Martin Mailman Collection, 1956-1986Add to your cart.

By Maristella Feustle

Collection Overview

Title: Martin Mailman Collection, 1956-1986Add to your cart.
ID: 06/ 050
Primary Creator: Mailman, Martin (1932-2000)
Other Creators: Mailman, Mary Nan (1929-2016)
Extent: 10.0 Boxes
Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of ten boxes, three of which contain reel-to-reel tape recordings of Mailman's work, along with a fourth box which includes works by other composers and concerts and recitals featuring his wife, Mary Nan Mailman. Boxes 5 through 10 were received in November of 2016, and are awaiting processing.

Collection Historical Note

Martin Mailman was a former College of Music faculty member, and a renowned composer and educator.

Biographical Note

Martin Mailman was born in New York City on June 30, 1932. He served in the United States Navy, and completed bachelor's, master's, and doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees at the Eastman School of Music, studying composition with Louis Mennini, Wayne Barlow, Bernard Rogers, and Howard Hanson. As one of the first contemporary composers in the Young Composers Project sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the National Music Council, he spent two years in Jacksonville, Florida with the Ford Foundation's program to "serve in high-school systems writing music for performance by high-school orchestras, bands, choruses, and other musical groups." Mailman then served as the first Composer in Residence at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Mailman joined the music faculty at the University of North Texas, serving from 1966 until 2000, winning numerous awards for his compositions, including two American Bandmasters Association/Ostwald prizes, the National Band Association/Band Mans Company prize, the Edward Benjamin Award, and the 1982 Queen Marie-Jose Prize. Mailman died in Denton, TX on April 18, 2000

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

Access to this collection is provided only by special arrangement. Please contact the Music Library for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Music Library. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Collection is housed in remote storage. Advance notice for use is required. Please contact the Music Library for further information.

Technical Access Note:

Collection consists of reel-to-reel tape recordings. Please allow advance notice to arrange playback of materials.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Music Library
Accruals: 2 boxes received on November 4, 2016. 5 boxes received on November 11, 2016. These have been consolidated into Boxes 5 through 10.
Finding Aid Revision History:

Major revision, April 19, 2018.

Minor revision, August 19, 2020.


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