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Edwin E. Gordon Archive collection

Identifier: COD0000118

This collection consists 7 boxes of video cassettes from the Edwin E. Gordon Archive and include videos of Dr. Gordon teaching his technique of music learning to children and fellow music teachers, conferences attended, and workshops and seminars given by Dr. Gordon.


  • 1986-2001



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7 boxes

Biographical Note

Edwin E. Gordon is internationally known as a preeminent researcher, teacher, author, editor, and lecturer in the field of music education. Gordon and his work have been portrayed on the NBC Today Show, in the New York Times, in USA Today, and in a variety of European and Asian publications. Through extensive research in music education and the psychology of music, dating back to the early 1960's, Gordon has made major contributions in the study of music aptitudes, audiation, music learning theory, tonal and rhythm patterns, and music development in infants and very young children. Gordon is the author of nine standardized music tests, as well as numerous books, articles, and research monographs. Since 1997, following his retirement as the Carl E. Seashore Professor of Research in Music Education at Temple University, he has been in residence at the University of South Carolina. Located in the Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina, the Edwin E. Gordon Archive houses all of Gordon's publications, journals, manuscripts, the dissertations he supervised, and video and audio cassette recordings of various workshops and seminars. Among the personal items are his college diplomas, various honors and awards, his University of Iowa doctoral dissertation, as well as one of his many wooden sculptures.

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections. 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Edwin E. Gordon.


Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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