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Summary Information
Title: Seymour Reit Collection
Dates: 1974-1990
Creator: Reit, Seymour
Extent: 10 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1284
Abstract:
The Seymour Reit Collection contains written production material for five titles published between 1974 and 1990, including holographs, typescripts, correspondence, notes, research material and miscellaneous pieces.

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

Benvenuto, 1974

Benvenuto and the Carnival, 1976

Flying School Bus, The, 1990

Time Traveler: Voyage With Columbus, 1986

Worried Ghost, The, 1976


Biographical Sketch

Seymour Reit was born November 11, 1918, in New York. Author, illustrator, animated cartoonist, Reit began his career at Florida's Fleischer Studios, drawing and writing jokes for Popeye and Betty Boop cartoons. After a brief enlistment in the army between 1942 and 1946 as a photo-intelligence officer, he quickly resumed his career as a freelance writer. He contributed productions for Archie and Little Lulu, wrote for Mad magazine, collaborated on the kid-friendly television show "Captain Kangaroo", fathered "Casper the Friendly Ghost" for television, and created a slew of children's and adult literature up until his death in 2001. Sy Reit was a colorful, animated artist whose library of over eighty children's novels has shaped the world of young reading.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 21 and 133, 1980 and 2002.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Seymour Reit Collection contains written production material for five titles published between 1974 and 1990, including holographs, typescripts, correspondence, notes, research material and miscellaneous pieces.

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.
  • Reit, Seymour
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Benvenuto 1974 
Note Winslow, Will
New York: Addison-Wesley, 1974
Box MF 890
photocopy of pages (11 p.)  Box MF 890
 
photocopy of pages (14 p.)  Box MF 890
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 890
 
reviews (5 p.)  Box MF 890
 
research materials (10 p.)  Box MF 890
 
Benvenuto and the Carnival 1976 
Note  Middletown, Ohio: Xerox (Weekly Reader Book Club), 1976
Box MF 890
typescript, corrected (56 p.)  Box MF 890
 
front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 890
 
holograph and typescript (5 p.)  Box MF 890
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 890
 
typescript, photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF 890
 
research materials (10 p.)  Box MF 890
 
Flying School Bus, The 1990 
Note  Racine, WI: Western Pub. Co. , 1990
Box MF 890
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 890
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF 890
 
typescript, photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF 890
 
Time Traveler: Voyage With Columbus 1986 
Note Navaroo, Jose Gonzalez
New York: Bantam, 1986
Box MF 1410
typescript (62 p.)  Box MF 1410
 
typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 1410
 
holograph (6 p.)  Box MF 1410
 
miscellaneous (8 p.)  Box MF 1410
 
Worried Ghost, The 1976 
Note  New York: Scholastic Books, 1976
Box MF 890
typescript, corrected carbon, partial photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF 890
 
typescript, corrected carbon, partial photocopy (11 p.)  Box MF 890
 
typescript, photocopy (66 p.)  Box MF 890
 
w/ front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 890
 
notes (8 p.)  Box MF 890
 
research material (14 p.)  Box MF 890