The School Music Textbooks Collection is a part of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center collection at the University of Maryland, College Park. The MENC is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of music education. This collection consists of school music textbooks for a wide array of ages, functions, methods, and topics from a number of different publishers. The topics include early educational subjects such as staff reading and rhythmic notation, as well as later themes of music education methods and theoretical studies. The dynamic collection’s dates range from the latter third of the 19th century through the late 20th century, with the bulk of the materials being 20th century sources.