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Clifford V. Buttelman papers

 Collection 0142-SCPA

Clifford V. Buttelman (1886-1970) served as the first executive secretary of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), from 1930 until 1955, and as managing editor and director of publications of the Music Educators Journal from 1930 until 1962. His collection consists of professional papers related to his positions with MENC and MEJ, professional and personal correspondence, writings, photographs, and books. This collection is unprocessed; an inventory is available upon request.


  • 1845-1980
  • Majority of material found within 1948-1966

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 to view the materials by contacting SCPA:


21.25 Linear Feet


The collection is processed as one series that, for the most part, reflects the original order found in Buttelman's file cabinets.

  1. Series 1: Clifford V. Buttleman Papers

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Three boxes of the Clifford V. Buttelman Papers were donated as part of an official records submission to the Music Educators National Conference Historical Center at the University of Maryland in 1973. The bulk of the collection came in one shipment at some point between 1988 and 1989 from the Estate of Eulalia Buttelman, Clifford's wife.

Related Material

The Clifford Buttelman papers are part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, formerly known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Clifford Buttelman apers
John Davis
September 2013; some processing by SCIM/SCPA employees, pre-1993
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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