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Unpublished drafts by other authors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Consists of unpublished drafts of research articles, research notes, lecture and book chapters; course syllabi and lecture notes for courses taught both at the University of Illinois and other colleges and universities; programs for conferences and symposia in which Zimmerman participated; unpublished drafts of papers by other authors Zimmerman consulted in her research; and the administrative records from the University of Illinois School of Music and the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 3: Course Syllabi and Lesson Plans, 1970-1991Add to your cart.
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Folder 31: MUSIC 442/242, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Music History course notes, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Psychology of Music, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Evaluation and Measurement Seminar, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Seminar in Music Education, Philosophical Foundations of Music Education, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Contemporary Music Education, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 37: MUSIC 241/444, Elementary Music Methods, 1978-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: MUSIC 604: Music in Higher Education, Spring 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Music Intelligence notes, ca. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Listening lesson plans, Fall 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Case Western Reserve University, Seminar in Arts and Human Development, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 42: MUSIC 591B: The Arts and Human Development, Spring 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Psychological Foundations, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MUSIC 349: Music in Early Childhood, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Music in Special Education bibliography, ca. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Schema lecture notes, ca. 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Music listening lessons, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: MUSIC 441-A: Foundations/Principles of Music Education, 1988-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: MUSIC 140A - Introduction to Musical Education, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: MUSIC 443: Administration and Supervision of Music Education, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: MUSIC 349: Childhood Music, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Research in Music Education seminar, 1989-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 10: MUSIC 444/346: General Music programs in Elementary Schools, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11: MUSIC 444 and 421-A: Music for Elementary Teachers, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: MUSIC 441: Foundations of Music Education II, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Musical Intelligence, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Early Childhood Music Education readings/course notes, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 15: General course/lecture notes, ca. 1970-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Covers for dissertations with Zimmerman as committee member, undatedAdd to your cart.

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