Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

American Music Therapy Association, Southwestern Region Records

An Inventory to the Collection


Creator: American Music Therapy Association, Southwestern Region Records, 1957 - .
Title: American Music Therapy Association, Southwestern Region Records
Date: 1955-2001
Abstract: Consists of organizational records, newsletters, histories and videos covering the educational and professional activities of therapists in the use of music in rehabilitation, special education and communities.
Location: Mss. 476
Size: 2 cubic feet
Repository Texas Woman's University, the Woman's Collection

Historical Notes

A regional professional organization founded in 1957 for music therapists covering the states of Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. Part of the American Music Therapy Association which was preceded by the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection includes correspondence, conference reports, histories of school programs, newsletters (The Phoenix, Red Riverer Valley) , news clippings, membership directories, photographs, and videotapes.


Arrangement of the Collection

Series 1: Records
Series 2: News Letters
Series 3: History
Series 4: Videotapes


Access to Collection:

Researchers may access the Southwestern Region American Music Therapy Association records Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Woman's Collection. The Woman's Collection is located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library. All materials are viewed in the Catherine Merchant Reading Room, and photocopies are provided at the discretion of the Woman's Collection.

Publication and Copyright Statements:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Coordinator for Special Collections.

All responsibility for questions of copyright that may arise in copying, scanning, and use of material shall be assumed by the user.

Administrative Information


The collection was a gift of the Southwest Region American Music Therapy Association, 1998.

Encoded by:

Ranu Singhvi, 2007

Detailed Description of the Collection



Box Folder
1 1 Constitution and Bylaws, 1977.
Contains Membership list: names listed by years.
2 SWNAMT Training Institute, 1952.
3 Life Honorary members.
4 Regional Conference Programs, 1960-1977.
5 Conference Panel on History Retrieval Project, 1991.
6 Texas State Music Festival History, 1977-1993.
7 History Retrieval Project Reports, 1991-1998.
8 SWNAMT Constitution.
9 Texas Woman's University Origin of Music Therapy Program: Wm. E. Jones, Ph.D. paper, 1942-1943.
10 News clippings on TWU and regional Programs.
11 SMU Academic Programs, ca. 1978.
12 Texas -- Music Therapy as a " Related Service."
13 Video transcript, 1991.
14 Photograph of NAMT Sixth Annual Conference, Detroit, MI, 1955 located in Map File Drawer#18.
15 North Texas Music Therapy Association.
16 Gulf Coast Music Therapists.
17 Southwestern Association of Music Therapy Students (AAMT).
18 Letters to leaders in SWNAMT/AMTA.
19 Internship Brochures.
20 Mary R. Toombs, Educational Rhythics Workshop at TWU, June 19-23, 1972.
21 Dorothy Brin Crocker biographical file, 1913-2001.
22 Music Therapy Curriculum Proposal by William Boyd, 1978.
23 Photographs: National Music Therapy Association Convention, 1979, Dallas, TX.
24 TWU Music Therapy Community Clinic- A Community Service Project of Denton- South Rotary.
25 A Proposal; a one-year curriculum for a starting handbell choir at a senior center by Edith Dizon-Fitzsimmons.


SWNAMT Newsletters

Box Folder
2 1 The Phoenix,
2 Red River Valley,
Summer, 1980- Winter, 1991.
3 Red River Valley,
Spring, 1992- Summer/Fall, 1997.
Box Folder
3 1 SWAMTA Newsletters
Spring, 1998



Box Folder
2 History of TWU Music Therapy Program, 1957-1977.
3 Interview with Janice Harris by Kiran Winfield conducted at The Institute for Research and Rehabilitation, 1/2/00.
4 Music Therapy Conference, April 11-13, 2002, Lubbock.
5 " A History of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association" by June Collins Pulliam. December, 2002. Also application for a grant by Pulliam.
6 Sounds of Southwest,
Newsletters of the Southwestern Assn. for Music Therapy Students, 2002.



Box Folder
4 1 SMU Student Program at SWNAMT Conference, 1991.
"Who Are We?" (Includes typed transcription and audiotapes)
2 SWNAMT History Project, 1997. Chas. Eagle, Don Michel, Mary Rudenberg.
3 Interviews
Interview with Nancy Hadsell
Interview with Joseph Pinson
4 Interviews cont.
Interview with Mary Ann Nolterick
Interview with Martha Estes.
Interview with Dr. Nicki Cohen.
5 History of Phillips University of Oklahoma Therapists, 1999 SWNAMT Video
6 Interview with Sheryl Mathews (Brazosport ISD) by Rudenberg, December 1, 2000.
7 Interview with Kathleen Coleman
SWAMTA History/Archive, by Rudenberg and Michel, March 20, 2000.
8 Interview with Aileen S. Hummel, Oxygen Network. June 13, 2001.
Box Folder
5 1 US Senate Hearing on Music and Aging - Forever Young-CNN
2 Aileen S. Hummel Interview by Oxygen Network, June 13, 2001.
3 Craig Williams Interview by Janice Harris, July 2001.
(includes typed transcript)
4 Kiran Winfield Interview by Janice Harris.
5 Floria McDaniel Interview by Amanda Flower, March 31, 2001.
6 Jeanne Flanders/ Travis State School
1983 Nat. Music Fest. for Disabled Veterans
7 "48 Hours" (CBS) excerpt. Hope Young, Austin, Texas.
Box Folder
6 1 "48 Hours" (CBS), Janice Harris.
2 Janice Harris, TV Interview, Dallas, Texas
3 Our Children's House Media Highlights, Janice Harris, July, 2000.