First Editorial Board Meeting

Starved Rock Lodge

Starved Rock Lodge

In 1972, the Editorial Advisory Board convened for their first meeting with Cricket founders Marianne and Blouke Carus and their staff at Starved Rock Lodge. Board members present included Lloyd Alexander, Eleanor Cameron, Kaye Webb, Walter Scherf, Virginia Haviland, and Paul Heins. Cricket staff included Clifton Fadiman, William Caroll, Marcia Leonard, Sherwood Sugden, and art director Trina Schart Hyman. The meeting was marked by levity when Hyman released a jar of live crickets!

References

Carus, Marianne. 2003. Celebrate Cricket: 30 years of stories and art. Chicago: Cricket Books.

Cricket Media records, 1960-2018, Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

First Editorial Board Meeting