Edwin T. Cornelius Collection
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.
- Creation: 1940-2012
- Cornelius, Edwin T. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
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.
34 Linear feet
Language of Materials
Arranged in four series: I. Instructional programs and material; II. Personal papers; III. Educational material; and IV. Pace Group International.
Wright Storage: 17C2-17E5
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of his wife Joanne Cornelius in 2013.
- Guide to the Edwin Cornelius Collection
- Mary Saffell and Special Collections Staff
- June 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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