Archives & Special Collections Department
Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick
Box 7500, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H5
Administrative History: The first recorded meeting of the Fredericton Music Teachers' Association was held on May 4, 1957, with nine members in attendance. At that meeting, the following officers were elected: President James Manchip; Vice-President Mary MacLean and Secretary-Treasurer Ann Morrison. In 1961, their umbrella organization, the New Brunswick Music Teachers' Association, became incorporated as the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association. According to their 1980 by-laws, the Fredericton Music Teachers' Association became officially the Fredericton Branch of the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association.
The goals of the organization included: to promote progressive ideas on the teaching of music, and to encourage definite preparation for the art of teaching; to promote and maintain the status of professional music teachers in the community; to encourage definite ethical standards of professional conduct among the music teachers; to promote and assist all movements designed to improve the teaching of music and to foster the interest of the public in music and music teaching; and to stimulate a spirit of comradeship among members of the association by means of social activities.
Custodial History: Records of the Fredericton Branch of the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association were held by various members of the executive until the current (2001) Secretary, Catherine Hughes-Seto, approached the UNB Archives to act as a repository for the association.
Scope and Content: This fonds documents the activities of the Fredericton Branch of the New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association, 1957-2001. The contents include an extensive set of minutes, correspondence, membership applications and membership lists, and newsletters. Note that minutes may include annual reports and financial records. Membership applications normally include a history of the individual's musical training and teaching experience, and may include copies of official documents.
Arrangement is alphabetical by file title.
Title based on name of the creator. This organization is also known informally as the Fredericton Music Teachers' Association.
Arrangement: Records were received with limited organization. The current order was imposed by the archivist.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: This material was deposited on August 17, 2001, by Catherine Hughes-Seto, in her capacity as Secretary of the Fredericton Branch.
Conditions governing access: In view of the personal nature of
much of the material in this fonds, access is only with permission of the
President, 2nd Vice-President or Secretary of the Fredericton
File 1. Agendas and Annual Reports, 1973-1976.
File 2. By-laws, (N.B.R.M.T.A ), 1989.
File 3. By-laws, ( N.B.R.M.T.A. Fredericton Branch) 1980.
File 4. Convention and Workshop, April 17-18, 1968.
File 5. Correspondence, 1961-1977.
File 6. Correspondence, 1980-1989.
File 7. Correspondence, 1990-1998.
File 8. Correspondence, 1999-2001.
File 9. Forms.
File 10. Membership Applications, 1970-1982.
File 11. Membership Applications, 1988-89.
File 12. Membership Applications, 1990-1994.
File 13. Membership Applications, 1995-1997.
File 14. Membership lists, 1977/78-2001.
File 15. Minutes, 1957-1964.
File 16. Minutes, 1964-1979.
File 17. Minutes, 1980-1988.
File 18. Minutes, 1990-1998.
File 19. Miscellaneous.
File 20. Music in Motion. Application to Canada Council, Dec. 5, 1986.
File 21. Newsletters, (N.B.R.M.T.A), Oct. 1988-Nov. 1994.
File 22 Newsletters, (N.B.R.M.T.A: Fredericton Branch), 1982-2001.
File 23. Royal Conservatory of Music. Forum, Jan. 19, 1995.
File 24. Royal Conservatory of Music. Newspaper lists, 1986-1989.
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