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Summer 1998


The 1998 Kerlan Summer Event & Collection Benefit

This year's Kerlan Friends Summer Event and annual business meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 23, in the Arthur Upson Room, 109 Walter Library. The featured event will be a Silent Auction and Book Sale. Among the hundreds of items offered for bidding will be:
  • Collectible editions of children's books.
  • Original illustrations by children's book artists.
  • Children's literature memorabilia, including posters, press sheets, jacket and page proofs.
  • Many have been signed by the author or illustrator.
  • Silent auction items will be available for preview and advance bidding on:


    Monday, June 22, 12 noon-4 P.M.
    Tuesday, June 23, 10 A.M.-2 P.M.
    The final bidding will be on: Tuesday, June 23, 4 -5:30 P.M.

    There will also be many additional children's books available for purchase at marked prices. Many are mint-copy first editions. Kerlan notecards will also be sold.

    Proceeds from this benefit will be used to support the ongoing work of the Kerlan Friends on behalf of the Kerlan Collection.

    A selection of recent Kerlan acquisitions will be on display in the hallway cases. Following a brief business meeting at 4 P.M., refreshments will be served.

    Prior to the Summer Event, Kerlan Friends and others are invited to attend the 1998 Naomi C. Chase lecture at 2:30 P.M. in Room 306, Folwell Hall featuring illustrator James E. Ransome.

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    From The Curator

    Summer Days at the Kerlan While others on campus are on summer vacation, the Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) staff continues to carry on its mission of teaching, research, and professional outreach, along with collection development and maintenance.

    The CLRC Summer Forums enhance the teaching component with afternoon lectures that are free and open to both the campus and local communities. This year, the subjects will range from series books to woodblock illustrations.

    Researchers may be local or international and their research informal or dissertation directed. The summer of 1998 opens the week of June 8 with a visit from four staff members of Kijo Picture Book Village in Japan, including its director, artist Ikutomo Kurokisan. They have requested to have art for several American picture books paged for them in advance, including work by Margaret Bloy Graham, Ruth Chrisman Gannett, and Taro Yashima. In addition to studying art for children's books, the group plans to attend a Children's Theatre production and visit local bookstores. They also look forward to meeting others who are interested in children's books. (See COMING EVENTS) Another visitor expected in June is a professor from Texas interested in aviation books for boys from the 1920s, which CLRC students will retrieve to be ready for his arrival.

    Some special projects for the staff this summer include preparation for the move to the new MLAC building on the West Bank. Inventories must be made and linear measurements taken to assure a smooth transition from one location to the new. Students will also be assisting the Kerlan Friends in preparing for their annual Summer Event, which this year will include a silent auction and book sale.

    The student staff will also be processing incoming gifts. Titles need verification for accuracy in publication information, and books not already here are added to the CLRC holdings. Art requires slip sheeting with acid-free paper, and manuscript pages need counting. Other procedures include paging and reshelving materials, answering reference questions, handling correspondence, revising the Web page, routine cleaning, and other activities that are needed to keep the Collection functioning in good order.

    Professional outreach by the curator this summer includes chairing the committee meeting of the Special Collections of Children's Books at the annual American Library Conference. Meanwhile, the CLRC assistant will be attending the Midwest Bookhunters' bookfair to inform dealers about the CLRC's ongoing search for out-of-print books.

    During the summer months, the reading room will remain open Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. EXCEPT for the national holidays on Friday, July 3, and Monday, September 7.

    -Karen Nelson Hoyle

    CLRC Curator

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    The Kerlan Summer Program

    The 1998 CLRC Summer Forums

    The 21st annual series of Children's Literature Summer Forums is co-sponsored by the Children's Literature Research Collections and University Summer Sessions. Each 45-minute presentation will begin at 2:15 P.M. and will be followed by time for questions. All forums are held in the Arthur Upson Room, 109 Walter Library, and are free and open to the public.

    Thursday, June 18: Fred Erisman, Educator "Boys' Series Books and the Spread of Technological Knowledge" Professor Fred Erisman is a member of the department of English at Texas Christian University. He has done extensive research in the Hess Collection and has published several articles in this field.

    Thursday, July 9: Lee Galda, Educator "With Special Care: Reviewing, Selecting, and Teaching with Multicultural Literature" Professor Lee Galda, who received her Ph.D. in English Education from New York University, has recently taken a position as professor of Children's Literature in the department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, at the University of Minnesota. She has written extensively on literacy and children's literature.

    Thursday, July 16. Betsy Bowen, Author/Illustrator "I Got to be a Writer by Learning to Draw" Minnesotan Betsy Bowen has written four books for children: Antler, Bear, Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year (Little, Brown; 1991), Tracks in the Wild (Little, Brown; 1993), Gathering: A North Woods Counting Book (Little, Brown; 1995), and Shingebiss: An Ojibwe Legend (Houghton Mifflin, 1997).

    Thursday, July 23: Anne S. MacLeod, Educator "The World of Art and Children's Picture Books in the 1930's and 1940's" Professor Anne MacLeod from the University of Maryland has written American Childhood; Essays on Children's Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries. (University of Georgia, 1994).

    Thursday, August 13: Karen Bihrle, Educator "Using Kerlan Portfolios in the Classroom" One of the Kerlan's most popular resources is its educational portfolios that feature texts and illustrations by some of juvenile literature's favorite authors and artists. And one of the most enthusiastic users of this resource is Karen Bihrle, supervisor of the Title I/AOM program at the Osseo Area School District. In her presentation, Karen will introduce these portfolios and explain how they can be used in various classroom settings with children of many ages. The portfolios will also be available for perusal by those who are interested.

    Tuesday, August 25: John Solum, Researcher "James Daugherty: Books, Murals, and Beyond" James Daugherty's position as a leading American illustrator and author of books has long been recognized. His nearly 100 illustrated books include Andy and the Lion (1938 Caldecott Honor Book) and Daniel Boone (1940 John Newbery Medal). Less well-known are his achievements as a pioneering modernist artist and a muralist. John Solum will briefly outline Daugherty's career as an illustrator and then recount the rediscovery of his activities as avant-garde artist and muralist.

    John Solum, a professional flutist, is the artistic director of the Connecticut Early Music Festival and has made many recordings. Since 1994, he has championed the work of James Daugherty (1887-1974), whose home and studio are situated one mile from Solum's Connecticut home. With James Daugherty's son, Charles, he is compiling a catalogue raisonné of James Daugherty's oeuvre.

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    The 1998 Chase Lecture

    The 1998 Naomi C. Chase Lecture

    Noted children's illustrator James E. Ransome will give the 1998 Chase Lecture on Tuesday, June 23, at 2:30 P.M. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 306 of Folwell Hall on the University of Minnesota campus (East Bank) and will be followed by an autographing session. Ransome will also conduct a three-day workshop on Illustrating Culturally Diverse Children's Books. (See Summer Classes)

    James E. Ransome has been given many awards for his children's books. He received both the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for The Creation. He also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for Illustration for Uncle Jed's Barbershop. That book, as well as, How Many Stars in the Sky?, and Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt were Reading Rainbow selections. Ransome also illustrated The Wagon, All the Lights in the Night, Celie and the Harvest Fiddler, My Best Shoes, and Red Dancing Shoes, and he was named by the Children's Book Council as one of seventy-five authors and illustrators everyone should know. Ransome has completed a mural for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and his work is part of numerous private and public children's book art collections.

    "What makes illustrating books so exciting," says Ransome, "is that each book has a special voice; my approach toward each is different. Whether it be through my choice of palette, design, or perspective, there is always a desire to experiment and explore what makes each book unique."

    Following the Chase lecture, everyone is invited to attend the Kerlan Friends Summer Event and Book Auction at 109 Walter Library.

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    Summer Event Schedule

    Monday, June 22 ( Silent Auction Preview & Advance Bidding 12 noon-4 P.M.

    Tuesday, June 23 ( Silent Auction Preview & Advance Bidding

    ( Book Sale 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

    Naomi C. Chase Lecture 2:30 P.M.

    Kerlan Friends Summer Event 4-6 P.M.

  • Silent Auction
  • Book Sale
  • Display of Recent Acquisitions
  • Business Meeting
  • Refreshments


    A very brief business meeting and the election of new board members will be held at 4 P.M. in the hallway


    *Advance information on specific sale items will not be available. The Silent Auction bidding will end at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday. The book sale will continue until 6 P.M. Payment by cash or check only; no credit cards. Winning bidders must be present; no absentee bids.

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    A Kerlan Award Recap

    The Kerlan Award event is always a highlight of the year for all who have a special interest in the growth and preservation of children's literature.

    The work of the 1998 Kerlan Award committee began in the fall of 1997 when we gathered for initial consideration of those who had been nominated. When the materials held in the Collection by those individuals were pulled for examination and study, it was apparent that the donations of each held considerable interest in its own way. Yet upon reflection, the committee was especially impressed by the quality and quantity of the materials donated by Dahlov Ipcar. By the time of our final meeting on December 23, we had little trouble naming Dahlov Ipcar as the 1998 recipient. We called her to give her the good news, and she was delighted.

    Dahlov Ipcar was born into the home of two artists, so her world from the earliest age was filled with art. Her parents felt their own artistic expression had been hampered by formal training, so they wanted their daughter to develop her art as naturally as possible.

    Since the age of three, Dahlov's greatest wish had been to live on a farm. Soon after their marriage, she persuaded her accountant husband to leave New York City and try such a life for a year. They moved to rural Maine in 1936 and have enjoyed a bucolic life ever since! Dahlov's love of the farm is seen in many of her picture books-and her love of all animals and the natural word is seen throughout her work. Describing her work she has said, "My art is done entirely from imagination. I strive to create my own unique vision of the world. I am intrigued and inspired by the endless variety of patterns and forms in nature; they arouse in me the desire to create forms and patterns of my own." Describing herself as fundamentally a visual artist, Dahlov related that all of her story lines were initially conceived as a series of visual images with the words added later. Her distinctive style has been popular for decades, and her pioneering efforts have influenced countless authors and artists who have come after her.

    The annual Kerlan Award luncheon was held on April 25, 1998. Dahlov Ipcar and her son, Charles, arrived on April 24 in time for a get-acquainted dinner with members of the Kerlan Friends board. Glorious weather enhanced an already exciting weekend. Dahlov had her first-ever visit to the Kerlan Collection, which houses manuscripts of thirty-seven of her titles and illustrations for forty titles. The annual Kerlan Award was presented to Dahlov at a festive luncheon by University regent Jessica Phillips, and she was introduced by Professor Margaret Phinney of the University's College of Education.

    Dahlov's remarks were charming, stimulating, and challenging, and all in attendance were introduced to a vital, energetic, and gifted individual. The day gave us a chance to come to know a little better a generous and remarkably talented supporter of the work of the Kerlan Collection. We were also reminded yet again of the many exceptional artists and authors who have made this collection such a unique resource.

    -Phyllis Mattill Librarian, Hopkins Public Library, & Kerlan Award Chair

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    Coming Events

    June 12, 12 P.M.: The Kerlan Friends board invites you to have lunch with the four Japanese visitors from Kijo Picture Book Village, whose week at the Kerlan concludes that day. Kijo Village is located near the city of Miyazake on the southern island of Kyushu. The enterprise includes a collection of 4,000 picture books, a gallery for traveling exhibitions, an outdoor ampitheater, a bookstore, and a lecture hall.

    The noon luncheon will be held in the Campus Club's Dale Shepard Room, located on the fourth floor of Coffman Union (west end of the lobby). To attend, please mail to the Kerlan (Attn: Japanese) a check for $8.95, payable to the University of Minnesota and postmarked by June 8. Indicate whether you prefer chicken aloha or a vegetarian entree.

    June 22-23: The 19th annual Children's Literature Workshop, sponsored by St. Cloud State University Center for Information Media, will include Kerlan Friends author Phyllis Root (Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, Coyote and the Magic Words, The Old Red Rocking Chair) and bookseller Gertie Geck as presenters. For more information, call 302-202-1831 or

    July 10-11: Midwest Bookhunters' Twin Cities Bookfair. As in the past, the bookfair will be held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Empire/Dairy building. For more information, call Larry Dingman at Dinkytown Antiquarian Books: 378-1286

    July 19-26, 1-5 P.M.: Open house at the studio of children's book illustrator and Kerlan donor Beth Peck in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Original artwork and sketches for both published and unpublished works will be for sale. Peck's work will also be on display at the Creamery Restaurant in nearby Downsville, Wisconsin.

    Menomonie is about 1-1/2 hours from the Twin Cities. Take I-94 East to the Menomonie exit 41 (Highway 25 South). Continue on 25 South for three miles and turn right on County Road D Irvington. Peck's house is 1/8 mile on the right (a two-story tan house and garage)-Fire No. E4523-and her studio is above the garage. Children are welcome.

    The Creamery Restaurant is about five miles further south on 25 South. A family-owned restaurant with an outside screened patio and a gift shop that features the works of several local artists, it is located on a thirty-mile bike path along the Red Cedar River. For further information, write Beth Peck at E4523 County D, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751, or call 715-235-8886.

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    Summer Classes

    Summer Session I:

    CI 5416, Sec. 2. Illustrating Culturally Diverse Children's Books June 22-24, 1-4 P.M., Peik 225 This workshop exposes teachers and teacher-educators to James Ransome, one of the premier African American illustrators today, and provides a rare opportunity to consider and discuss not only children's book illustration, but also issues of cultural diversity as they apply to the field of children's literature. Attendance at the Chase Lecture on June 23 is required.

    CI 5416, Sec. 3. Writing for Children July 14-16, 2-5 P.M., Peik 46 Focus on the creation of books for children, as seen from a writer's perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from four authors and learn about the way they approach writing for children.

    For more information, call Student & Professional Services: 612-625-5815.

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    Kerlan Friends Ballot

    Pursuant to the bylaws of the Friends of the Kerlan Collection, the following slate of candidates is announced for election to two-year terms at the Friends annual meeting on June 23 at 4 P.M.
    Karen Bihrle (incumbent)
    Norma Gaffron (incumbent)
    Maythee Kantar (incumbent)
    Gloria Kortmeyer (incumbent)
    Phyllis Mattill (incumbent)
    Elizabeth Petersen (incumbent)
    Diana Swanson (incumbent)
    Katharine Weiblen (incumbent)

    In addition, the following candidate will stand for election as secretary: Gwen Willems (incumbent)

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    "Down Under & Over Here: Children's Book Illustration from Australia and America," at the Cedar Rapids (IA) Museum of Art show, is a survey of outstanding work from the U.S. and Australia. The exhibit touches on the similarities and differences between the two countries. Among the more than 40 artists included are Australians Graeme Base, Robert Ingpen, Julie Vivas, and Bob Greene, and Americans Barbara Cooney, Trina Schart Hyman, Wendell Minor, and Stefano Vitale. Borrowed from the Kerlan Collection was an illustration from Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House and another from Leonard Weisgard's The Little Island. The exhibit opened on March 28 and runs through May 31.

    For more information, contact the museum at 319-366-7503.

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    The USBBY Bridge to Understanding Award

    The Bridge to Understanding Award, sponsored by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY), is seeking applicants for the 1999 award. The $500 award, established in memory of former USBBY newsletter editor Arlene Pillar, recognizes a pro-gram that promotes reading as a way to expand a child's world. Any U.S. organization that presents a program-either a one-time event or an ongoing series-for children from kindergarten through grade ten that uses books and reading as a way of promoting an un-derstanding of one or more cultures of countries outside the U.S. is eligible to apply. The submission deadline is December 1, 1998. Application forms and a brochure de-scribing the award are available from USBBY Secretariat, 800 Barksdale, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714. Telephone: 302-731-1600, ext. 229 FAX: 302-731-1057 E-mail:

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    Recent Visitors and Researchers

    Every week, a number of visitors and researchers come to the Kerlan Collection, each pursuing his or her own unique agenda. Among the current researchers is Judith Johnson, a Ph.D. candidate from the department of Design, Housing, and Apparel. She is studying the passive images of young women found in nineteenth century children's books by comparing the images of young women found in the work of three prominent Victorian illustrators-Kate Greenaway, Walter Crane, and Randolph Caldecott-to those of a small but influential group of English painters called the Pre-Raphaelites. By a careful examination of these book illustrations and fine art paintings, she hopes to find some common threads uniting these illustrators and artists. Her discoveries so far include indications of passive poses such as averted eyes, slumped shoulders, and bowed heads. Other images found in the backgrounds of the artwork that may also indicate submissiveness are walled gardens, birds in cages, and women looking out of windows. All of these features are part and parcel of a Victorian mind set that promoted "separate spheres" for men and women. It is this premise that is the philosophical basis for Judith's research.

    Judith is no stranger to the Children's Literature Research Collections. In 1995, she received her Master's degree with a thesis that examined the portrayal of older women in children's books. Her work, "Search for the Fairy Godmother," and her collection of godmother slides make Judith a favorite speaker at librarians' and women's groups. "I always studied in the Arthur Upson Room when I was an undergraduate student," Judith told us, "so it feels like home to me-and even more now, with all the help and support from Karen and Carrie and the "Kerlan gang." How lucky we are to have this collection right here where we can use it!"

    The following individuals and groups have also visited the Collection during the past several months: 1998 Kerlan Award recipient Dahlov Ipcar visited the reading room to inscribe several of her books.

    During his visit to campus to give a talk entitled "Children's Literature in England: 1350-1550," Professor Nicholas Orme from the department of History and Archaeology at the University of Exeter visited the Collection.

    Maythee Kantar of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts faculty brought her multicultural children's literature class of 24 students to view materials in the Collection.

    Mary Schultz, a University of Minnesota faculty member, analyzed children's literature from the perspectives of language, culture, society, and art.

    Graduate student Julia Mickenberg and her American studies class met in the reading room.

    Sonja Carriveau, a student at Hopkins West Junior High School, spent a day at CLRC learning about library science.

    Caroline Knight and 34 students from North Central Bible College visited to view both manuscripts and illustrations in the Collection.

    Carol Frisch, Mao Vang, and Delene Thomas-Sanders from the Minnesota Humanities Commission did research for the Family Literacy Program curriculum, a part of the Motheread/Fatheread Program.

    Merta Maaneb de Macedo, a faculty member at P.A.C.E. Center, used the Collection to research African- and African American- focused literature.

    Bob Ash and his children's literature class from Northwestern College viewed original material from the Collection.

    Professor Louisa Smith of Mankato State University visited the reading room to look at the work of fairy tale illustrators.

    Undergraduate student Angila Rhodes researched the psychological effects of minorities vs. the absence of minorities in children's books.

    Cheri Cooke, University of Minnesota, visited the Collection with Susan Watts' class, "Literacy in the Intermediate Grades."

    University of Minnesota Design, Housing, and Apparel instructor Fancy Trice brought 19 drawing students to the reading room to examine work by many illustrators.

    David Chung, University facilities management, brought girls participating in the "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" to the reading room.

    Ann Mattson, a graduate student at the College of St. Catherine, researched Tomie dePaola's children's books.

    Doing research for his senior thesis, David Gray, used the Collection to compare images of Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans in cartoons and caricatures from 1840 to 1920.

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    Kerlan Wantlist

    The Kerlan want list includes book titles that CLRC needs either to match a manuscript or an illustration or to fill a gap in the book collections. All books should be hardcovers in excellent condition; dust jackets are preferred. This list will be continued in future newsletters. Please contact the Kerlan for more information about any donations. Barchas, Sarah I Was Walking Down the Road. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Scholastic, 1975. Janie and the Giant. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Scholastic, 1977.

    Berends, Polly Berrien (adaptor) Jack Kent's Nursery Tales. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Random House, 1970.

    Bloch, Marie Halun Herbert the Electrical Mouse. New York: Messner, 1953. The House on Third High. New York: Coward McCann, 1962. Look at Dinosaurs. London: Hamish Hamilton,1962. "Nine Pinches of Magic" appearing in Jack and Jill, June, 1947.

    Brenner, Barbara Beavers Beware. Illustrated by Emily McCully. New York: Bantam, 1992 .

    Chaikin, Miriam Yossi Asks the Angels for Help. Illustrated by Petra Mathers. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

    Collier, James Lincoln Why Does Everybody Think I'm Nutty? New York: Grosset, 1971.

    Coolidge, Olivia E. Apprenticeship of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Scribner's, 1974. People in Palestine. Illustrated by Ellen Raskin. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. Tom Paine, Revolutionary New York: Scribner's, 1969. Women's Rights; the Suffrage Movement in America, 1848-1920. New York: Dutton, 1966.

    Darling, Lois Bird. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1962. Coral Reefs. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. Cleveland: World, 1963. A Place in the Sun. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. New York: Morrow, 1968. Sixty Million Years of Horses. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. New York: Morrow, 1960. Worms. Illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. New York: Morrow, 1972.

    Daugherty, Charles Michael Robert Goddard, Trail Blazer to the Stars. Illustrated by James Henry Daugherty. New York: Macmillan, 1964.

    de Regniers, Beatrice Schenk The Adventures of Silly Billy. Illustrated by Jill Elgin. New York: Grosset, 1961. This Big Cat and Other Cats I've Known. New York: Crown, 1985. Billy Brown the Baby Sitter. IIlustrated by Rosalind Welcher. New York: Grosset, 1962. Billy Brown Makes Something Grand Illustrated by Rosalind Welcher. New York: Grosset, 1961. The Boy, the Cat and the Magic Fiddle. Illustrated by W. Russell. New York: Grosset, 1964. The Boy Who Fooled the Giant. Illustrated by W. Russell. New York: Grosset, 1963. Catch a Little Fox: Variations on Folk Rhyme. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979. Everyone Is Good for Something. Samuel French, 1990. It Does Not Say Meow and Other Animal Riddle Rhymes. Illustrated by Paul Galdone. New York: Seabury, 1972. Jack and the Bean Stalk Retold in Verse. New York: Atheneum, 1987. Picture Book Theatre: The Mysterious Stranger and the Magic Spell. Illustrated by W. L. Cummings. New York: Clarion, 1982. Sam and the Impossible Thing. Illustrated by B. Turkle. New York: Norton, 1967. The Secret Cat. New York: Grosset, 1961. So Many Cats. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. A Special Birthday Party for Someone Very Special. Illustrated by Brindon Turkle. New York: Norton, 1967. This Big Cat and Other Cats I've Known. New York: Crown, 1985. Waiting for Mama. Illustrated by Victoria de Larrea. New York: Clarion, 1984. A Week in the Life of Best Friends and Other Poems of Friendship. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. Willy O'Dwyer Jumped in the Fire. Illustrated by Beni Montrsor. New York: Atheneum, 1968.

    Dickinson, Emily Poems by Emily Dickinson, selected and edited by Louis Untermeyer. Illustrated by Helen Sewell. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1952.

    Esbensen, Barbara Juster Swing Around the Sun. Illustrated by Barbara Fumagalli. Minneapolis: Lerner, 1965.

    Freeman, Don The Chalk Box Story, (Japanese edition). Illustrated by Don Freeman.

    Garden, Nancy Favorite Tales from Grimm. New York: Four Winds Press, 1982.

    Gerson, Corinne Son for a Day. Illustrated by Velma Ilsley. New York: Atheneum, 1980.

    Giff, Patricia The Jingle Bells Jam. Illustrated by Emily McCully. New York: Dell, 1992. Meet the Lincoln Lions Band. Illustrated by Emily McCully. New York: Dell, 1992 . Yankee Doodle Drumsticks. Illustrated by Emily McCully. New York: Dell, 1992.

    Ginsburg, Mirra Daughter of Night: A Tale of Three Worlds. Translated by Lydia Obukhova. New York: Macmillan, 1974. The Fox and the Hare. Illustrated by Victor Nolden. New York: Crown, 1969.

    Goble, Paul Sound of Flute. Illustrated by Paul Goble. New York: Pantheon, 1976.

    Greene, Constance Isabelle Shows Her Stuff. New York: Viking, 1984. Nora: Maybe a Ghost Story. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1993.

    Gross, Ruth Belor If you Grew Up with George Washington. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Scholastic, 1982.

    Holman, Felice Solomon's Search. Illustrated by Mischa Richter. New York: Grosset, 1970. A Year to Grow. Illustrated by Emily McCully. New York: Norton, 1968.

    Hunt, Mabel Leigh Little Girl With Seven Names. Illustrated by Grace A. Paul. New York: Lippincott, 1936.

    Ilsley, Velma Pink Hat. Illustrated by Velma Ilsley. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1956.

    Kent, Jack All about Bones. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Scholastic, 1977. Clotilda. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Random House, 1969. Bremen-town Musicians. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Scholastic, 1974. Hokus Pokus Bedtime Book. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Random House, 1979. Jack Kent's Cindy Lou and the Witch's Dog. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Random House, 1978. Jack Kent's Hop, Skip, and Jump Book. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Random House, 1974. King Aroo. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Doubleday, 1953. Mr. Elephant's Birthday Party. Illustrated by Jack Kent. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969. Piggy Bank Gonzales. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Parents Magazine Press, 1978 Pinocchio. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Doubleday, 1952. Seven at One Blow. Illustrated by Jack Kent. New York: Scholastic, 1976.

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    On Display

    Recent and current displays in the hallway exhibit cases leading to the reading room include the following: In honor of 1998 Kerlan Award recipient Dahlov Ipcar, Jennifer Elliott, senior student office assistant, and Fancy Trice, instructor and graduate student, created a dazzling display featuring Ms. Ipcar's books, manuscripts, and illustrations.
    Additional exhibits by Jennifer showcased books about spring against a backdrop of colorful flowers, and "Kerlan on the Web" features a large image of Dr. Kerlan and the CLRC Web address.

    Sara Ross, student office assistant, highlighted many books about the professions in her exhibit prepared in conjunction with the University of Minnesota's "Take Your Daughter to Work Day."

    In another case, American books in English translated into German and German books by German authors were delightfully arranged by Julie Philion, student office assistant.

    In time for the Summer Event will be a display of our new Kerlan acquisitions including manuscripts by Marion Dane Bauer, Eve Bunting, Mary Casanova, Sid Fleischman, Jean Craighead George, and Jane Resh Thomas, and artwork by Enrico Arno, Janina Domanska, Gioia Fiammenghi, Paul Galdone, James Marshall, Wendell Minor, Glen Rounds, and Paul Zelinsky. Other windows will highlight the Summer Forum participants.

    As an ongoing activity of the Kerlan Friends, Kerlan Friend and board member Norma Gaffron installed an exhibit at the Children's Theatre for Dr. Seuss' The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins. For ticket information or to request a brochure, call the theatre at 612-874-0400.

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    In Memoriam

    Ruth Ann Hendrickson, a Minne-apolis rare book dealer who searched catalogs for books on behalf of the Collection to match those on our want list, died on March 19, 1998. She had recently returned from a Chicago book show and was active in the Midwest Bookhunters. Her husband, Rich, will continue their business, Arch Books.

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    Special Gifts

    The University of Minnesota recently received a $99,352 grant from the National Endowment for the Hu-manities (NEH) for more cataloging "its internationally known collection of manuscripts, graphics and children's literature." These funds will allow the Children's Literature Research Collec-tions to catalog the works of an additional 100 authors and illustrators.

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    Every library contains hidden treasures and Sharing Rare or Collectible Items, say it's time to unearth those valuable items. They also tell you why and show you how; and they expound on every aspect of maintaining a collection lying lost or unseen in its general collection. Authors of a recent publication, Building a Special Collection of Children's Literature in Your Library: A Guide to Identifying, Maintaining, , from fundraising and achieving financial goals to establishing policies and making the collection accessible.

    According to these experts who are curators and staff of established collections, creating a collection, however small, adds fun and excitement to the everyday tasks of a librarian. Gathering the unique titles in your collection can also bring publicity and increase your library's stature in the community. And both friends groups and donors love special collections! This paperback book may be ordered for $40 ($36 for ALA members) from the American Library Association. ISBN: 0-8389-0726-1.

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    Recent Aquisitions

    MS-manuscripts, IL-illustrations; published titles are indicated by italics; unless otherwise indicated, these materials have been donated by the authors and/or illustrators and their families. Titles for which additional materials have arrived are not listed if reported in previous newsletters.

    Enrico Arno: IL The Bicycle and How It Works; Patrick and the Fairy Thief; There Was a Time: the Story of Evolution

    Mary Bahr: MS The Boy Who Loved Snowflakes

    Lynn Bronson: MS Darcy's Harvest

    Eve Bunting: MS Moonstick

    Eleanor Cameron: MS All the Cool Changes; The Unheard Music

    Borghild Dahl: MS Good News

    Sid Fleischman: MS Chancy and the Grand Rascal; The Ghost and the Noonday Sun; The Ghost on Saturday Night; Humbug Mountain; Jingo Django; Jim Ugly; Kate's Secret Riddle Book; Long Beard the Wizard; McBroom and the Beanstalk; McBroom and the Big Wind; McBroom and the Great Race; McBroom the Rainmaker; McBroom Tells a Lie; McBroom Tells the Truth; McBroom's Almanac; McBroom's Ghost; McBroom's Zoo; The Midnight Horse; Mr. Mysterious' Secret Magic; The Scarebird; The 13th Floor: A Ghost Story; The Wooden Cat Man

    Paul Galdone: IL The Princess and the Pea

    Helen Haskell: MS Christmas and Valentine's Day Poetry; To You Others

    Karen Hess: MS Letters from Rifka; Music of Dolphins; Phoenix Rising; Wish on a Unicorn

    Lois Hobard Black: MS Aunt Lucinda's Here; A Case of White Mail; Ce Malinalli and the Conquest; Cup of Mexico; The Dark Horse of Mexico; Dirk Robinson; The Emissary Play; Marina of the Spanish Conquest; Portrait of a Cell; Quest of Mexico; Reach for Stars and the Horses; Who Won the Burglary?

    Barbara Joosse: MS Ghost Trap: A Wild Willie Mystery; The Losers Fight Back: A Wild Willie Mystery; Nobody's Cat; Wild Willie and King Kyle Detectives

    Nancy Smiler Levinson: MS She's Been Working on the Railroad

    Alice Low: MS Popcorn Shop

    Claudia Mills: MS Gus and Grandpa

    Wendell Minor: IL Arctic Son; Julie; Julie's Wolf Pack; The Moon of Owls; Red Fox Running

    Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: MS The Healing of Texas

    Louis Sachar: MS Johnny's in the Basement; Sideways Stories for Wayside School; Someday Angeline

    Erika Weihs: IL Two Very Little Sisters

    Ruth White: MS Weeping Willow

    Barbara Zucker: MS Nature and Science

    Monica Winker-Bergstrom, Automated Systems, donated to the Kerlan Collection a Runaway Bunny stuffed animal, which Target stores featured in their spring promotion. The Kerlan Collection holds Margaret Wise Brown's manuscript and several Clement Hurd tempera, ink, and pencil illustrations for this favorite children's book.

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    You are invited to attend the Kerlan Friends Summer Event featuring
    Silent Auction Booksale - Tuesday, June 23, 1998, 4-6 P.M. 109 Walter Library.
    Refreshments will be served. This is your invitation. No R.S.V.P. is required. See Event Schedule for the day's events.

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