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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Deihl - The Three Bells - Keeping the Public in Public Domain

New Year brings resolutions to do better.  This New Year's story fits that resolution by showing the importance of attitude.

I confess the title of this book, Holiday-Time Stories, was what talked me into buying it.  So many times storytelling programs are scheduled for a holiday celebration.  This little book was written by Edna Groff Deihl.  I can find nothing by or about her even though the book lists three other volumes by her.  Surely this is a perfect reason for Keeping the Public in Public Domain and I can only hope her books are digitally archived in the future.  The illustrator, Genevieve Fusch Samsel, was similarly not found on the internet at this time.  The illustration by Samsel says this is "The End."  Possibly it is for 2013, but trust we will meet again in 2014 online or in person.
This is part of a series of postings of stories under the category, "Keeping the Public in Public Domain."  The idea behind Public Domain was to preserve our cultural heritage after the authors and their immediate heirs were compensated.  I feel strongly current copyright law delays this intent on works of the 20th century.  I hope you enjoy discovering new stories. 

At the same time, I've returned to involvement in projects requiring research as part of my sharing stories with an audience.  Whenever that research needs to be shown here, the publishing of Public Domain stories will not occur that week.  This is a return to my normal monthly posting of a research project here.  Response has convinced me that "Keeping the Public in Public Domain" should continue along with my monthly postings as often as I can manage it.  

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