Scope and Content of Collection
The Marcia Herndon Papers covers the period from 1830 to 1995; the bulk of materials date from 1968 to 1994. The collection consists of both personal and professional papers, including published and unpublished writings by Herndon and others, correspondence, translations and field notes compiled by Herndon, audio and visual materials, and memorabilia, including awards and certificates. Materials in the collection are related primarily to Herndon’s work both as a music educator and researcher in the field of Ethnomusicology, as well as her work conducting research about the Cherokee nation. Also included are personal academic materials, as well as memoirs and journals detailing Herndon’s professional career and personal life and struggles with cancer.