Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Research and Writing, Drafts and Notes

Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence

Course Syllabi and Lesson Plans

Faculty Oversight Committee to the Zimmerman Foundation Records

Unpublished drafts by other authors



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Collection Overview

Title: Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Papers, 1949-2002Add to your cart.

ID: 12/5/47

Primary Creator: Zimmerman, Marilyn Pflederer (1929-1995)

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized into four series: Series 1. Research and Writing Drafts and Notes, Series 2. Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence; Series 3. Course Syllabi and Lesson Plans; Series 4. Faculty Oversight Committee to the Zimmerman Foundation Records; and Series 5. Papers by Other Authors. Each series is arranged chronologically at the folder-level by the earliest date appearing in each folder. Duplicates removed from papers.

Date Acquired: 01/00/2010

Subjects: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Papers, Music, School of

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of unpublished drafts of research articles, research notes, lecture and book chapters; course syllabi and lecture notes for courses taught both at the University of Illinois and other colleges and universities; programs for conferences and symposia in which Zimmerman participated; unpublished drafts of papers by other authors Zimmerman consulted in her research; and the administrative records from the University of Illinois School of Music and the Center for Music Education Research documenting the career of Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman as she established herself as an educator, researcher and administrator. Of particular interest are the notes and data compiled during Zimmerman's 1968 research project (with Lee Sechrest), "How Children Conceptually Organize Musical Sounds."

Biographical Note

Music educator and researcher Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman was born in Peoria, Illinois. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1951, with a Bachelor of Music degree and majors in Piano and Music Education. She earned a Master's of Science degree in 1955 and a Doctor of Education degree in 1963, both from the University of Illinois, and both in Music Education.

Her teaching career began with three years of elementary and junior high school general music instruction in Illinois. She was an instructor at Illinois Wesleyan from 1955-1956. She then served for three years on the music education faculty of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, before returning to the University of Illinois as an instructor from 1959 to 1964. From 1964 to 1968 she served as associate professor at Northwestern University. On December 16, 1967, she married Vernon Zimmerman and returned to the University of Illinois for three years as visiting associate professor from 1968 to 1971. She also served as visiting associate professor at Illinois State University, The College-Conservatory of Cincinnati, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Victoria. She served as director of the Music Program at Temple University in 1978-1979 and was the Distinguished Flora Stone Mather visiting professor at Case Western University in 1980-1981. In 1987, she returned to the University of Illinois School of Music as Professor of Music Education, a position she held until 1993.

Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman's research focused on music education, with emphases in early childhood education and the study of cognitive influences on the musical learning of children. In 1968 she conducted, with Lee Sechrest, an H.E.W. Research Project entitled "How Children Conceptually Organize Musical Sounds." She served as editor of the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education and on the editorial review board of The Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning. During her research career she published more than fifty articles in various journals in her field. She also participated regularly in the International Society for Music Education.�  Many of Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman's�  writings are available in the book On musicality and milestones : selected writings of Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman : with contributions from the profession edited by Mark Robin Campbell and published by the University of Illinois School of Music in 2002.

In 1991 Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman and her husband established the Vernon and Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Foundation, which provided funds for doctoral fellowships, conferences and other scholarships relating to early childhood education and cognitive learning in early music education. The Foundation remains active as of February 2010.

Subject/Index Terms

Early Childhood Education
Faculty Papers
Music, School of

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: School of Music Annex

Acquisition Method: Donation

Related Materials: Vernon K. Zimmerman Papers, 1945-1996, 09/01/022 For more information please see http://www.library.uiuc.edu/archives/uasfa/0901022.pdf.


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[Series 2: Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence, 1949-1992],
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Series 2: Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence, 1949-1992Add to your cart.
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Folder 43: Diplomas and Awards, 1949-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Research correspondence, 1962-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Letters of copyright release for USOE Project, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Musical Characteristics of Children correspondence, 1969-1971Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: ISME correspondence, 1970-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 2: ISU appointment, 1971-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: CRME correspondence, 1973-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence file, 1974-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Mary Serafine correspondence, 1974-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 6: UI School of Music administrative records, Salary, hiring, 1976-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Pennsylvania State University correspondence and workshop notes, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1979-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Personal correspondence/Thank-You notes, ca. 1980s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Student recommendations, 1986-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Bruhn correspondence, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1985-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Departmental meeting notes, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: CRME correspondence, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 15: CRME Council Advisory Committee correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 16: CRME - Cindy's materials, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence with Hargreaves on book chapter, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 18: CRME, Suggestions from CAC members, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 19: CRME correspondence, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 20: CRME, Symposium on Research in External Education correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 21: CRME, Richard Colwell correspondence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 22: CRME, Call for Papers, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 23: CRME financial records, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Dissertations in progress, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 25: MENC, Washington meeting, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 26: CRME, Ensely-Kjillard materials, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 27: CRME: Bulletin #112 correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: CAC response to Policy concerning dissertation articles, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 29: CRME correspondence, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 30: CRME, CAC, 1992Add to your cart.

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