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Ruth Robbins Collection

Summary Information
Title: Ruth Robbins Collection
Dates: 1957-1964
Creator: Robbins, Ruth
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1352
Abstract:
The Ruth Robbins Collection contains illustrative production material for four titles published between 1957 and 1964 with Parnassus Press. Material includes ink and pencil studies, pencil sketches and ink illustrations.

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

Penny and A Periwinkle, A, 1961

Wild Animals of the Far West, 1958

Stories California Indians told, 1957

Ishi, Last of His Tribe, 1964


Biographical Sketch

Ruth Robbins was born in the late 1910s in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1939 and continued on at the School of Design in Chicago. Robbins professional career began with the US Public Health Service, where she worked as an art director for four years. In 1956, she founded the publishing company Parnassus Press. As the vice president and art director, by 1978 Robbins had published over fifteen pieces of work, including her Caldecott Medal-winning story, Baboushka and the Three Kings .

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 14, 1978.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Ruth Robbins Collection contains illustrative production material for four titles published between 1957 and 1964 with Parnassus Press. Material includes ink and pencil studies, pencil sketches and ink illustrations.

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.
  • Robbins, Ruth
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Penny and A Periwinkle, A 1961 
Note Haskell Aldridge, Josephine
Berkeley, CA: Parnassus, 1961
Box MC 1250
ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1250
 
Wild Animals of the Far West 1958 
Note Stoutenburt, Adrien
Berkeley, CA: Parnassus, 1958
Box MC 1250
pencil studies (4 p.)  Box MC 1250
 
Stories California Indians told 1957 
Note Benson Fischer, Anne
Berkeley, CA: Parnassus, 1957
Box MC 1250
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1250
 
Ishi, Last of His Tribe 1964 
Note Kroeber, Theodora
Berkeley, CA: Parnassus, 1964
Box MC 1250
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1250