COORDINATOR, RIPM-NORTH AMERICA
MARY WALLACE DAVIDSON is one of the most highly regarded music librarians in the United States. She has served as director of two of this country's largest academic music research libraries—that of the Eastman School of Music and of Indiana University—and as president of both the Music Library Association (MLA) and the U.S. Branch of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres. She is co-author, with James J. Fuld, of an inventory of American music manuscripts (1980), and shared the MLA award for best book-length bibliography published in 1983. Since then, she has achieved an extensive publishing record—with articles in three Grove dictionaries, American Music, Fontes artis musicae, Notes, The Library Quarterly, and various collections of essays—including a ground-breaking study on mid-nineteenth-century American music periodicals. She recently received a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue her work on nineteenth-century American music periodicals, and is doing so in close collaboration with RIPM.