Scope and Content of Collection
The Richard V. Madden papers comprise one linear foot of materials relating to his performance, band directing, and music supervisory careers, as well as his associations with city, state, and national music festivals, clinics, conferences, and educational organizations. The materials span from 1882 to 1980. The majority of the materials fall between the dates 1930 and 1940. Although the majority of the materials are textual and in good condition, some items may have access restrictions due to their fragile state. There are also items within the collection that require special handling due to their format. There was no prescribed original order for the documents, so the order as it appears here was imposed by the processor. Therefore, not only is the overall organization of the collection that of the processor's own device, but the sequence of documents within folders and the titles of said folders are also artificial to the collection.