Committees: Archives and Special Collections


The Archives and Special Collections Committee identifies the concerns and interests of music librarians responsible for archives and special collections; advises the MLA membership on best practices for archival appraisal, acquisitions, processing, arrangement, description, preservation, and access; and provides a forum for information exchange and discussion among music archivists and librarians.


Committee Handbook

Archival Resources for Music Librarians 

Working Group for Description of Archival Music Materials

Recently Updated Profiles
John M. Bewley, Matthew Snyder, Jonathan Manton, Anne E. Rhodes, Elizabeth Surles

Chair, 2013-2017
Matthew Snyder
Member, 2013-2017
Andy Leach
Member, 2013-2017
Anne E. Rhodes
Member, 2015-2019
John M. Bewley
Member, 2015-2019
Jonathan Manton
Member, 2015-2019
Elizabeth Surles



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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.