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Charles Ripper Collection

Summary Information
Title: Charles Ripper Collection
Dates: 1950-1961
Creator: Ripper, Charles L
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1327
Abstract:
The Charles Ripper Collection contains illustrative material from seven published titles, as well as miscellaneous sketches for the Washington Book Fair (dated 10/27/1951) and a typescript for an unpublished article. Illustrative works includes ink and pencil illustrations, sketches, scratchboard illustrations, pencil studies, tempera studies, ink studies, illustration proofs, and wash drawings.

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

Bats, 1954

For the "Washington Book Fair", 1951

Foxes and Wolves, 1961

Ground Birds, 1960

Hawks, 1956

How-De, Mr. Red,

Moles and Shrews, 1957

Scratchy, 1951

Song of the Season, 1950


Biographical Sketch

Charles Lewis Ripper was born in Pittsburgh, PA, October 28, 1929 to an ornamental iron worker and an art teacher. Inheriting a talent for art, he studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and had illustrated his first book before reaching the age of twenty. His signature inscription, "That path of nature declared most interesting is but the path most patiently observed." sums up his feelings of the outdoors. A deep commitment to conservation and education, Ripper has used his artwork as a tool, geared toward children, in the natural sciences. By 1972, he had published eleven books with the New York based publisher, Morrow, all self-illustrated, including titles such as Bats, Hawks, Moles and Shrews, Ground Birds, Swallows and Mosquitoes . Ripper writes, "If any of my books or drawings will open the eyes of just one more person to the world of nature, my efforts will not be wasted."

Biographical sources: Something About the Author . Volume 3, 1972.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Charles Ripper Collection contains illustrative material from seven published titles, as well as miscellaneous sketches for the Washington Book Fair (dated 10/27/1951) and a typescript for an unpublished article. Illustrative works includes ink and pencil illustrations, sketches, scratchboard illustrations, pencil studies, tempera studies, ink studies, illustration proofs, and wash drawings.

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.
  • Ripper, Charles L
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Bats 1954 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1954
Box MC 1229
pencil illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
sheet pencil studies (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
For the "Washington Book Fair" 1951 
Box MC 1229
sketches of bears on one sheet (4 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
Foxes and Wolves 1961 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1961
Box MC 1229
pencil illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
pencil and tempera study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
Ground Birds 1960 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1960
Box MC 1229
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
Hawks 1956 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1956
Box MC 1229
illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
How-De, Mr. Red  
Box MF 674
typescript [carbon]  Box MF 674
 
Moles and Shrews 1957 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1957
Box MC 1229
page of sketches, dated 10/27/51 (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
Scratchy 1951 
Note Parke, John
New York: Morrow, 1951
Box MC 1229
scratchboard illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
Song of the Season 1950 
Note Webb, Addison
New York: Morrow, 1950
Box MC 1229
pencil illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
sheet ink studies (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
pencil studies (4 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
sheet illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1229
 
wash drawing (1 p.)  Box MC 1229