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Paul Goble Papers

Summary Information
Title: Paul Goble Papers
Dates: 1969-1989
Creator: Goble, Paul
Extent: .2 linear feet--written 1.1 cubic feet--illustrative
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1257
Paul Goble has materials for 13 titles in the collection, including both manuscript and illustrative production materials. Manuscript materials include holographs, various states of typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and notes. Illustrative materials include sketches, dummies, and studies in several media but chiefly pencil, ink and watercolor. Between 1969 and 1974 Goble wrote 4 titles with his first wife, Dorothy Goble, although Paul Goble was the sole illustrator of those books; all four are represented in the CLRC collection.

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.


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.


Beyond the Ridge, 1989

Brave Eagle's Account of the Fetterman Fight, 1972

Buffalo Woman, 1984

Death of the Iron Horse, 1986

Friendly Wolf, The, 1974

Gift of the Sacred Dog, The, 1980

Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The, 1978

Great Race of the Birds and Animals, The, 1985

Her Seven Brothers, 1988

Lone Bull's Horse Raid, 1978

Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle, 1966

Sound of the Flute, The, 1976

Star Boy, 1983

Biographical Sketch

Paul Goble was born September 27, 1933, in Haslemere, Surrey, England. His interest in Native American legends began when he was a small boy in England, where his mother read the books of Grey Owl and Ernest Thompson Seton to her sons. After training at the Central School of Art and Design in London, Goble worked in industrial design for 18 years before becoming a full time author and illustrator of children's books. His goals are to share the Native American respect and rapport with nature, and to retell traditional Native American legends, especially the legends of the Plains tribes, Sioux, Blackfoot and Cheyenne. Among other awards and honors he earned the 1979 Caldecott Medal for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols 25, 69, 131; Children's Literature Review vol. 21

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Paul Goble collection includes production material for 13 books. Written material for 1 title includes holographs, corrected typescripts, some photocopied, a corrected, photocopied galley proof, correspondence, a proof dummy, and notes. Illustrative materials for the other titles include pencil studies, a pencil dummy, pencil, ink and tempera studies, research material, a pasteup, corrected galley proofs, and acrylic and ink illustration, a photocopy of a 2-page spread in Swedish translation, pencil, ink and tempera wash studies, page proofs, a jacket proof in Japanese translation, tempera studies, a silverprint, blueprints, color-key proofs, a proof sheet, a jacket, pencil, ink and watercolor studies, a lithograph, greeting cards, pencil illustrations, ink illustrations, pencil studies, and a watercolor illustration.

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.
  • Goble, Paul
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Beyond the Ridge 1989 
Box MF883 folder 1
holograph (15 p.)  Box MF883 folder 1
Box MF883 folders 2-3
holograph and typescript, corrected (85 p.)  Box MF883 folders 2-3
Box MF883 folder 4
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF883 folder 4
Box MF883 folder4
typescript, corrected photocopy (19 p.)  Box MF883 folder4
Box MF883 folder 5
typescript, corrected photocopy (19 p.)  Box MF883 folder 5
typescript, corrected (18 p.)  Box MF883 folder 5
Box MF883 folder 6
typescript, corrected photocopy (20 p.)  Box MF883 folder 6
typescript, corrected photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF883 folder 6
Box MF883 folder 7
galley proof, corrected photocopy (45 p.)  Box MF883 folder 7
Box MF883 folder 9
correspondence (12 p.)  Box MF883 folder 9
Box MF883
notes (25 p.)  Box MF883
Box MC592
pencil studies (313 p.)  Box MC592
pencil dummy (1 p.)  Box MC592
dummy, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MC592
pencil, ink and tempera studies (30 p.)  Box MC592
research material, photocopy (24 p.)  Box MC592
Brave Eagle's Account of the Fetterman Fight 1972 
Box MC354
pasteup (32 p.)  Box MC354
Buffalo Woman 1984 
Box MF 883 folder 1
galley proof, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 883 folder 1
Box MF883 folder 1
blueprints (3 p.)  Box MF883 folder 1
Box MC354
acrylic and ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC354
proof dummy with jacket (32 p.)  Box MC354
Death of the Iron Horse 1986 
Box MC354
photocopy of a 2-page spread, Swedish translation (1 p.)  Box MC354
Friendly Wolf, The 1974 
Box MC354
galley, corrected (4 p.)  Box MC354
studies in pencil, ink, tempera, wash (70 p.)  Box MC354
page proof (36 p.)  Box MC354
jacket proof, Japanese translation (1 p.)  Box MC354
tempera studies (4 p.)  Box MC354
silverprint (1 p.)  Box MC354
Gift of the Sacred Dog, The 1980 
Box MF883 folder 1
proof dummy (16 p.)  Box MF883 folder 1
Box MC354
2 proof dummies with jacket (64 p.)  Box MC354
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC354
color-key proof (7 p.)  Box MC354
color-key proof (8 p.)  Box MC354
illustrator's color proof with text pasteup (16 p.)  Box MC354
Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The 1978 
Box MC354
proof dummy (32 p.)  Box MC354
blueprints (7 p.)  Box MC354
Great Race of the Birds and Animals, The 1985 
Box MC354
proof sheet (1 p.)  Box MC354
Her Seven Brothers 1988 
Box MC354
jacket (1 p.)  Box MC354
Lone Bull's Horse Raid 1978 
Box MC354
studies in pencil, ink and watercolor (49 p.)  Box MC354
photocopies (7 p.)  Box MC354
lithograph (1 p.)  Box MC354
greeting cards printed with art from the book (3 p.)  Box MC354
proof dummy with jacket (64 p.)  Box MC354
Red Hawk's Account of Custer's Last Battle 1966 
Box MC354
proofs (2 p.)  Box MC354
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC354
Sound of the Flute, The 1976 
Box MC354
watercolor illustrations with ink line overlay (10 p.)  Box MC354
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC354
pencil illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC354
pencil studies (36 p.)  Box MC354
Star Boy 1983 
Box MC354
proof dummy with jacket (32 p.)  Box MC354