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Thursday, June 15: Lionel Johnson
Treasure Island Illustrations Worldwide
Lionel Johnson is a collector of Illustrated Editions of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. While he lives in Milwaukee, he travels internationally to seek books to add to his private collection.
Thursday, June 29: Peter Stone
Memories of Marguerite...Associate and Friend.
Peter Stone, President of the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, will speak about Marguerite Henry and the Chincoteague Trilogy, how the Trilogy was a cornerstone for her literary career as a writer of horse stories and the mission of the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation of which Marguerite Henry was the President until her death in 1997.
Wednesday, July 12: 4 p.m. Ashley Bryan
From the time he was in kindergarten, when Ashley Bryan made ABC and counting books, he has created art. He won the Coretta Scott King Award for illustration and a Coretta Scott King Honor for writing, and several of his books have been ALA Notable Children's Books. He travels throughout the world to tell stories, recite poetry, and talk about his own books, including Black Spirituals.
Co-sponsors include Archie Givens Foundation; Children's Literature Program, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, CEHD; Kerlan Friends; Children's Literature Summer Forum; Department of Design, Housing and Apparel- College of Human Ecology; Friends of the Library; College of Liberal Arts Fund.
Thursday, July 20: Tolowa M. Mollel
The Use of Song in Stories.
Tolowa Mollel's presentation will consist of a discussion of the use of song in stories. Examples will be given that include a look at a variety of tales in which song has been used. He will also draw examples from his own published stories in which he uses song, and from his theatrical work with children. A practical demonstration will involve audience participation in a sing along and movement.
Now a citizen of Canada, Tolowa Mollel is a Tanzanian-born storyteller and author of many children's books, including The orphan boy (Governor General Award winner in Canada, for illustrations by Paul Morin), Rhinos for lunch and elephants for supper, Song bird, and My rows and piles of coins (2000 Coretta Scott King Honor Book for illustration by E. B. Lewis).
His books have been published in the United States, Australia, Britain and South Africa, as well as Canada. In a number of his latest books he has made use of song.
Mr. Mollel has worked as an actor and University theatre instructor in Tanzania and Canada, and as a writer-in-residence for the Edmonton Public Library in Alberta, Canada. For many years, he has combined storytelling, writing and dramatic skills to conduct numerous creative story making workshops for children of all ages. Mr. Mollel and his family now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota, having moved from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Thursday, July 27: David Christiana
David Christiana has illustrated a number of picture books, including Drawer in a drawer, Good griselle, A tooth fairy's tale, and Poppy's puppet. The Kerlan Collection has original illustrations for Drawer in a drawer. David Christiana teaches art at the University of Arizona.
Thursday, August 3: Kristine L. Franklin
Chaos and Craft: Writing the Juvenile Novel from Scratch.
Kristine Franklin, winner of the 2000 Minnesota Book Award, will be talking about how she sorts through all the many ideas she has at the beginning of a project in order to get to the core plot and main characters--a very messy and non-linear process. She will bring along her working notes and pass them around for people to see.
Children's author Kristine L. Franklin was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington and currently lives in Hibbing, MN. She graduated with a BA in Communications from Biola University and began writing for children when her own children were small. Her current picture books include The old, old man and the very little boy, The shepherd boy, When the monkeys came back, The wolfhound, and Iguana Beach. The shepherd boy and The old, old man and the very little boy were both featured in the children's television show PBS "Storytime." Her most recent picture book, The gift, was illustrated by Barbara Lavallee.
Ms. Franklin's award-winning young adult novels include Eclipse, a Parent's Choice Award winner; Nerd no more, a humorous middle-grade fiction; Lone Wolf, a story set in Northern Minnesota; and her newest novel, Dove song, which was designated in the "Best 100 Books of 1999" list by the New York Public Library, as well as the Minnesota Award.
Ms. Franklin has had stories, poems and articles published in many magazines, including Highlights for Children and Cricket. She was the 1989 winner of the Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest, and a recipient of the Highlights Foundation scholarship to the Chautauqua Writer's Workshop.
Ms. Franklin has a great interest in multicultural subjects and has lived in Indonesia, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Two of her books have been translated into Spanish and one has been translated into Afrikaans.
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Governor Elmer Andersen had a sneak preview of the building named for him. He praised the architectural firm, Stageberg, Beyer Sachs, the contractor Mortenson, staff liaison Don Kelsey, and many others. Staff cascading down the spiral staircase welcomed Andersen collectively and then invited him to visit each of the suites.He viewed the framed art by illustrator Mike Wimmer for a Charles Lindbergh book.
Bill Hudson, from WCCO, recognized an illustration from The Runaway Bunny, as he had read it many times to his son.The photographer accompanying him filmed a clip for the 6 p.m. news.
For three days, guides directed guests to the cavern elevator, to the refreshments, to the center exhibit, and to the individual suites.
Underground ,books and related materials from the eight special collections and archive units filled almost to capacity the football-length vaults. Cookies cutters and frosting enhanced the delicacies, shaped as the state of Minnesota and the state bird, the loon. Next to the three-floor domed atrium, an exhibit on the first floor featured a "time-line" with images from each collection and an individual exhibit These images from the collections and archives occupy one wall of the central exhibit. In addition, a case from each unit featured three-dimensional treasures. Adjacent to each suite individual display cases provided more glimpses of treasures, including art work and original manuscripts for the Kerlan Collection.
Finally, the Children's Literature Research Collections staff and Kerlan Friends welcomed visitors. Current Board members Chris Dyrud, Sheila Fitzgerald, Norma Gaffron, Dianne Monson, and Walter Peik took turns greeting people. Resembling a college reunion, the occasion brought people together who'd completed papers and projects in the reading room or served on various committees in the past. Among the "Who's Who"from years past, Austin McLean, retired Head of Special Collections and Rare Books, and his wife Susan, an author who placed her manuscript in the Kerlan years ago greeted John Jensen, retired Assistant in that unit. John Coy promised the manuscript of his most recent books.
J. Harold Kittleson, a personal acquaintance of Irvin Kerlan, MD, accompanied Waring Jones. Past Kerlan Friends Board member Helen George and her bookseller husband viewed the early twentieth century books in the interior suite exhibit. Sally Rigler, Ned Stanford, and Betty Ripke, former volunteers, reconsidered return visits and Katherine Nicolay joined the group.
Retiring President of the Friends of the Library Inez Bergquist ushered her husband and son to the reading room. Incoming President Theo Stavrou excitedly talked about a forthcoming event with a Greek children's book author as special guest speaker; his recent book reversing the roles of the characters in "The Three Little Pigs" is popular.
Prior to the opening, the Kerlan Board met for the first time in the Archie Givens Foundation conference room. Following the opening, Children's Literature Program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Kerlan Friends, Children's Literature Research Collections, and The Red Balloon Bookshop, sponsored an author event. In the conference suite there was space for students in Carolyn Gwinn and Lee Galda's classes, fantasy conference participants, and others from the public.
Bobby Bothman, assigned to catalog the new CLRC books and Emilie Quast, staff loaned for the NEH II project find the location convenient. All concluded with enthusiasm that the building is both beautiful and practical.Indeed, form and function meld.
--Karen Nelson Hoyle, Curator
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The Children's Theatre Company borrowed books from the Kerlan Collection for their production of Pinocchio. The exhibit and play run from April 11th through June 10th, 2000. For more information, please contact the Children's Theatre Company at 612-874-0400. Or e-mail at email@example.com
Kijo Picture Book Village in Japan began its exhibit of Wanda Gág illustrations in April, 2000. The material on display was loaned by the Kerlan Collection. The exhibit runs through June, 2000.
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June 19th - 20th, 21st Annual Children's Literature Workshop at St. Cloud University. Presenters will be David Wisniewski, Mary Casanova, Gertie Geck, and Julie M. Jensen. The Kerlan Collection has original material by Mary Casanova for Moose Tracks, Riot, Stealing Thunder and Wolf Shadows. This event is sponsored by Center for Information Media and St. Cloud State University. For more information call 320-202-1831.
June 20th, Chase Lecture. Speaker is Lee Bennett Hopkins. See Chase Lecture for more information.
July 7th - 8th, Tenth Twin Cities Book Fair. Over 125 dealers with used, antiquarian, rare, illustrated, children's, first editions, Americana, fine bindings, prints, maps, and out-of-print books will be sold. Located at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, in the Empire Commons building, St. Paul, MN. For more information call 612-378-1286.
October 17th, the College of Education is celebrating its Book Week Banquet. Jane Kurtz will be the speaker. The Kerlan Collection has some of her books, including I'm sorry, Almira Ann and River friendly, river wild.
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Karen M. Bihrle
Karen Nelson Hoyle, ex-officio
Kerlan Award Chair:
Karen M. Bihrle
The Friends of the Kerlan Collection act as advocates for the Collection by encouraging use of and by financially supporting this rare and unique resource.
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The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
Mr. Hopkins has influenced the field of children's literature in a number of ways. As the editor of over 50 poetry anthologies such as Opening days: sports poems, Good books, good times!, and Hand in hand: American history through poetry and as a poet himself, his most profound impact perhaps has been bringing poetry into the lives of children. His extensive work with and writing for teachers have helped make poetry an important part of the language arts in elementary schools across North America. He currently writes a column, "Poetry Plus," that is featured in Creative Classroom magazine, and he has published extensively in journals such as Language Arts, The Horn Book, and The New Advocate. Mr. Hopkins is also the author of several nonfiction books as well as stories for both young and adolescent readers. His critically acclaimed novels, Mama and Mama and her boys have recently been brought back into print by Boyd Mills Press under the Wordsong poetry imprint. He also has established two poetry awards, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Lee Bennett Hopkins/International Reading Association Promising Poet Award.
For information on these and other offerings in Children's Literature and Language Arts Education, please contact Prof. Lee Galda, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 150 Peik Hall, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0208. Telephone: (612) 625-3310.
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Eighty-eight people attended Jane Yolen's presentation on April 19th at the Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Carolyn Gwinn, teacher at the University of Minnesota, brought her class to Jane Yolen's presentation on April 19th. Following the presentation, her class studied Jane Yolen and other manuscripts.
Meg English and Karyn Mickelson team-teachers from Harding Senior High School English class, brought their students to visit the Kerlan Collection on April 26th
Elaine Hollabaugh, a visitor from Rogers City, MI, came to the Kerlan Collection in April to study Tasha Tudor material.
Clarisa Johnson, from Gatewood Elementary School, visited the Kerlan Collection as part of her trip to the University. Tim Johnson, curator for Special Collections and Rare books, brought his daughter to work on April 27th for the annual Bring your daughter to work day.
Olivia Prouvost, a University of Minnesota English undergraduate, visited the Kerlan Collection in April and studied teaching French as a foreign language in elementary schools. Her research subject was the creation of a unit of lessons on the "Carnival in France."
On April 26th Robert Vork, a University of Minnesota undergraduate from the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature department, studied the influence of Dr. Seuss on the direction and style of illustrations in picture books and picture book publishing.
Emma Weinstein-Levey, a student from the Minneapolis Jewish Day school, came with her father to the Kerlan Collection in April to study the Cheyenne Indians for her 4th grade class project.
Susan Stan, a teacher from Central Michigan University, came to the Kerlan Collection in April.
Susan Howe, from the English department at Brigham Young University, came to the Kerlan Collection in May to research Virginia Sorensen. She is working on a biography of Virginia Sorensen.
Prof. Evgenios Trivizas, a criminologist at the University of Reading, U.K., and author of over one hundred Greek children's books (some of which have been translated into English), was the keynote speaker at the 23d Annual Celebration of Modern Greek Letters. On May 12, Prof. Trivizas spoke on "The Idea of Good and Evil in Children's Literature."
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CI 5410, Sec. 2. Special Topics in the Teaching of Literacy: Teaching and Writing Poetry for and with Children. June 26, 28, 30; July 5, 7, 10; ; 1:00-3:00, Peik 46. Guest lecturers include Bonnie Graves, Lisa Westberg Peters, Lauren Stringer, and Patricia Kirkpatrick. Instructor: Lee Galda. 1 credit.
Fall Semester 2000:
English 3880 and 5270. History of Children's Literature. Tuesday evenings. 6:20-8:50 p.m. 3 credits.
For more information, please call 612-625-5333.
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George Frederick Mason , donor of art for Animal baggage, Animal habits, The deer family, The wildlife of North America, and The wildlife of South America, to the Kerlan Collection, died in January. His daughter, Cynthia M. Allan, donated his art for eighteen published books.
Jean Karl, author & editor of children's books, died in April 2000. She donated many of her manuscripts to the Kerlan Collection, including Beloved Benjamin in waiting and The turning place: stories of a future past. She was the editor for many authors whose work is also in the Kerlan Collection. These include both authors who wrote in English and translations for others. Among them are Mary Anderson, Marie Halun Bloch, Cecil Bodker, Ashley Bryan, Mary Calhoun, Eleanor Lowenton Clymer, Peter Zachary Cohen, Dorothy Crayder, Betty Sue Cummings, Paige Dixon, Norma Farber, Barbara Shook Hazen, Stephen Krensky, James Kruss, Joseph Low, Anne McCaffery, Sheila Moon, Lillian Moore, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Gunilla Brodde Norris, Robert C. O'Brien, Maia Wojeciechowska Rodman, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Glory St. John, Judith Viorst, Barbara Brooks Wallace, Mary Hays Weik, Lisl Weil, Jay Williams, and Elizabeth P. Witheridge.
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Cameron, Ann: MS The stories Julian tells
Paula Danziger: MS I, Amber Brown
Cynthia DeFelice: MS The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker; Devils bridge; The ghost of fossil glen; Nowhere to call home; Weasel
Cornelia Andrews DuBois: MS Singing wheels
Gioia Fiammenghi: IL Sex book for children; Who's got spots?
Don Freeman: IL Best friends; Dinosaur my darling; Flash the dash; Joey's cat; Monster night at grandma's house; Seven in a bed; Tilley witch; Voltaire's micromégas; Wild cats of Rome
Paul Galdone: IL Anatole in Italy; Bascombe, the fastest hound alive; Basil and the pygmy cats: a Basil of Baker street mystery; Basil in the wild west; Hansel and Gretel; Jack-o-lantern; Little red riding hood; Miss Osborne-the-mop; The teeny-tiny woman: a ghost story; Three Aesop fox fables
Peg Kehret: MS The flood disaster; My brother made me do it; The secret journey
M.E. Kerr: MS What became of her
Myra Cohn Livingston: MS Flights of fancy and other poems; IL No way of knowing: Dallas Poems; Poems of Christmas
Nancy Luenn: MS Song for the ancient forest; Unicorn crossing
George Frederick Mason: MS & IL Animal appetites; Animal baggage; Animal clothing; Animal feet; Animal habits; Animal homes; Animal sounds; Animal tails; Animal teeth; Animal tools; Animal tracks; Animal vision; Animal weapons; Bear family; Bats; Bun, a wild rabbit; Chukchi hunter; Chukchi, the second book; Deer family; Dinosaurs; Gray squirrel; "Hill" article; Junior Natural History; Little red, the fox; Long horn; Moose group; Persimmon Jim, the possum; Shep, a collie of the old west; Striped coat, the skunk; Wildlife of Australia and New Zealand; Woody, the wood duck
Donna Jo Napoli: MS Beast
Theodore Taylor: MS Grandpa, the convict
Ann Turner: MS Angel hide and seek; Christmas house; Curtis Brown; Drummer boy: marching to the Civil War; Dust for dinner; Earth angels; Elfsong; Finding Walter; The girl who chased away sorrow: the diary of Sarah Nita a Navajo girl; Katie's trunk; Lions hunger; Mississippi mud: three prairie journals; Poison restaurant; Red flower goes west; Secrets from the dollhouse; Shaker hearts
Elizabeth Witheridge: MS Dog of two names; Just one Indian boy
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Supporting the creation of projects featuring Kerlan holdings, such as traveling author and illustrator portfolios for classroom use.
Helping to acquire additional books and original materials for Kerlan research and exhibitions.
Sponsoring an annual award for an outstanding research paper prepared by a college student using original resources from the Kerlan Collection.
Contributing and encouraging Kerlan gifts, endowments, and bequests.
Promoting other children's book-related events, such as museum displays and book readings.
Sponsoring the annual Kerlan Award, given "in recognition of children's literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection."
As a Kerlan Friend, you will...
Receive a quarterly newsletter.
Be invited to all Kerlan events including the annual Kerlan Award luncheon and summer events.
Have the opportunity to participate in interesting volunteer work, such as assisting with document preservation, engaging in reference and research projects, writing newsletter articles, mounting exhibits for special occasions and locations, and hosting events and special guests.
I/we wish to join the Kerlan Friends.
_____ Kerlan Friend ($25)
_____ Kerlan Collector ($100)
_____ Special Patron ($1000)
_____ Kerlan Student full-time ($10)
_____ Gift Membership(s) ($25 & up) for:
Please send information to: Becoming a Kerlan Friend, 113 Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Ms. Joan M. Arndt
Ms. Jean M. Beccone
Dr. Roger & Linda Boettcher in honor of Mary Ellen Malkasian
Vera M. Carney
Sharon L. Chmielarz
Dr. Sarah O. Colwell
Stuart W. Fenton
Dr. Barbara E. Hanson in honor of Norine Odland
Pamela K. Harper
Mrs. Lois M. Haynes
Mrs. Yvonne D. Hunter in memory of aDora Valentine Smith
Marjorie L. Jenkins
Mrs. Mary Pat Johnson
Phyllis K. Kennemer
Dr. Verla Kroeker Klassen
Renee J. Macomber
Mrs. Joan O. & Prof. H. E. Mason
Maxine L. McCormick
Micawber's Books, Inc.
Dorothy A. & Lee Sanford
Mr. Timothy L. Sawyer
Sally D. Sawyer
Dr. M. Sarah Smedman
John B. & Susan W. Stanford
Ms. Caren B. Stelson
Prof. Kim A. Stelson
Mr. James R. & Donna Norton Swindal
Mrs. Phyllis J. Thornley
Mrs. Arvella D. Whitmore
Ms. Gwen M. Willems
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Hai Yin, the dragon girl, illustrated by Jay Yang. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970
The appalachians, illustrated by Lois and Louis Darling. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.
Brown, Myra Berry
Best friends, illustrated by Don Freeman. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books, 1967.
T'es pas chiche, illustrated by Gioia Fiammenghi. Paris: Editions G.P., 1988.
Diamond champs, illustrated by Larry Johnson. Boston: Little Brown, 1977.
Johnny no hit, illustrated by Ray Burns. Boston: Little Brown, 1977.
The Submarine pitch, illustrated by Larry Johnson. Boston: Little Brown, 1976.
Wild pitch. Boston: Little Brown, 1980.
Rome and a villa, illustrated by Margot Tomes. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1956.
Runaway Ralph, illustrated by Lois Darling. New York: Morrow, 1970.
Colbert, Edwin Harris
Evolution of the vertebrates; a history of the backboned animals through time, illustrated by Lois Darling. New York: Wiley, 1955.
Constant, Alberta Wilson
Miss Charity comes to stay, illustrated by Louis Darling. New York: Crowell, 1959.
Cooper, Elizabeth K.
Wild cats from Rome, illustrated by Don Freeman. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books, 1972.
Someday I'll laugh about this. New York: Delacorte, 1990.
Crazy-quilt cookery, illustrated by Margot Tomes. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1964
Devils bridge. New York: Macmillan Pub. Co., 1992.
Kill with kindness [by] Robert Bloomfield [pseud. 1st ed.], illustrated Margot Tomes. Garden City, N.Y.: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, 1962.
Between friends. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.
The ghost garden, illustrated by Thomas Quirk. New York: Atheneum, 1976.
Flash the dash. Chicago, IL: Children's Press, 1973.
Hahn, Mary Downing
The jellyfish season. New York: Clarion Books, 1985.
The time of the witch. New York: Clarion Books, 1982.
Voltaire's micromégas, illustrated by Don Freeman. San Carlos, CA: Golden Gate Junior Books, 1967.
Duncan the dancing duck, illustrated by Syd Hoff. New York: Clarion, 1994.
Hey diddle daddle, illustrated by James Marshall. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1989.
Mazer, Norma Fox & Lewis Margorie
Waltzing on Water: Poetry by Women. New York: Dell, 1989.
The biggest victory. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1972.
C.O.L.A.R.: a tale of outer space, illustrated by Anthony Kramer. New York: Lippincott, 1981.
The hot shot, photographs by William LaCrosse. New York: Watts, 1977.
Jake. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1971.
Love and tennis. New York: Macmillan, 1979.
Matt Gargan's boy. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1975.
The moon in fact and fancy, illustrated by John Kaufmann. New York: World Pub. Co., 1971.
Moving in. New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1988.
My father, the coach. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1972.
Stranger on the ball club. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1970.
Tony and me. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1974.
St. George, Judith
By George, bloomers!, illustrated by Margot Tomes. Crozet, VA: Shoe Tree Press, 1989.
Basil in the wild west, illustrated by Paul Galdone. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1982.
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The CLRC Kerlan Collection is an internationally recognized center of research in the field of children's literature. The Collection contains original materials, including manuscripts, artwork, galleys, and color proofs for more than 9,000 children's books. These materials represent eight decades of American children's books and selected books published in other countries. The Collection also includes more than 75,000 children's books.
This Summer Newsletter is co-sponsored by Kerlan Friends, CLRC, and a Minnesota Humanities Commission grant for networking.
Editor: Karen Nelson Hoyle
Production Editor: Jennifer Hanson
Proof-reader: Dr. Edward B. Stanford
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