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Arthur Geisert Papers

Summary Information
Title: Arthur Geisert Papers
Dates: 1991-1998
Creator: Geisert, Arthur
Extent: 6 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1191
Abstract:
The collection contains illustrative material for 4 titles, and includes pencil page layout studies, pencil preliminary studies, black and white etchings, color test etchings, pencil studies, a pencil and pasteup study, a pencil and watercolor study, dummies, some the typescript, a pencil and wash study, a pencil and ink study, pencil and watercolor sketches, pencil, watercolor and ink sketches, etchings with watercolor, an etching with storyboard, several sets of prints in progression, and pasted photocopies with partial pencil drawing.

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

After the Flood, 1994

Desert Town, 2001

The Giant Ball of String, 2002

Haystack, 1995

Lights Out, 2005

Mountain Town, 2000

Oink, 1991

Oink, Oink, 1993

Oops

Pa's Balloon and Other Pig Tales

Prairie Town, 1998


Biographical Sketch

Arthur Geisert was born September 20, 1941, in Dallas, Texas. He began a teaching career, but soon discovered that his real calling was art. He gradually built up a business in prints, and after many rejections, began to publish children's picture books. He has said that he tries to combine a classic etching style with humor and narrative. Many of his pictures feature animals, especially pigs. He was received several wards and honors for his work.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 52, 56, 92, 133 Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. 23 Children's Literature Review , vol. 87


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative material for 4 titles, and includes pencil page layout studies, pencil preliminary studies, black and white etchings, color text etchings, pencil studies, a pencil and pasteup study, a pencil and watercolor study, a pencil and wash study, dummies, some with typescript, as pencil and ink study, pencil and watercolor sketches, etchings with watercolor, etchings with storyboard, several sets of prints in progression, and pasted photocopies with partial pencil drawing.

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.
  • Geisert, Arthur
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
After the Flood 1994 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994
Box MC 1733
ink and pencil dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1733
 
Desert Town 2001 
Note  by Bonnie Geisert
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001
Box MC 1735
photocopy dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1735
 
The Giant Ball of String 2002 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2002
Box MC 1735
photocopy dummy (40 p.)  Box MC 1735
 
Haystack 1995 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995
Box MC1273, 1274
pp. pencil page layout studies (8 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil preliminary studies of setting (4 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
black and white etchings (86 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
black and white etchings of jacket front (3 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
black and white etchings of jacket back (3 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
black and white etchings of cover front (3 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
black and white etchings of cover back (3 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
color text etchings (3 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil studies` (39 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil studies for jacket front (2 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil studies for jacket back (2 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil and pasteup study (1 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil book dummy (36 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil and photocopied etching book dummy with typescript (36 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
pencil and photocopied pasteup book dummy typescript (36 p.)  Box MC1273, 1274
 
Lights Out 2005 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Box MC 1733
photocolor dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1733
 
color copy dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1733
 
photocopy dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1733
 
Mountain Town 2000 
Note  by Bonnie Geisert
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000
Box MC 1735
color copy dummy with pencil text (38 p.)  Box MC 1735
 
Oink 1991 
Note  New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1991
Box MC673
watercolor and pencil sketches (1 p.)  Box MC673
 
watercolor, pencil and ink sketches (18 p.)  Box MC673
 
etchings with watercolor (22 p.)  Box MC673
Box OS 9
etching with storyboard (1 p.)  Box OS 9
 
Oink, Oink 1993 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993
Box MC788
pencil studies on board (24 p.)  Box MC788
 
sets of prints in progression, including final print, in 2 parts (2 p.)  Box MC788
 
sets of prints in progression, including final print, in 3 parts (17 p.)  Box MC788
 
sets of prints in progression, including final pring, in 4 parts (13 p.)  Box MC788
 
pasted photocopies with partial pencil drawing (7 p.)  Box MC788
 
Oops 2006 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006
Box MC 1733
photocopy dummy (72 p.)  Box MC 1733
 
Pa's Balloon and Other Pig Tales 1984 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984
Box MC 1737
photocopy, pencil and marker dummy (100 p.)  Box MC 1737
 
ink and photocopy dummy (100 p.)  Box MC 1737
 
ink dummy (114 p.)  Box MC 1737
 
ink and watercolor dummy (38 p.)  Box MC 1737
 
Prairie Town 1998 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998
Box MC1271
pencil studies (31 p.)  Box MC1271
 
title page pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC1271
 
pencil and wash study (1 p.)  Box MC1271
 
pencil and ink study (1 p.)  Box MC1271
 
photocopy and pencil study pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC1271
 
layout study (1 p.)  Box MC1271
 
etchings (67 p.)  Box MC1271
Box MC 1735
photocopy dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1735