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Frances M. Andrews papers

 Collection 0152-SCPA

Frances M. Andrews was an influential force in the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), later known as the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), steering the Goals and Objectives Project and then serving the 1970-72 term as MENC’s president. Her career began in the school systems of her native Pennsylvania, where she worked as a clinician, instrumental and choral music director, and also as a supervisor in the 1930s. In 1948 she earned a doctorate from Penn. State with a dissertation entitled, The Development of a Rehearsal Technique for a Secondary School Choral Group Based on the Use of the Magnetic Tape Recording Machine as a Tool for the Choral Director, and soon joined the faculty, eventually becoming head of the music education department. She published many articles and other texts on music education and was a member of the editorial boards of the Music Educators Journal and the Journal of Research in Music Education. In addition to serving as a regional and national officer of MENC, Andrews was a member of the NEA, American Educational Research Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, and the American Association of University Professors. The collection contains writings, materials concerning the Goals and Objectives Project, and materials regarding MENC Convention for Atlanta in 1972.


  • 1962-1976
  • Majority of material found within 1962-1976

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:


1.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

Manuscripts and drafts of articles and statements, clippings including obituaries, and administrative materials relating to the Atlanta MENC Convention of 1972, which include related correspondence.


This collection is organized into four series.

  1. Materials by and about Frances Andrews
  2. Goals and Objective Report
  3. Program Copy for the Atlanta Convention
  4. MTST Letters and Other Forms for Atlanta
  5. MENC Presidential Correspondence

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Gift of papers and materials donated by Frances M. Andrews via agent Dawn Baker was received August 29, 1973.

Related Material

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

The Frances M. Andrews papers
Ben Levy
January 2002
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
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College Park MD 20742 United States