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Barry Moser Collection

Summary Information
Title: Barry Moser Papers
Dates: 198501996
Creator: Moser, Barry
Extent: 75 folders--written 3 boxes--illustrative
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1026
Abstract:
The collection contains corrected typescripts, front matter, clippings, correspondence and legal material, postcards a manuscript, layout notes, cards, jacket proofs, transparencies, page proofs, reviews, and contract material. Illustrative material includes watercolor illustrations, photocopies of illustrations, posters, ink and watercolor illustrations, wood engraved prints, pencil illustrations, and color illustrations,

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

Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1992

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1989

All Jahdu Storybook, The, 1991

American Classics Poster 1986,

And Still the Turtle Watched, 1991

Appalachia, 1991

Ariadne, Awake!, 1994

Around the World in Eighty Days, 1988

Ballad of Biddy Early, The, 1989

Beauty and the Beast, 1992

Bigleman's Midway, 1995

Call of the Wild, The, 1994

Casey at the Bat, 1988

Cloud Eyes, 1994

Dreamer, The, 1993

East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1989

Fanny and Eddie Underground,

Farm Summer, The, 1994

Fly!, 1993

Game of Catch, A, 1994

Gamma One Conversions,

Ghost Horse of the Mounties, The, 1991

Grass Songs, 1993

Horn Book article, 1987,

I am the Dog, I am the Cat, 1994

In the Beginning, 1988

I Remember Grandpa, 1985

Iron Woman, The, 1995

Jump!, 1986

Jump Again!, 1987

Jump on Over!, 1989

Kashtanka, 1991

Lincoln,

Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear, 1990

Longstreet Trip,

Magic Hare, The, 1993

Magic Wood, The, 1992

Messiah, 1992

Miscellaneous written material,

My Cats Nick and Nora, 1995

My Dog Rosie, 1994

Mushroom Man, The, 1993

Noah's Cat and the Devil's Fire, 1992

Pilgrim's Progress, 1994

Polly Vaughn, 1992

Prayer for the Opening of the Little League Season, A, 1995

Prayers from the Ark, 1992

Promotions, 1986-87,

Publication contracts,

Richard Curtis Associates correspondence,

Royalty statements,

Sky Dogs, 1990

Sook's Cookbook, 1989

St. Jerome and the Lion, 1991

Tales of Edgar Allen Poe, 1991

Through the Mickle Woods, 1992

Tinderbox, The, 1990

Travel, 1986-90,

Tucker Pfeffercorm, 1994

What You Know First, 1995

When Willard Met Babe Ruth, 1996

Whistling Dixie, 1995


Biographical Sketch

Barry Moser was born October 15, 1940, in Chattanooga, Tenn. As he grew up he rebelled against the strictures of his southern, male-oriented family and their notion that art was not a man's job. He attended military school from seventh through twelfth grade, where he learned discipline and orderliness, but also developed a distrust of authority of any kind. Eventually he became an artist, illustrator, author, educator and lecturer. He has illustrated a large number of books, including classics involving characters such as Frankenstein, Br'er Rabbit, Moby Dick, Huck Finn, Sherlock Holmes, and the Wizard of Oz. Some critics feel his illustrative work is too somber and cold, but it has also been called powerful and profound. As a writer he is noted for clear, straightforward prose, and in both is written and illustrative material he shows a delightful sense of humor. He has received a number of honors and awards for his work. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 56, 79, 138 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 15 Children's Literature Review vol. 49


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection's written material includes corrected typescripts, front matter, clippings, correspondence, legal material, postcards, a manuscript, layout notes, cards, jacket proofs, transparencies, page proofs, reviews, and contract material. Illustrative material includes photocopies of illustrations, watercolor illustrations, posters, ink and watercolor illustrations, wood engraved prints, pencil illustrations, and color illustrations.

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.
  • Moser, Barry
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1992 
Note  New York: William Morrow, 1992
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3431
correspondence and legal material (22 p.)  Box MF3431
 
Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1989 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1989
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF3429
 
small print (1 p.)  Box MF3429
 
photocopies of illustrations, with list (18 p.)  Box MF3429
 
correspondence with accompanying material (19 p.)  Box MF3429
 
All Jahdu Storybook, The 1991 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
American Classics Poster 1986  
Note  : Harcourt Brace,
Box MF3429
correspondence with accompanying material (17 p.)  Box MF3429
 
And Still the Turtle Watched 1991 
Note  New York: Dial Books, 1991
Box MC364
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3433
correspondence and legal material, with accompanying material (19 p.)  Box MF3433
 
Appalachia 1991 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
correspondence with accompanying material (6 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Rylant manuscript (8 p.)  Box MF3429
 
postcards (2 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Ariadne, Awake! 1994 
Note  New York: Viking, 1994
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Around the World in Eighty Days 1988 
Note  New York: William Morrow, 1988
Box MC364
watercolor illustratrion (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
photocopies of illustrations (16 p.)  Box MF3429
 
correspondence and legal material, with accompanying material (57 p.)  Box MF3429
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF3429
 
cards (2 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Ballad of Biddy Early, The 1989 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1989
Box MC364
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (42 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Beauty and the Beast 1992 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace JKovanovich, 1992
Box MC364
wood engraved prints (16 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
legal photocopies (2 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Bigleman's Midway 1995 
Note  Honesdale: Boyds Mills Press, 1995
Box MC364
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Call of the Wild, The 1994 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1994
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Casey at the Bat 1988 
Note  Boston: David R. Godine, 1988
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (104 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Cloud Eyes 1994 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1994
Box MC364
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Dreamer, The 1993 
Note  New York: Blue Sky Press, 1993
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
East of the Sun and West of the Moon 1989 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (106 p.)  Box MF3429
 
jacket and proof (2 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Fanny and Eddie Underground  
Note  : ,
Box MF3429
correspondence and legal material (25 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Farm Summer, The 1994 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1994
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Fly! 1993 
Note  New York: Willa Books, 1993
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Game of Catch, A 1994 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1994
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Gamma One Conversions  
Note  : ,
Box MF3429
transparencies (11 p.)  Box MF3429
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF3429
 
legal material (14 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Ghost Horse of the Mounties, The 1991 
Note  Boston: David R. Godine, 1991
Box MC364
watercolor illusteration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3429
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (108 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Grass Songs 1993 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993
Box MC364
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
 
Horn Book article, 1987  
Note  : ,
Box MF3429
correspondence with accompanying material (29 p.)  Box MF3429
 
I am the Dog, I am the Cat 1994 
Note  New York: Dial Books, 1994
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
In the Beginning 1988 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988
Box MC364
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC364
Box MF3430
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (72 p.)  Box MF3430
 
posters (3 p.)  Box MF3430
 
page proof with swatches (25 p.)  Box MF3430
 
I Remember Grandpa 1985 
Note  Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, 1985
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC362
Box MF3429
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (84 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Iron Woman, The 1995 
Note  New York: Dial Press, 1995
Box MC362
wood engraved prints (11 p.)  Box MC362
 
Jump! 1986 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986
Box MC362
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC362
Box MF3430
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (102 p.)  Box MF3430
 
Jump Again! 1987 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC362
Box MF3430
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material and publication (21 p.)  Box MF3430
 
Jump on Over! 1989 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989
Box MC362
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
Box MF3430
correspondence with accompanying material (39 p.)  Box MF3430
 
Kashtanka 1991 
Note  New York: Putnam's Sons, 1991
Box MC362
color illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
Box MF3429
typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF3429
 
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (25 p.)  Box MF3429
 
Lincoln  
Note  : ,
Box MF3430
correspondence with accompanying material and publication (28 p.)  Box MF3430
 
Little Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear 1990 
Note  New York: Viking, 1990
Box MF3430
legal material (38 p.)  Box MF3430
 
Longstreet Trip  
Note  : ,
Box MF3430
correspondence and travel material (20 p.)  Box MF3430
 
Magic Hare, The 1993 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1993
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
Magic Wood, The 1992 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1992
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
Messiah 1992 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1992
Box MC362
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
Miscellaneous written material  
Note  : Harcourt Brace,
Box MF3431
correspondence (36 p.)  Box MF3431
Box MF3430
photocopies of illustrations, with guides (214 p.)  Box MF3430
Box MF3431
reviews (100 p.)  Box MF3431
 
My Cats Nick and Nora 1995 
Note  New York: Blue Sky Press, 1995
Box MC362
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
My Dog Rosie 1994 
Note  New York: Blue Sky Press, 1994
Box MC362
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
Mushroom Man, The 1993 
Note  New York: Green Tiger Press, 1993
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
Noah's Cat and the Devil's Fire 1992 
Note  New York: Orchard Books, 1992
Box MC362
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC362
 
Pilgrim's Progress 1994 
Note  Grand Rapids: William Eerdmans, 1994
Box MC361
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
Polly Vaughn 1992 
Note  Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1992
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
Prayer for the Opening of the Little League Season, A 1995 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1995
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
Prayers from the Ark 1992 
Note  New York: Viking, 1992
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
Promotions, 1986-87  
Note  : Harcourt Brace,
Box MF3431
correspondence with accompanying material (34 p.)  Box MF3431
 
Publication contracts  
Note  : ,
Box MF3432
contract photocopies (486 p.)  Box MF3432
 
Richard Curtis Associates correspondence  
Note  : ,
Box MF3431
correspondence with accompanying material (155 p.)  Box MF3431
 
Royalty statements  
Note  : Harcourt Brace,
Box MF3431
legal material (106 p.)  Box MF3431
 
Sky Dogs 1990 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (19 p.)  Box MC361
 
Sook's Cookbook 1989 
Note  Atlanta: Long Street Press, 1989
Box MC361
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
poster (1 p.)  Box MC361
Box MF3431, 3433
typescript, corrected (544 p.)  Box MF3431, 3433
 
front matter (6 p.)  Box MF3431, 3433
 
clippings (17 p.)  Box MF3431, 3433
 
correspondence and legal material (35 p.)  Box MF3431, 3433
 
St. Jerome and the Lion 1991 
Note  New York: Orchard Books, 1991
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
Box MF3433
correspondence and legal material (8 p.)  Box MF3433
 
Tales of Edgar Allen Poe 1991 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1991
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
Box MF3433
correspondence with accompanying material (9 p.)  Box MF3433
 
Through the Mickle Woods 1992 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1992
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
legal material (11 p.)  Box MC361
 
Tinderbox, The 1990 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1990
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
Box MF3432
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (87 p.)  Box MF3432
 
Travel, 1986-90  
Note  : Harcourt Brace,
Box MF3433
correspondence and legal material with accompanying material (58 p.)  Box MF3433
 
Tucker Pfeffercorm 1994 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1994
Box MC361
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
What You Know First 1995 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1995
Box MC361
wood engraved prints (15 p.)  Box MC361
 
When Willard Met Babe Ruth 1996 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996
Box MC361
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361
 
Whistling Dixie 1995 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1995
Box MC361
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC361