A Guide to the Mary Dunn Papers, 1925-1946
Mary Dunn of Lubbock, Texas, was a music educator, secretary of South Plains Music Assoociation, president of Texas Music Teachers Association, and chairman of the Applied Music Division of the Texas Department of Education.
The Mary Dunn Papers, 1925-1946, concern her career, the early history of music in Texas, and Dunn's efforts to obtain accreditation in the state school system for private music instruction. The collection also documents Dunn’s involvement with the South Plains Music Association, the Texas Music Teachers Association, the Applied Music Division of Texas Department of Education, Texas State Music Festivals, Texas Federation of Music Clubs, and Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
Included in the papers is correspondence, separated into regions of Texas; school, business, and personal correspondence; telegrams; and postcards. Additionally, papers include music clubs and music associations materials; financial papers including ledger, checkbook stubs, and bank statements; notebooks; newspaper clippings; scrapbooks; memoranda; historical notes; and music tests. Files of Lota M. Spell relating to the history of music in Texas can also be found in the collection.
The collection is open for research.
Mary Dunn Papers, 1925-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Processed by Ralph L. Elder, April 1979. Revised by Claire Maxwell, August 1985.
Detailed Description of the Papers