October 12, 2011

Nancy Patz Collection Exhibit

Special Collections & Archives of the Goucher College Library presents the Nancy Patz Collection exhibit documenting the literary and artistic career of award-winning author and illustrator Nancy Patz. The Collection showcases the writing, illustration and production of her children's books, tracking the creative process from drafting to publishing.

Born in Baltimore, Patz attended Goucher College before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. The recipient of various awards- including the Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book Award from the Center for Children's Books, the Gold Star Award from the Fund for Educational Excellence, and several Parent's Choice Awards-Patz is the author of ten children's books such as Babies Can't Eat Kimchee! (with Susan L. Roth, 2007), Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat? (2003), Moses Supposes His Toeses are Roses and 7 Other Silly Old Rhymes (1983), and Pumpernickel Tickle and Mean Green Cheese (1978, 2000). Patz frequently gives lectures, teaches, and conducts writing and illustration workshops.

The Collection, donated to Goucher College in 2006, illuminates Patz's own explanation of the evolution from preliminary drafts to finalized text and illustrations-"first the words and then the pictures." It showcases manuscript drafts, sketches, artwork, page proofs, and finished books, as well as correspondence, fan mail, interviews, scrapbooks, and workshop materials.

The exhibit is located in Special Collections & Archives on level 4 of the Goucher College Athenaeum.