The Week I Fell in Love with Archives

h1 June 15th, 2016 by jules

Back in April of this year, I received the James Marshall Fellowship from The University of Connecticut’s Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. I spent a week looking through the James Marshall Papers there. (It was wonderful, and I still miss the very smell of the boxes.)

Today, I have a blog post up at the University’s site, all about my research there. If you’re a fan of James Marshall’s work, you might like to see the rare images up at the post (three of approximately 800 photos I took!).

That blog post is here.

Until tomorrow …

2 comments to “The Week I Fell in Love with Archives”

  1. What an amazing opportunity to see all those things! James Marshall is one of my very favorites and I am excited to know you are making a biography made of his life and work. Recently I was reading the book Tell Me A Story and I loved the interview with James Marshall so much. In it he mentioned a piece of advice given to him by his good friend Arnold Lobel to always answer every piece of fan mail. Arnold Lobel is another author/illustrator whose work I adore and who also died much too young- but it gave me a good feeling to learn these two men were close friends.

  2. Yes, great interview! I know what you’re talking about.

    I think Jim watched Arnold die of AIDS, and then Sendak watched Jim die of AIDS. So sad.

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