University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Music Educators Association Records, 1919-1979



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Music Educators Association
Title: Texas Music Educators Association Records
Dates: 1919-1979
Abstract: Established in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) is an organization of over 10,000 Texas school music educators. The records contain periodicals, photographs, correspondence, minutes of meetings, organization reports, membership rolls, clippings, individual members’ files, convention files, and ledgers.
Accession No.: 62-055; 80-019
Extent: 16 ft., 8 in
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Established in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) is an organization of over 10,000 Texas school music educators. The association strives to provide professional growth opportunities, to encourage communication and interaction among music education professionals, and to improve the states of music education in Texas by fostering public support and cultivating appreciation of and involvement in music.

The association provides its members with a variety of benefits and services, including an online directory for communication among music educators, clinic recordings, job and resume assistance, publications, and scholarships.

Source: Texas Music Educators Association. http://www.tmea.org/ (accessed July 29, 2010).


Scope and Contents

The Texas Music Educators Association Records, 1919-1979, contain periodicals, photographs, correspondence, minutes of meetings, organization reports, membership rolls, clippings, individual members’ files, convention files, and ledgers. The records pertain to the day-to-day functioning of the TMEA and individual members’ collections and contributions of association materials. The individuals associated with the TMEA who collected and organized their own materials into this collection include J. R. McEntyre (president, 1970-1972), Ruth Merrill, Elinor Montandon, J.W. King (president, 1972-1974), Ruth Red, and Ken Howard. Furthermore, the records contain photographs of some association members as well as of Austin and Temple High Schools performing the Messiah, 1942.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

These records are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
McEntyre, J. R.
Merrill, Ruth
Montandon, Elinor.
King, J. W.
Red, Ruth
Howard, Ken
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas Music Educators Association--Archives.
Texas Music Educators Conference
Subjects
Music teachers--Texas
Education associations--Texas
Places
Texas
Waxahachie (Tex.)

Separated Material

Some material has been separated to the Library Unit.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Music Educators Association Records, 1919-1979, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Subsequent revisions were made by Lawrence A. Landis, September 1990.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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