University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota LibrariesOnline Finding Aids
space Home | About Us | Search Tips | Finding Aids FAQ | View Basket |
Lee Ames Collection

Summary Information
Title: Lee Ames Collection
Dates: 1954-1984
Creator: Ames, Lee
Extent: 2 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1112
Abstract:
The Lee Ames Collection contains both written and illustrative production material for four titles, two from the 1950s and two from the 1980s. Scope includes corrected typescripts, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, tempera studies, felt pen illustrations, and a pencil illustrator's dummy with text proof paste-up.

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

Draw Fifty Horses, 1984

Haunt Fox, 1954

Make Twenty-five Felt-tip Drawings Out West, 1980

Winning of the West, 1955


Biographical Sketch

Lee J. Ames was born January 8, 1921 in New York City. He pursued higher education at Columbia University and began illustrating children's books in 1948. Ames throughout his lifetime has illustrated countless novels with such authors as Jeannette Nolan, Harold McCracken, Alvin and Virginia Silverstein.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 3, 1972.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Lee Ames Collection contains both written and illustrative production material for four titles, two from the 1950s and two from the 1980s. Scope includes corrected typescripts, front matter, galley proofs, correspondence, tempera studies, felt pen illustrations, and a pencil illustrator's dummy with text proof paste-up. Ames collaborated with James Arthur Kjelgaard, Glen Rounds and Harold McCracken for the materials found in the Kerlan Collection.

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.
  • Ames, Lee
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Draw Fifty Horses 1984 
Note  New York: Doubleday , 1984
Box MC 368
non-original material paste-ups (2 p.)  Box MC 368
 
front matter, corrected typescript (7 p.)  Box MC 368
 
layout, corrected typescript (3 p.)  Box MC 368
 
front matter, photocopy (9 p.)  Box MC 368
 
layouts, photocopy (2 p.)  Box MC 368
 
lettering proofs (2 p.)  Box MC 368
 
lettering galley proof (1 p.)  Box MC 368
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MC 368
 
Haunt Fox 1954 
Note Kjelgaard, James Arthur and Round, Glen
New York: Holiday House, 1954
Box MC 1350
tempera study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1350
 
Make Twenty-five Felt-tip Drawings Out West 1980 
Note  New York: Doubleday, 1980
Box MC 368
felt pen illustration for front jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 368
 
felt pen illustration for back jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 368
 
felt pen illustrations (25 p.)  Box MC 368
 
paste-up for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 368
 
Ektachrome slide (1 p.)  Box MC 368
 
Winning of the West 1955 
Note McCracken, Harold
Garden City, NY: Garden City Books, 1955
Box MC 1350
pencil illustrator's dummy with text proof paste-up (72 p.)  Box MC 1350