A Guide to the South Plains Music Teachers' Association Records, 1923-1942
The South Plains Music Teachers’ Association organized in Lubbock, Texas, in 1923. Comprised of music teachers in the Lubbock area and led by president and editor Mary Dunn, the association planned musical events and recitals, including an annual Music Festival, at Lubbock High School and other social centers.
Correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, reports, certificates, and newspaper clippings comprise the South Plains Music Teachers’ Association Records, 1923-1942, documenting the activities of music teachers to raise standards in student performance, stimulate interest in music, and discuss educational issues and methodologies. A scrapbook concerning the history of the association includes ephemera and newspaper clippings from the association’s musical events from 1923 to 1934. Correspondence between association members, such as Mary Dunn, Lillian Butler, Margaret Huff and Carrie Bair concern the administration of the musical events, including securing facilities, musicians, and judges. Additional materials include a certificate of affiliation, student programs and reports, exams, financial materials, a scrapbook and newspaper clippings.
This collection is open for research use.
South Plains Music Teachers’ Association Records, 1923-1942, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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.
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