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John Alcorn Collection

Summary Information
Title: John Alcorn Collection
Dates: 1963-1967
Creator: Alcorn, John
Extent: 5 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1095
Abstract:
The John Alcorn Collection consists of illustrative production material from six titles between 1963-1967, including proof paste-ups with separations, ink illustrations, and text proofs.

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

La Fiesta, 1967

La Petite Famille, 1964

Letter to Anywhere, A, 1965

Money Round the World, 1963

Wonderful Time, 1966

Writing!, 1964


Biographical Sketch

Born in the New York borough, Long Island, February 10, 1935, John Alcorn is an illustrator of countless children's books, along with nonfiction, poems, and non-English language readers. Alcorn studied graphic art at Cooper Union, acquiring skills in calligraphy, architecture, typography, illustrations and advertising and dimensional design. Briefly tied to the CBS-TV art department in 1958 and other advertising agencies prior, Alcorn decided to free-lance exclusively. His scope includes book illustrations, paperback covers and periodical illustrations for McCall's and Sports Illustrated .

Biographical source: Something About the Author Volume 31, 1983.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The John Alcorn Collection consists of illustrative production material from six titles between 1963-1967, including proof paste-ups with separations, ink illustrations, and text proofs.

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.
  • Alcorn, John
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
La Fiesta 1967 
Note Joslin, Sesyle
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1967
Box MC 1340
proof paste up with 3 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1340
 
proof paste ups with 5 separations (2 p.)  Box MC 1340
 
proof pastes with 3 separations (18 p.)  Box MC 1340
 
La Petite Famille 1964 
Note Joslin, Sesyle
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1964
Box MC 1342
ink illustration with text proof paste up for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1342
 
ink illustration with proof paste up (5 p.)  Box MC 1342
 
ink illustrations with text proof paste up (13 p.)  Box MC 1342
 
proof paste ups (2 p.)  Box MC 1342
 
Letter to Anywhere, A 1965 
Note Hine, Al
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1965
Box MC 1339
proof paste up with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1339
 
ink illustrations with text proof paste up and 2 separation (21 p.)  Box MC 1339
 
proofs (4 p.)  Box MC 1339
 
Money Round the World 1963 
Note Hine, Al
New York: Harcout, Brace and World, 1963
Box MC 1343
ink illustrations with text proof paste up (17 p.)  Box MC 1343
 
Wonderful Time 1966 
Note McGinley, Phyllis
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1966
Box MC 1343
ink illustrations with text proof paste up (20 p.)  Box MC 1343
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1343
 
text proof paste ups (2 p.)  Box MC 1343
 
Writing! 1964 
Note McCain, Murray
New York: Ariel, 1964
Box MC 1341
ink illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 1341
 
proof paste ups with 1 separation (14 p.)  Box MC 1341
 
text proof paste up with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 1341
 
proof paste ups (9 p.)  Box MC 1341