As the premiere music education association in the United States, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
(previously the Music Educators National Conference (MENC)) is devoted to assessing and improving the state of music education in schools on all levels. The NAfME Historical Center collection includes administrative records, NAfME publications, and papers of past presidents and other eminent music educators. Other related historical records and special collections include the Contemporary Music Project Archives
, the John Curwen Manuscripts
, National Association for Advancement of Music Archives, the Pillsbury Foundation School Archives, a Lowell Mason Collection
, a Luther Whiting Mason Collection, and the records of several publishing companies. Special research resources include a textbook collection, curriculum guide collection, research papers, instructional recordings, oral histories, photographs, reference books, biography file, and an extensive serials collection. More details about the collection can be found on the Libraries' guide to the National Association for Music Education Historical Center
. The processing of this collection supported by the Rose Marie Grentzer Fund.