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Scholar Studies Cinderella Stories

"Two Centuries of Cinderella" was the topic of our eleventh Ezra Jack Keats Research Fellowship scholar. Floyd Dickman, retired coordinator of the Ohio Center for the Book, utilized the vast fairy tale holdings of the de Grummond Collection in his quest to study the innumerable variants of the Cinderella story. Dickman is interested in a comparison study of the various versions, with a particular focus on how Cinderella is depicted not only by the illustration, but also in the text. Dickman has been researching Cinderella stories for the past twenty years and has a personal collection of more than 100 editions, the oldest published in 1910. Recent additions include a number of multicultural versions. Favorites from his collection are two Cinderellas from the 1930s, both published by Platt and Munk. One is illustrated by
Floyd Dickman
Eulalie, a paperback with a mix of black and white and color illustrations. The other is illustrated by Lois Lenski, one of Dickman's favorite illustrators. Dickman's research at the de Grummond Collection continues of work begun at the Baldwin Collection. That trip was funded by the 1999 Bechtel Fellowship, a program sponsored by the Association for Library Services to Children that provides a stipend for extended research at the University of Florida's children's literature collection. The Ezra Jack Keats Fellowship is an annual program funded by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and we are grateful for its continued support of our efforts to make the holdings of the de Grummond Collection accessible to a growing number of scholars throughout the world. Click on the link for more information about the 2002 Keats Fellowship.

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