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Charles L. Gary papers

 Collection 0143-SCPA

Charles L. Gary (1917- 2004) served as the chief executive secretary of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), now the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), from 1968 to 1975, as well as the director of publications of Music Educators Journal. In addition, he authored more than a dozen music education books and served as assistant director of the Tanglewood Symposium. His papers consist of published and unpublished writings and speeches and documents related to his positions with MENC and MEJ. This collection is unprocessed.


  • 1917-2004

Use and Access to Collection

The collection is open for research use. Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room during SCPA’s operating hours. Please contact the curator for an inventory, to book an appointment to see the materials in person, or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Copyright was not transferred to the University of Maryland with the gift of any copyrighted materials. All rights remain with the creators and rights holders. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

To inquire about duplication of materials for research or for publication, please contact SCPA’s curator.


4.50 Linear Feet

Related Material

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

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Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

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