Georgene Faulkner

Georgene Faulkner (1873 – 1958) was a prominent American children's book author and storyteller of the early twentieth century. In her career, she was known and promoted as "the Story Lady."

A native Chicagoan, she attended the School of Education of the University of Chicago, then at the forefront of educational reform. When her sister Elizabeth Faulkner started the Faulkner School for Girls in 1909, Georgene was in charge of the kindergarten. She was an accomplished storyteller; she dressed up as Mrs. Santa Claus to tell Christmas stories to children. She also practiced her craft with adult audiences: she traveled to Europe to entertain American troops during World War I.

Beginning in 1922, Georgene Faulkner began broadcasting on Chicago radio stations; on stations WMAQ and WGN she had programs titled "The Story Lady" and "Air Castle." She also wrote on children's topics for the Chicago Tribune.

Over the space of four decades she wrote or edited a range of children's books. Several of her works were illustrated by Frederick Richardson. In the final phase of her career she addressed the problem of racial prejudice, in the books Melindy's Medal (with John Becker, 1945) and Melindy's Happy Summer (1949).

Birth and Death Data: Born 1873, Died January 1st, 1958

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1912 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker, adapter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-11717 12-in. 3/13/1912 Chicken Little Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor CVE-11717 12-in. 9/9/1926 Chicken Little Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker, adapter  
Victor C-11718 12-in. 3/13/1912 Gingerbread boy Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor CVE-11718 12-in. 9/9/1926 Gingerbread boy Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor B-11719 10-in. 3/13/1912 Three billy goats gruff Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor BVE-11719 10-in. 9/9/1926 Three billy goats gruff Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker, adapter  
Victor B-11720 10-in. 3/13/1912 Wolf, wolf Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor C-11721 12-in. 3/14/1912 Goldilocks and the three bears Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor CVE-11721 12-in. 9/10/1926 Goldilocks and the three bears Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker, adapter  
Victor C-11722 12-in. 3/14/1912 The fox and the grapes Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor C-12377 12-in. 9/18/1912 The pancake Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor B-13021 10-in. 3/28/1913 Mother Goose jingles Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor C-13022 12-in. 3/28/1913 The three little pigs Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor B-13023 10-in. 3/28/1913 The little red hen Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor BVE-13023 10-in. 9/9/1926 The little red hen Georgene Faulkner Recitation adapter, speaker  
Victor C-13024 12-in. 3/28/1913 The legend of the woodpecker Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor C-13025 12-in. 3/28/1913 The fox as herdsman Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor B-13027 10-in. 3/28/1913 Pippa passes Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor C-13029 12-in. 3/28/1913 Pancake story Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor C-13030 12-in. 3/28/1913 The golden cobwebs Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker  
Victor CVE-35981 12-in. 9/10/1926 The night before Christmas Georgene Faulkner Recitation, with traps speaker  
Victor CVE-35988 12-in. 9/11/1926 Squeaky and the scare box Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker, adapter  
Victor CVE-35989 12-in. 9/11/1926 The town musicians of Bremen Georgene Faulkner Recitation speaker, adapter  
Victor CVE-35990 12-in. 9/11/1926 The American knight, part 1 Georgene Faulkner Recitation adapter, speaker  
Victor CVE-35991 12-in. 9/11/1926 The American knight, part 2 Georgene Faulkner Recitation adapter, speaker  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Faulkner, Georgene," accessed July 14, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104701.

Faulkner, Georgene. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104701.

"Faulkner, Georgene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 14 July 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104701

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