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Silver Burdett Company Collection

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/21206

Abstract

Title:
Silver Burdett Company Collection
Author/Creator:
Silver Burdett Company
Size:
2.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1920-1930
Inclusive dates:
1890-1978
Collection Area:
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Repository:
Special Collections in Performing Arts, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Contact the curator: http://www.lib.umd.edu/scpa/contact
Abstract:

The Silver Burdett Company Collection contains materials dating between 1890 and 1978 with the bulk of the materials dating between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of company publications, price lists, catalogs, various published, educational volumes, and performance programs relating to the companys publications.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Preferred citation:

Silver Burdett Company Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Materials from this collection must be used in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library's Irving and Margery Morgan Lowens Special Collections Room, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Please make an appointment with the curator: Vincent J. Novara Tel: 301.405.9220, Email: vnovara@umd.edu

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Silver Burdett is an American primary education textbook publishing imprint owned by Pearson Education, which is a division of media conglomerate Pearson PLC. Silver Burdett was first formed as a company in 1888 when Frank W. Burdett purchased a controlling interest in the textbook publishing company, Silver & Company. In 1962, Silver Burdett was acquired by Time, Inc., and it became the distributor of Time-Life Books to schools and libraries. In 1965 Silver Burdett became the first division of the General Learning Corporation, a collaboration between Time, Inc. and General Electric. Simon & Schuster purchased Silver Burdett in 1986, and merged it with Ginn & Company, a leading elementary school and high school textbook publisher - which formed the imprint Silver Burdett Ginn. In 1998, Pearson PLC acquired Simon & Schuster's educational businesses, which included Silver Burdett Ginn, from S&S parent Viacom and created Pearson Education.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Silver Burdett Company Collection contains materials dating between 1890 and 1978 with the bulk of the materials falling between 1920 and 1930. The collection consists of company publications, such as price lists, catalogs, and various published, educational pamphlets, workbooks, and textbooks. Also included are the yearly graduation programs from the American Institute of Normal Methods dating from 1890 to 1951. Various programs from performances related to the American Institute of Normal Methods constitute much of the rest of the collection.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

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Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Sarah Lindblom, October 2012

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Nicole Horstman, June 2013.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Silver Burdett Company Collection, 1890-1978 (2.00 linear feet)

This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
1 Brochure The Beacon Series New Beacon Octavio, 1930 series 1box 1folder 1
2 Brochures Silver Burdett Company Music Textbooks and Recordings Price List, January 1958 series 1box 1folder 2
1 Brochure Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1959 series 1box 1folder 3
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1960 series 1box 1folder 4
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1961 series 1box 1folder 5
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1962 series 1box 1folder 6
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1963 series 1box 1folder 7
2 Brochures - Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1964 series 1box 1folder 8
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Price List, 1965 series 1box 1folder 9
1 Brochure Music for Young Listeners Series, 1953 series 1box 1folder 10
1 Brochure Silver Burdett Company Music Publications, Price List, 1955 series 1box 1folder 11
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Music Publications, Price List, 1956 series 1box 1folder 12
1 Brochure - Silver Burdett Company Music Publications, Price List, 1957 series 1box 1folder 13
1 Book Silver Burdett Company, A History from 1942-1952, 1942-1952 series 1box 1folder 14
Silver Burdett Music Catalogs, 1976-1978 series 1box 1folder 15
1 Book Silver Burdett Company, A History from 1885-1941, 1885-1941 series 1box 1folder 16
1890, 1890 series 1box 2folder 1
1894, 1894 series 1box 2folder 2
1895, 1895 series 1box 2folder 3
1900, 1900 series 1box 2folder 4
1901, 1901 series 1box 2folder 5
1903, 1903 series 1box 2folder 6
1904, 1904 series 1box 2folder 7
1905, 1905 series 1box 2folder 8
1906, 1906 series 1box 2folder 9
1907, 1907 series 1box 2folder 10
1908, 1908 series 1box 2folder 11
1909, 1909 series 1box 2folder 12
1910, 1910 series 1box 2folder 13
1911, 1911 series 1box 2folder 14
1912, 1912 series 1box 2folder 15
1913, 1913 series 1box 2folder 16
Correspondence, 1918 series 1box 2folder 17
1914, 1914 series 1box 2folder 18
1915, 1915 series 1box 2folder 19
1916, 1916 series 1box 2folder 20
1917, 1917 series 1box 2folder 21
1918, 1918 series 1box 2folder 22
1919, 1919 series 1box 2folder 23
1925, 1925 series 1box 2folder 24
1926, 1926 series 1box 2folder 25
1923, 1923 series 1box 2folder 26
1924, 1924 series 1box 2folder 27
1920, 1920 series 1box 2folder 28
1921, 1921 series 1box 2folder 29
1922, 1922 series 1box 2folder 30
1927, 1927 series 1box 3folder 1
1928, 1928 series 1box 3folder 2
1929, 1929 series 1box 3folder 3
1930, 1930 series 1box 3folder 4
1931, 1931 series 1box 3folder 5
1932, 1932 series 1box 3folder 6
1933, 1933 series 1box 3folder 7
1934, 1934 series 1box 3folder 8
1935, 1935 series 1box 3folder 9
1936, 1936 series 1box 3folder 10
1937, 1937 series 1box 3folder 11
1938, 1938 series 1box 3folder 12
1939, 1939 series 1box 3folder 13
1940, 1940 series 1box 3folder 14
1941, 1941 series 1box 3folder 15
1942, 1942 series 1box 3folder 16
1943, 1943 series 1box 3folder 17
1944, 1944 series 1box 3folder 18
1945, 1945 series 1box 3folder 19
1946, 1946 series 1box 3folder 20
1947, 1947 series 1box 3folder 21
1948, 1948 series 1box 3folder 22
1949, 1949 series 1box 3folder 23
1950, 1950 series 1box 3folder 24
1951, 1951 series 1box 3folder 25
1 Program- Public Demonstration of a Universal Sight-Singing Method, May 24, 1911 series 1box 3folder 26
1 Program- Beethoven 1827-1927, Centennial Essay for Beethoven Week, March 20-26, 1927 series 1box 3folder 27
1 Program- California All-State Orchestra Concert, April 13, 1927 series 1box 3folder 28
1 Manual- The St. Gregory Hymnal, 1920 series 1box 3folder 29
1 Handbook- The Handbook of Rochester, 1914 series 1box 3folder 30
1 Program- Victory May Festival, May 1919 series 1box 3folder 31
1 Program- The Philadelphia Orchestra, undated series 1box 3folder 32
6 Programs- The Philharmonic Society of New York, 78th and 79th Seasons, 1919-1921 series 1box 3folder 33
1 Program- The Messiah Presented by the Indianapolis Community Chorus, 1921 series 1box 3folder 34
1 Program- May Festival, Philharmonic Society of Buffalo, 1917 series 1box 3folder 35
1 Program- St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, 1919-1920 series 1box 3folder 36
1 Program- Sixth Annual Bowling Green College-Community Music Festival, 1920 series 1box 3folder 37
1 Program- The Symphony Hall Pops, 1920 series 1box 3folder 38
1 Program- The Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, 1915 series 1box 3folder 39
2 Programs- Lowell Mason Celebration, 1942 series 1box 3folder 40
1 Program- First National Music Conference, 1954 series 1box 3folder 41
1 Bulletin- The Public Schools of Rochester, Bulletin of General Information, April 1913 series 1box 3folder 42
1 Bulletin- The Public Schools of Rochester, Bulletin of General Information, April 1915 series 1box 3folder 43
Correspondence Republic of the Philippines, Department of education, 1955 series 1box 3folder 44
1 Program First regional Music Conference of Southeast Asia, 1955 series 1box 3folder 45
1 Program Carmencita Lozada, 1955 series 1box 3folder 46
1 Book A Course of Study in Music Education for the Elementary Grades, 1935 series 1box 3folder 47
1 Packet Music Department, Cleveland Public Schools, 1930-1943 series 1box 3folder 48
1 Catalogue A Portrait Catalogue of American Compositions, undated series 1box 3folder 49
1 Catalogue The Story of Music Education and Silver Burdett Company, 1962 series 1box 4folder 1
Canadian Music Education Assoc. Materials, 1947-1961 series 1box 4folder 2
Misc. Concert programs, bulletins, clippings, 1936-1967 series 1box 4folder 3
Misc. Publications, 1911-1926 series 1box 4folder 4
Songs, 1872-1913 series 1box 4folder 5
MENC Memos and Publications, 1956-1957 series 1box 4folder 6
MSNC/MENC Convention: bulletins, concert programs, clippings, 1929-1964 series 1box 4folder 7
Silver Burdett Modern Music Series, 1978 series 1box 4folder 8
Silver Burdett Centennial Songbook, 1885-1985 series 1box 4folder 9

Related Material

The Silver Burdett Company Collection is part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Historical Center, previously known as the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Historical Center.

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.