This article describes the work at the New York Public Library to develop a storytelling program over a hundred-year period, starting in 1907. This work was reflected in a list of stories for storytelling, first developed in 1927 from notes on slips of paper. The list was revised seven times over the next sixty-three years by children’s librarians actively involved in storytelling, who selected the stories they thought would best serve their work with children. The article draws on unpublished reports, letters, and clippings in the files of the Office of Children’s Services of the New York Public Library, accessed in 2003.
Iarusso, Marilyn Berg
"“Stories: A List of Stories to Tell and to Read Aloud” (The History of the New York Public Library’s Storytelling List),"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol12/iss1/3