The Method Books collection is a part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center at the University of Maryland. NAfME is the premiere music education organization in the United States, working to further the musical development of young people through education. This collection consists of method books for training students to play musical instruments. The materials in the collection date from 1888 to 2001 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1924 to 1963. Most symphonic orchestral instruments are represented as well piano and guitar. Along with the solo instrument methods, the collection also includes books for band and string methods. The collection includes both student and teacher editions, as well as some conductor books.
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 view the materials, or if you have questions related to digital access of the materials.
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.
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