Skip to main content

North Carolina Music Educators Association Records

Identifier: MSS 0157

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, membership materials, minutes and working papers, financial reports, biographical materials, publications, history articles, programs, photographs, sound recordings and publications. Also includes records from the North Carolina Music Educators Conference (NCMEC), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and American Revolution Bicentennial Committee.


  • 1937 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.


10.50 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



The primary activity of the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) is the sponsorship of music festivals and competitions for choirs and bands. NCMEA also strives to create a standard for teaching music education in North Carolina. Records include correspondence, membership materials, minutes and working papers, financial reports, biographical materials, publications, history articles, programs, photographs, sound recordings and publications of North Carolina Music Educator. Also included in this collection are the records of the American Revolution Bicentennial Committee and the Music Educators National Conference.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in four series: 1. General Files; 2. Correspondence, 1956-1994; 3. Audio Recordings; and 4. Publications

Method of Acquisition

Transferred by Dr. Lawrence Hart and William Spenser, February 1978; elementary section materials transferred by Ronald Mercer, June 1978 and June 1979; sound recordings (phonodiscs) transferred by Alton Thompson, June 1979. Additional material transferred by Dr. James Sherbon, July 3, 1989, and by Dr. Jane McKinney, August 8, 1994. Most recently materials were transferred by Rita Phifer, August 3, 2000.

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
North Carolina Music Educators Association Records
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US