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Nancy Patz Collection


Goucher College Library, Special Collections

The Nancy Patz Collection, donated to Goucher College in 2006, documents the professional life and art career of Baltimore-based, award-winning author and illustrator Nancy Patz. Since the 1978 publication of Pumpernickel Tickle and Mean Green Cheese, Patz has authored and/or illustrated ten children’s books and has become a highly sought-after speaker.


The collection includes manuscript drafts, source materials, preliminary studies and sketches, book dummies, artwork, galleys, page proofs, finished books, and related art produced after publication, such as post-production studies of specific book pages and fine art. Other records include correspondence,fan mail, publicity, reviews, magazine commissions, art assignments, promotional materials, scrapbooks, interviews, workshop materials, and lectures. 


The Nancy Patz Corner was established by an endowed gift from Nancy Patz to preserve and make available these original resources and to support programming, exhibits, teaching, and research using the collection.



Nancy Patz: Her Inward Eye
Jewish Museum of Maryland
April 18 - August 1, 2010
The Artifacts Drawings
Goucher College
September 14 - December 5, 2014
Artifacts & Memory:
The Drawings of Nancy Patz
Anne Frank Center USA
March 11 - April 30, 2015

An original exhibition featuring the work of Baltimore author and illustrator Nancy Patz. The exhibition, Nancy Patz: Her Inward Eye, includes three series of Patz’s drawings, paintings, prints and collages that bring to life the artist’s personal memories and the imagined lives of people she has never known.

The Friends of the Goucher College Library, in partnership with the Azrieli Graduate School of Yeshiva University, proudly invites you to view 125 evocative drawings of artifacts from international Holocaust museums by Baltimore-born, Goucher-educated author and artist Nancy Patz. 

Inspired by a hat she saw on display at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, author and illustrator Nancy Patz began a larger exploration of the power of artifacts and memory. The result was Who Was the Woman Who Wore the Hat, a book she published in 2003 of moving pencil drawings, displayed here for the first time in their entirety. 

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