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Carolyn Haywood Papers

Summary Information
Title: Carolyn Haywood Papers
Dates: 1939-1962
Creator: Haywood, Carolyn
Extent: 0.3 linear feet for manuscripts, 1.5 cubic feed for illustrations
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1169
Abstract:
Carolyn Haywood's papers focus on her work as an author and illustrator of children's books, particularly the "Betsy" and "Eddie" series. The collection contains production material for sixteen titles published between 1939 and 1962. Production materials include manuscript and/or illustrative material. Manuscript material consists of typescripts and a holograph, and illustrative material consists mostly of ink 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

"B" is for Betsy, 1939

Betsy and Billy, 1941

Betsy and the Boys, 1945

Betsy and the Circus, 1954

Betsy's Busy Summer, 1956

Betsy's Little Star, 1959

Eddie and Gardenia, 1951

Eddie and His Big Deals, 1955

Eddie and the Fire Engine, 1949

Eddie Makes Music, 1957

Eddie's Pay Dirt, 1953

Here's a Penny, 1944

The Mixed-Up Twins, 1952

Penny and Peter, 1946

Penny Goes to Camp, 1948

Snowbound with Betsy, 1962


Biographical Sketch

Carolyn Haywood was born January 3, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts where she studied under such noted artists and illustrators as Jessie Wilcox Smith. She worked as a teacher, portrait painter and mural artist before publishing her first book for children, When I Grow Up , in 1931. In 1939, Carolyn Haywood published "B" Is for Betsy , the first book in her "Betsy" series. The book was very successful with children, and critics praised the book, and others in the series, for the author's "imaginative yet wholesome situations," "simple, natural style" of writing and for how she "captured children's speech and interactions." In 1947, she published Little Eddie , a book that told of young Eddie, a rambunctious little boy who would prove as endearing as Betsy. Like the "Betsy" books, this series also dealt with experiences children could relate to: school events, interactions with friends. Carolyn Haywood illustrated most of the books in both series and her drawings are also noted for their simplicity. In 1956, she received the Boy's Club of America Junior Books Award for Eddie and His Big Deeds (1955), and later won the Utah Children's Book Award, in 1981, for the body of her work. Carolyn Haywood died on January 11, 1990 in Philadelphia.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 75, pp. 83-86; Twentieth Century Children's Writers , 3rd ed., p. 437.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for sixteen titles published between 1939 and 1962. It includes both manuscript and illustrative material, with an emphasis on the latter. Manuscript material consists of corrected typescripts and a page of holograph. Illustrative material consists mainly of ink illustrations, and there are also some separations, proofs, a layout, and two watercolors. The materials are arranged by title with folder and box level control.

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.
  • Haywood, Carolyn
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
"B" is for Betsy 1939 
Box MF 400, folder 1
typescript, corrected (54 p.)  Box MF 400, folder 1
Box MC 1259
original ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
original ink illustration for dust jacket with text proof past-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
Betsy and Billy 1941 
Box MC 1259
original ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
Betsy and the Boys 1945 
Box MC 1259
original ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
Betsy and the Circus 1954 
Box MC 1259
original ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
Betsy's Busy Summer 1956 
Box MF 400, folder 1
typescript, corrected (75 p.)  Box MF 400, folder 1
 
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 400, folder 1
Box MC 1259
original ink illustrations on cardboard (35 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
original watercolor for title page (1 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
original ink illustration with 3 separations for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
sheets black and white proof of illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
Betsy's Little Star 1959 
Box MC 1259
original ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 1259
 
Eddie and Gardenia 1951 
Box MC 1266
original ink drawings (2 p.)  Box MC 1266
 
Eddie and His Big Deals 1955 
Box MC 1266
original ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1266
 
Eddie and the Fire Engine 1949 
Box MC 1266
original ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 1266
 
Eddie Makes Music 1957 
Box MC 1266
original ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1266
 
Eddie's Pay Dirt 1953 
Box MC 1266
original ink illustrations (1 p.)  Box MC 1266
 
Here's a Penny 1944 
Box MC 1265
original ink illustration for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
The Mixed-Up Twins 1952 
Box MC 1265
original ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
Penny and Peter 1946 
Box MC 1265
original ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
Penny Goes to Camp 1948 
Box MC 1265
original ink illustrations\ (2 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
Snowbound with Betsy 1962 
Box MF 400, folders 1-2
typescript, corrected (77 p.)  Box MF 400, folders 1-2
Box MC 1265
original ink illustrations (28 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
dust jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
dust jacket layout (1 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
original watercolor for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
color separations for dust jacket (3 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
original ink illustration for title page (1 p.)  Box MC 1265
 
original ink illustration for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1265