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
Notes: "The Story Lady," according to Victor ledgers.
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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Faulkner, Georgene," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104701.
Faulkner, Georgene. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104701.
"Faulkner, Georgene." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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