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Marguerite V. Hood papers

 Collection 0127-SCPA

Marguerite V. Hood (1903-1992) was a prominent American music educator, serving as Montana's first state supervisor of Music, the chairman of the Music Department of Michigan Public Schools, and professor at the University of Michigan, as well as President of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The Marguerite V. Hood papers includes published and non-published writings, programs, personal and professional letters and correspondence, committee reports and project papers, curriculum materials, photographs, and an oral history.


  • 1931-1953
  • Majority of material found within 1931-1953

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

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: Tel: 301.405.9220, Email:


0.50 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Marguerite V. Hood papers covers the period from 1931 to 1953. The collection consists of letters and professional correspondence, MENC Committee papers, published and unpublished reports and research papers, curriculum materials from her work as a music educator, photographs, and oral history documents by Bruce D. Wilson about her association with MENC.


This collection is organized into eight series.

  1. Letters
  2. Professional Correspondence
  3. MENC Committee Papers
  4. Writings
  5. Publications
  6. Curriculum Materials
  7. Photographs
  8. Oral History

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of papers received from Marguerite V. Hood on various occasions between 1972 and 1978, in addition to a taped interview given in September 1980.

Related Material

National Association for Music Education Historical Center, Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland Libraries. (finding aid)

Marguerite V. Hood papers
Stephanie Keller
November 2001
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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