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Karen Ritz Collection

Summary Information
Title: Karen Ritz Collection
Dates: 1989-1995
Creator: Ritz, Karen
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1334
Abstract:
The Karen Ritz Collection contains both illustrative and written production material for three titles and some miscellaneous art work. All were published between 1989 and 1995, either in New York or Minneapolis, including content such as pencil and colored pencil illustrations, dummies with typescript paste-ups, watercolor illustrations, pencil studies, press sheets, research material, galley proofs, correspondence, corrected typescripts, and notes.

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

Child of the Warsaw Ghetto, 1995

Hilde and Eli: Children of the Holocaust, 1994

Miscellaneous,

Frontier Surgeons, 1989

Go Free or Die: A Story About Harriet Tubman, 1988

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express, 1990


Biographical Sketch

Karen Ritz was born January 6, 1957, in Hudson, NY. She persued higher education at Rhode Island School of Design, Hamilton College and the University of Minnesota, which lead to a career as a free-lance illustrator. Ritz's first book was published in 1980 and went on to complete twenty-four more titles by 1995, including two with David Adler. Along with illustrating, Ritz is also a community faculty member at Metro State University in St Paul, MN and Hennepin Technical College in Brooklyn Park, MN, a workshop and seminar speaker with the University of Minnesota, art camp instructor at the Wanda Gag Association in New Ulm, MN and a guest speaker throughout the country at young author seminars and elementary schools.

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 80, 1995.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Karen Ritz Collection contains both illustrative and written production material for three titles and some miscellaneous art work. All were published between 1989 and 1995, either in New York or Minneapolis, including content such as pencil and colored pencil illustrations, dummies with typescript paste-ups, watercolor illustrations, pencil studies, press sheets, research material, galley proofs, correspondence, corrected typescripts, and notes.

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.
  • Ritz, Karen
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Child of the Warsaw Ghetto 1995 
Note Adler, David A.
New York : Holiday House, 1995
Box MC 1134
sheets of pencil and colored pencils illustrations (14 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
dummy with pencil studies and typescript paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1134
Box MF 2432
galley proof with correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
Hilde and Eli: Children of the Holocaust 1994 
Note Adler, David A.
New York: Holiday House, 1994
Box MC 1134
sheets of watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-up (16 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
dummy with pencil studies and typescript paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1134
Box MF 2432
typescript corrected photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
notes (12 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
research photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF 2432
 
Miscellaneous  
Box
ink drawing of Upson Room (1 p.)  Box
 
Frontier Surgeons 1989 
Note Crofford, Emily
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda, 1989
Box MC 789
illustrations (12 p.)  Box MC 789
 
pencil studies (8 p.)  Box MC 789
 
press sheets (3 p.)  Box MC 789
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MC 789
 
photocopies (21 p.)  Box MC 789
 
catalog of Mayo Clinic (1 p.)  Box MC 789
 
Go Free or Die: A Story About Harriet Tubman 1988 
Note by Jeri Ferris
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1988
Box MC 1134
pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
pencil illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
colored pencil and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
jacket proofs (2 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
uncut page proof (4 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express 1990 
Note by Margaret K. Wetterer
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1990
Box MC 1134
dummy with typescript paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
watercolor and colored pencil illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
photographs (6 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
page proofs (2 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
jacket proofs (2 p.)  Box MC 1134
 
uncut page proofs (2 p.)  Box MC 1134