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Collection Title: Stephanie Bange Storybook Doll Collection

Collection Number: DG1370

Accession Number: 2016 - 190

Inclusive Dates: 1979-2016

Volume: 60 cubic ft.

Given By : Stephanie Bange

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:


752 Stuffed toys and dolls of storybook characters from children’s books collected by Bange during her years as a children’s librarian [54 boxes]



Cover from The New Advocate, Volume 6, Number 4 (Fall 1993)

Cover from The New Advocate, Volume 3, Number 1 (Winter1990)

Laminated newspaper article re: Bange “Storybook Dolls”

Manuscript and review of Over the Blue

Uncorrected galley and review of The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer

Uncorrected galley and review of We’re Sailing Down the Nile

Autographed bookplates from the Rhode Island Festival of Books:

Barbara Cooney, 1991
Ashley Bryan, 1992
Jerry Spinelli
Rosemary Wells [2]
Bernard Waber [2]
Brian Pinkney [3]
David Macaulay
John Scieszka [2]
David Wiesner [6]
Robert K. Smith
Unidentified signature [4]

Oversize lithographs from the Alice & Jerry Series [companion to Skip Along by Mabel O’Donnell; Row, Peterson & Company, 1947.] [12 double-sided items]

Appleblossom the Possum print by Gary A. Rosen [w/letter from publisher]



Signed, various sizes [19 items]:

State Library of Ohio -- Christopher Canyon [2]
Honest Abe -- Malcah Zeldis (illustrator)
Daughter of Earth -- Gerald McDermott
Musicians of the Sun -- Gerald McDermott
Discover Pinkerton -- Steven Kellogg
Clovis Crawfish & the Orphan Zo-Zo -- Mary Alice Fontenot
ALSC Library Poster -- Michael P. White (illustrator)
Brothers Grimm Hansel & Gretel -- Susan Jeffers
A Cache of Jewels -- Ruth Heller
The Curious Garden -- Peter Brown
Princess & the Pumpkin -- Catherine Stock (illustrator)
Where Poppies Grow -- Linda Granfield
Maggie & the Pirate -- Ezra Jack Keats
St. George & the Dragon -- Margaret Hodges, Trina Schart Hyman
The Hero & the Crown -- Robin McKinley
Beauty and the Beast -- Marianna Mayer
Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus? -- Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes
Pussycat Ate the Dumplings -- Robin Michal Koontz

Rolled, various sizes [37 items]

Folded, various sizes [20 items]

Flat, oversize [12 items] *stored in map case*

Flat, large [18 items]

Flat, medium to large [44 items]

Flat, medium to small [including 11 that were removed from mounting for preservation] [76 items]

Flat, small [68 items]


Other promotional material:

Book bags [5 items]

Book bag signed by William Joyce

The Nocturnals t-shirt

Growth charts [3 items]





Book flyers

Author brochures

Miscellaneous promotional items


Created by: Danielle Bishop Stoulig
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Revised: October 24, 2016