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Edwin T. Cornelius Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 112
Audiovisual language programs, scripts, correspondence, business files, research material, books, and artifacts document the life and work of English as a Second Language educator Edwin T. Cornelius from 1940-2012. Cornelius was a TCU grad and linguist who developed and wrote numerous ESL courses for Greek, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese audiences.

Dates

  • 1940-2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

34 Linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Edwin T. Cornelius was born March 18, 1924. After graduating from TCU and Yale he served in the U.S. Navy, and later was a missionary in Paraguay. He worked with the U.S. State Department in South America as a language teacher and consultant. He was an author, educator and pioneer in teaching English as a Second Language. Cornelius founded English Language Services, and published and produced many English teaching books and audiovisual teaching aids. He gained international recognition as author of "English 900" for McMillan. In 1975 he started Pace Group International in Portland, Oregon, where he developed more ESL courses primarily for Asian learners. He died in 2011.

Arrangement

Arranged in four series: I. Instructional programs and material; II. Personal papers; III. Educational material; and IV. Pace Group International.

Physical Location

Wright Storage: 17C2-17E5

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of his wife Joanne Cornelius in 2013.
Title
Guide to the Edwin Cornelius Collection
Status
in_progress
Author
Mary Saffell and Special Collections Staff
Date
June 2016
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Mary Couts Burnett Library Repository

Contact:
TCU Box 298400
2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76129-0001
Fort Worth Texas 76129
(817) 257-7108
(817) 257-7282 (Fax)