Resources

The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA has a permanent exhibition space for The Jim Henson Collection, an extensive collection of puppets, props, and costumes. For more information, see Center for Puppetry Arts.


The National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland has a large collection of documents from Sesame Workshop (formerly The Children's Television Workshop), the producers of Sesame Street. They have public hours and offer research assistance. Phone: 301-405-9255



The Paley Center for Media (Formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) in both NY and Los Angeles has extensive Henson holdings that can be viewed in their libraries including some documentaries and rare early footage. For more information, see Paley Media Council.org



The Leland, Mississippi Chamber of Commerce has a small Jim Henson exhibit at their "Birthplace of the Frog" building on Deer Creek. It is open to the public and has images and information about Jim Henson's formative years and ensuing career. Phone: 800-467-3582



There is a traveling exhibition organized by The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY called "Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street". It is currently at the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul (through April 2008). They also have a permanent version of the show at the Strong Museum. For more information, see the Strong National Museum of Play.



There is a good PBS documentary on Jim Henson called "Great Performances: The World of Jim Henson". It is usually available for purchase on-line and may be available through your public library.



Biography.com has an excellent overview and video material about Jim Henson's life and career. It is available here.



For some transcripts of interviews of Jim and people that worked with Jim, go to: Muppet Central



The Performing Arts Library at The University of Maryland, College Park, has a large Henson video collection accessible to the public in their reading room. For more information, go to Jim Henson Works.



The National Public Broadcasting Archives at the University of Maryland has a large collection of documents from Sesame Workshop (formerly The Children's Television Workshop), the producers of Sesame Street. They have public hours and offer research assistance. Phone:301-405-9160 For more information, see National Broadcasting Archives.



The Leland, Mississippi Chamber of Commerce has a small Jim Henson exhibit at their "Birthplace of the Frog" building on Deer Creek. It is open to the public and has images and information about Jim Henson's formative years and ensuing career. Phone: 800-467-3582 For more information, see City of Leland, Mississippi.


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