Founded in 1998, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) promotes the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. The Records of the American Music Therapy Association document the history and activities of the AMTA as well as two earlier organizations, the National Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1950) and the American Association for Music Therapy (founded in 1971). This digital collection, with materials dated 1729 to 2010, includes AMTA executive board meeting minutes, conference proceedings, newsletters, financial information, correspondence, audio recordings of interviews, videos of presentations, and publications of other music therapy organizations. Many of the publications from the 18th and 19th centuries are reproductions, rather than originals.

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  • Correspondence 

    Creator(s):Ross, Jerrold, author; Sears, Margaret S., author
    Date:1976-1982
    Format:correspondence; manuals (instructional materials)
    Correspondence from the American Association for Music Therapy, related groups, and individuals. Some manuals and other materials created by the Association are also present.
  • National Coalition for Arts in Therapy 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1978-1983
    Format:correspondence; minutes (administrative records)
    Correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, and a report from the National Coalition for Arts in Therapy and related groups.
  • NAMT miscellaneous correspondence 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1966-1983
    Format:correspondence
    Correspondence from the National Association for Music Therapy, related groups, and individuals. Many materials concern music therapy clinical training and internship programs.
  • Music therapy index, vol. II 

    Creator(s):Eagle, Charles T., Jr., author; Sears, Margaret S., author
    Date:1977-1978
    Format:budgets; correspondence; drafts (documents)
    Budgets, correspondence, and drafts related to the book, "Music Therapy Index, Volume II," a project partially funded by the National Association for Music Therapy.
  • Financial statements, Association 

    Creator(s):Unidentified author
    Date:1953-1964
    Format:tax records; correspondence
    Tax documents and related notes and correspondence for the National Association for Music Therapy.
  • Articles and clippings 

    Creator(s):Steele, Anita Louise, author; Rosene, Paul Earl, author; Vernazza, Marcelle, author
    Date:1967; 1977-1979
    Format:articles
    Newspaper clippings, articles, newsletters, and magazines concerning music therapy topics.
  • Budgets and proposed budgets of the association 

    Creator(s):Sears, Margaret S., author
    Date:1972-1983
    Format:budgets; correspondence; drafts (documents)
    Materials associated with National Association of Music Therapy's proposed and final budgets for years 1972 to 1983.
  • Music therapy international report 

    Creator(s):Summer, Lisa, editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1996
    Format:reports
  • Music therapy international report 

    Creator(s):Summer, Lisa, editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1994
    Format:reports
  • Music therapy international report 

    Creator(s):Summer, Lisa, editor; Smeijsters, Henk, editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1992
    Format:reports
  • International newsletter of music therapy 

    Creator(s):Stephens, Gillian, editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1986-07
    Format:newsletters
  • International newsletter of music therapy 

    Creator(s):Healey, Jane, editor; Kolb, Carole, editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1987
    Format:newsletters
  • International newsletter of music therapy 

    Creator(s):Gonzalez, David, editor; McCrory, Ann, editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1988-1989
    Format:newsletters
  • International newsletter of music therapy 

    Creator(s):Bruscia, Kenneth E., editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1984-03
    Format:newsletters
  • International newsletter of music therapy 

    Creator(s):Bruscia, Kenneth E., editor; American Association for Music Therapy, publisher
    Date:1985-03
    Format:newsletters
  • Bulletin of the National Association for Music Therapy 

    Creator(s):Sears, William W., editor; Allen Press, publisher
    Date:1961
    Format:bulletins
    The successor to the Hospital Music Newsletter. Publication of the bulletin began in 1952. It includes information on the National Association for Music Therapy conventions and conferences, and reports on hospitals and ...
  • Bulletin of the National Association for Music Therapy 

    Creator(s):Schneider, Erwin H., editor; Zack, Melvin L., editor; Allen Press, publisher
    Date:1959
    Format:bulletins
    The successor to the Hospital Music Newsletter. Publication of the bulletin began in 1952. It includes information on the National Association for Music Therapy conventions and conferences, and reports on hospitals and ...
  • Bulletin of the National Association for Music Therapy 

    Creator(s):Sears, William W., editor; Allen Press, publisher
    Date:1960
    Format:bulletins
    The successor to the Hospital Music Newsletter. Publication of the bulletin began in 1952. It includes information on the National Association for Music Therapy conventions and conferences, and reports on hospitals and ...
  • Bulletin of the National Association for Music Therapy 

    Creator(s):Gaston, E. Thayer, editor; Schneider, Erwin H., editor; Allen Press, publisher
    Date:1956
    Format:bulletins
    The successor to the Hospital Music Newsletter. Publication of the bulletin began in 1952. It includes information on the National Association for Music Therapy conventions and conferences, and reports on hospitals and ...
  • Bulletin of the National Association for Music Therapy 

    Creator(s):Schneider, Erwin H., editor; Allen Press, publisher
    Date:1958
    Format:bulletins
    The successor to the Hospital Music Newsletter. Publication of the bulletin began in 1952. It includes information on the National Association for Music Therapy conventions and conferences, and reports on hospitals and ...

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