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Eleanor Frances Lattimore Papers

Summary Information
Title: Eleanor Lattimore Papers
Dates: 1962-1975
Creator: Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1376
Abstract:
Eleanor Frances Lattimore's papers focus on her work as illustrator of her children's books. The collection includes materials for nine titles published between 1962 and 1975

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

Bird Song, 1968

The Bittern's Nest, 1962

Janetta's Magnet, 1963

Laurie and Company, 1962

The Little Tumbler, 1963

The Search for Christina, 1966

A Smiling Face, 1973

The Taming of Tiger, 1975

The Two Helens, 1967


Biographical Sketch

Eleanor Frances Lattimore was born June 30, 1904, in Shanghai, China, the daughter of American nationals. She grew up in China and came to the United States with her parents in 1920. She was educated at home by her father David (a professor at Chinese universities, and later at Dartmouth college). She studied art at California School of Arts and Crafts, 1920-22, at Art Students League and Grand Central School of Art, New York, NY, 1924.

After art school she worked as a free-lance artist until 1930. From 1930 she became known as the illustrator and writer of numerous children's books, often creating stories based on her experiences growing up in China. Many of Lattimore's more than fifty titles were translated into foreign languages and transcribed into braille. She died May 12, 1986 in Raleigh, SC.

Biographical Sources:

Something About the Author , vol. 7, pp. 155-56.

Something about the Author , vol. 48, p. 156


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes original illustrations and production material associated with nine titles.

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.
  • Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Bird Song 1968 
Note Lattimore, Elaenor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1968
Box MC1048
watercolor wash illustrations (23 p.)  Box MC1048
 
blue line reproductions bonding lettering, jacket layout with five separations and jacket sketch on acetate (23 p.)  Box MC1048
 
The Bittern's Nest 1962 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1962
Box MC1048
ink illustration (17 p.)  Box MC1048
 
Janetta's Magnet 1963 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1963
Box MC1048
ink illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC1048
 
Laurie and Company 1962 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1962
Box MC1048
ink illustration (22 p.)  Box MC1048
 
The Little Tumbler 1963 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1963
Box MC 1025
ink illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC 1025
 
The Search for Christina 1966 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1966
Box MC1044
black and white illustrations (22 p.)  Box MC1044
 
A Smiling Face 1973 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1973
Box MC1048
ink illustration (22 p.)  Box MC1048
 
The Taming of Tiger 1975 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1975
Box MC1048
ink illustrations (23 p.)  Box MC1048
 
The Two Helens 1967 
Note Lattimore, Eleanor Frances
New York: Morrow, 1967
Box MC1059
ink wash drawings (22 p.)  Box MC1059
 
jacket illustrations with three separations (1 p.)  Box MC1059
 
jacket layouts (2 p.)  Box MC1059
 
illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC1059
 
proof sheets (2 p.)  Box MC1059