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Method Books Collection

 Collection 0177-SCPA
The Method Books Collection is a part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center collection at the University of Maryland, College Park. NAfME is the premiere music education organization in the United States, and works 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.


  • 1888-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1924-1963

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.


36.00 Linear Feet

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
The Method Books Collection
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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