Louise Seamen Bechtel Fellowship Past Winners

* Please note: articles were not written or not available electronically for all years/winners.

2013 award: Alison Anson and Susan Wackerbarth

2012 award: Allison Angell, "School Stories"

2011 award: Allison G. Kaplan, "Board Books: From Toy to Literacy Tool," and
Victoria Penny: "Rediscovering Child’s Sense of Wonder: Depictions of Nature and Outdoor Play in Historical Children’s Literature"

2010 award: Christina H. Dorr, "Searching for Heroes."
Published in Children and Libraries , Vol. 9, no. 2, Summer/Fall 2011, pp. 42-49 as "Searching for She-Roes: A Study of Biographies of Historic Women Written for Children."

2009 award: Linda Martin, "Storytelling in the Content Areas."

2008 award: Mary Elizabeth Land, "Home for the Holidays: The Depiction of Holiday Themes in Books for Children."
Published in Children and Libraries , Vol. 9, no. 3, Winter 2011, pp. 25-38 as "Home for the Holidays: The Depiction of Holiday Themes in Historical Children's Literature."

2007 award: Charmette Kendrick, "The Goblins Will Get Ya: A Survey of Horror in Children's Literature from the 19th and Early 20th Centuries."
Published in Children and Libraries , Vol. 7, no. 1, Spring 2009, pp. 19-23 as "The Goblins Will Get You: Horror in Children's Literature from the Nineteenth Century."

2006 award: Jacquelyn S. Rogers: "The child illustrated: Social roles revealed through dress depicted in 19th and 20th Century children's literature."
Published in Children and Libraries , Vol. 6, no. 3, Winter 2008, pp. 41-46 as "Picturing the Child in Nineteenth-Century Literature: The Artist, the Child, and a Changing Society."

Mary G. Marshall: Anatomy of a book collection: Ruth M. Baldwin and her quest to build an historical children's book collection (1953-1990)
Published in Children and Libraries, Vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 2014, pp. 21-26 as "The Inimitable Ruth Baldwin: Anatomy of a Collector and a Library."

2005 award; research done in 2006: Sharon Deeds: Mother Goose: An historical and social perspective

2004 award; research done in 2005: Jean Hatfield: Literature of L. Frank Baum, and
Joyce Laiosa: Alphabet books of the 19th Century

2003 award; research done in 2004: Mary Humphrey: Heroic quest tales in fairy tales and folk literature

2002 award; research done in 2003: Leslie Barban: E. Nesbit and early 20th Century British children's literature.
Published in Children and Libraries, Vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 2005, pp. 43-47 as "The Evolution of Children's Literature: Getting Sidetracked--Delightfully--at the Baldwin Library." 

2001 award; research done in 2002: Jane Marino: History and evolution of children's songs
Published in Children and Libraries , Vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 2003, pp. 17-25 as "Joyful Noise: A Study of Children's Music at the Baldwin Library for Historical Children's Literature." 

2000 award; research done in 2001: Mary Ann Paulin: Choral reading and poetry for children

Kathleen Simonetta: Conflict resolution in early children's books

1999 award; research done in 2000: Julia Massie: Children's poetry

1998 award; research done in 1999: Floyd Dickman: 19th and 20th Century editions of Cinderella

1997 award; research done in 1998: Kathy East: Books children would have read in the 1880's, in preparation for establishing a one room 1880's school house for local children to visit.

1996 award; research done in 1997: Jan Watkins: Family stories from the 1930's and 1940's

1995 award; research done in 1996: Marsha Cutler: Fairy and folk tales to be used in storytelling

1994 award; research done in 1995: Kathy Toon: 19th and early 20th Century series books

1993 award; research done in 1994: Sue McCleaf Nespeca: 19th and 20th Century pop-up books