Association records, 1904-2009.


Association records, 1904-2009.

Records of a professional society of music instructors formed to promote music education in Minnesota. The collection contains the constitution, bylaws, minutes, convention proceedings, correspondence, examinations, directories, calendars, festival programs, newsletters, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other materials. There is information on conventions, elections, and other routine activities; relations with the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations; proposed legislation, particularly to create a national bureau of fine arts (1939) and national excise tax exemptions for symphony orchestras (1951); examinations given to applicants for membership; and musical education in the public schools. There are publicity files and other materials relating to statewide and regional student concerts hosted by MMTA. Correspondents include several members of Congress and a number of professional musicians, especially Paul M. Oberg and Frances Clark.

7.75 cubic feet (8 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 7315108

Minnesota Historical Society Library

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