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Pillsbury Foundation School records


Pillsbury Foundation School records
Pillsbury Foundation School
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Special Collections in Performing Arts
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:

The Pillsbury Foundation School was established in 1937 by the Pillsbury Foundation for the Advancement of Music Education. The goal of the school was to study the music-making of young children, and is the only known long-term study of spontaneous musical expression among preschool children. The Pillsbury Foundation School records include daily observation notes taken by Directors Gladys Moorhead and Donald Pond, annual enrollment, attendance, and student reports, recordings, photographs, and scrapbooks. The records include material from the Pillsbury Foundation School, which operated from 1937 to 1948, as well as daily observation notes from Gladys Moorhead's Children's Studio School, which operated from 1950 to 1957.

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