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Edmund Cykler Collection of International Music Education Resources

 Collection 0159-SCPA
Edmund Cykler (1903-1988) was a musicologist and music educator who helped found the International Society for Music Education (ISME). The Cykler Collection of International Music Education Resources consists of 299 books, periodicals, and scores from many countries and in 15 different languages.

Dates

  • 1921-1987
  • Majority of material found within 1960-1978

Use and Access to Collection

There are no restricted files in this collection.

Extent

6.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Edmund Cykler Collection of International Music Education Resources contains 299 books and periodicals from all over the world, in 15 languages. It also includes Cykler's collection of professional papers and conference materials.

Biography

Edmund Cykler was born in San Jose, California on September 2, 1903. He received a bachelor's degree in 1926 from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Phi Beta Kappa, and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Charles University in Prague in 1928. Cykler taught for 43 years. He was chairman of the music department at Los Angeles City College and then moved to Occidental College; while living in the area, he studied with Arnold Schoenberg. Cykler taught at the University of Oregon for 25 years and remained active as an Emeritus Professor for 15 more. At Oregon he directed the university orchestra, played viola in the university string quartet, founded the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, and served as acting dean and associate dean of the School of Music.

Professor Cykler won a Fulbright Fellowship to Austria in 1955. He helped found and was an active member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), which awarded him honorary lifetime membership in 1975. The 1984 ISME world congress was held in Eugene, Oregon thanks to his efforts.

Cykler wrote the textbooks Introduction to Music and Art and An Outline History of Music with Milo Wold, edited 101 Canons with Egon Kraus, and collaborated on Sing a Song to Sight Read with Leo Rinderer.

Edmund Cykler married his wife Marian in 1926. He died of bone cancer on March 14, 1988, in Eugene, Oregon.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series.
  1. Series 1: Edmund Cykler Collection of International Music Education Resources
  2. Series 2: Papers

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to the International Society for Music Education (ISME) Archives in 1997.

Related Material

For other related archival and manuscript collections, please see the following subject guides.

Separated Material

Many books originally donated with this collection are available as cataloged materials on Performing Arts Library shelves. Unfortunately, a complete list of these materials does not exist.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Schepers and Amanda May in August 2013, with additional processing by Matthew Testa in January 2016. Many books originally donated with this collection are available as cataloged materials on Performing Arts Library shelves. Unfortunately, a complete list of these materials does not exist.
Title
Edmund Cykler Collection of International Music Education Resources
Status
Completed
Author
Robert Schepers, Amanda May, and Matthew Testa
Date
2013-09-13
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Contact:
University of Maryland Libraries
8270 Alumni Drive
College Park MD 20742 United States