In 1999, Curator Terri Goldich joined Mrs. Billie M. Levy’s program “Children’s Books: Their Creators and Collectors”. The show, which began in 1993 on West Hartford Community Television, hosted hundreds of well know authors, illustrators and collectors over the years. Billie Levy, a retired librarian, children’s book collector and host of the popular show, is well-known to the Dodd Research Center. Her donation of over 10,000 children’s books is the backbone of the Northeast Children’s Literature Collection (NCLC). And on a personal note, her southern hospitality brightens up any room she joins.
In this video from the archives, courtesy of the University Libraries’ new video streaming service, you can hear from our own NCLC Curator, Terri Goldich, just shortly after the new facilities of the Dodd Research Center were dedicated in a plea to authors and illustrators to “Save That Draft”. mms://video.lib.uconn.edu/Levy49