Arkansas State Music Teachers Association Records

MC 440

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Addison Mahaffey and Todd E. Lewis, 2018.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Arkansas State Music Teachers Association
Title
Arkansas State Music Teachers Association Records
Inclusive Dates
1921-1968
Identification
MC 440
Extent
8.5 linear feet (17 boxes)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Virginia Queen of Arkadelphia, Arkansas donated the ASMTA Records in 1982 while serving as president of the organization.

Processing Information

Processed by Norma Ortiz-Karp; completed in 1989

Preferred Form of Citation

Arkansas State Music Teachers Association Records (MC 440), Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

The Arkansas State Music Teachers Association was founded in 1915 by twelve Arkansas music teachers in Little Rock, Arkansas. In addition to working for musical advancement in Arkansas, the goals of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association include developing improved methods of musical instruction, supporting members in establishing standards for music teachers, and encouraging education in Arkansas public schools.

Scope and Content Note

The papers include correspondence, certification and membership lists, board and district minutes and reports, educational materials, data sheets, and questionnaires. Correspondence consists primarily of the president's correspondence . Tests were used for music teacher certification.

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are divided into three series.

  1. Series 1. Correspondence, Minutes and Reports, Constitution, Bonding Documents, and Certification and Membership Lists
  2. Series 2. Certification and educational materials, office papers, memorandum from National Music Teacher Organizations, and news clippings
  3. Series 3. Personal data sheets, teacher license index, card files of members and ASMTA questionnaire

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

series 1: Correspondence, Minutes and Reports, Constitution, Bonding Documents, and Certification and Membership Lists,

1932-1968,

Boxes 1-9

This series includes correspondence of the presidents of the ASMTA, 1932-1968. Much of the correspondence pertains to membership recruitment and teacher certification. Also included are Board and District minutes as well as treasurer's reports, a constitution, revised constitution, and Bonding documents.

series I Box 1 Folder 1

Correspondence, Jan 14, 1932-Feb 10, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 2

Correspondence, Feb 20, 1933-July 11, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 3

Correspondence, July 13, 1933-Sept 30, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 4

Correspondence, Oct 2, 1933-Oct 5, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence, Oct 6, 1933-Oct 23, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence, Oct 25, 1933-Oct 29, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence, Oct 30, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 8

Correspondence, Oct 31, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 9

Correspondence, Nov 1, 1933-Nov 5, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 10

Correspondence, Nov 6, 1933-Nov 10, 1933

series I Box 1 Folder 11

Correspondence, Nov 11, 1933-Nov 16, 1933

series I Box 2 Folder 1

Correspondence, Nov 20, 1933-Nov 24, 1933

series I Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence, Nov 27, 1933-Nov 29, 1933

series I Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence, Dec 1, 1933-Dec 6, 1933

series I Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence, Dec 7, 1933-Dec 20, 1933

series I Box 2 Folder 5

Correspondence, Dec 23, 1933-Dec 29, 1933

series I Box 2 Folder 6

Correspondence, Jan 1, 1934-Jan 17, 1934

series I Box 2 Folder 7

Correspondence, Jan 18, 1934-Jan 30, 1934

series I Box 2 Folder 8

Correspondence, Feb 3, 1934-Feb 14, 1934

series I Box 2 Folder 9

Correspondence, Feb 18, 1934-Mar 14, 1934

series I Box 2 Folder 10

Correspondence, Mar 15, 1934-Mar 30, 1934

series I Box 2 Folder 11

Correspondence, Apr 2, 1934-Apr 26, 1934

series I Box 2 Folder 12

Correspondence, May 1, 1934-May 14, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 1

Correspondence, May 18, 1934-June 21, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 2

Correspondence, June 25, 1934-July 19, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 3

Correspondence, July 29, 1934-Aug. 5, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 4

Correspondence, Aug. 6, 1934-Aug. 25, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 5

Correspondence, Aug. 27, 1934-Sept 30, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 6

Correspondence, Sept 19, 1934-Sept 30, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 7

Correspondence, Oct 1, 1934-Oct 22, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 8

Correspondence, Oct 23, 1934-Nov 25, 1934

series I Box 3 Folder 9

Correspondence, Nov 26, 1934-Jan 22, 1935

series I Box 3 Folder 10

Correspondence, Jan 26, 1935-Mar 13, 1935

series I Box 3 Folder 11

Correspondence, Mar 15, 1934-May 13, 1935

series I Box 4 Folder 1

Correspondence, May 15, 1935-July 15, 1935

series I Box 4 Folder 2

Correspondence, July 20, 1935-Sept 15, 1935

series I Box 4 Folder 3

Correspondence, Sept 16, 1935-Oct 11, 1935

series I Box 4 Folder 4

Correspondence, Oct 14, 1935-Nov 14, 1935

series I Box 4 Folder 5

Correspondence, Nov 15, 1935-Dec 28, 1935

series I Box 4 Folder 6

Correspondence, Jan 10, 1936-Mar 24, 1936

series I Box 4 Folder 7

Correspondence, Mar 25, 1936-Apr 30, 1936

series I Box 4 Folder 8

Correspondence, May 15, 1936-July 28, 1936

series I Box 4 Folder 9

Correspondence, Aug 3, 1936-Oct 5, 1936

series I Box 4 Folder 10

Correspondence, Oct 6, 1936-Dec 15, 1936

series I Box 5 Folder 1

Correspondence, Jan 4, 1937- Mar 26, 1937

series I Box 5 Folder 2

Correspondence, Mar 27, 1937-May 28, 1937

series I Box 5 Folder 3

Correspondence, Jun 2, 1937-Aug 30, 1937

series I Box 5 Folder 4

Correspondence, Sept 1, 1937-Oct 31, 1937

series I Box 5 Folder 5

Correspondence, Nov 2, 1937-Dec 30, 1937

series I Box 5 Folder 6

Correspondence, Jan 5, 1938-Jan 29, 1938

series I Box 5 Folder 7

Correspondence, Feb 1, 1938-Mar 29, 1938

series I Box 5 Folder 8

Correspondence, Apr 5, 1938-Aug 10, 1938

series I Box 5 Folder 9

Correspondence, Sept 4, 1938-Oct 7, 1938

series I Box 5 Folder 10

Correspondence, Oct 8, 1938-Oct 25, 1938

series I Box 5 Folder 11

Correspondence, Oct 26, 1938-Dec 8, 1938

series I Box 6 Folder 1

Correspondence, Jan 3, 1939-Feb 3, 1939

series I Box 6 Folder 2

Correspondence, Feb 14, 1939-May 2, 1939

series I Box 6 Folder 3

Correspondence, May 11, 1939-Sept 11, 1939

series I Box 6 Folder 4

Correspondence, Sept 14, 1939-Oct 21, 1939

series I Box 6 Folder 5

Correspondence, Oct 22, 1939-Nov 9, 1939

series I Box 6 Folder 6

Correspondence, Nov 13, 1939-Dec 26, 1939

series I Box 6 Folder 7

Correspondence, Jan 8, 1940-Feb 26, 1940

series I Box 6 Folder 8

Correspondence, Feb 29,1940-May 21, 1940

series I Box 6 Folder 9

Correspondence, May 23, 1940-June 27, 1940

series I Box 6 Folder 10

Correspondence, July 2, 1940-Sept 16, 1940

series I Box 7 Folder 1

Correspondence, Sept 17, 1940-Nov 2, 1940

series I Box 7 Folder 2

Correspondence, Nov 4, 1940-Dec 28, 1940

series I Box 7 Folder 3

Correspondence, Feb 3, 1940-Apr 28, 1941

series I Box 7 Folder 4

Correspondence, Apr 30, 1941-Dec 18, 1941

series I Box 7 Folder 5

Correspondence, July 17, 1941-Dec 18, 1941

series I Box 7 Folder 6

Correspondence, Jan 15, 1952-Dec 11, 1942

series I Box 7 Folder 7

Correspondence, Oct 19, 1942-Dec 11, 1942

series I Box 7 Folder 8

Correspondence, Jan 5, 1943-Oct 9, 1943

series I Box 7 Folder 9

Correspondence, Oct 11, 1943-Dec 8, 1943

series I Box 7 Folder 10

Correspondence, Dec 9, 1943-Nov 24, 1944

series I Box 8 Folder 1

Correspondence, Oct 24, 1949-Dec 6, 1950

series I Box 8 Folder 2

Correspondence, Dec 30, 1950-Dec 13, 1951

series I Box 8 Folder 3

Correspondence, Dec 14, 1951-Mar 3, 1953

series I Box 8 Folder 4

Correspondence, Mar 4, 1953-Dec 10, 1953

series I Box 8 Folder 5

Correspondence, Dec 14, 1953-Oct 13, 1954

series I Box 8 Folder 6

Correspondence, Oct 14, 1954-Sept 21, 1955

series I Box 8 Folder 7

Correspondence, Oct 3, 1955-Mar 20, 1956

series I Box 8 Folder 8

Correspondence, Apr 13, 1956-Nov 27, 1956

series I Box 8 Folder 9

Correspondence, Dec 1, 1956-Nov 15, 1957

series I Box 8 Folder 10

Correspondence, Nov 16, 1957-June 30, 1958

series I Box 8 Folder 11

Correspondence, July 2, 1958-Oct 8, 1958

series I Box 9 Folder 1

Correspondence, Oct 9, 1958-Dec 28, 1958

series I Box 9 Folder 2

Correspondence, Jan 1, 1959-Oct 25, 1961

series I Box 9 Folder 3

Correspondence, Nov 7, 1961-Feb 8, 1963

series I Box 9 Folder 4

Correspondence, Feb 25, 1963-July 13, 1968

series 2: Certification and educational materials, office papers, memorandum from National Music Teacher Organizations, and newspaper clippings,

1921-1963

Boxes 9-10

This series includes membership, convention, and certification lists, 1921-1963; and teacher examinations for ASMTA certification in music history, harmony, keyboard, violin, voice, public school music, orchestra and band. General office papers and memoranda received from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC) as well as some news clippings complete the series.

series II Box 9 Folder 5

Board minutes, business and convention reports, treasurer's reports, 1942-1961

series II Box 9 Folder 6

Constitution, Revised Constitution, and Bonding document, n.d.

series II Box 9 Folder 7

Certification and Membership Lists, 1921-1923

series II Box 9 Folder 8

Certification and Membership Lists, 1930-1938

series II Box 9 Folder 9

Certification and Membership Lists, 1939-1940

series II Box 9 Folder 10

Certification and Membership Lists, 1941-1944

series II Box 9 Folder 11

Certification and Membership Lists, 1945-1949

series II Box 9 Folder 12

Certification and Membership Lists, 1953-1963

series II Box 9 Folder 13

Certification and Membership Lists, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 1

Certification materials, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 2

Certification examinations--Harmony, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 3

Certification examinations--History, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 4

Certification examinations--Organ, Piano, Violin, and Voice, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 5

Certification examinations--Public School Music, Orchestra, and Band, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 6

Certification examinations--grade reports and examiners, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 7

Student examinations and competitions, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 8

Office Papers, n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 9

Memoranda received from Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Music Educators National Conference (MENC), n.d.

series II Box 10 Folder 10

New clippings, n.d.

series 3: Personal data sheets, teacher license index, card files of members and ASMTA questionnaire,

1925-1951,

Boxes 11-17

This series includes the folders kept by ASMTA on its membership. The personal data sheets are in modified resume form and are arranged alphabetically. The card files of members document dues- paying members from 1925-1951, and a 1954 questionnaire concerns the cost of music lessons in different parts of the state.

series III Box 11 Folder 1

Convention Personalities, n.d.

series III Box 11 Folders 2-78

ASMTA SE District. Personal Data Sheets, Mrs. Horace Adams - Sister M. Pauline Grummer, n.d.

series III Box 12 Folders 1-70

Personal Data Sheets: Mrs. Warren Haley - Virginia Queen, n.d.

series III Box 13 Folders 1-43

Personal Data Sheets, Mrs. Houck Reasener - Mrs. Lee Zachery, and sheets without files, n.d.

series III Box 14 Item 1

Teacher License Index, n.d.

series III Box 15 Item 1

Membership Card File, 1925-1940

series III Box 16 Item 1

Membership Card File, 1940-1945

series III Box 17 Item 1

Membership Card File (1945-1951) and ASMTA Questionnaire, 1945-1951

END OF COLLECTION

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