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School Music Textbooks Collection

 Collection 0179-SCPA
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.


  • 1870-1985
  • Majority of material found within 1900-1960

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.


102.00 Linear Feet

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.
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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