The Virginia Lee Burton papers in the Children's Literature Research Collection are devoted entirely to her work for Life Story. It features over 900 pieces of artwork in six sketchbooks and loose pieces of board and paper. The hundreds of reworked versions of each page and scene, along with scraps of paper and sketches inform the final product. We are now able to share these small gems with the world.
In an earlier working on the stage the text was placed below the stage and below that a colorful timeline.