AMTA History and Archives

Archives of the American Music Therapy Association

The AMTA Archives offers an online finding aid for items. Many hard to acquire historic records have been digitalized and are accessible online from the comfort of your home or office. The online finding aid consists of an inventory of materials from 1729, a portion of which are available to view online. 

Click here to access the AMTA Archives online finding aid

The archives accepts donations of materials from the American Music Therapy Association and its predecessor organizations, the National Association for Music Therapy, and the American Association for Music Therapy, in addition to other items relevant to the profession of music therapy. If you have records or materials that would be of interest to music therapists in the future, please contact AMTA's Archivist, Lindsey Wilhelm, at for information regarding the donation of materials. Monetary donations provide the resources to continue archival development and digitalization as this collection continues to grow.

Historical Documents Available on the AMTA Website