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Nancy Winslow Parker Papers

Summary Information
Title: Nancy Winslow Parker collection
Dates: 1969-2014
Creator: Parker, Nancy Winslow
Extent: 17.59 linear feet (13 boxes)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1210
Abstract:
This collection consists of production material for 19 published titles and 14 unpublished titles. It includes manuscripts, typescripts, dummies, page proofs, galleys, pencil sketches, ink illustrations with watercolor and pencil, correspondence, research, notes, and reviews.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Parker, Nancy Winslow

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Nancy Winslow Parker collection, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch of Nancy Winslow Parker

Nancy Winslow Parker was born October 18, 1930 in Maplewood, NJ. She received a BA from Mills College in 1952 and continued her education at the Art Students League and School of Visual Arts in New York. Parker's career endeavors have included sales promotion, art direction, graphic design, and freelance writing and illustration. Her children's books have won several awards, including the Christoperher Award and the American Library Association Notable Book. Parker insists that her illustrations and stories have one characteristic in common: they are all done in the spirit of fun. Parker finds inspiration for her books in real-life stituations. She writes both fiction and non-fiction for children, illustrating for other authors and for herself.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vol. 132, p. 175-177


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of production material for 19 published titles and 14 unpublished titles. It includes manuscripts, typescripts, dummies, page proofs, galleys, pencil sketches, ink illustrations with watercolor and pencil, correspondence, research, notes, and reviews.

Related Material

Charles L. Blood and Martin Link Papers

Carter Houck Papers

Mildred Kantrowitz Papers

John Langstaff Papers

Shirley Neitzel Papers

Charlotte Pomerantz Collection

Subject Terms
INDEX TERMS
  • This 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.
  • Parker, Nancy Winslow
  • Neitzel, Shirley
  • Blood, Charles L., 1929-
  • Link, Martin A.
  • Pomerantz, Charlotte
  • Langstaff, John, 1920-2005
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882
  • Houck, Carter
  • Phillips, Mildred, (Children’s author)
  • Travel -- Fiction
  • Luggage -- Fiction
  • Rebuses
  • Navajo Indians -- Textile industry and fabrics -- Fiction
  • Rugs -- Fiction
  • Hand weaving -- Fiction
  • Indians of North America -- Textile industry and fabrics -- Fiction
  • Chickens -- Juvenile fiction
  • Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction
  • Birdhouses -- Juvenile fiction
  • Tools -- Juvenile fiction
  • Sick -- Juvenile fiction
  • Railroad trains -- Juvenile fiction
  • Imagination -- Juvenile fiction
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction
  • Explorers -- Juvenile literature
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Americans -- Panama -- Panama Canal -- History -- Juvenile literature
  • Panama Canal (Panama) -- History -- Juvenile literature
  • Love -- Fiction
  • Face -- Juvenile fiction
  • Love stories
  • Organs (Anatomy) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction
  • Paper money -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature
  • Signs and symbols -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature
  • United States -- History -- Juvenile literature
  • Animals -- Juvenile fiction
  • Folk songs, English -- Texts
  • Picture book
  • Zoos -- Juvenile fiction
  • Zoo animals -- Juvenile fiction
  • Halloween -- Juvenile fiction
  • Bears -- Juvenile fiction
  • Revere, Paul, -- 1735-1818 -- Juvenile poetry
  • Lexington, Battle of, Lexington, Mass., 1775 -- Juvenile poetry
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Narrative poetry
  • American poetry
  • Children's songs
  • Textile fibers -- Juvenile literature
  • Textile fabrics -- Juvenile literature
  • Breakfasts -- Juvenile fiction
  • Schools -- Juvenile fiction
  • Night -- Juvenile fiction
  • Teddy bears -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Aunt Maude's Teddy Bear Unpublished  
Box 1
Correspondence, typescripts, corrected typescripts, corrected manuscript 1982-1983  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
B is for Buttons Unpublished  
Box 1
Typescripts, correspondence, manuscripts, research 1997-2003  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Note  2 items
 
The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's 1995  
Note  Author: Shirley Neitzel
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, reviews 1995-1996  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Correspondence, reviews 1994-1998  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Correspondence, corrected F&G 1993-2013  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Dummy, research, photocopied drawings 1993, undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper 1993, undated  Box 3 , Folder 1
Note  87 items
Box 9
Ink and color pencil illustrations undated  Box 9
Note  26 items
 
Bicustard MacPherson Unpublished  
Box 1
Typescript, corrected typescripts, correspondence, corrected photocopied drawings 2007-2008  Box 1 , Folder 8
Box 3
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
Note  16 items
Box 7
Ink and watercolor studies undated  Box 7
Note  4 items
 
The Birthday Unicorn Unpublished  
Box 3
Corrected manuscripts, corrected typescripts, dummy, correspondence 1984-1991  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Bunny's 1st Book; Kitty's 1st Book; Puppy's 1st Book Unpublished  
Box 1
Dummies, correspondence, research, notes 1984-1992  Box 1 , Folder 9
Box 3
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 5
Note  43 items
Box 7
Pencil and watercolor study undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Pen and watercolor illustrations undated  Box 7
Note  4 items
 
Byron B. Blackbear in the Oval Office Unpublished  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, corrected manuscripts, research material 1978-1982  Box 1 , Folder 10
Box 3
Pencil sketch on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
Note  1 item
 
The Cave: A Bedtime Story Unpublished  
Box 1
Corrected typescripts, correspondence, research 2002-2007  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
The Elephant Book Unpublished  
Box 1
Photocopied drawings undated  Box 1 , Folder 12
Note  20 items
Box 3
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 7
Note  45 items
Box 7
Ink and watercolor illustration undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Flora Fox, Detective: Mystery No. 2 Unpublished  
Box 1
Correspondence 1983-1995  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Corrected typescript 1983  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Photocopied corrected typescript 1983  Box 1 , Folder 16
Box 3
Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
The Goat in the Rug 1976  
Note  Authors: Charles L. Blood, Martin A. Link
Box 1
Correspondence, publishing contracts, reviews 1975-2009  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
 
Corrected F&G 1976  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Corrected photocopied illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
Box 3
Notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 9
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 10
Note  88 items
Box 11
Ink studies, some with color pencil 1975, undated  Box 11
Note  5 items
 
Color separations undated  Box 11
Note  18 items
 
Here Comes Henny 1994  
Note  Author: Charlotte Pomerantz
Box 1
Corrected typescripts 1993, undated  Box 1 , Folder 21-22
 
Photocopied illustrations, correspondence, reviews, photographs 1992-1999  Box 1 , Folder 23
 
Dummy, notes, research, photocopied drawings 1993, undated  Box 1 , Folder 24
Box 5
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 5
Note  76 items
 
Ink illustrations with color pencil undated  Box 5
Note  21 items
 
Book jacket undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
The House I'll Build for the Wrens 1997  
Note  Author: Shirley Neitzel
Box 1
Typescript, notes, correspondence, reviews 1996-1997  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Correspondence, reviews, corrected typescripts, photocopied drawing 1996-1999  Box 1 , Folder 26
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Page proof 1996  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Photocopied drawings 1996, undated  Box 1 , Folder 29
Note  72 items
Box 3
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 11
Note  20 items
Box 6
Ink and color pencil illustrations, some with text and some with watercolor 1996, undated  Box 6
Note  26 items
 
I'm Not Feeling Well Today 2001  
Note  Author: Shirley Neitzel
Box 1
Reviews 2001  Box 1 , Folder 30
 
F&G, correspondence, typescripts, corrected typescripts 1999-2001  Box 1 , Folder 31
 
Photocopied drawings, dummy, research 1999, undated  Box 1 , Folder 32
Box 7
Ink and color pencil illustrations 2000  Box 7
Note  28 items
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper 1999-2000  Box 7
Note  65 items
 
I'm Taking a Trip on My Train 1999  
Note  Author: Shirley Neitzel
Box 1
Dummy, correspondence, reviews 1999-2001  Box 1 , Folder 33
 
Correspondence, corrected typescripts, corrected F&G, corrected page proof 1997-2005  Box 1 , Folder 34
 
Dummy 1997  Box 1 , Folder 35
Box 3
Dummy, research, photocopied drawings, notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 12
Box 6
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 6
Note  76 items
 
Ink and color pencil illustrations 1998  Box 6
Note  29 items
 
Land Ho!: Fifty Glorious Years in the Age of Exploration with 12 Important Explorers 2001  
Box 1
Reviews 2001  Box 1 , Folder 36
 
Notes, reviews, correspondence, F&Gs 1997-2005  Box 1 , Folder 37
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 38
Box 10
Ink, color pencil, and watercolor illustrations 1999, undated  Box 10
Note  52 items
Box 13, roll
Page proof undated  Box 13, roll
Note  1 item
 
Locks, Crocs & Skeeters: The Story of the Panama Canal 1996  
Box 1
Corrected manuscript 1994  Box 1 , Folder 39
 
Incomplete corrected typescripts 1994-1995  Box 1 , Folder 40
 
Typescript, corrected indexes circa 1995  Box 1 , Folder 41
 
Photocopied corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 42
 
Typescript 1995  Box 1 , Folder 43
 
Photocopied corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 44
 
Corrected typescripts 1994-1995  Box 1 , Folder 45-47
 
Correspondence 1992-1997  Box 1 , Folder 48
 
Reviews 1996-1997  Box 1 , Folder 49
 
Research 1992-1995  Box 1 , Folder 50-51
 
Dummy undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Corrected page proof, reviews, correspondence, research 1992-2004  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Photocopied drawings, research undated  Box 2 , Folder 3
Box 3
Corrected manuscript, photocopied journal entries, notes 1992-1994  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Dummy, book jacket proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 14
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 15
Note  110 items
Box 6
Ink and watercolor illustrations, some with ink and pencil overlay undated  Box 6
Note  32 items
 
Ink and color pencil study undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Ink and watercolor study undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Book layout plans undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
Box 12
Ink, watercolor, and color pencil illustrations 1995  Box 12
Note  4 items
 
The Man with the Take-Apart Head 1974  
Box 2
Corrected typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 4-7
 
Incomplete corrected typescripts 1973  Box 2 , Folder 8
 
Photocopied corrected typescripts 1973  Box 2 , Folder 9-10
 
Correspondence 1972-1983  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Notes, reviews 1974-1975  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
Correspondence, photocopied corrected page proof, notes, reviews 1973-2011  Box 2 , Folder 13
Box 3
Corrected manuscript, photocopied page proof, corrected galley, dummies 1972-1974  Box 3 , Folder 16
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 17
Note  71 items
Box 5
Pencil illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  17 items
 
Ink and watercolor study with pencil overlays undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Reverse copies of illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  4 items
 
Pencil sketch on tracing paper undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Ink illustrations 1973, undated  Box 5
Note  3 items
 
Ink and watercolor study 1973  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Photographic copies of illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  2 items
 
Pencil and watercolor study with ink overlay undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Mimi-Gladys' Babies: A Tale of Her Outings and Adventures Unpublished  
Box 2
Typescript, corrected typescripts, dummies, correspondence 1969-1973  Box 2 , Folder 14
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 2 , Folder 15
Note  81 items
Box 3
Manuscript undated  Box 3 , Folder 18
Box 7
Ink and watercolor studies 1970  Box 7
Note  14 items
 
Money, Money, Money: The Meaning of the Art and Symbols on United States Paper Currency 1995  
Box 2
Notes, research 1971-1992  Box 2 , Folder 16-17
 
Research 1984-1991  Box 2 , Folder 18-19
 
Photocopied corrected typescripts, research 1992  Box 2 , Folder 20-21
 
Corrected typescripts, notes, research 1992  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Corrected typescripts 1992-1993  Box 2 , Folder 23-24
 
Reviews 1995  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Corrected F&G, reviews 1995-1996  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Correspondence, notes 1991-1996  Box 2 , Folder 27
 
Research, reviews, correspondence 1980-2001  Box 2 , Folder 28
 
Research, photocopied drawings, book jacket, illustration proofs 1991-1995  Box 2 , Folder 29
 
Dummy undated  Box 2 , Folder 30
Box 3
Corrected typescript, corrected manuscript, notes 1992  Box 3 , Folder 19
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 20
Note  82 items
Box 8
Ink, color pencil, and watercolor illustrations undated  Box 8
Note  31 items
Box 13, roll
Page proof undated  Box 13, roll
Note  1 item
 
Mrs. Wilson Wanders Off 1976  
Box 2
Corrected typescripts 1975, undated  Box 2 , Folder 31-37
Note  Working Title: The Annual
 
Photocopied corrected typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 38
 
Correspondence 1975-1977  Box 2 , Folder 39
 
Reviews, notes, correspondence, publishing contract 1975-1982  Box 2 , Folder 40
 
Dummy, notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 41
Box 3
Corrected manuscript, photocopied corrected page proofs 1973-1975  Box 3 , Folder 21
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 22
Note  53 items
Working Titles: Mrs. Wortlegrass, Prima Donna Assoluto; The Mystery Truck Ride
Box 9
Ink and watercolor studies 1975, undated  Box 9
Note  2 items
 
Ink illustrations 1975, undated  Box 9
Note  11 items
 
Ink illustrations with color separations undated  Box 9
Note  18 items
 
Murder on the East Side: A Flora Fox Mystery Unpublished  
Box 2
Photocopied corrected typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 42
 
Incomplete corrected typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 43
 
Corrected typescripts undated  Box 2 , Folder 44-45
 
Correspondence, typescript 2007-2011  Box 2 , Folder 46
 
Photocopied drawings, photograph 1979, undated  Box 2 , Folder 47
Box 3
Notes, correspondence, publishing contract 1979-1995  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 24
Note  48 items
Box 7
Ink and color pencil illustration with color photocopy undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Ink illustrations undated  Box 7
Note  23 items
 
Oh, A-Hunting We Will Go 1974  
Note  Author: John Langstaff
Box 4
Photocopied drawings, book jackets, correspondence, reviews, publishing contracts 1974-2003  Box 4 , Folder 1
 
Dummy undated  Box 4 , Folder 2
Box 12
Game board and game cards undated  Box 12
Note  2 items
 
Pencil Sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 12
Note  82 items
 
Ink and color pencil illustrations undated  Box 12
Note  2 items
 
Ink illustrations undated  Box 12
Note  4 items
 
Publicity posters 1974  Box 12
Note  2 items
 
Color separations undated  Box 12
Note  30 items
 
Ink book jacket illustration with notes overlay undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Our Class Took a Trip to the Zoo 2002  
Note  Author: Shirley Neitzel
Box 4
Correspondence, corrected photocopied illustrations, reviews 2001-2002  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Reviews, correspondence, corrected typescripts, F&G 1996-2005  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
Dummies, photocopied drawings, research, notes 2001, undated  Box 4 , Folder 5
Box 3
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 25
Note  56 items
Box 8
Ink, color pencil, and watercolor illustrations 2001  Box 8
Note  34 items
 
The Party at the Old Farm: A Halloween Story 1975  
Box 4
Corrected typescripts, photocopied corrected typescripts undated, 1974  Box 4 , Folder 6-14
 
Correspondence 1974-1976  Box 4 , Folder 15
 
Correspondence, corrected page proof, reviews 1974-1989  Box 4 , Folder 16
 
Dummy undated  Box 4 , Folder 17
 
Paste-up undated  Box 4 , Folder 18
Box 3
Corrected manuscript, notes 1974  Box 3 , Folder 26
Box 10
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 10
Note  67 items
 
Paste-up undated  Box 10
Note  18 items
 
Ink illustrations 1974, undated  Box 10
Note  8 items
 
Ink and watercolor studies 1974-1975, undated  Box 10
Note  9 items
 
Ink illustrations with color separations undated  Box 10
Note  17 items
 
Paul Revere's Ride 1985  
Note  Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Box 4
Reviews 1985-1986  Box 4 , Folder 19
Box 7
Watercolors with two text and ink separations undated  Box 7
Note  36 items
 
Watercolor and ink study undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Poofy, Son of Mimi-Gladys, Show Dog Unpublished  
Box 4
Correspondence, typescripts, manuscript, dummies, photographs 1972-1974  Box 4 , Folder 20
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper, some with text undated  Box 4 , Folder 21
Note  18 items
 
Sweetly Sings the Donkey: Animal Rounds for Children to Sing or Play on Recorders 1976  
Note  Author: John Langstaff
Box 4
Correspondence, reviews, book jacket 1976-1977  Box 4 , Folder 22
Box 3
Dummy, research 1975, undated  Box 3 , Folder 27
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 28
Note  50 items
Box 6
Watercolor and ink studies, related correspondence 1976, 2014  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Ink illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Ink illustrations with color separations and text undated  Box 6
Note  13 items
 
Warm as Wool, Cool as Cotton; Natural Fibers and Fabrics and How to Work With Them 1975  
Note  Author: Carter Houck
Box 3
Reviews, correspondence 1974-2003  Box 3 , Folder 29
 
Photocopied dummy, book jackets undated  Box 3 , Folder 30
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 31
Note  72 items
Box 5
Reverse copies of illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  2 items
 
Ink illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  53 items
 
Ink and watercolor study 1974  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
We're Making a Breakfast for Mother 1997  
Note  Author: Shirley Neitzel
Box 3
Reviews 1997-1998  Box 3 , Folder 32
 
F&G, corrected typescripts, reviews 1995-2004  Box 3 , Folder 33
 
Dummies, photocopied drawings, research undated  Box 3 , Folder 34
 
Pencil sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 35
Note  100 items
Box 6
Ink and color pencil illustrations 1996  Box 6
Note  26 items
 
Ink, marker, and color pencil studies undated  Box 6
Note  5 items
 
Book jacket 1996  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Willy Bear 1976  
Note  Author: Mildred Kantrowitz
Box 3
Reviews 1976-1979  Box 3 , Folder 36
 
Dummy, children's drawings, corrected typescript, photographs, photocopied drawings undated  Box 3 , Folder 37
 
Pencil Sketches on tracing paper undated  Box 3 , Folder 38
Note  69 items
Box 8
Ink and watercolor illustrations undated  Box 8
Note  22 items
 
Ink and watercolor studies 1975-1976  Box 8
Note  9 items