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Adrienne Adams Papers

Summary Information
Title: Adrienne Adams Collection
Dates: 1957-1966
Creator: Adams, Adrienne
Extent: 5.2 cu ft [5 boxes]
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1
Abstract:
Adrienne Adams' collection focuses on her work as an illustrator of children's picture books. The collection includes illustrations, studies, artist's dummies, text proof paste ups, and portions of a galley. The material is organized by title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Cancy Floss, 1960

Day we Saw the Sun Come Up, The, 1961

Easter Bunny That Overslept, The, 1957

Going Barefoot, 1960

Houses From the Sea, 1959

In the Middle of the Night, 1965

Mary's Marvelous Mouse, 1962

Mouse House, 1957

Rachel Field Story Book, The, 1958

Shoemaker and the Elves, The, 1960

Story of Holly and Ivy, The, 1958

Summer's Coming In, 1970

Theodore's Parents, 1958

Untitled,


Biographical Sketch

Adrienne Adams, was born February 8, 1906 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She received her B.A. at Stephens College in 1925, and continued her education at the University of Missouri and the American School of Design in New York. Married to the author, and her occasional collaborator, John Lorizo Anderson, Miss Adams worked as an artist, illustrator, and children's book author. Her first illustrated work, Bag of Smoke , written by her husband, was published in 1942. Since the 1940s, Miss Adams has continued to publish prolifically and in 1960 and 1962 was recognized for excellence with the Caldecott Honor Book citations for Houses From the Sea and The Day we Saw the Sun Come Up , respectively.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for thirteen titles published between 1957-1970. It includes illustrations (pen, pencil, ink, tempera, watercolor, crayon, and ink and wash), color separations [and studies], artist's dummies, text proof paste ups, and portions of a galley.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Adams, Adrienne
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Cancy Floss 1960 
Box MC 1262
artist's dummy with crayon sketches and portions of a galley (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
The Day we Saw the Sun Come Up 1961 
Box MC 1
water, crayon, ink and pencil illustrator's dummy with typescript and text proof paste up (28 p.)  Box MC 1
 
ink, wash and pencil illustration with 4 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1
 
crayon and ink illustration with 4 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1
 
ink, wash and pencil illustration with 3 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1
 
ink and wash illustration with 3 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1
 
ink, wash and pencil illustrations with 3 color separations (7 p.)  Box MC 1
 
pencil illustrations with 3 color separations (4 p.)  Box MC 1
 
crayon, ink and wash illustration with 2 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1
 
Easter Bunny That Overslept, The 1957 
Box MC 1262
watercolor and pencil study with text proof paste up (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
Going Barefoot 1960 
Box MC 1260
watercolor, ink and pencil illustrator's dummy with text proof and notes (39 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
tempera, ink and wash illustration with 3 color separations for endpaper (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
tempera, ink and wash illustration with 3 color separations each (6 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
tempera, ink and wash illustration with 2 color separations each (2 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
tempera, ink and wash illustration with 1 color separation each (5 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
tempera, watercolor, crayon, ink and pencil illustration with text proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
board [3 color studies] (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
Houses From the Sea 1959 
Box MC 1260
ink and wash and pencil illustration with 3 color separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
tempera and ink illustration with 1 color separation for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
ink and wash and pencil illustration with 6 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
ink and wash and pencil illustration with 5 color separations each (2 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
ink and wash and pencil illustration with 3 color separations each (11 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
sheet [ink calligraph] (1 p.)  Box MC 1260
 
In the Middle of the Night 1965 
Box MC 1263
dummy in tempera with text (40 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
illustrations in tempera (19 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
cover illustration in ink (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
tempera sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
lettering in ink (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
Mary's Marvelous Mouse 1962 
Box MC 1263
tempera, ink and pencil illustrator's dummy with text proof (33 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
ink dynobase illustration with text proof and 2 color separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
ink dynobase illustration with 1 color separation for endpaper (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
ink dynobase illustrations with 1 color separation each (12 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
text proof paste up for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
blueline proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
blueline illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
text proofs (5 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
Mouse House 1957 
Box MC 1262
pencil illustration with 3 color separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
pencil illustration with 3 color separations for end papers (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
pencil illustrations with 3 color separations each (24 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
pencil illustrations with 2 color separations each (2 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
sheet [ink calligraphy] (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
pencil studies with text proof paste up (2 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
layout (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
Rachel Field Story Book, The 1958 
Box MC 1263
crayon, ink and pencil illustrations dummy with text proof (128 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
sheets [31 ink and pencil] illustrations with 2 color separations (10 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
sheets [23 ink and pencil] illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
sheets of color separations (4 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
Shoemaker and the Elves, The 1960 
Box MC 1261
jacket illustration in ink, wash and pencil with 3 color separations on acetate (1 p.)  Box MC 1261
 
illustrations in ink, wash and pencil with 3 color separations each on acetate (13 p.)  Box MC 1261
 
illustration in ink, wash and pencil with 2 color separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1261
 
Story of Holly and Ivy, The 1958 
Box MC 1262
artist's dummy with art (1 p.)  Box MC 1262
 
Summer's Coming In 1970 
Box MC 1261
tempera illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1261
 
tempera illustration (22 p.)  Box MC 1261
 
illustration proof with text paste up overlay (1 p.)  Box MC 1261
 
Theodore's Parents 1958 
Box MC 1263
artist's dummy with watercolor illustrations (1 p.)  Box MC 1263
 
Untitled  
Box MC 1263
miscellaneous oversize, unpublished illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1263