Marceau Myers Papers, 1974-1987Add to your cart.

By Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Marceau Myers Papers, 1974-1987Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1979-1987
ID: 02/08/ U0168
Primary Creator: Marceau Chevalier Myers (1929-1987)
Extent: 9.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The documents in Series 1 remain in the folders they were in while in the Dean's office.  The folders had not been boxed in the order they were in while being used in the Dean's office, so they have been placed in alphabetical order. The documents in Series 2 were delivered to the Archives with no folders or order.  They have been sorted and placed in files according to topic or type of document.  The folders are in alphabetical order.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1998
Languages: English
Chinese
Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The correspondence, publications and documents from the office of the Dean of the School of Music.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers are from Dr. Marceau Myers, the dean of the School of Music from 1974 until 1987.  The contents date from 1971 to 1987 with the bulk of the material relfecting Dr. Myers's tenure as dean.  The documents cover the running of the department, faculty development, proposals for new music classes and programs, tours by music groups, Dr. Myers's work on university and organizational committees and Dr. Myers's publications.

Collection Historical Note

The files in this collection were created by Dr. Marceau Myers, dean of the School of Music, 1974 - 1987.

Biographical Note

Marceau Chevalier Myers (1929-1987) received his bachelor's degree from Mansfield State College (now Masnsfield University) in 1954.  Her earned his masters from Pennsylvania State University in 1957 and his doctorate from Columbia University in 1972.  From 1960 to 1970 Dr. Myers was chairman of the Music Department at Western Connecticut State College in Danbury.  From 1970 to 1974 he was dean of the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Myers served as dean of the School of Music (now the College of Music) at UNT from 1974 until his death in 1987.  He led the School of Music during a time of growth in student enrollment that made UNT the second largest university school of music in the nation.  He oversaw the addition to the Music Complex.  He was also involved in the expansion of international touring by several music ensembles that included perormances in Western Europe, Russia, South America, and Asia.  Dr. Myers was a past president of the Texas Association of Music Schools (elected in 1985) and served as an officer of the National Association of Schools of Music (Commission on Graduate Studies, 1978-1981 and Commission on Undergraduate Studies, 1983-1987).  Dr. Myers was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers awards panel (1982-1987), the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors (1976-1984), and the Texas Girls Choir Board of Directors (1981-1984).

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

Selected items in this collection are restricted.  Please contact the UNT Archives for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restreictions may appy.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Acquisition Source: College of Music
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Marceau Myers Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections

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