As the premiere music education association in the United States, the The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), founded in 1907 as the Music Supervisors National Conference and until recently known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), is devoted to assessing and improving the state of music education in schools on all levels.
The NAfME Historical Center was established at the University of Maryland in 1968 and was designed to be a repository for all items which are in any way relevant to the history of music education and, particularly, of NAfME.
Now located within SCPA and known interchangeably as the NAfME records, the NAfME Historical Center has grown to include the official records of the organization, with its many projects, programs and committees, as well as the personal papers of numerous officers and members, and supplementary materials such as music education textbook collections, community songbooks, research papers, and much more.
Because of the size of the NAfME records, the materials have been divided into record groups.
See below for a list of the 26 Record Groups that make up the collections of the NAfME Historical Center.