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11: "A Conversation with Katherine Paterson."
Award-winning author Katherine Paterson will speak and read from her new fall book, The same stuff as stars, at Andersen Library on Wednesday, September 11 at 4 p.m. in Room 120.
Katherine Paterson is a two-time winner of the Newbery Award for Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob have I loved, a Newbery Honor Book winner for The great Gilly Hopkins and a two-time winner of the National Book Award for The master puppeteer and The great Gilly Hopkins. The Kerlan Collection holds manuscripts for more than twenty of her books, and she received the Kerlan Award in 1983.
This event is co-sponsored by Clarion Books, the Kerlan Friends, and Friends of the Library. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing courtesy of Red Balloon Bookshop.
September 19: Nikki Grimes
16: Book Week Banquet
Debra Frasier writes and illustrates for children and her picture books have won many awards, including the Parents Choice Gold Award, a Minnesota Book Award for Illustration, a Hungry Mind Book of Distinction Award, and the Best Children's Book Award from the Southeastern Booksellers' Association. She worked as Director of Animation with the Minnesota Orchestra's NotesAlive! label to produce their first video which won the American Library Association's highest honor for a children's video, the Andrew Carnegie Medal. Her first book, On the day you were born, has been translated into five languages and was a Reading Rainbow Feature Program for PBS. In 2001, this book, often called "a contemporary classic," celebrated its tenth anniversary with over one million copies in print. Her most recent book, Miss Alaineus, a vocabulary disaster, was selected as an IRA Teacher and Children's Choice Award and has inspired Vocabulary Parades in cities from coast to coast.
Debra Frasier has written and illustrated many other children's books including Out of the ocean, The animal that drank up sound, We got here together, and In the space of the sky. Debra's speech will follow dinner.
To purchase tickets and for more information, contact Joelle Tegwen at 612-624-0887 or via e-mail at email@example.com
6: Barbara Elleman
September 14: The Third Annual Celebration of Minnesota Children’s Authors & Illustrators in Red Wing, MN will take place at the Anderson Center on September 14, 2002 from 1 - 5 p.m. The event will feature book sales by the Red Balloon Book Shop of St. Paul, book signings and readings by authors, slide presentations and talks by illustrators, bookmaking workshops for both children and parents, and an extensive gallery display of book illustrations.
Nationally acclaimed children’s authors and illustrators who will make personal appearances include Betsy Bowen, Mary Cassanova, John Coy, Kelly Dupre, Debra Frasier, Stephen Gammell, Linda Keefe, Lise Lunge-Larsen, Alison McGhee, Isabell Monk, Janice Lee Porter, Lauren Stringer and Anne Ylvisaker.
The Kerlan Collection will have some material on display at this event by Betsy Bowen, Mary Casanova, John Coy, Lise Lunge-Larsen, Isabell Monk, and Janice Lee Porter.
This Red Wing event is free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up for one of the workshops, please call 651-388-2009.
September 17: Presentation of Gary Paulsen Manuscripts
September 21: 23rd Annual Writers Conference in Children's
The event includes an opportunity for registered participants to submit one manuscript of up to 1500 words or a synopsis and one chapter of a book for evaluation and critique by one of the authors attending the event. Registered participants who submit manuscripts that have not been accepted for publication are eligible for the Emily Award to be awarded to the work that, in the opinion of the judges, shows the most promise in the area of writing for children.
For information about the event and registering contact the Conference Committee. Address: Department of English, UND, Grand Forks, ND 58202. Telephone: (701)-777-3321 or 777-3984. E-mail: ursula_hovet @mail.und.nodak.edu or Fthureen@aol.com.
October 3: Memo Conference
October 26: 34th Annual Festival of Books for Young People
For information, please contact Jane Bradbury. Telephone: 1-800-IOWA, ext. 5709. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fridays in Andersen Library: September 6, 2002 - May 2, 2003
Noon, September 6: Bon Voyage: Travel Accounts and Travel Books
Noon, November 1: Local Treasures: Faculty Research in Andersen Library
Noon, December 6: Fine Design: From Costumes to Computers
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|Twenty Five Years of Children's Literature Summer Forums.
Children's Literature Summer Forums, co-sponsored with Summer Sessions, brought the university and public communities together to hear presentations by authors, poets, illustrators, professors, and others in the field. They averaged nine presentations each summer.
Over the course of twenty-five years, from 1978 through 2002, 223 presenters shared their knowledge as part of the professional outreach of the CLRC. Stephen Gammell, who later won the Caldecott Honor twice and then the Caldecott Award, was the first speaker; Dr. Karal Ann Marling from the Department of Art History was the last.
Newbery Award recipient Phyllis Reynolds Naylor reminisced about her
craft of writing. Another Newbery Award recipient, three Newbery Honor
Book, three Caldecott Award and three Honor Book awardees spoke, most prior
to that recognition. Ashley Bryan recited poetry, sang and told stories
to both adults and children including more than one hundred from the Osseo
President Margaret Preska of Mankato State University commented on translations
of Russian folktales. Teacher and graduate student Diana Swanson, later
President of the Kerlan Friends, spoke about her selections in creating
a video about the Kerlan Collection.
In 1984 co-owners Michelle Poire and Carol Erdahl talked about "Planning the Red Balloon Bookshop." Kent Brown Jr. speculated about the future of publishing. Ellen Wells, James Taylor Dunn and Lionel Johnson shared insights into their private collecting of Black Beauty, Struwwelpeter, and Treasure Island respectively.
During the one year Tolowa Mollel left Canada to work in the Twin Cities, he reviewed East Masai folklore from his native country Tanzania. Six Scandinavians (including Inger Sandberg), five United Kingdom citizens (including Peter Hunt) and two Japanese experts (including Shigeo Watanabe), spoke on international aspects of children's books.
Twenty five years ago, the Forums were unique and well attended. As years went by, other programs in the metro area emerged and, with some exceptions, the size of the forum audience diminished. The College of Education's Chase Lecture will hold its 25th lecture in 2003. St. Cloud State added a June conference. The 3rd Annual Celebration of Minnesota Children's Authors and Illustrators in Red Wing will occur in September, giving attendees a chance to listen to their presentations.
We are grateful to University of Minnesota Summer Sessions for sustaining this important gift to the university and public communities for a quarter century.
--Karen Nelson Hoyle, Curator
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2002 Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Fellows
Chip Houser and Lori McElrath-Esick, selected as the 2002 Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Collection Fellowship winners, visited the Kerlan Collection during the first week of August.
Each winner was selected as “a talented writer and/or illustrator of children’s books who wishes to use the Kerlan Collection for the furtherance of his or her artistic developement.”
Chip, travelling from St. Louis, MO, had a particular interest in researching the paperback writing and illustrating process. Lori travelling from Muskegon, MI, focused on studying poets and on achieving personal growth as an illustrator.
Visitors can ask to read their reports about their work in the Collection, which are kept by CLRC.
If you are interested in applying for this annual fellowship, see information
on page 6 under submissions.
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Exploring the Great Outdoors: Sports and Recreation in Original Illustrations
from Children’s Books.
This traveling Meridian exhibition will include approximately 80 original illustrations of outdoor activities ranging from traditional sports to recreational pursuits of all kinds. Artworks have been supplied by a number of different collections around the United States. The Kerlan Collection is contributing original illustrations by Nancy Carlson, Barbara Cooney, Tomie dePaola, Paul Galdone, Fritz Kredel, Blair Lent, Corrine Malverne and Gustaf Tenggren.
For information about Meridian International Center exhibitions, contact their Exhibitions Coordinator by phone at (202) 939-5566 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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Hanna Van Der Meulen, a public librarian from Tytsjerk in Frysland, visited with Marilyn McClaskey.
Literacy Coordinator Deb Skophammer, representing the Early Childhood Services program in St. Paul explored staff development opportunities.
Kristin Anderson, Faculty member, stopped by from neighboring Augsburg College to enhance her research paper on baseball imagery of the late 19th century.
Geri Chesner, a member of Alverno College's faculty, studied Cynthia Rylant's work for research on an article.
Kelly Diller, a member of the University of Northern Iowa faculty, visited the Collection to make plans for a field trip for a graduate children's literature class.
In June, Michael Fitzgerald came to the Collection from St. Olaf College's History department to research the Reconstruction Period and race relations for a book.
Burt Johnson, an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, researched the Pledge of Allegiance for a history class.
A research assistant studying Art History and Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota, Tiffany Johnson was sent to the Collection to research American Suburban Architecture in the 19th century for Professor John Archer.
Research for a course paper in English brought University of Minnesota graduate student Elisabeth Malm to the Collection.
Hilary Sackett, a Music major at the University of Minnesota, did research for a presentation.
In July, Ron Scwhartz visited with a couple from Japan - to look at the work of Marie Hall Ets.
Barbara Tello, an undergraduate Architecture major, investigated designing a children's library.
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In evaluating the papers, judges will emphasize the formulation of a research topic that provides a contribution to knowledge and utilizes original resources, especially manuscripts and illustrations in the CLRC. The writing style and organization of the paper are also important. Call 612-624-4576 for specific instructions on submissions.
The deadline for entries is June 1, 2003.
The Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Fellowship
The Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Memorial Fellowship from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation will provide $1500 to a "talented writer and/or illustrator of children's books who wishes to use the Kerlan Collection for the furtherance of his or her artistic development." Special consideration will be given to someone who would find it difficult to finance a visit to the Kerlan Collection.
The Ezra Jack Keats Fellowship recipient will receive transportation cost and a per diem allotment. Applications for 2003 must be postmarked by May 1st, 2003. For application materials, please send a business size self- addressed, $0.55 stamped envelope to:
Ezra Jack Keats/Kerlan Collection
113 Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Emily Award at the 23rd Annual Writers Conference in Children's Literature on September 21, 2002. For more information, see Coming Events on Page 5.
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CLRC staff can search by author, title, illustrator and subject heading
for people who inquire during a visit, e-mail, mail or on the telephone.
The Minnesota Humanities Commission helped sponsor this project.
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The Kerlan Award committee invites nominations for the forthcoming 2003 Kerlan Award. The Kerlan Award nominations are due in CLRC or post-marked by October 15, 2002 and the award will be presented in the spring. You may suggest as many names as you wish, but list them in order of priority, with the highest recommendation first.
For more information, please call 612-624-4576.
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174410 CSCH 0103, Sec 01, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Tuesdays, October 15-October
29, Blegen Hall
Scandinavian Treasures in Children's Literature
This course focuses on Scandinavian and Scandinavian-American achievements in children's literature. Learn more about these traditional and contemporary works available for review from the Kerlan Collection.
174451 CSCH 0475, Sec 01, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Mondays, September 9-September 23, American Swedish Institute and CLRC
For more information, call the Compleat Scholar office at 612-625-7777.
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|Wendy Pradt Lougee, former Associate Director of Digital Library services at the University of Michigan, started her position as University Librarian at the University of Minnesota in mid-June. She replaced retired Librarian Thomas Shaughnessy, who retired after 12 years of service.|
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The Children's Literature Research Collections would like to thank the following people for their monetary gifts to our Collections:
Deidre Johnson, Red Balloon Bookshop, Theodore and Flora Taylor and Robert Verbrugge.
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Kerlan Friends Memberships
New Members of the Kerlan Friends from May 1 - July 31, 2002
Linda Bindman, Elizabeth Hodges, Margaret Meyer, Janet Peterson, and Susan Wakefield
Kerlan Friends Renewals from May 1 - July 31, 2002
Doris Arnold, Elizabeth Askey, Barbara Bach, Otto Bang, Elvi Bankey, Cornelia Ooms Beck, Jane Bergstrom, Ruth Berman, Elizabeth De Grote Blaufoss, Frank Braun, Carolyn Briese, Karen Carlson, Kathie Cellotti, Kathie Cerra, Gloria Charney, Sharon Chmielarz, Judie & David Cargo, Cheryle Clausman, Robert Crofford, Bernice Cullinan, Christine Cundall, Judith Dahill, Ruth Donhowe, Bruce Drewlow, Kelly Dupre, Robert Dykstra, Christine Dyrud, Jean Elvedrog, Kimberly Faurot, Stuart Fenton, Sheila Fitzgerald, Debra Frasier, Norma Gaffron, Lee Galda-Pellegrini, Irvyn Gilbertson, Bonnie Graves, Anne Gray, Donna Green, Adele Greenlee, Helen George, Phyllis Haensel, Donna Hageman, Kathleen Hall, Heidi Hammond, Barbara Hanson, Lois Haynes, Claudette Hegel, Nancy Hof, Karen Hoyle, Robert Hull, Rosalie Huston, Marjorie Jenkins, Vernon Jensen, May Jesseph, Sally Kaiser, Zarm Keljik-Geisenhoff, Beatrice Kotz, George Kreutzer, Richard Krieb, Grace Kurtz, Mary Lanford, Julia Leitzke, John & Judith Looney, Molly Lynch, Nancy Mambi, Joan & H.E. Mason, Phyllis Mattill, Ruth Moldenhauer, Dianne Monson, Timothy Moriarty, Gail Nordstrom, Joan O'Brien, Doris Pagel, Jane Paulsen, Walter Peik, Bette Peltola, June Peterson, Larry Peterson, Mary Peterson, Patricia Pond, Virginia Puzak, Rebecca Rapport, Red Balloon Bookshop, Anne Sanderson, Judith Schlief, Janie Schomberg, Carol Sibley, Sarah Smedman, Louann Smith, Patricia Snodgrass, Edward B. Stanford, Lois Steer, Jean Stevenson, John Stewig, Lauren Stringer, Deborah Swanson, Grace Swenson, Nancy Techam, Maria Theologides, Mary Topp, Lois Vandyck, Mary Voigt, Vienna Volante, Alene Warnock, Dianne Weaver, Katharine Weiblen, John White, and Vivian Yenika-Agbaw.
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Research Based on CLRC Resources
|Julie L’Enfant. The Gág family: German-bohemian artists in America.
Afton, MN: Afton Press, 2002. 204 pages, 200 color and black & white
To order copies of The Gág Family: German-Bohemian Artisits in America, please call the Afton Press at (651) 436-8443 or toll-free (800) 436-8443.
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Ingrid Fetz (1915-2001), children's book artist of 38 titles who gave to the Kerlan Collection her original illustrations for Carol Ryrie Brink's Louly, died April 18, 2001.
Isabelle Holland, author of many children’s books, died on February 9, 2002. The Kerlan Collection holds manuscript material for 10 of her titles, including Man without a face.
Maia Wojciechowska, award-winning author of many children’s books, died at the age of 74 on June 13, 2002. She wrote 19 books, the best known of which is Shadow of a bull, winner of the 1963 Newbery Award. The Kerlan Collection holds 17 titles of original material, including Shadow of a bull.
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MS = manuscripts, IL = illustrations; TMS = translator
manuscript; Published titles are indicated by italics. These
materials have been donated by the authors and/or illustrators, or their
families. Titles for which additional materials have arrived are
not listed if already reported in The Kerlan Collection: Manuscripts and
Illustrations (1985) or in previous newsletters.
|Bowman, Leslie: IL Balloons and other
poems; The berry picking man; The Canada geese quilt; Charley Bland; The
copper lady; The cuckoo child; The fiddler of the northern lights; The
ghost and Mrs. Hobbs; El Guero; Hannah; Hello, crow; Orcas around me; Rich
Curtis, Christopher Paul: MS Bud,not Buddy
Gág, Wanda: Print donated by Kathleen Johnson
Knotts, Howard: IL The big red barn; A day in the country; Follow the brook; Goose dinner; Great-grandfather, the baby, and me; The lost Christmas; Punch’s secret; When the wind stops; Winter’s coming MS & IL The summer cat; The winter cat
|Leslie Bowman||Lenski, Lois: IL We lived by the river; MS: typescript with autobiographical information about Lenski; regional books, photographs, correspondence to Gloria Kortmeyer from various individuals including her son, pamphlets, "Farm by the Road" print. All donated by Gloria Kortmeyer|
|Lichtenheld, Tom: IL Everything I know
Sedgwick, Marcus: MS Witch hill
Sorenson, Margo: MS Island danger; The kosher kimono; Secret heroes; Soccer battle; Tori and the sleigh of midnight blue
Taylor, Theodore: MS I can cry over card tricks
Waters, Tony: IL Babybug, Dec. 2001 & Feb. 2002; Ladybug March 2001, July 2001 & Dec. 2001. IL & MS: The moon shines down
|Tom Lichtenheld||Willard, Nancy: 4 soft sculptures|
|Yolen, Jane: MS Atlanta and the Arcadian beast; Hippolyta and the curse of the Amazons|
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New Greeting Card
A NEW SEASONAL NOTECARD IS READY
A sketch from That's not Santa, by Leonard Kessler, illustrates the newest note card offered by the Kerlan Friends. Born in Ohio in 1921, Len first became interested in art as a young boy attending classes at a neighborhood center. Many of his works were done in black-and -white or two colors. However, the Kerlan note card is a study done in pen, ink, marker and watercolor.
Len and his wife Ethel created many children's books together and Len continues to work at his drawing board from his home in Sarasota, Florida. He says he enjoys his work -- probably because he claims that he is "still 6 years old." Among his honors are the New York Times "Best Illustrated Children's Book" Award of 1954 for Heavy is a hippopotamus by Miriam Schlein.
Some of his early books are now available in reprints from Purple House Press. These include Mr. Pine's mixed-up signs and Mr. Pine's purple house.
The charming elves on the notecard are printed in the original watercolors that Kessler used. These 6 ¼" by 4 ½" cards are a perfect size for including 4" by 6" photos. They will make a cheery and unique holiday greeting. As with the other Kerlan notecards in color, these come in packets of 6 cards and 6 envelopes, for $6.50 plus tax.
Other cards available:
|Erik Blegvad - Gift Enclosure Cards 15/$6.50||Ashley Bryan - Where Shall I Be? 8/$6.50|
|Michelle Edwards - Dora's Book 6/$6.50||Don Freeman - Come Again, Pelican 6/$6.50|
|Wanda Gág - Millions of Cats 8/$6.50||Dahlov Ipcar - Zebra Mare and Foal 10/$6.50|
|Lois Lenski - Fireside Poems 8/$6.50||Charles Mikolaycak - The Owl 8/$6.50|
To view these cards and other items for sale, go to the website at http://special.lib.umn.edu/clrc/order.htm
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 10,000 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 100,000 children's books.
This Fall Newsletter is co-sponsored by Kerlan Friends and CLRC.
Editor: Karen Nelson Hoyle
Production Editor: Jennifer Hanson
Proof-readers: Dr. Edward B. Stanford & Carrie Mercer
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