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Jean Charlot Papers

Summary Information
Title: Jean Charlot Papers
Dates: 1931-1980
Creator: Charlot, Jean, 1898-
Extent: 4 boxes (5 cu. ft.)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-13
Abstract:
Jean Charlot's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's picture books. The collection contains production materials for twenty-one titles published between 1931 and 1980, and includes ink illustrations, ink and pencil sketches, pencil sketches, watercolor studies, lithographs for an art catalog, dummies, and some notes and photocopies for one title, A First Book, written by Mr. Charlot's wife, Zohmah Charlot. There are also two lithographs for a catalog printed in 1948.

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

...And Now Miguel, 1953

Boy Who Could Do Anything, and Other Mexican Folk Tales, 1942

Child's Good Morning, 1952

Child's Good Night Book, 1943

Corn Grows Ripe, 1956

First Book, 1980

Germaine: Pope Gregory XVI Called Her "The Saint We Need",

Hero By Mistake, 1953

Hester and the Gnomes,

Julio, 1955

Kittens, Cubs, and Babies, 1959

Martin de Porres, Hero, 1954

Miscellaneous art,

Our Lady of Guadalupe,

Poppy Seeds, 1955

Seven Stories About a Cat Named Sneakers,

Story of Chan Yuc, 1941

Sun, the Moon and a Rabbit, 1935

Tawnymore, 1931

Tito's Hats,

Two Little Trains, 1949

When Will the World Be Mine?: The Story of a Snowshoe Rabbit,


Biographical Sketch

Jean Charlot was born February 7, 1898 in Paris, France. He came to the United States in 1929 after spending several years in Mexico working as a mural painter for the Mexican government. Charlot continued to paint murals in the United States and also taught art for many years. He began illustrating children's books in the 1930s, and throughout his long career illustrated books for many well-known children's authors including Monica Shannon, Margaret Wise Brown, Ann Nolan Clark, and Joseph Krumgold; the latter two authors' works illustrated by Charlot, Secret of the Andes and ...And Now Miguel, were Newbery Award winners. Several of Charlot's works emphasize his interest in and knowledge of Hispanic and Indian cultures and draw on his experiences in Mexico. While some critics called his early illustrations for The Sun, the Moon and a Rabbit 1935) "barbaric", Charlot gained acclaim for his "architectural style" that brought a book's setting to life and for his sympathy for different cultures. He received Caldecott Honor book citations for A Child's Good Night Book and When Will the World Be Mine? The Story of a Snowshoe Rabbit. Jean Charlot died on March 20, 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Jean Charlot's papers includes production material for twenty-one titles published between 1931 and 1980. There is also material for a work called the Mexican Kitchen, printed as a catalog in 1948. The collection includes ink, ink & pencil and pencil sketches, dummies, ink illustrations, lithographs, notes, and studies.

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.
  • Charlot, Jean, 1898-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
...And Now Miguel 1953 
Note Krumgold, Joseph
New York : Crowell, 1953
Box M.C. 6
ink illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink illustrations for endpapers (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink illustrations (31 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink sketch with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketches for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink and pencil sketches for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink sketches with 2 separations for endpapers (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink and pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
sheets ink and pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
sheets pencil sketches (10 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Boy Who Could Do Anything, and Other Mexican Folk Tales 1942 
Note Brenner, Anita
New York : W.R. Scott, 1942
Box M.C. 635
ink and pencil sketches (41 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
Child's Good Morning 1952 
Note Brown, Margaret Wise
New York: W. R. Scott, 1952
Box M.C. 6
ink and pencil sketches for dummy (27 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil dummy with typescript (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketches (4 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketch for cover (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Child's Good Night Book 1943 
Note Brown, Margaret Wise
New York: W.R. Scott, Inc., 1943
Box M.C. 775
ink dummy with holograph, 26 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Corn Grows Ripe 1956 
Note Rhoads, Dorothy
New York: Viking Press, 1956
Box M.C. 635
ink and pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
ink and pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
sheets pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
First Book 1980 
Note Charlot, Zohmah
Honolulu, Hawaii : Z. Charlot, 1980
Box M.C. 321
color lithograph dummy, 40 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 321
 
sheets color lithographs (6 p.)  Box M.C. 321
 
sheet black line lithograph (1 p.)  Box M.C. 321
 
photocopies (52 p.)  Box M.C. 321
 
notes, photocopies (10 p.)  Box M.C. 321
 
Germaine: Pope Gregory XVI Called Her "The Saint We Need"  
Note Keener, Joseph A.
Box M.C. 6
pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Hero By Mistake 1953 
Note Brenner, Anita
New York: W. R. Scott, 1953
Box M.C. 6
pencil dummy, 36 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink and pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink and pencil sketches (20 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
uncut page proof (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
Box M.C. 6
Hester and the Gnomes  Box M.C. 6
Box M.C. 775
ink illustration for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustrations (11 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
pencil sketches (10 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Julio 1955 
Note Tyman, Loretta Marie
New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1955
Box M.C. 6
pencil sketch for cover (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketches (42 p.)  Box M.C. 6
Box M.C. 6
sheets pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Kittens, Cubs, and Babies 1959 
Note Schlein, Mariam
New York,: W. R. Scott, 1959
Box M.C. 775
pencil dummy, 48 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink and pencil sketches (13 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
blueprint dummy, 48 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Martin de Porres, Hero 1954 
Note Bishop, Claire Huchet
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1954
Box M.C. 6
ink and pencil illustrations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink and pencil sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketches (29 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Miscellaneous art  
Box M.C. 321
lithographs (2 p.)  Box M.C. 321
 
Our Lady of Guadalupe  
Note Parish, Helen Rand
Box M.C. 6
pencil sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
ink and pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
pencil sketches (5 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Poppy Seeds 1955 
Note Bulla, Clyde Robert
New York: Crowell , 1955
Box M.C. 775
ink and pencil dummy with text proof, 22 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustrations for endpapers (2 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustrations (8 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
pencil sketches (15 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Seven Stories About a Cat Named Sneakers  
Note Brown, Margaret Wise
Box M.C. 775
sheets pencil sketches (9 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Story of Chan Yuc 1941 
Note Rhoads, Dorothy
Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1941
Box M.C. 635
ink, pencil and watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
pencil sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
pencil sketches (31 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
Sun, the Moon and a Rabbit 1935 
Note Martinez del Rio, Amelia
New York: Sheed & Ward, 1935
Box M.C. 775
ink illustrations (41 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
sheet of 4 ink illustrations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink sketches (3 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Tawnymore 1931 
Note Shannon, Monica
Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.,, 1931
Box M.C. 6
pencil drawings (6 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Black and white prints on sixteen sheets (26 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
Tito's Hats  
Note Ferrer, Melchor G.
Box M.C. 775
ink illustration for cover (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustration for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustration with text proof and 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustrations with 1 separation (10 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
watercolor study for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 775
 
Two Little Trains 1949 
Note Brown, Margaret Wise
Eau Claire, Wisc.: Hale and Co., 1949
Box M.C. 6
ink sketch (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
publisher's dummy, 20 p. (1 p.)  Box M.C. 6
 
When Will the World Be Mine?: The Story of a Snowshoe Rabbit  
Note Schlein, Miriam
Box M.C. 635
pencil sketches for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
pencil sketch for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
ink and pencil sketches (7 p.)  Box M.C. 635
 
pencil sketches (6 p.)  Box M.C. 635