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International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) - U.S. Branch records

 Collection 0191-SCPA

The International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) was founded in Paris, France in July of 1951. The organization’s founding was part of the United Nations’ mission to promote world peace, and membership has grown from 20 countries in 1952 to 40 countries in 1991. The principle aim of IAML is to encourage and promote the activities of music libraries and archives, and to promote better understanding of the cultural importance of music libraries both nationally and internationally. The IAML records contain administrative documents from 1967 to 2011, including documents from past presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, and secretary generals. Each accession includes the papers of a specific Board member, including Thor E. Wood and Ruth Henderson, past presidents, as well as Don Roberts, MLA Past-President.


  • 1967-2011
  • Majority of material found within 1967-2011

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 view 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.


31.50 Linear Feet

International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) - U.S. Branch records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2014-02-28: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by Amanda May, February 2014.
  • 2021-08-09: Inventory revised and added to ArchivesSpace by Rachel Ruisard, August 2021

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

University of Maryland Libraries
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