials are organized by subject and arranged alphabetically.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Other, 1987 series 12box 6folder 13
[Travel Groups], undated series 12box 6folder 14
Special Education, undated series 12box 6folder 15
[Suzuki Materials], 1968-1973 series 12box 6folder 16
[Violin and Bow Making Guides], undated series 12box 6folder 17

Related Material

This collection is part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, previously known as the Music Educators National Conference Historical Center.

For material relating to Robert Klotmans involvement with the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), please contact the SCPA curator. The ASTA archives are currently unprocessed, but can be made available for use.

Klotman, Robert. The school music administrator and supervisor; catalysts for change in music education. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. 1973. Lowens Special Collections Room MT3.U5 K5 http://catalog.umd.edu/docno=000242529

Klotman, Robert. Scheduling Music Classes. MENC: Washington. 1968. Lowens Special Collections Room MT1 .K59 http://catalog.umd.edu/docno=000173045

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.