Remembering Sylvia Marantz, 1929-2016

Kent State University School of Information celebrates the life and legacy of our dear friend Sylvia Marantz, who, together with her late husband Dr. Kenneth A. Marantz, was a huge part of our community.

Their 2008 donation of more than 25,000 picture books spanning 40 years, along with posters, original artwork, ephemera and character toys, necessitated an expansion of the Reinberger Children's Library Center, and increased our holdings significantly.

The Marantz family has requested that donations in Sylvia’s honor be made to the Marantz Picturebook Collection for the Study of Picturebook Art. Donations can be made to the Children’s Center Support Fund, c/o Sarah Molina, Kent State SLIS, 314 Library, P.O. Box 5190, Kent, OH 44242.