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Hans Augusto Rey Collection

Summary Information
Title: Hans Augusto Rey Collection
Dates: 1942-1958
Creator: Rey, Hans Augusto
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1306
Abstract:
The Hans Augusto Rey Collection contains illustrative production material from three titles published between 1942 and 1958, including two from the Curious George series. Collection materials are as follows: original watercolors and original crayon drawings with text.

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

Cecily G and the 9 Monkeys, 1942

Curious George Flies a Kite, 1958

Curious George Get a Medal, 1957


Biographical Sketch

Hans Augusto Rey was born September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany, immigrated to the US in 1940, became a citizen in 1946 and spent the majority of his life until his death in 1977, writing and illustrating children's literature. His talent was clear early on. All throughout early childhood and into his collegiate involvement, Rey crafted his own personal artistic flare. Most of his books are lead by animal characters, through the environmental influence of a childhood nearby zoo. Universally known and embraced, Rey's trademark is that inquisitive primate, Curious George. Seven books in total, "The Curious George" series appeals widely with children because George's appearance and behavior are very similar to that of a child.

Rey's literary scope is much greater than the "Curious George" series alone. He wrote and /or illustrated over forty titles, many with his wife Margaret and few under the pseudonym Uncle Gus. In 1987, ten years past his death, Curious George was named best picture book in the Children's Choice Awards held by the School Library Journal and a notable book by the ALA. Rey states, "Making picture books for children is the most wonderful profession I can think of." He truly created timeless literature that had, does and forever will have an affect on children's books.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author . Volume 100, 1999.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Hans Augusto Rey Collection contains illustrative production material from three titles published between 1942 and 1958, including two from the Curious George series. Collection materials are as follows: original watercolors and original crayon drawings with text.

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.
  • Rey, Hans Augusto
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Cecily G and the 9 Monkeys 1942 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1942
Box MC 1251
original watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1251
 
Curious George Flies a Kite 1958 
Note Waldstein-Rey, Margaret Elisabeth
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958
Box MC 1251
original crayon drawing with text (1 p.)  Box MC 1251
 
Curious George Get a Medal 1957 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957
Box
original crayon drawings with text on 1p. (2 p.)  Box