Road Trip part one: checking out the archives at UM
My road trip was fantastic! Not without difficult parts, but so amazing. I loved speaking at the WISE Women event in the Appoquinimink School District in Delaware. Great kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.
In Minneapolis I met with Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at University of Minnesota. it is truly amazing what they have in their carefully temperature controlled archives. Down, down, down into the depths we went, where it is easier to control temperature and humidity.
Check out those shelves as they stretch behind us. they go on and on, and all the way up to the ceiling.
Lisa also showed me the pages from some original art work in their collection. Recognize these?