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Marcia Herndon Papers


Marcia Herndon Papers
Herndon, Marcia
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26.00 linear feet
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
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:

Marcia Alice Herndon (1941-1997) was a musicologist, educator, and researcher. Throughout her career she served as a Professor of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Maryland. In addition to her professorship, she also authored and co-authored many notable publications, including Music as Culture (1979) with Norma McLeod. As a researcher, she specialized in ethnomusicology, Eastern Band Cherokee music and the traditions of people indigenous to North America, and the relationship between gender and musical performance. The Marcia Herndon Papers consists of both professional and personal papers and covers the period from 1830 to 1995; the bulk of materials date from 1968 to 1994. Documents include professional and personal writings, books and publications, correspondence, translations and field notes, audio/visual materials, and memorabilia.

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