Merrell Sherburn papers
Scope and Content
This collection consists of ear training and sight training manuals. Some are materials for specific classes.
- circa 1940-circa 1970, undated
- Sherburn, Merrell Lee, 1914- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1914, Merrell Sherburn graduated from Ohio State University with his B.S. (1937) in piano and music education. He earned his M.A. (1942) and Ph.D. (1960) in music from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y. Sherburn joined the faculty at Michigan State University in 1955. He taught trombone and music theory at MSU and retired with the rank of professor emeritus in 1982. Merrell Sherburn was one of the first to investigate aural harmony and to write about the ear/brain connection. He was a member of the Lansing Symphony. Sherburn passed away in 1992.
1.5 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Donated by Sherburn's family to the MSU Fine Arts Library. Transferred to the MSU Archives.
Copyright: Michigan State University.
Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Merrell Sherburn Papers
- 3 Ready For Cataloging
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.