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Silver Burdett Company Collection

 Collection 0155-SCPA
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 company's publications.

Dates

  • 1890-1978
  • Majority of material found within 1920-1930

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

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

Extent

2.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of 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.

Administrative History

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 andamp; 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 andamp; Schuster purchased Silver Burdett in 1986, and merged it with Ginn andamp; Company, a leading elementary school and high school textbook publisher - which formed the imprint Silver Burdett Ginn. In 1998, Pearson PLC acquired Simon andamp; Schuster's educational businesses, which included Silver Burdett Ginn, from Sandamp;S parent Viacom and created Pearson Education.

Arrangement

This collection is not arranged into series; original order remains.
  1. Series 1: Silver Burdett Company Collection

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The Silver Burdett Company began donating materials for this collection in May 1992. Accruals followed resulting in the total collection.

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.
Title
Silver Burdett Company Collection
Status
edited-full-draft
Author
Processed by Sarah Lindblom, October 2012
Date
2012-10-01
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2013-06-10: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by Amanda May, June 2013.
  • 2015-05-05: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by John Davis, May 2015.
  • 2015-10-05: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by John Davis, October 2015.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
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