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Schindel, Morton, 1918-2016

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1918-01-29 - 2016-08-20

Biographical Information

Morton Schindel was the founder of Weston Woods Studios in Weston, Connecticut, a film production company that brought children's literature to life. He worked with writers, illustrators, and publishers to create the movies Weston Woods Studios produced.

Citation

"Morton Schindel, Who Turned Children’s Books Into Animated Films, Dies at 98." New York Times, August 24, 2016. Accessed February 6, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/business/media/morton-schindel-dead.html

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1975 - 2018

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 555, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series includes personal and professional correspondence with family, friends, former students, and colleagues throughout May's extensive career, arranged alphabetically. Photographs found in correspondence remain within the original correspondence.
Dates: 1975 - 2018

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