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Recently, I began processing the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Munro Leaf. Having already processed the Frederick R. Gardner collection of Robert Lawson, it was a perfect… continue reading “This Is a Watchbird Watching YOU”

By written by Caitlin G.    October 14, 2011    27

Children’s illustrator Carolyn Haywood was a lifelong Philadelphian who generously donated her extensive collection of book manuscripts, illustrations, and personal papers to the Free… continue reading New exhibit from the Children's Literature Research Collection

By written by Adrienne P.    September 12, 2011   

Carolyn Haywood once described herself as “grand student of Howard Pyle.” Haywood was heavily influenced by several of Pyle’s students: Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935),… continue reading Like a Red, Red Rose

By written by Administrator    August 10, 2011    2

For those of you not familiar with Carolyn Haywood’s books (and who didn’t read last week’s blog post ), imagine stereotypical 1950s children’s literature: safe plots,… continue reading Carolyn Haywood: The Shocking Revelation!

By written by Adrienne P.    June 28, 2011    1

Carolyn Haywood created a comfortable, reassuring world for young children, where the greatest dilemma any character faces is the sudden disappearance of a coveted tea set from the toy store… continue reading Carolyn Haywood: All Sugar, No Spice

By written by Adrienne P.    June 21, 2011   

We are excited to present a new exhibit featuring Robert Lawson’s original illustrations for Mr. Popper’s Penguins , on display on the ground floor of the Parkway Central Library,… continue reading The Original Mr. Popper's Penguins

By written by Caitlin G.    June 15, 2011    1

You might already know that the Children’s Literature Research Collection archivists are a little nutty about Tomi Ungerer . Ever since we processed his papers last year, it seems like… continue reading Tomi Ungerer is COMING HERE!

By written by Caitlin G.    June 8, 2011   

The Rare Book Department at the Free Library is lucky to own the papers of children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson, donated by the rare book dealer and collector Frederick R.… continue reading History According to Ben Franklin's Mouse and Captain Kidd's Cat

By written by Caitlin G.    May 31, 2011   

Carolyn Haywood was a children’s book author and illustrator, many of whose original works we are proud to hold in the Children’s Literature Research Collection. Her books have… continue reading Carolyn Haywood, Children's Book Author and Illustrator

By written by Adrienne P.    May 9, 2011    1

Happy 100th Birthday, Evaline Ness! Born on April 24, 1911, Ness was an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books whose glamorous life would translate well to the silver… continue reading Evaline Ness's Centenary

By written by Adrienne P.    April 21, 2011   

The Children’s Literature Research Collection is pleased to announce a new exhibit featuring the papers of celebrated children’s author Lloyd Alexander . It is now on display on the… continue reading Lloyd Alexander: The Cat’s Meow

By written by Caitlin G.    April 12, 2011   

How much of an author’s own life is represented in their books? This thought occurred to me as I was working on Virginia Lee Burton’s collection, processed though a CLIR grant for… continue reading Discovering Virginia Lee Burton's 'Life Story'

By written by Adrienne P.    April 4, 2011   

The Children’s Literature Research Collection is abuzz with activity this week as we prepare to loan artwork to two upcoming exhibitions of Tomi Ungerer’s work. The Eric Carle Museum… continue reading The CLRC Goes on the Road

By written by Caitlin G.    March 21, 2011    1

We here at the Free Library of Philadelphia are thrilled to see the children’s book author and illustrator Robert Lawson (1892-1957) getting some press for upcoming film projects based on… continue reading The Frederick R. Gardner Collection of Robert Lawson

By written by Caitlin G.    March 3, 2011   

Did you know that Lloyd Alexander was born on January 30, 1924 right here in Philadelphia? The celebrated children’s author published over three dozen books before he died in 2007, including… continue reading Philadelphia, according to Lloyd Alexander

By written by Adrienne P.    January 28, 2011    1

We are very happy to announce that a new exhibit featuring the work of children's book author and illustrator Tomi Ungerer has just been installed on the ground floor of the Parkway Central… continue reading New Tomi Ungerer Exhibit

By written by Adrienne P.    December 14, 2010   

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you know that we archivists are in a holiday mood. The authors whose papers we're processing also had a soft spot for Christmas. They made… continue reading Christmas in the Archives

By written by Adrienne P.    December 9, 2010   

Not many people know about the Free Library's wonderful collection of Tomi Ungerer papers , currently being processed in the Children's Literature Reseach Collection. But since his… continue reading Happy Birthday, Tomi Ungerer!

By written by Adrienne P.    November 26, 2010    3

One of the great things about being an archivist in the grand “Age of the Internet” is how easy it is to find other archives and communicate with other archivists. This comes in handy… continue reading We Get By With a Little Help From Our (Archival) Friends

By written by Adrienne P.    November 10, 2010