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Patricia Coombs Papers

Summary Information
Title: Patricia Coombs Papers
Dates: 1970-1977
Creator: Coombs, Patricia
Extent: 7 folders of manuscript materials; 1 box of illustrations
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1248
Abstract:
Collection includes publisher's dummies, typescripts, illustrations, and galley proofs for a number of children's books.

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

Dorrie and the Bad Luck Witch [unpublished],

Dorrie and the Birthday Eggs, 1971

Dorrie and the Dreamyard Monsters, 1977

Dorrie and the Goblin, 1972

Dorrie and the Halloween Plot, 1976

Dorrie and the Witch's Imp, 1975

Dorrie and the Dreamyard Monsters, 1977

Dorrie and the Fortune Teller, 1973

Dorrie and the Goblin, 1972

Dorrie and the Halloween Plot, 1976

Lisa and the Grompet, 1970

Mouse Café, 1972


Biographical Sketch

Noted children's book author and illustrator, Patricia Coombs, was born in Los Angeles in 1926. As a child her family traveled a great deal. She attended numerous universities and received her BA in art and MA in English from the University of Washington. She married C. James Fox and they have lived much of their lives in the New York City area. She has said that she nursed her children through childhood illnesses by telling them stories, stories that eventually became the "Dorrie" books. She published her first book , Dorrie's Magic in 1962. She has won numerous awards for her children's books.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 51, pp. 31-44.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes publisher's dummies, typescripts, illustrations, and galley proofs for a number of children's books, many of them from the "Dorrie" books.

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.
  • Coombs, Patricia
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Dorrie and the Bad Luck Witch [unpublished]  
Box MC 1618
pencil dummy with holograph text (70 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Dorrie and the Birthday Eggs 1971 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1971
Box MC 1618
publisher's dummy (52 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Dorrie and the Dreamyard Monsters 1977 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1977
Box MC 1618
photocopy of studies dummy with text proof (52 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (15 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pastel & pencil studies (8 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil studies (13 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Dorrie and the Goblin 1972 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1972
Box MF 256
typescript, corrected (20 p.)  Box MF 256
 
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 256
 
typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF 256
 
Dorrie and the Halloween Plot 1976 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1976
Box MF 256
typescript, corrected, with front matter (15 p.)  Box MF 256
 
Dorrie and the Witch's Imp 1975 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1975
Box MF 256
typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF 256
 
Dorrie and the Dreamyard Monsters 1977 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1977
Box MF 256
typescript, corrected photocopy (13 p.)  Box MF 256
 
Dorrie and the Fortune Teller 1973 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1973
Box MC 1618
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (9 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil sketches (50 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Dorrie and the Goblin 1972 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1972
Box MC 1618
pencil dummy with holograph and typescript (50 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Dorrie and the Halloween Plot 1976 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1976
Box MC 1618
pencil illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (23 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
separations (2 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
film positive with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Lisa and the Grompet 1970 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1970
Box MC 1618
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (5 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
Mouse Café 1972 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1972
Box MC 1618
colored pencil & pencil illustrator's dummy with holograph text (31 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustrations with 1 separation (3 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
colored pencil & pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1618
 
pencil sketches (20 p.)  Box MC 1618
Box MF 256
typescript, corrected carbon (10 p.)  Box MF 256
 
galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 256