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Fritz Eichenberg Papers

Summary Information
Title: Fritz Eichenberg Papers
Dates: 1940-1982
Creator: Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990
Extent: 3.9 cubic ft. and .1 linear ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-125
Abstract:
Fritz Eichenberg's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material, consisting of illustrative materials only, for 17 titles, including some adult works, published between 1940 and 1982. Illustrative materials include illustrations, studies and sketches done in a variety of media, separations, dummies, prints, and proofs. The collection also contains some miscellaneous artwork consisting of prints including some from drawings that appeared in The Catholic Worker [date unknown], and one print for Christmas 1960 signed "The Peaceable Kingdom." The collection also contains one piece of correspondence.

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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Arrangement

Adventures of Sir Ignatius Tippitolio, 1945

Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals, 1952

Big Road Walker, 1940

Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse, 1945

Don't Blame Me!, 1940

Fathers & Sons, 1941

Felix Salten's Favorite Animal Stories, 1948

"Have You Seen Tom Thumb?", 1942

Heroes of the Kalevala: Finland's Saga, 1940

Jungle Book, 1950

Miscellaneous Correspondence,

Miscellaneous Original Art,

Peaceable Kingdom, and Other Poems, 1958

Rainbows Are Made: Poems, 1982

Rowena, the Skating Cow, 1940

Sancho & His Stubborn Mule, 1944

Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, 1944

Tree That Ran Away, 1941

Witch of Ramoth, and Other Tales, 1950


Biographical Sketch

Fritz Eichenberg was born October 24, 1901 in Cologne, Germany. He studied at the School of Applied Arts in Cologne from 1916-1920 and later received an M. F. A. from the State Academy of Graphic Arts in Leipzig. He worked as a newspaper artist and traveling correspondent in Germany but with the rise of Nazism came to the United States in 1933. In 1936, he illustrated his first book for children, Puss in Boots . Over the next five decades, Fritz Eichenberg became widely known as an illustrator and author of children's books. He illustrated books for many authors including Felix Salten, Elizabeth Coatsworth, and others. Fritz Eichenberg's illustrations covered a variety of subjects including poetry and folktales; he also illustrated his own retellings of folktales. In 1953, Fritz Eichenberg received a Caldecott Honor citation for Ape in a Cape (1952), an alphabet book he wrote and illustrated. Throughout his long and prolific career, Fritz Eichenberg illustrated dozens of books for children and young adults and received awards for his work in the graphic arts. He also taught for many years and continued to publish until the end of his life. Fritz Eichenberg died on November 29, 1990. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 50, pp. 66-82.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material, consisting of illustrative materials only, for seventeen titles, including some adult works, published between 1940 and 1982. Illustrative materials include illustrations, studies and sketches done in a variety of media including ink, pencil, and oil, separations, dummies done in pencil and other media, prints, and proofs. The collection also contains some miscellaneous artwork consisting of prints including some from drawings that appeared in The Catholic Worker [date unknown], and one print for Christmas 1960 signed "The Peaceable Kingdom." The collection also contains one piece of correspondence, a letter from an editor. The materials are arranged by title with 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.
  • Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Adventures of Sir Ignatius Tippitolio 1945 
Box MC 245
Ink & watercolor illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Ink illustration with text proof (1 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Ink illustrations (24 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Sheets with a total of 17 ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Ink & watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Ape in a Cape: An Alphabet of Odd Animals 1952 
Box MC 244
Blueprint dummy (20 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Crayon & ink sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Sheets of proof of woodcut illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Big Road Walker 1940 
Box MC 245
Ink & pencil sketches (13 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Oil illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse 1945 
Box MC 32
Pencil dummy (78 p.)  Box MC 32
 
Ink illustrations (57 p.)  Box MC 32
Box MC 32 & 32a
Watercolor illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 32 & 32a
Box MC 32
Watercolor illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 32
 
Don't Blame Me! 1940 
Box MC 245
Ink illustrations (7 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Fathers & Sons 1941 
Box MC 245
Wood engraving illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 245
 
Felix Salten's Favorite Animal Stories 1948 
Box MC 244
Ink illustrations (13 p.)  Box MC 244
 
"Have You Seen Tom Thumb?" 1942 
Box MC 244
Ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Watercolor, ink & pencil study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Heroes of the Kalevala: Finland's Saga 1940 
Box MC 245 & 437
Ink illustrations (12 p.)  Box MC 245 & 437
 
Jungle Book 1950 
Box MC 244
Ink & pencil dummy with text proof (290 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Oil illustrations (8 p.)  Box MC 244
 
Miscellaneous Correspondence  
Box MF 290, folder 1
Letter from editor (1 p.)  Box MF 290, folder 1
 
Miscellaneous Original Art  
Box MC 304
Black and white prints (6 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Prints in portfolio from drawings appearing in The Catholic Worker [date unknown] (8 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Print "Christmas 1960" by Fritz Eichenberg, signed "The Peaceable Kingdom" (1 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Peaceable Kingdom, and Other Poems 1958 
Box MC 317
Ink illustrations with 1 separation (13 p.)  Box MC 317
 
Ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 317
 
Piece of text proof (1 p.)  Box MC 317
 
Separations (2 p.)  Box MC 317
 
Rainbows Are Made: Poems 1982 
Box MC S38b
Scratchboard prints (7 p.)  Box MC S38b
 
Rowena, the Skating Cow 1940 
Box MC 317
Watercolor illustrations (35 p.)  Box MC 317
 
Watercolor & pencil study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 317
 
Sancho & His Stubborn Mule 1944 
Box MC 304
Pencil dummy (48 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Tales of Edgar Allan Poe 1944 
Box MC 304
Illustration proofs (31 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Proofs for preliminary art (5 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Tree That Ran Away 1941 
Box MC 304
Illustrator's dummy with some pencil illustrations (70 p.)  Box MC 304
 
Witch of Ramoth, and Other Tales 1950 
Box MC 317
Ink illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 317