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Dorothy Lathrop Papers

Summary Information
Title: Dorothy Lathrop Papers
Dates: 1919-1963
Creator: Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis
Extent: 1.0 cubic ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1373
Abstract:
The papers focus on her work as an illustrator of children's books, containing production materials for five titles published between 1919 and 1954. Materials include illustrations done in a variety of media, including one signed for Dr. Kerlan.

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

An Angel in the Woods, 1947

The Grateful Elephant and Other Stories Translated from the Pali, 1923

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years, 1929

Miscellaneous Art,

Puffy and the Seven Leaf Clover, 1954

The Three Mulla-Mulgars, 1919


Biographical Sketch

Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was born April 16, 1891 in Albany, New York. She graduated from the Teacher's College at Columbia University and studied illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Students League. She taught high school for several years and in 1919 illustrated her first books, Japanese Prints by John Gould Fletcher, and Three Mulla-Mulgars , a children's book by Walter De la Mare. She always emphasized the importance of loving what you draw and throughout her long career illustrated many books for children, mostly about one of her favorite subjects, animals. In 1938 she received the first Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible by Helen Dean Fish. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop also illustrated the 1930 Newbery Award winner Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (1929) by Rachel Field. During her prolific career she illustrated several of her own works, beginning with The Fairy Circus in 1931. She continued to write and illustrate children's books until the 1960s. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop died on December 30, 1980 in Falls Village, CT.

Biographical Sources:

Something About the Author vol. 14, pp. 116-120.

Something About the Author vol. 24, p. 140.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for five titles published between 1919 and 1954. It includes ink illustrations, a pencil illustration, an ink and watercolor illustration signed for Dr. Kerlan, and a pencil and watercolor illustration. The collection also contains three pieces of miscellaneous artwork, all wood engraving. One of the wood engravings is a self-portrait signed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan in 1963.

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.
  • Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
An Angel in the Woods 1947 
Note Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis
New York: Macmillan, 1947
Box MC1008
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1008
 
The Grateful Elephant and Other Stories Translated from the Pali 1923 
Note Burlingame, Eugene Watson
New Haven: Yale, 1923
Box MC1008
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1008
 
Hitty, Her First Hundred Years 1929 
Note Field, Rachel Lyman
New York: Macmillan, 1929
Box MC1008
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1008
 
Miscellaneous Art  
Box MC1054
Wood engravings not illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1054
Box MC1008
Wood engraving not illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1008
Box MC1054
Wood engraving not illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1054
 
Puffy and the Seven Leaf Clover 1954 
Note Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis
New York: Macmillan, 1954
Box MC1008
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1008
 
The Three Mulla-Mulgars 1919 
Note De la Mare, Walter John
New York: Knopf, 1919
Box MC1054
pencil and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1054