Melissa Wertheimer (MLIS student, Archives and Digital Curation) is the newly appointed Archivist of the Music Library Association (MLA), the U.S. branch of the International Association of Music Libraries (IAML). The MLA Archives are housed at Special Collections in Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, College Park. Melissa’s five-year service appointment will include scholarly writing, collection advocacy, and digitization projects. The collection under Melissa’s stewardship contains invaluable documents related to 20th-century music, including documents of Henry Cowell, Ingolf Dahl, Lou Harrison, Milton Babbitt, Howard Hanson, Donald Grout, Oliver Strunk, Alfred Einstein, Claude Palisca, Frederick Fennell, Hans Kindler, Virgil Thompson, Irving Lowens, and many more notable figures. Melissa was the 2015-2016 MLA Processing and Appraisal Intern under Vincent Novara at UMD, and has previously worked in the archives of the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, and the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
Guest post, written by Melissa Wertheimer, MLIS Student.
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