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Music Library Association. Midwest Chapter



  • Existence: 1931


The Music Library Association (MLA) was founded in 1931 and worked with the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML) to create a branch of the organization in the United States, though the two organizations stayed separate until 2011. By 2011, the MLA became the U.S. branch of the IAML. The MLA now has 10 regional chapters. The Midwest Chapter of the MLA started in December of 1941 while they and five other chapters petitioned the MLA for their charter. The Midwest region includes music librarians and their affiliated libraries from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The creation of the MLA-Midwest Chapter comes from a break by librarians in the Midwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society who wanted to be a part of an organization based on their academic and musicological needs. The MLA-Midwest Chapter creates cooperation between music librarians and informs librarians on guidelines and new information in the field. The Midwest chapter also has its own newsletter called The Notebook, which contains information about chapter meetings and board member’s reports.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Music Library Association Midwest Chapter Collection

Identifier: MS-0288
Scope and Contents

The Music Library Association-Midwest Chapter Collection was gifted by the organization to LaBudde Special Collections in early 2016. Thecollection includes organizational materials such as officer and board member files, committee papers, and meeting materials; correspondence from various members on MLA business; issues of MLA’snewsletter The Notebook; miscellaneous resources, guides and publicity; anda small amount of photographs from two MLA meetings in 2006 and 2007.

Dates: 1940 - 2013