Silver Burdett

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Silver Burdett
Status Defunct
Founded 1888
Country of origin United States
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics Music

Silver Burdett was an American primary education textbook publishing imprint owned by Pearson Education, which is a division of media conglomerate Pearson PLC. It was first formed as a company in 1888 when Frank W. Burdett purchased a controlling interest in the textbook publishing company, Silver & Company.[1] In 1962, it was acquired by Time Inc., and it became the distributor of Time-Life Books to schools and libraries.[1] In 1965 it became the first division of the General Learning Corporation, a muli-million collaboration between Time Inc. and General Electric.[1] Simon & Schuster purchased it in 1986, and merged it with Ginn & Company, a leading el-hi (elementary school and high school) textbook publisher - which formed the imprint Silver Burdett & Ginn.[1] In 1998, Pearson PLC acquired Simon & Schuster's educational businesses (which included Silver Burdett & Ginn) from S&S parent Viacom, and created Pearson Education.[1] Pearson closed Silver Burdett in 1999.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Pearson Education, History, retrieved 2008-10-19
  2. ^ "Six Macmillan Library Kids Imprints Closed". Retrieved 2018-05-13.
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