Finding Aid for Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Papers, 1949-2002 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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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, Music, School of, Music Education

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Consists of unpublished drafts of research articles, research notes, lecture and book chapters; course syllabi and lecture notes for courses taught both at the University of Illinois and other colleges and universities; programs for conferences and symposia in which Zimmerman participated; unpublished drafts of papers by other authors Zimmerman consulted in her research; and the administrative records from the University of Illinois School of Music and the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
Music, School of
Music Education

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 1: Research and Writing, Drafts and Notes, 1952-1992],
[Series 2: Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence, 1949-1992],
[Series 3: Course Syllabi and Lesson Plans, 1970-1991],
[Series 4: Faculty Oversight Committee to the Zimmerman Foundation Records, 1995-2001],
[Series 5: Unpublished drafts by other authors, 1961-1990],
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Series 1: Research and Writing, Drafts and Notes, 1952-1992Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Contemporary Music course notes and papers, ca. 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Student note books, ca. 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Student papers on aesthetic learning, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Jean Piaget, doctoral paper, ED. 415, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Responses of Children to Musical Tasks Embodying Piaget's Principle of Conservation, draft, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Thesis, final version, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Research notes on first experiment, revised instruction, completed while at Northwestern University, ca. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Lecture notes and scripts, 1966-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Experient number two, Verbal Responses of subjects and some cards, 1966-1976 (mostly 1968)Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Conservation of Tonal Pattern reprints and revised notes, 1967-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: How Children Conceptualize - copies and ERIC report resume, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: What Research Says About the Musical Characteristics of Children, draft and correspondence, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Contrasting Conceptions of Mind, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Conference/symposium programs, 1971-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Curriculum vitae (photocopy), 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Open Classroom an Principles of Planning for the Music Curriculum, draft and related correspondence, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Illinois Elementary Music Guide pamphlet, ca. 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Christchurch Teacher's College International Curriculum workshop, Development of General Music in Forms 1 to 4, includes paper draft Theory for the Pre-Development of a Series of Musical Tasks for Pre-School Through the Primary Grades, 1974/1984Add to your cart.
Folder 19: University of Hawaii Lectures - notes and flyer, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 20: ISME Fourth research seminar, New Zealand, Research in Music Education with Very Young Children, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Music and Man manuscripts, The Arts, Affluence and Accountability/Beaux-Arts, Opulence and Responsabilite (in English/French), 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Drafts of published articles/book reviews, ca. 1975-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 23: PMEA, Temple Alumni Lecture, Music Education, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 24: MENC, Ann Arbor, Applications of Psychology to Teaching and Learning Music Symposium: "Response to Howard Gardner's Paper" and "Child Development and Music Education", August 1, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 25: University of Western Ontario, Music in Childhood, From Research to the Classroom/Ontario Music Educators Conference, Musical Development in Children, 1979/1980Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Bowling Green Research Symposium, Developmental Research and the Music Curriculum - It is Easy to Learn Early, May 30, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Bloomington, Indiana, OAKE, Developmental Sequence and Kodaly Methodology, Feb. 29 to March 2, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 28: UIUC Symposium on Music Education, Developmental Processes in Music Learning, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: University of North Carolina, presentations of Zimmerman's work for seminar, Developmental Processes in Music Education, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 30: CIC Conference on Music Education, UIUC, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Activities Report, 1983-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 32: CRME article draft, Music Development in Middle Childhood: A Summary of Selected Research Studies, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 33: ISME Publications, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 34: MENC SRIG and Life-long learning, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Chicago, National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, An Annotated Interdisciplinary Bibliography of Learning Theory for Teachers of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, October 21, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Basic Concepts in Music Education, II, manuscript, Psychological Theory and Music Learning, July 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Psychological Theory and Music Learning, July 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Indiana Music Educators Association State Convention, What's Happening in Research in Early Childhood Music, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Boston University Lecture, Developmental Sequences and the Music Curriculum, February 22, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Handbook for Research in Music Teaching and Learning, Developmental Theories of Music Learning, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 41: MENC, New Orleans, An Overview of Developmental Research in Music, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Gedenkschrift Sigrid Abel-Struth, Developmental Sequences in Music Learning and the Music Curriculum, 1992Add to your cart.
Series 2: Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence, 1949-1992Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
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.
Box 2Add to your cart.
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.
Series 3: Course Syllabi and Lesson Plans, 1970-1991Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
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.
Series 4: Faculty Oversight Committee to the Zimmerman Foundation Records, 1995-2001Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photographs, ca. 1980s/1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Funeral announcements and correspondence, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Foundation, original correspondence and establishing documents, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence, Spring 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Financial accounts, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1997-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Personal library report, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Papers from Cognitive Processes of Children Engaged in Musical Activity, Zimmerman-foundation sponsored conference, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Zimmerman conference correspondence, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Series 5: Unpublished drafts by other authors, 1961-1990Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Pirtle/Welsbacher Theses, 1961/1970Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Papers by other authors, ca. 1970s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: B. Krebs Master's thesis, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Hildebrant thesis, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Colwell paper, ca. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Bibliography by Zimmerman student, ca. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Piaget clippings, ca. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Charles Leonhard paper, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 35: IMEA papers, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Andress syllabus, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Early Childhood research articles, various authors, ca. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Lawton and Johnson paper, 1990Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Research and Writing, Drafts and Notes, 1952-1992],
[Series 2: Administrative, Personal and Research Correspondence, 1949-1992],
[Series 3: Course Syllabi and Lesson Plans, 1970-1991],
[Series 4: Faculty Oversight Committee to the Zimmerman Foundation Records, 1995-2001],
[Series 5: Unpublished drafts by other authors, 1961-1990],
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