Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems
Charles H. Smith is Science Librarian and Professor of Library Public Services at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Smith's interests are far-ranging and extend to systems and evolutionary theory, biogeography and biodiversity, history of science, bibliography, and music. He has published several dozen shorter works and four books: Alfred Russel Wallace: An Anthology of His Shorter Writings (1991), Biodiversity Studies: A Bibliographic Review (2000), Alfred Russel Wallace: Writings on Evolution 1843-1912 (2004), and Natural Selection and Beyond: The Intellectual Legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace (2008). He has also created and maintains a number of other informational websites, including The Alfred Russel Wallace Page, The Classical Music Navigator, Early Classics in Biogeography, Diversity and Distribution Studies to 1950, Early Classics in Biogeography, Diversity and Distribution Studies 1951-1975, Nineteenth Century Exploration of Australia, The 111 Greatest Acts of the Anglo-American Folk Music Tradition, and Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches.
Nancy Schimmel also worked for some years as a librarian, in the Bay area, then went on to a successful second career as a singer/songwriter and storyteller for children and adults. She is the author of Just Enough to Make a Story: A Sourcebook for Storytelling (1978/1982/1992), the storyteller on the video Tell Me a Story (1986), and the/a principal songwriter, singer, and/or storyteller on the audio releases Plum Pudding (1982), Dinosaur and Other Songs from Plum City (1986), I'm All Ears: Sing Into Reading (1999), and Sun, Sun Shine: Songs for Curious Children (2003). With Judy Fjell, she puts on concerts of Malvina’s songs and the stories behind them. Ms. Schimmel is the founder of Sisters' Choice Recordings and Books in Berkeley, California, and is also, since her mother’s death, owner of Schroder Music Company. She is active in the Children’s Music Network, whose Magic Penny Award for lifetime contribution to children’s music is named after Malvina’s song. She also sings at bedsides with the Threshold Choir.