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the California Music Educators Association Papers
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Series Descriptions

ID C105.001, Box 1, Folders 1-6

Series 1 Executive Board Minutes. 1965-1974

Physical Description: 6 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Executive Board Minutes contain meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence, financial reports, CMEA budgets, CMEA officer lists and convention-planning documents. The series provides information about the activities and decisions of the CMEA Executive Officers. In particular, the board was interested in planning conventions, financial operations of the association, and election of CMEA officers. President, President-elect, Vice President, Secretary and immediate Vice-President comprise the Executive Board.
ID C105.002, Box 1, Folders 7-17

Series 2 Board Minutes. 1965-1974

Physical Description: 11 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The Board Minutes contain meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence, financial records, CMEA officer lists and convention planning records documenting the Board's work. The series provides information about the activities and decisions of the CMEA Executive Officers. The Board consists of the Executive Board members plus Directors elected by and representing CMEA sections.
ID C105.003, Box 2, Folders 1-4

Series 3 State Music Committee Files. 1954-1965

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The files include all correspondence not filed in individual commissioners' files or under a group or agency in the subject files series. Subjects include textbook adoptions, state meetings, and curriculum supervision.
ID C105.004, Box 2, Folders 5-18

Series 4 Subject Files. 1951-1987

Physical Description: 14 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Scope and Content Note

Files contain pamphlets, positions papers, correspondence, voting records, curriculum guides, planning documents for Anaheim conference, and concert programs. Subjects found throughout the files include: music advocacy and education legislation, Music Education Week, the Mancini Award, textbook adoption, California Music Education Framework, California Night Concert, and the Music Educators National Conference in Anaheim.
ID C105.005, Box 2, Folders 19-27

Series 5 History Files. 1949-1989

Physical Description: 9 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

History files contain oral histories with founding members of the CMEA, newspaper clippings, journal articles of the history of music education, bibliographies on music history, documents from the MENC History Center on historic preservation, and CMEA Constitutions and by-laws.
ID C105.006, Box 2, Folders 28-30

Series 6 Correspondence. 1947-1951

Physical Description: 3 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

The series contains general correspondence about the earliest CMEA conventions, discussion of CMEA projects and other organizational business.
ID C105.007, Box 2, Folders 31-34

Series 7 Affiliated Organization Files. 1966-1980

Physical Description: 4 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Affiliated Organization Files contain information about CMEA-affiliated organizations such as local and national music organizations, arts-related associations, and humanities groups. The CMEA worked with these groups to advocate music and arts education in California schools. The series also contains information about the Coordinating Council for the Fine Arts and Humanities that served an advisory role to the California State Board of Education in the late 1960s.
ID C105.008, Box 3, Folders 1-20

Series 8 Convention Files. 1968-1982

Physical Description: 20 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Convention Files contain correspondence, convention planning documents, financial records, program outlines, reports, maps, brochures, convention programs, and concert programs. The series contains information about the yearly meetings of music educators in California over approximately a twenty-year span.
ID C105.009, Box 4, Folders 1-12

Series 9 Newsletters. 1948-1990

Physical Description: 5 bound volumes and 7 file folders.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters are mainly in bound volumes and document the activities of the CMEA. The series contains a forty-two year run of the CMEA News publication. This official organ of the CMEA contains information about music education techniques, curriculum, instrumental and performance, music-related legislation, and CMEA decisions affecting music education in California schools.