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Hardie Gramatky Papers

Summary Information
Title: Hardie Gramatky Papers
Dates: 1939-1975
Creator: Gramatky, Hardie
Extent: 10 folders--written 6 boxes--illustrative
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1350
Abstract:
The collection contains both written and illustrative production materials for 10 titles. Written material includes correspondence, typescripts, some corrected, carbon, or photocopied, and holographs. Illustrative materials include illustrations, sketches, and studies in a variety of media, dummies, proofs, separations, and layouts. It also contains correspondence with Dr. Irvin Kerlan, and a framed reproduction.

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

Bolivar, 1961

Correspondence,

Creeper's Jeep, 1948

Ellsworth Elephant and His Friends, 1963

Hercules; the story of an old-fashioned fire engine, c1940

Homer and the Circus Train, 1958

Little Toot, c1939

Little Toot on the Thames, 1964

Little Toot Through the Golden Gate, 1975

Nikos and the Sea God, 1963

Sparky, the story of a little trolley car, 1952

Miscellaneous art,


Biographical Sketch

Hardie Gramatky was born April 12, 1907, in Dallas, Texas, and died April 29, 1979 in Westport, Connecticut. He was an author and illustrator who was head animator for the Walt Disney Studio from 1930-1936. Following WW !! he became a free-lance writer and illustrator. All of his books for children are self-illustrated. Perhaps his best know book is Little Toot , a story about a tugboat that was made into a cartoon by Disney. A number of his books have been made into films or filmstrips.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author vols. 1, 23. 30; Children's Literature Review vol. 22


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes both written and illustrative materials for 10 titles. Written materials include correspondence, typescripts, some corrected, carbon, or photocopied, and holographs. Illustrative materials include illustrations, sketches, and studies in a variety of media, dummies, proofs, separations, and layouts. The collection also contains correspondence with Dr. Irvin Kerlan, and a framed reproduction.

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.
  • Gramatky, Hardie
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Bolivar 1961 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1961
Box MC177
tempera illustrations pp. 15 & 25 (2 p.)  Box MC177
 
Correspondence  
Box MF363
correspondence (100 p.)  Box MF363
 
Creeper's Jeep 1948 
Note  New York: Putnam's Sons, 1948
Box MC177
original colored illustration (1 p.)  Box MC177
 
Ellsworth Elephant and His Friends 1963 
Note  Akron, Ohio: Saalfield, 1963
Box MC177
watercolor, tempera and pencil studies (4 p.)  Box MC177
 
Hercules; the story of an old-fashioned fire engine c1940 
Note  New York: Putnam's Sons, c1940
Box MC177
tempera illustration, p,39 (1 p.)  Box MC177
 
Homer and the Circus Train 1958 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1958
Box MC422
schedule (1 p.)  Box MC422
 
whole material of typescript layouts (1 p.)  Box MC422
 
ink and watercolor illustrations (31 p.)  Box MC422
 
watercolor sketches (50 p.)  Box MC422
 
crayon and watercolor jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC422
 
print and watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC422
 
watercolor endpaper illustration (1 p.)  Box MC422
 
watercolor jacket illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC422
Box MF1205
typescript and holograph, corrected, with revisions (28 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, carbon, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, carbon (9 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, corrected carbon (7 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript (24 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, corrected (19 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, corrected (31 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, corrected (26 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF1205
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF1205
 
Little Toot c1939 
Note  New York: Putnam's Sons, c1939
Box MC177
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC177
 
Little Toot on the Thames 1964 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1964
Box MC177, 563
watercolor illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC177, 563
 
lay out for title page (1 p.)  Box MC177, 563
Box MC563
matted illustration (1 p.)  Box MC563
 
Little Toot Through the Golden Gate 1975 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1975
Box MF1319
holograph (22 p.)  Box MF1319
 
typescript, corrected (88 p.)  Box MF1319
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (31 p.)  Box MF1319
 
miscellaneous (3 p.)  Box MF1319
Box MC443a
watercolor title page illustrations with pasteup material (2 p.)  Box MC443a
 
typescript pasteup (47 p.)  Box MC443a
 
holograph (42 p.)  Box MC443a
 
pencil and crayon sketches (34 p.)  Box MC443a
Box MC443b
watercolor title page illustration (1 p.)  Box MC443b
Box MC433b
separations (74 p.)  Box MC433b
 
portfolio with 10 pp. color illustrations, 30 pp. charcoal and pencil illustrations with photocopied pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC433b
 
color sketches (5 p.)  Box MC433b
 
color proof (1 p.)  Box MC433b
 
watercolor jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC433b
 
dummy (24 p.)  Box MC433b
 
dummy (24 p.)  Box MC433b
 
ink and print dummy (111 p.)  Box MC433b
 
pencil and watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC433b
 
photocopied illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC433b
 
pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC433b
 
charcoal illustration (1 p.)  Box MC433b
 
Nikos and the Sea God 1963 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1963
Box MC177, 563
tempera illustrations with text proof pasteup (2 p.)  Box MC177, 563
 
tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC177, 563
Box MC563
matted tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC563
 
Sparky, the story of a little trolley car 1952 
Note  New York: Putnam, 1952
Box MC177
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC177
 
Miscellaneous art  
Box S 129
framed colored reproduction (1 p.)  Box S 129