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Acknowledgements:

Abby, Christina and Ethan want to thank:

Eric and Bobbie Carle for creating such an important, beautiful museum dedicated to children's book art. We are proud and grateful to be a future part of it.

Our family and friends for their support and encouragement. Special thanks to Kage Glantz for his words, friendship and patience.

Diane Muldrow for her dedicated work with THE GOLDEN BOOKS.
 
We'd like to acknowledge our great debt to Leonard Marcus, who has been an incredible help in the years since our father's death. He was the one to connect us to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Thanks to Leonard and the museum, our father's artwork will be seen and studied far into the future.
 
A thousand thanks deserve to be given to Nick Clark, the director of The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art for his professionalism, knowledge, and days of work in Copenhagen sorting through our father's archives.
 
Thanks to Justin Schiller for his enthusiasm and help structuring the work process.
 
Weisgard Artwork finds a Home at UConn
After our fatherís death in 2001 we three siblings inherited 13 steamer trunks full of manuscripts, research material, and original artwork.
It took us some years to figure out exactly what to do with it all, but eventually decisions were made. After choosing what we wanted to keep in our personal collection, we asked for advice from notable people we knew in the field, including writer/illustrator Maurice Sendak, prominent childrenís literature author and critic, Leonard Marcus, the chief curator of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, H. Nichols B. Clark, and Mrs. Billie M. Levy, one of the founders of the Northeast Childrenís Literature Collection.
The Golden Egg Book

 

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at UConn seemed the perfect place.

997 kilos of papers, letters, archives, illustrations and original artwork have been shipped off and are now in the professional hands of Curator Terri Goldich.

Jorge Santos, a PhD candidate in the English department has been working on the archiving as a special assignment,.

It makes us so happy to know everything will be professionally archived and people will be able to study our fatherís artwork in the future.

According to Terri, the work is an important addition to the collection, not only because of Leonardís stature in the childrenís literature world but because of the depth and breadth of the collection materials.
ď Once processed, researchers will be able to gain a deeper knowledge of the creative processes Leonard employed as well as get to know him as father and husband, as evidenced by the illustrated personal letters and notes between, him, his children and his wife,Ē Goldich says.

We thank everyone who has helped us in finding this new home for the archives/artwork. We also encourage everyone who is interested to visit The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries