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Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/21208

Abstract

Title:
Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives
Author/Creator:
Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA)
Collection number:
89-33-MENC
Size:
40.25 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1970-1990
Inclusive dates:
1904-2008
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:

Founded in 1941, the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. Its mission is to give Marylands music teachers opportunities for professional development, encourage excellence in both teachers and students, and to be an advocate for music education within Maryland schools. The MMEA Archives covers the period from 1904 to 2008 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1970 and 1990. The collection consists of board meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, financial materials, materials of officers including presidents of the organization, membership materials, documents relating to events sponsored by the organization, the quarterly publication The Maryland Music Educator, as well as audio and visual materials relating to All-State groups selected by the organization. Included materials document the relationship between MMEA and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as other similar organizations.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives, 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

Founded in 1941 and incorporated in 1961, the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) is the professional association for the school music teachers of Maryland. Its mission is to give Marylands music teachers opportunities for professional development, encourage excellence in both teachers and students, and to be an advocate for music education within Maryland schools. MMEA sponsors a variety of activities that provides musical enrichment for both students and teachers of music. The organization sponsors eight annual All-State performance groups (Senior Band, Senior Mixed Chorus, Senior Women's Chorus, Senior Jazz Band, Senior Orchestra, Junior Band, Junior Chorus and Junior Orchestra) which are chosen from all over the state as well as solo and ensemble events.

MMEA is a state-wide, non-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of music education in Maryland as well as the advancement the musical growth of Marylands teachers and students. It serves as the federated Maryland state unit of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC). It also serves as the music department of the Maryland State Teachers Association (MSTA) MMEA currently counts 1,100 Maryland music teachers from every part of the state as members. These teachers teach in every type of school at every grade level. Members have the option of joining one of the many sub organizations connected with the MMEA such as the Maryland Orchestra Directors Association (MODA), the Maryland Choral Directors Association (MCDA), or the Maryland Band Directors Association (MBDA).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Maryland Music Educators Association Collection covers the period from 1904 to 2008 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1970 and 1990. The collection consists of board meeting minutes, correspondence and memoranda, financial materials, materials of officers including presidents of the organization, membership materials, documents relating to events sponsored by the organization, the quarterly publication The Maryland Music Educator, as well as audio and visual materials relating to All-State groups selected by the organization. Included materials document the relationship between MMEA and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), as well as other similar organizations.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Current and future accessions will be made through the NAFME Historical Center.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Jennifer Somerwitz, May 1995; revised by Sarah Lindblom, February-April 2013

Encoded by:

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

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Executive Board Minutes, 1941-1996 (.25 linear feet)

This series contains the official recorded minutes of the Executive Board meetings of the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Series 2: Executive Board Correspondence and Memoranda, 1953-1992 (.75 linear feet)

This series contains official correspondence and memoranda sent between members of the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Series 3: MMEA History, Constitution and Bylaws, 1938-1989 (3.50 linear feet)

This series contains official MMEA published histories, drafts and official copies of their constitution, as well as drafts and official copies of their bylaws. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Subseries 3.1: Correspondence, 1923-1992 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains correspondence between the MMEA and other parties. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 3.2: Divisions, 1954-1989 (.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains information in the various divisions established by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 3.3: Projects and Programs, 1952-1991 (.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains files relating to the various projects and programs initiated or undertaken by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 4: Finances, 1963-1982 (1.00 linear foot)

This series contains all financial correspondence and information relating to the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Series 5: Officers, 1951-1992 (3.75 linear feet)

This series contains information on officials within the MMEA. It is divided into subseries for Presidents and other officers. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Subseries 5.1: Presidents, 1951-1991 (3.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains information about the various presidents elected to head the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 5.2: Other Positions, 1904-1990 (.75 linear feet)

This subseries contains information about other positions and the individuals who held them within MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 6: Committees, 1957-1991 (1.75 linear feet)

This series contains information about the various committees formed within the MMEA. Materials are arranged alphabetically.

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

Subseries 6.1: Membership, 1953-1990 (.75 linear feet)

This subseries contains documents relating to the membership subcommittee formed within the MMEA. Like materials are loosely organized together.

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.

Subseries 6.2: Student Membership, 1966-1993 (.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains documents relating to student organizations and student chapters within the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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: Conferences, 1953-1992 (2.50 linear feet)

This series contains documents and information about conferences held by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Series 8: Conventions and Festivals, 1952-1991 (1.50 linear feet)

This series contains documents and information pertaining to the conventions and festivals held by the MMEA.

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

Subseries 8.1: Conventions, 1952-1991 (1.50 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials relating to the conventions held by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 8.2: Festivals, 1952-1991 (2.00 linear feet)

This subseries contains materials relating to festivals held by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 9: Publications, 1941-1989 (3.00 linear feet)

This series contains various publications made and circulated by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Subseries 9.1: Maryland Music Educator, 1956-2008 (2.00 linear feet)

This series contains the publication The Maryland Music Educator which is the primary publication of the MMEA for its members. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 10: Awards, 1968-1992 (1.25 linear feet)

This series contains information and materials relating to applicants for awards given by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Subseries 10.1: Mary Hunter Scholarship, 1959-1997 (.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains information and documents relating to the Mary Hunter Scholarship given by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 11: Organizations Connected with MMEA, 1950-1991 (7.25 linear feet)

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

Subseries 11.1: MENC, 1950-1990 (3.75 linear feet)

This subseries contains documents showing the relations between MMEA and its national counterpart, the Music Educators National Conference or MENC. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 11.2: MENC Eastern Division, 1947-1991 (1.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains documents showing the relations between MMEA and the Eastern division of MENC. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 11.3: Groups Other than MENC, undated (2.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains documents showing the relations between MMEA and various other affiliated organizations. Materials are arranged alphabetically by organization name.

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 12: All-State Groups, 1954-2002 (.50 linear feet)

This series contains information about the All-State performance groups selected by the MMEA. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Series 13: Photographs, Slides, and Computer Discs, 1952-1992 (.50 linear feet)

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

Subseries 13.1: Photographs, 1952-1992 (.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains various photographs taken at MMEA events. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 13.2: Slides and Computer Discs, 1988-1992 (.25 linear feet)

This subseries contains slides and computer discs containing MMEA information and documents. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 14: Tapes, 1991-2001 (1.50 linear feet)

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

Subseries 14.1: Audio Tapes and CDs, 1991-2001 (.50 linear feet)

This series contains audio tapes and CDs of performances of Maryland All-State groups. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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.

Subseries 14.2: VHS Tapes, 1919 (1.00 linear foot)

This series contains videotapes documenting the appearance of Dr. Lautzenheiser at an MMEA conference Feb. 23-26, 1989. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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 15: Memorabilia, 1950-1992 (5.00 linear feet)

This series contains Maryland flags, banners, exhibit components, large financial legers and awards all owned by the MMEA. Materials are arranged by material type.

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

Series 16: Surveys, 1988 (1.00 linear foot)

This series contains a survey conducted by the MMEA in 1988 on their membership and comparison with other states. Materials are arranged chronologically.

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

Related Material

The Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA) Archives are part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, previously known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center.

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