Pearl Elizabeth Miller Collection

Archival record series: 19/06 Alumni Photograph and Memorabilia Collections

Pearl Elizabeth Miller Collection, 1917-1923. .75 linear feet

This series is a collection of class notes, correspondence, and texts on the teaching of music in the schools. The material belonged to Pearl Elizabeth Miller, Class of 1918, who went on to teach music. She studied under Professors Charles Fullerton, Ernest Zechiel, George Mount, and Monica Wild. Pearl Miller's married name was Olmsted. She was living in Harpursville, New York, at the time of her death in 1988.

These files came to the University Archives from the Alumni Relations Office in June 2006. It is unclear how and when that office obtained the material.

Container Inventory

  • Box 1
    • Correspondence from Professor Charles A. Fullerton--three letters from Professor Fullerton to Pearl Miller in which he makes recommendations for teaching music to children; it is possible that Professor Fullerton visited Pearl Miller's classroom, possibly in Woodbine, as an Extension Service consultant in 1919 or 1920
    • Notebook for Harmony I, II, and III--music staff book with handwritten compositions
    • Speech class notes, with notes for Music in Public Schools class (possibly summer session, 1923)
    • Class notes for Music Appreciation course, taught by Charles A. Fullerton
    • Class notes for Harmony course, taught by Professor Ernest Zechiel
    • Class notes for Playground Methods course
    • Palmer handwriting books
    • Notebook and Outlines of Psychology, 1916, by Professor George Mount, with notes by Pearl Miller
    • Class notes for Physical Training Games, Professor Monica Wild
    • Music staff book with handwritten compositions
  • Box 2
    • ISTC Extension Division music instruction guide and plan for Muscatine County Play Day
    • Harmony; a course of study, by G. W. Chadwick, Boston, 1897
    • Music in the home, by Anne Shaw Faulkner, Chicago, 1917
    • Appreciation of music, vol. I, by Thomas Whitney Surette and Daniel Gregory Mason, New York, 1907
    • Listening lessons in music, by Agnes Moore Fryberger, Boston, 1916
    • What we hear in music, by Anne Shaw Faulkner, Camden, New Jersey, 1913
    • Congdon music readers, no. 2, New York, 1910

Papers processed and finding aid prepared by Gerald L. Peterson, Special Collections Librarian and University Archivist; July 2006


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