About the MLA Archives

The Music Library Association Archives at Special Collections in Performing Arts of the University of Maryland collects and maintains materials deemed to be of permanent worth based on their administrative, fiscal, legal, research or historical value for documenting the association’s activities. Materials are generated from the fulfillment of official responsibilities in MLA or its chapters (although some chapters, in conjunction with the MLA Archivist, have designated a more local repository for its archives). The MLA Archives also holds the archives of the US Branch of IAML prior to the merger of the MLA and IAML-US MLA Archives.

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Questions? Contact:

Melissa E. Wertheimer
MLA Archivist / Music Reference Specialist, Library of Congress


Photo: MLA Archives stored at Special Collections in Performing Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD


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About MLA

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.