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Weston Woods Studios

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1953

Historical Information

Weston Woods Studios was formed in 1953 by Morton Schindel to produce audiovisual content for children's literature. In 1996, the company joined with Scholastic, Inc. and continues to provide materials for the advancement of children's literacy.

Citation

"Weston Woods, About Us." Scholastic.com. Accessed February 8, 2023. https://westonwoods.scholastic.com/products/westonwoods/mission.asp

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Artifacts, 1971 - 2011

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555, Series 6
Scope and Contents This series inculdes pins, magnets, commemorative coins, artwork, gifts, and other objects May had on display in her office or received throughout her career. One photograph in series six shows some of these items on display in May's office. Of note is an autographed illustration by Lloyd Alexander and Lester Abrams and a hand-painted cel from the Weston Woods Studios production of "Patrick" from 1973.
Dates: 1971 - 2011

Jill P. May papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555
Scope and Contents The Jill P. May papers document the life and career of Professor of Emerita of the College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Education, Jill P. May. The majority of the papers date from the mid-1970s to May’s retirement in 2011. The collection documents the private and professional life of May, particularly her professional activities during her tenure at Purdue University. Some personal papers include May’s early life and education, in addition to correspondence with family members...
Dates: 1923 - 2018; Majority of material found within mid-1970s - 2011

Professional Career, 1923 - 2018

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555, Series 3
Scope and Contents The Professional Career series holds materials related to May's extensive career at Purdue University and is categorized under three sub-series: Teaching, Writing and Research, and Professional Activities. A large portion of this series includes writings and research May conducted in addition to her teaching duties, and also her participation in many professional organizations such as the Children's Literature Association. Types of materials include teaching materials, manuscripts, research...
Dates: 1923 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2018

Writing and Research, 1923 - 2012

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555, Series 3, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series includes publications, manuscripts, research materials, and electronic media from May's extensive career in children's literature. Of note are research materials used for her publications on Lloyd Alexander and Howard Pyle and on Weston Woods Studios and its founder, Morton Schindel. Correspondence related to May's research can be found in series two.
Dates: 1923 - 2012; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2012