Papers of a Wisconsin organization founded in 1916 to encourage lifelong music education and appreciation, including correspondence, minutes, reports, address books, newspaper clippings, bibliographies, and pamphlets. The collection focuses on organizational records (primarily minutes and correspondence), project records for the Musical Equipment for Servicemen Project (1941-1945) which includes correspondence from U.S. servicemen, records on the Music in Hospitals Project (1944- ), and materials from a folk music archives project which include a folk music survey, bibliographies of folk music collections, folk music transcriptions and recordings, and folk music scores and songbooks. Individuals with work included in the collection are Bertine Larson, John Moulding, H. H. Rader, Elias Howe, Mary Agnes Starr, and Mrs. D. S. MacKinnon.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1926-1964, and is described below. Additional accessions date 1926-1995 and are described in the register.
Presented by Mrs. D. S. MacKinnon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1964-1965; Mrs. H. L. Nunn, LaJolla, California, 1964; Mrs. W. Paul Benzinger, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1967; and Mary Agnes Starr, Madison, Wisconsin, 1958-1968.