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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mary Dunn Papers, 1925-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dunn, Mary
Title: Dunn, Mary Papers
Dates: 1925-1946
Abstract: Papers concern the career of Dunn, 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, and pertain to the early history of music in Texas, Texas State Music Festivals, Texas Federation of Music Clubs, Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, and to Dunn's efforts to obtain accreditation in the state school system for private music instruction.
Accession No.: 73-157
Extent: 3 ft., 9 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

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.

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Scope and Contents

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.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Dunn, Mary--Archives.
Garrett, Clyde Jay
Spell, Lota M. (Lota May), 1885-1972
Subjects (Organizations)
South Plains Music Association
Texas Federation of Music Clubs
Texas Federation of Women's Clubs
Texas Music Teachers Association
Texas. State Dept. of Education. Applied Music Division
Subjects
Education--Texas
Music--Texas--History
Music teachers--Texas
Women educators
Music--Instruction and study--Texas

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Related Material

See also Texas Federation of Music Clubs Records

See also Jefferson R. and Lota M. Spell: An Inventory of Their Papers at the Benson Latin American Collection

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Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Artifact Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Dunn Papers, 1925-1946, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Processed by Ralph L. Elder, April 1979. Revised by Claire Maxwell, August 1985.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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