Mu Phi Epsilon

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Mu Phi Epsilon, a national music sorority promoting musicianship and friendship among women undergraduates in the U.S. was founded at the Metropolitan College of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio in November 1903. New England Conservatory's Beta chapter was founded soon after but dissolved quickly. The Beta Chapter was reinstated at NEC in 1909 and apparently remained active until the late 1960s or early 1970s. Today, Mu Phi Epsilon is an International Professional Music Fraternity, composed of Collegiate Chapters, Alumni Chapters and Allied Members currently has 136 collegiate chapters including two in the Philippine Islands and one in Canada, 74 alumni chapters and more than 75,000 members.

From the description of Mu Phi Epsilon collection, 1947-1954. (New England Conservatory of Music). WorldCat record id: 50958261

International professional music sorority.

From the description of Scrapbooks, 1926-1983. (Atlanta History Center). WorldCat record id: 28418268

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Mu Phi Epsilon. Correspondence with American Musicological Society, 1948-1949. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Mu Phi Epsilon. Mu Phi Epsilon collection, 1947-1954. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Mu Phi Epsilon. Denver Alumnae Chapter. Scrapbooks, 1930-1995. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn Merle Montgomery Papers, circa 1904-1983, (bulk 1960-1980) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Montgomery, Merle, 1904-1986. Merle Montgomery papers, circa 1904-1983 (bulk 1960-1980). Library of Congress
referencedIn Coleman, Susannah Armstrong. Susannah Armstrong Coleman collection, 1912-1953 (bulk 1930-1949). Library of Congress
referencedIn Sylvia Meyer papers, approximately 1930-2001 L. Tom Perry Special CollectionsMusic Special Collections
creatorOf Mu Phi Epsilon. Scrapbooks, 1926-1983. Atlanta History Center, Kenan Research Center / Cherokee Garden Library
referencedIn National Fraternity Reference Files, 1810- University of Illinois Archives
referencedIn National Fraternity Journals, 1880- University of Illinois Archives
referencedIn University of Kansas Student Organizations Records, 1886- University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library University Archives
referencedIn Susannah Armstrong Coleman Collection, 1912-1953, (bulk 1930-1949) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn National Fraternity Publications, 1810- University of Illinois Archives
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Coleman, Susannah Armstrong. person
associatedWith Howe, Stewart S., 1905-1973 person
associatedWith Meyer, Sylvia, harpist person
associatedWith Montgomery, Merle, 1904-1986. person
associatedWith Mu Phi Epsilon. Denver Alumnae Chapter. corporateBody
associatedWith New England Conservatory of Music corporateBody
associatedWith University of Kansas. Libraries. University Archives. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Atlanta (Ga.)
Trade and professional associations
Women--Societies and clubs
Greek letter societies
Music--Societies, etc

Corporate Body

Active 1947

Active 1954



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SNAC ID: 8761507