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John Mahlmann papers

 Collection 0385-SCPA
John J. (James) Mahlmann (b. January 21, 1942) was the executive director of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) from 1983-2010. Prior to his time as the executive director, Mahlmann served as executive director of the National Art Education Association (1971-1982). This collection contains National Executive Board meeting programs, minutes, programs, task force reports, and information, as well as MENC election candidates, biographies, and ballots.

Dates

  • 1969-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1983-2001

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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 contact SCPA to make an appointment with the curator: https://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact.

Extent

5.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The John Mahlmann papers covers the period from 1969 to 2002; the bulk of the materials date from 1983 to 2001. The collection consists of professional papers including National Executive Board meeting programs, minutes, programs, task force reports, and information, as well as MENC election candidates, biographies, and ballots related to Mahlmann’s work as the executive director of the Music Educators National Conference (1983-2010).

Biographical / Historical

John J. (James) Mahlmann (b. Washington, DC, Jan 21, 1942) is a retired American music educator and administrator. He graduated from Boston University (BFA 1962, MFA 1963) and Pennsylvania State University (EdD 1970), and received an honorary doctorate from Duquesne University (1997). Prior to his work as an administrator, he taught at Boston University (1964–6), Pennsylvania State University (1966), and Texas Tech University (1967–9). He served as executive director of the National Art Education Association (1971–82) prior to his tenure as executive director of the Music Educators National Conference (1983-2010). The organization changed its name to the National Association for Music Education after his retirement. Notable accomplishments with MENC include leading the organization through a period of growth to more than 70,000 members, as well as conceiving of the "National Anthem Project: Restoring America’s Voice," intended to ensure Americans knew the words to the national anthem, while promoting the value of music education. He was chairman of the board of the National Music Council, Consortium of National Arts Education Associations, and National Coalition for Education in the Arts. Mahlmann published widely and was interviewed by Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and CBS News. SOURCES John J. Mahlmann papers. Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. Mark, Michael. (2010, February 24). Mahlmann, John J(ames). Grove Music Online. Retrieved 22 Nov. 2019, from https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/grovemusic/view/10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.001.0001/omo-9781561592630-e-1002085319

Arrangement

This collection is organized into one series.
  1. Series 1: John Mahlmann papers

Custodial History

Transferred by the National Association for Music Education on November 27, 2019.

Related Materials

Colwell, Richard, Carol P Richardson, and Music Educators National Conference (U.S.). 2002. The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning: A Project of the Music Educators National Conference. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Serving the Profession: An Introduction to the Music Educators National Conference, 1989. VHS tape.
Title
John Mahlmann papers
Subtitle
NAfME
Author
Jada Twitty, Ella Wilcox
Date
March 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States