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Crosby Bonsall Papers

Summary Information
Title: Crosby Bonsall Papers
Dates: 1963-1965
Creator: Bonsall, Crosby
Extent: not known
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1030
The collection consists of production material for three titles.

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.


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.


August Explains, 1963

Case of the Cat's Meow, 1965

It's Mine, 1964

Biographical Sketch

Crosby Bonsall was born in 1921 in New York City. She attended the American School of Design and the New York University School of Architecture. She spent her early career working in small ad agencies. A doodle on her drawing board turned into a doll, and she began creating characters for children. The rest of her career was spent writing and illustrating books for children. She died in 1995. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 23., pp. 6-7.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production material for three titles.

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.
  • Bonsall, Crosby
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
August Explains 1963 
Note Ressner, Phil
New York: Harper and Row, 1963
Box MC 37a
publisher's dummy with color changes (1 p.)  Box MC 37a
Case of the Cat's Meow 1965 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1965
Box MC 37a
proof dummy (64 p.)  Box MC 37a
It's Mine 1964 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1964
Box MF 134
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 134