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Frances M. Andrews Papers

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Abstract

Title:
Frances M. Andrews Papers
Author/Creator:
Andrews, Frances M.
Collection number:
73-25-MENC
Size:
1.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1962-1976
Inclusive dates:
1962-1976
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:

Frances M. Andrews was an influential force in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), steering the Goals and Objectives Project and then serving the 1970-72 term as MENCs president. Her career began in the school systems of her native Pennsylvania, where she worked as a clinician, instrumental and choral music director, and also as a supervisor in the 1930s. In 1948 she earned a doctorate from Penn. State with a dissertation entitled, The Development of a Rehearsal Technique for a Secondary School Choral Group Based on the Use of the Magnetic Tape Recording Machine as a Tool for the Choral Director, and soon joined the faculty, eventually becoming head of the music education department. She published many articles and other texts on music education and was a member of the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and the Journal of Research in Music Education. In addition to serving as a regional and national officer of MENC, Andrews was a member of the NEA, American Educational Research Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, and the American Association of University Professors. The collection contains writings, materials concerning the Goals and Objectives Project, and materials regarding MENC Convention for Atlanta in 1972.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Frances M. Andrews 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. 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

Frances M. Andrews was an influential force in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), steering the Goals and Objectives Project and then serving the 1970-72 term as MENCs president. Her career began in the school systems of her native Pennsylvania, where she worked as a clinician, instrumental and choral music director, and also as a supervisor in the 1930s. In 1948 she earned a doctorate from Penn. State with a dissertation entitled, The Development of a Rehearsal Technique for a Secondary School Choral Group Based on the Use of the Magnetic Tape Recording Machine as a Tool for the Choral Director, and soon joined the faculty, eventually becoming head of the music education department. She published many articles and other texts on music education and was a member of the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and the Journal of Research in Music Education. In addition to serving as a regional and national officer of MENC, Andrews was a member of the NEA, American Educational Research Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, and the American Association of University Professors.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Manuscripts and drafts of articles and statements, clippings including obituaries, and copious administrative materials relating to the Atlanta MENC Convention of 1972, which include some related correspondence.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of papers and materials donated by Frances M. Andrews via agent Dawn Baker was received August 29, 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Ben Levy, January 2002

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Materials by and about Frances Andrews, 1962-1976 (2 folders)

Series I contains manuscripts of Andrewss article Issues and Problems in Music Education (1962), a manuscript and copies of other articles on Frances Andrews, including obituaries, and bibliographies of other materials, both by and about Dr. Andrews.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Works by Frances M. Andrews, 1962 and undated series 1box 1folder 1
Manuscript of Issues and Problems in Music Education, 2 copies, 1962 series 1box 1folder 1item 1.0
Bibliography of Other Works, undated series 1box 1folder 1item 2.0
Works about Frances M. Andrews, 1976 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
Clarici Article, Frances M. Andrews, Handmaid of Music Education, (includes bibliography, undated series 1box 1folder 2item 1.0
Obituaries, 1976 series 1box 1folder 2item 2.0
Bibliography of Articles mentioning Frances Andrews, undated series 1box 1folder 2item 3.0

Series 2: Goals and Objective Report, 1969-1974 (1 folders)

This series contains materials relating to the Goals and Objectives Project of MENC dating from 1969, when Andrews was Chairman of the Steering Committee, through the years of her MENC presidency and after, to 1974. It includes published materials; letters, statements, and memos; and a final report

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Goals and Objectives for Music Education, 1969-1974 series 2box 1folder 3
GO Project- Wiley L. Housewright, 1969 series 2box 1folder 3item 1.0
Letters to National Chairmen and Committee Members, 1969 series 2box 1folder 3item 2.0
A Message from the President of MENC (printed version and manuscript), December 1970 series 2box 1folder 3item 3.0
Past and Future, 1971 series 2box 1folder 3item 4.0
Final Report, March 15, 1974 series 2box 1folder 3item 5.0

Series 3: Program Copy for the Atlanta Convention, 1971-1973 (4 folders)

Series III consists of materials relating to the 1972 Atlanta Convention of MENC, including the Master List of Organizations and Sessions, the Chronological Program along with forms and correspondence pertaining to the program from member and associated organizations (ACDA, ASTA, NSOA, NBA, NACWAPI, NAJE), and forms from the Music Industry Councils Trade Sessions. Information on other sessions, including a list of performing groups is included.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Program Copy for Atlanta, Master List, and Associated Organizations, 1971-1973 series 3box 1folder 4
Master List of Organizations and Sessions; Chronological Program, and letters pertaining to the program, 1973 series 3box 1folder 4item 1.0
Associated Organizations- ACDA, ASTA, NSOA, NBA, NACWAPI NAJE, 1971 series 3box 1folder 4item 2.0
MIC- Trade and Professional Relationships; Sessions and related correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 1folder 5
Other Sessions- Sessions and related correspondence, 1971-1972 series 3box 1folder 6
Performing Groups- Lists of Groups and Programs, 1971-1972 series 3box 1folder 7

Series 4: MTST Letters and Other Forms for Atlanta, 1971 and undated (3 folders)

These materials, also pertaining to the Atlanta Convention, include a master list of all applicant groups and information, whether rejected or accepted, and any special notes, as well as copies of rejection and invitation letters and other forms, memos, and evaluations.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / FrameItem
Master List, 500 Mile Rejection, and General Rejection Letter, 1971 and undated series 4box 1folder 8
Master List- Listing all groups and information, whether rejected or accepted, and any special notes, undated series 4box 1folder 8item 1.0
500 Mile Limit Rejection Letter- sample letter, copies, and list of all secondary schools more than 500 miles away receiving this letter, 1971 series 4box 1folder 8item 2.0
General Rejection Letter- sample letter, copies, and list of those receiving it, 1971 series 4box 1folder 8item 3.0
Official Invitation Form Lettersample letter, copies, and list of accepted groups, 1971 series 4box 2folder 1
Official Invitation Form Lettersample letter, copies, and list of accepted groups, 1971 series 4box 2folder 2
Memos about Special Groups' Schedules, and Tape Evaluation and State Presidents' Letters of Approval, 1971-1972 and undated series 4box 2folder 3
Samples of Acceptance Forms- yellow forms returned to Frances Andrews, 1971 series 4box 2folder 3item 1.0
Memos about Special Groups Schedules, 1971-1972 series 4box 2folder 3item 2.0
Tape Evaluation and State Presidents Letters of Approval for performing groups, 1971 and undated series 4box 2folder 3item 3.0

Series 5: MENC Presidential Correspondence, 1971-1975 (3 folders)

This series contains correspondence to and from Frances M. Andrews concerning MENC. Materials were sent both before, during, and after Frances Andrews tenure as MENC President. Correspondence is primarily between Andrews and Jack E. Schaeffer, President-Elect during her time as MENC President, and Charles Gary, Executive Secretary of MENC.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
MENC Presidential Correspondence, 1970 series 5box 2folder 4
MENC Presidential Correspondence, January-May 1971 series 5box 2folder 5
MENC Presidential Correspondence, June 1971-1975 series 5box 2folder 6

Related Material

The Frances Andrews Papers are part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, formerly known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center.

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