University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the South Plains Music Teachers' Association Records, 1923-1942



Descriptive Summary

Creator: South Plains Music Teachers' Association
Title: South Plains Music Teachers' Association Records
Dates: 1923-1942
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 8 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bier, Carrie
Butler, Lillian
Dunn, Mary
Huff, Margaret
Subjects (Organizations)
South Plains Music Teachers Association (Lubbock, Tex.) -- Archives
Texas Federation of Music Clubs
Texas Music Teachers Association
Subjects
Education -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Music -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Music teachers -- Texas.
Music -- Instruction and study -- Texas.
Places
Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Lubbock (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Lubbock County (Tex.) -- History -- 20th century.
Lubbock (Tex.). High School

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

South Plains Music Teachers’ Association Records, 1923-1942, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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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3J490 Correspondence, 1927-1934
History scrapbook, 1923-1934
Certificate of Affiliation, activities and reports, examination papers
Bulletins, clippings
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3J491 Financial records, 1930-1934
Scrapbook, 1925-1930