At this event, Dr. Craig Carey in the Department of English introduced his research on the production of Curious George and his efforts to involve students in the making of a digital project related to its publishing history. Dr. Carey’s students presented and showcased materials from the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, sharing their archival discoveries from the papers of H. A. and Margret Rey, creators of Curious George. The event also featured a short talk on the history of Curious George by Shane Hand, a Ph.D. candidate in History, as well as an open discussion on the possibilities and challenges of involving students in digital and archival projects.


Schedule of Talks


Archival Curiosity: Teaching and Learning with Special Collections

Dr. Craig Carey (Department of English)

H.A. Rey: Art Work for Family and Friends

Seth Karas, Stacie Bowman, Chloe Marnin

H.A. Rey’s Commercial Advertising

Amy Greer, Morgan Powell, Ben Henderson

The Journals and Diaries of H.A. Rey

Kaytlin McCormick, Mia Jordan, Georgi Davis

The Making of Curious George Goes to the Hospital

Ashley Simon, Taylor White, Marley Mills

The Making of Curious George Goes to the Hospital

Deidre Tubby, Gwenda Phillips, Brandy Nicholson

The Whimsy of H.A. Rey

Abigail Advent, Erin Palmer, Heather Haden

H.A. Rey and Alternative Energy

Daniel Bond, Rebecca Pittman, Aubrei Dupree

The German Origins of an American Story: Race and Imperialism in Curious George

Shane Hand (Department of History)