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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1962-1975
Creator:
Aliki, Artist
Extent: 72 linear feet
The Aliki papers (1962-1975) consist of a book, color separations, dummies, illustrations, and text layouts for five of the children's books she illustrated: Averages, Birds at Night, My Five Senses, The Story of William Penn, and This is the House Where Jack Lives. (View full finding aid.)
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Aliki papers
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Aliki, Artist
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72 linear feet
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1962-1975
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The Aliki papers (1962-1975) consist of a book, color separations, dummies, illustrations, and text layouts for five of the children's books she illustrated: Averages, Birds at Night, My Five Senses, The Story of William Penn, and This is the House Where Jack Lives.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1989-1994
Creator:
Baumgartner, Barbara
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
This collection includes drafts, notes, and source material by the author, children’s librarian, and professional storyteller Barbara Baumgartner, for her book Crocodile! Crocodile! Stories Told Around the World (1994). The collection also includes correspondence between Baumgartner and her literary agent, and puppets used in the performance of one of the folktales. (View full finding aid.)
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Barbara Baumgartner papers
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Baumgartner, Barbara
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0.2 linear feet
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1989-1994
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This collection includes drafts, notes, and source material by the author, children’s librarian, and professional storyteller Barbara Baumgartner, for her book Crocodile! Crocodile! Stories Told Around the World (1994). The collection also includes correspondence between Baumgartner and her literary agent, and puppets used in the performance of one of the folktales.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1961-1968
Creator:
De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk
Extent: 0.42 linear feet
The collection consists of dummies, correspondence, manuscripts, outlines, sketches, research notes, drafts, galley proofs, and typescripts by the children's book author and editor Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (1914-2000), for her books The Little Girl and Her Mother (1963), May I Bring a Friend? (1964), The Abe Lincoln Joke Book (1965), and Willy O'Dwyer Jumped in the Fire (1968). (View full finding aid.)
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Beatrice Schenk de Regniers papers
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De Regniers, Beatrice Schenk
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FLP.CLRC.DEREGNIERS
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0.42 linear feet
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1961-1968
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The collection consists of dummies, correspondence, manuscripts, outlines, sketches, research notes, drafts, galley proofs, and typescripts by the children's book author and editor Beatrice Schenk de Regniers (1914-2000), for her books The Little Girl and Her Mother (1963), May I Bring a Friend? (1964), The Abe Lincoln Joke Book (1965), and Willy O'Dwyer Jumped in the Fire (1968).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1884-1991
Creator:
Haywood, Carolyn, 1898-1990, Author
Extent: 42 linear feet
This collection contains the personal and literary papers of children's author and illustrator Carolyn Haywood. The collection consists of manuscripts, illustrations, proofs, sketchbooks, correspondence, clippings, audiovisual materials, photographs, scrapbooks, diplomas, and awards. (View full finding aid.)
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Carolyn Haywood papers
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Haywood, Carolyn, 1898-1990, Author
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42 linear feet
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1884-1991
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This collection contains the personal and literary papers of children's author and illustrator Carolyn Haywood. The collection consists of manuscripts, illustrations, proofs, sketchbooks, correspondence, clippings, audiovisual materials, photographs, scrapbooks, diplomas, and awards.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1954-1964
Creator:
Bell, Corydon, 1894-1980
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
This collection contains twenty sheets of final art and one published copy of the book Snow (1954), written by Thelma Harrington Bell and illustrated by Corydon Bell. (View full finding aid.)
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Corydon Bell illustrations
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Bell, Corydon, 1894-1980
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0.2 linear feet
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1954-1964
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This collection contains twenty sheets of final art and one published copy of the book Snow (1954), written by Thelma Harrington Bell and illustrated by Corydon Bell.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1947-1956
Creator:
Cooke, Donald Ewin, 1916-
Extent: 1.67 linear feet
Donald Cooke was a Philadelphia-area children’s book author and illustrator and the founder of the Edraydo publishing house. The Donald Ewin Cooke papers include original art for Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1947), a character doll and book jacket final art for The Silver Horn of Robin Hood (1956), and the final art by Henry Clarence Pitz for the Valley of Rebellion book jacket. (View full finding aid.)
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Donald Ewin Cooke papers
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Cooke, Donald Ewin, 1916-
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1.67 linear feet
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1947-1956
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Donald Cooke was a Philadelphia-area children’s book author and illustrator and the founder of the Edraydo publishing house. The Donald Ewin Cooke papers include original art for Sorcerer’s Apprentice (1947), a character doll and book jacket final art for The Silver Horn of Robin Hood (1956), and the final art by Henry Clarence Pitz for the Valley of Rebellion book jacket.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
circa 1900-1956
Creator:
MacKinstry, E. (Elizabeth)
Extent: 0.42 linear feet
This collection consists of sketches, studies, and drawings by children's illustrator E. (Elizabeth) MacKinstry (1879-1956). (View full finding aid.)
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E. (Elizabeth) MacKinstry illustrations
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MacKinstry, E. (Elizabeth)
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0.42 linear feet
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circa 1900-1956
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This collection consists of sketches, studies, and drawings by children's illustrator E. (Elizabeth) MacKinstry (1879-1956).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
circa 1957-1966
Creator:
Honness, Elizabeth Hoffman, 1904-
Extent: 0.75 linear feet
This collection contains typescripts, galley proofs, and engraver's proofs for books by children's author Elizabeth Hoffman Honness (1904-2003), including Mystery in the Square Tower (1957), Mystery of the Secret Message (1961), and Mystery of the Pirate's Ghost (1966). (View full finding aid.)
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Elizabeth Hoffman Honness papers
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Honness, Elizabeth Hoffman, 1904-
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FLP.CLRC.HONNESS
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0.75 linear feet
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circa 1957-1966
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This collection contains typescripts, galley proofs, and engraver's proofs for books by children's author Elizabeth Hoffman Honness (1904-2003), including Mystery in the Square Tower (1957), Mystery of the Secret Message (1961), and Mystery of the Pirate's Ghost (1966).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1945-1963
Creator:
Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991, Artist
Extent: 3.36 linear feet
This collection consists of preliminary artwork, dummies, mechanicals, wood blocks, and proofs for the books Little Una (1963) and Plop, Plop, Ploppie (1962) by children's author and illustrator Elizabeth Olds (1896-1991). There is also a screen print of Three Alarm Fire, which was the basis for the book The Big Fire (1945). (View full finding aid.)
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Elizabeth Olds papers
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Olds, Elizabeth, 1896-1991, Artist
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3.36 linear feet
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1945-1963
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This collection consists of preliminary artwork, dummies, mechanicals, wood blocks, and proofs for the books Little Una (1963) and Plop, Plop, Ploppie (1962) by children's author and illustrator Elizabeth Olds (1896-1991). There is also a screen print of Three Alarm Fire, which was the basis for the book The Big Fire (1945).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1965-1968
Creator:
Ripley, Elizabeth, Artist
Extent: 1.25 linear feet
This is a collection of manuscripts and notes by Elizabeth Ripley for her last three artist biographies: Copley: A Biography, Hokusai: A Biography, and Rodin: A Biography. Materials include drafts, outlines, notes, dummies, proofs, photographs, and correspondence. (View full finding aid.)
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Elizabeth Ripley papers
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Ripley, Elizabeth, Artist
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1.25 linear feet
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1965-1968
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This is a collection of manuscripts and notes by Elizabeth Ripley for her last three artist biographies: Copley: A Biography, Hokusai: A Biography, and Rodin: A Biography. Materials include drafts, outlines, notes, dummies, proofs, photographs, and correspondence.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1958
Creator:
Brock, Emma L. (Emma Lillian), 1886-1974
Extent: 01 linear feet
The collection contains three color separations for page 27 of Skipping Island (1958) by Emma L. Brock, with an identifying note. (View full finding aid.)
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Emma L. Brock notes and illustrations
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Brock, Emma L. (Emma Lillian), 1886-1974
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01 linear feet
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1958
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The collection contains three color separations for page 27 of Skipping Island (1958) by Emma L. Brock, with an identifying note.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1900-1954
Creator:
Grover, Eulalie Osgood, 1873-1958
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
This is a small collection of papers by the author Eulalie Osgood Grover. This collection consists of two typescript French translations of Sunbonnet Babies, a printed copy of A Trip to Egypt by Dreamland Babies, advertising material for The Art-Literature Readers, and correspondence. The majority of the correspondence is from the illustrator Bertha Corbett Melcher, with whom Grover collaborated frequently. (View full finding aid.)
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Eulalie Osgood Grover papers
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Grover, Eulalie Osgood, 1873-1958
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0.2 linear feet
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1900-1954
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This is a small collection of papers by the author Eulalie Osgood Grover. This collection consists of two typescript French translations of Sunbonnet Babies, a printed copy of A Trip to Egypt by Dreamland Babies, advertising material for The Art-Literature Readers, and correspondence. The majority of the correspondence is from the illustrator Bertha Corbett Melcher, with whom Grover collaborated frequently.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
circa 1964-1972
Creator:
Ness, Evaline, Artist
Extent: 58 linear feet
This collection consists of dummies, sketches, paste-ups, artwork, and color separations created by Evaline Ness as illustrations for the books Coll and His White Pig, The Truthful Harp, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, The High King, and Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog. (View full finding aid.)
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Evaline Ness papers
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Ness, Evaline, Artist
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FLP.CLRC.NESS
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58 linear feet
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circa 1964-1972
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This collection consists of dummies, sketches, paste-ups, artwork, and color separations created by Evaline Ness as illustrations for the books Coll and His White Pig, The Truthful Harp, The Black Cauldron, The Castle of Llyr, Taran Wanderer, The High King, and Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1953
Creator:
Murphy, Frances Salomon
Extent: 0.42 linear feet
This collection contains the final draft and production material for the 1953 children’s book Ready-Made Family by Frances Salomon Murphy. (View full finding aid.)
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Frances Salomon Murphy writings
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Murphy, Frances Salomon
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0.42 linear feet
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1953
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This collection contains the final draft and production material for the 1953 children’s book Ready-Made Family by Frances Salomon Murphy.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1963-1967
Creator:
Berkowitz, Freda Pastor
Extent: 1.34 linear feet
Freda Pastor Berkowitz (1908-1994) was a Philadelphia-area pianist, music teacher, and author. The collection consists of galley proofs and folded and gathered sheets for On Lutes, Recorders, and Harpsichords (1967) and plate proofs for Unfinished Symphony (1963). (View full finding aid.)
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Freda Pastor Berkowitz proofs
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Berkowitz, Freda Pastor
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FLP.CLRC.BERKOWITZ
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1.34 linear feet
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1963-1967
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Freda Pastor Berkowitz (1908-1994) was a Philadelphia-area pianist, music teacher, and author. The collection consists of galley proofs and folded and gathered sheets for On Lutes, Recorders, and Harpsichords (1967) and plate proofs for Unfinished Symphony (1963).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1917
Creator:
Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
Extent: 0.71 linear feet
Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1882-1944) was a journalist, historian, radio personality, writer, and illustrator who published more than fifty books on history for a children and adults. The Van Loon papers include a typescript for A Short History of Discovery (1917) with original color illustrations. (View full finding aid.)
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Hendrik Willem Van Loon typescript and illustrations
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Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944
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0.71 linear feet
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1917
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Hendrik Willem Van Loon (1882-1944) was a journalist, historian, radio personality, writer, and illustrator who published more than fifty books on history for a children and adults. The Van Loon papers include a typescript for A Short History of Discovery (1917) with original color illustrations.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
circa 1950-1977
Creator:
Flory, Jane, 1917-
Extent: 4 linear feet
This is a collection of manuscripts, illustrations, and notes by Jane Flory. Documentation is present for a number of Flory's books, including Faraway Dream, Farmer John, The Golden Venture, It Was a Pretty Good Year, The Liberation of Clementine Tipton, Mist on the Mountain, One Hundred and Eight Bells, Peddler's Summer, Ramshackle Roost, A Tune for the Towpath, The Unexpected Grandchildren, and We'll Have a Friend for Lunch. Materials include manuscript drafts, notes and sketches, galley proofs, and correspondence with editors. (View full finding aid.)
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Jane Flory papers
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Flory, Jane, 1917-
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4 linear feet
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circa 1950-1977
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This is a collection of manuscripts, illustrations, and notes by Jane Flory. Documentation is present for a number of Flory's books, including Faraway Dream, Farmer John, The Golden Venture, It Was a Pretty Good Year, The Liberation of Clementine Tipton, Mist on the Mountain, One Hundred and Eight Bells, Peddler's Summer, Ramshackle Roost, A Tune for the Towpath, The Unexpected Grandchildren, and We'll Have a Friend for Lunch. Materials include manuscript drafts, notes and sketches, galley proofs, and correspondence with editors.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1976-1978
Creator:
Arnosky, Jim, Illustrator
Extent: 0.1 linear feet (1 envelope)
This collection contains original illustrations by the naturalist and children’s book author and illustrator Jim Arnosky. The illustrations include color separations and drawings. Six titles are represented, including Arnosky’s first book I Was Born in a Tree and Raised by Bees (1977). (View full finding aid.)
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Jim Arnosky illustrations
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Arnosky, Jim, Illustrator
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0.1 linear feet (1 envelope)
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1976-1978
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This collection contains original illustrations by the naturalist and children’s book author and illustrator Jim Arnosky. The illustrations include color separations and drawings. Six titles are represented, including Arnosky’s first book I Was Born in a Tree and Raised by Bees (1977).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
circa 1921-1963
Creator:
Paget-Fredericks, Joseph Rous, 1903-1963
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
This collection contains a dummy for the unpublished book Red Roofs and Flowerpots, with text and illustrations by Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks (1903-1963). (View full finding aid.)
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Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks dummy
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Paget-Fredericks, Joseph Rous, 1903-1963
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0.1 linear feet
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circa 1921-1963
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This collection contains a dummy for the unpublished book Red Roofs and Flowerpots, with text and illustrations by Joseph Rous Paget-Fredericks (1903-1963).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1903-1977
Creator:
Milhous, Katherine, 1894-, Artist
Extent: 40.14 linear feet
This is a collection of the manuscripts, illustrations, and papers of Katherine Milhous, and the papers of Frances Lichten. Katherine Milhous manuscript materials include drafts, dummies, proofs, notes, finished art, color separations, and other production materials for her children’s books. Her papers include artwork in various media, correspondence, lecture notes, itineraries, scrapbooks, publicity materials, books, photographs, and subject files. There are also 18 model houses Milhous made for the Works Progress Administration. Frances Lichten materials include correspondence, a small amount of family history material, two albums of photographs and letters from Milhous and Lichten's 1925-1926 trip to Europe, and copies of brochures and small volumes illustrated by Lichten. (View full finding aid.)
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Katherine Milhous and Frances Lichten papers
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Milhous, Katherine, 1894-, Artist
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40.14 linear feet
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1903-1977
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This is a collection of the manuscripts, illustrations, and papers of Katherine Milhous, and the papers of Frances Lichten. Katherine Milhous manuscript materials include drafts, dummies, proofs, notes, finished art, color separations, and other production materials for her children’s books. Her papers include artwork in various media, correspondence, lecture notes, itineraries, scrapbooks, publicity materials, books, photographs, and subject files. There are also 18 model houses Milhous made for the Works Progress Administration. Frances Lichten materials include correspondence, a small amount of family history material, two albums of photographs and letters from Milhous and Lichten's 1925-1926 trip to Europe, and copies of brochures and small volumes illustrated by Lichten.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
circa 1968-1971
Creator:
Lattany, Kristin Hunter, 1931-2008
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
This collection consists of a typescript for the book Boss Cat (1971) and a manuscript for the book The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou (1968) by Kristin Hunter Lattany (1931-2008). (View full finding aid.)
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Kristin Hunter Lattany writings
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Lattany, Kristin Hunter, 1931-2008
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0.1 linear feet
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circa 1968-1971
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This collection consists of a typescript for the book Boss Cat (1971) and a manuscript for the book The Soul Brothers and Sister Lou (1968) by Kristin Hunter Lattany (1931-2008).
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1972
Creator:
Kessler, Leonard P., 1920-
Extent: 2.34 linear feet
This collection consists of production materials for the book How to Play Better Football (1972) by children's author C. Paul Jackson, illustrated by Leonard P. Kessler. The collection includes a dummy and a complete set of final art, in addition to small amounts of correspondence, preliminary art, and partial proofs. (View full finding aid.)
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Leonard P. Kessler papers
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Kessler, Leonard P., 1920-
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2.34 linear feet
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1972
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This collection consists of production materials for the book How to Play Better Football (1972) by children's author C. Paul Jackson, illustrated by Leonard P. Kessler. The collection includes a dummy and a complete set of final art, in addition to small amounts of correspondence, preliminary art, and partial proofs.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1941-1995
Creator:
Alexander, Lloyd, Author
Extent: 24.8 linear feet
This collection contains the literary papers of author Lloyd Alexander, dating from 1941-1995. Drafts, proofs, and planning notes for Alexander's writings, together with correspondence relating to his books, make up the bulk of the collection; other types of materials present include drawings, newspaper clippings, and advertisements. Titles represented include The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, Westmark, the first five Vesper Holly adventures, and all of the Prydain chronicles. (View full finding aid.)
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Lloyd Alexander papers
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Alexander, Lloyd, Author
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24.8 linear feet
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1941-1995
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This collection contains the literary papers of author Lloyd Alexander, dating from 1941-1995. Drafts, proofs, and planning notes for Alexander's writings, together with correspondence relating to his books, make up the bulk of the collection; other types of materials present include drawings, newspaper clippings, and advertisements. Titles represented include The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian, The First Two Lives of Lukas-Kasha, Westmark, the first five Vesper Holly adventures, and all of the Prydain chronicles.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1956
Creator:
Floethe, Louise Lee
Floethe, Richard
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
This collection contains one dummy and one piece of preliminary artwork for If I Were Captain, written by Louise Lee and illustrated by Richard Floethe. If I Were Captain was the first book on which the couple collaborated and was chosen as a Junior Literary Guild Selection. (View full finding aid.)
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Louise Lee and Richard Floethe papers
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Floethe, Louise Lee Floethe, Richard
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0.2 linear feet
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1956
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This collection contains one dummy and one piece of preliminary artwork for If I Were Captain, written by Louise Lee and illustrated by Richard Floethe. If I Were Captain was the first book on which the couple collaborated and was chosen as a Junior Literary Guild Selection.
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Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]
1932-1975
Creator:
Wallower, Lucille, 1910-
Extent: 2.6 linear feet
The papers of Pennsylvania children's author Lucille Wallower contain typewritten drafts and illustrations for many different works, including Colonial Histories: Pennsylvania, A Conch Shell for Molly, The Hippity Hopper: or, Why There Are No Indians in Pennsylvania, Indians of Pennsylvania, The Lost Prince: Louis XVII of France, The Morning Star, The New Pennsylvania Primer, Old Satan: A Pennsylvania Folk Tale, Your Pennsylvania, and others. Many of the works represented in this collection were created specifically for use in the classroom. The collection also contains magazine clippings of Marguerite de Angeli's work, which influenced Wallower. (View full finding aid.)
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Lucille Wallower papers
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Wallower, Lucille, 1910-
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FLP.CLRC.WALLOWER
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2.6 linear feet
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1932-1975
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The papers of Pennsylvania children's author Lucille Wallower contain typewritten drafts and illustrations for many different works, including Colonial Histories: Pennsylvania, A Conch Shell for Molly, The Hippity Hopper: or, Why There Are No Indians in Pennsylvania, Indians of Pennsylvania, The Lost Prince: Louis XVII of France, The Morning Star, The New Pennsylvania Primer, Old Satan: A Pennsylvania Folk Tale, Your Pennsylvania, and others. Many of the works represented in this collection were created specifically for use in the classroom. The collection also contains magazine clippings of Marguerite de Angeli's work, which influenced Wallower.
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