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Thomas Rockwell Collection

Summary Information
Title: Thomas Rockwell Collection
Dates: 1970
Creator: Rockwell, Thomas
Extent: 4 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1414
Abstract:
The Thomas Rockwell Collection contains written production material for two titles about his farther, Norman Rockwell, including typescript, illustrations, notes and correspondence.

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

Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book,

Norman Rockwell's Hometown, 19700


Biographical Sketch

Thomas Rockwell was born the 13th of March, 1933, nestled on the Long Island Sound shoreline in New Rochelle, NY. Born to the Saturday Evening Post staple, Norman Rockwell, Thomas Rockwell was drawn to the written word early in life. He graduated from Bard College in 1956 and over a decade later he and his wife, Gail Sudler, published their first book, Rackety-Bang and Other Verses . 1973 birthed Rockwell's most notable title How to Eat Fried Worms , tailing it for years after with awards and accolades of all sorts. His distinctive writing style paved for him a niche on the shelves of children's literature worldwide, publishing over fifteen books between his first and 1990. Rockwell has a proclivity to include impending social issues into his works on one hand, only to flip sides and write a literary zephyr on adolescent causes. He writes as he feels and feels no regrets, musing, "I suppose one of the reasons I write books for children is because I feel I can be more outrageous than if I were writing for adults."

Biographical source: Something About the Author . Volume 70, 1993.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Thomas Rockwell Collection contains written production material for two titles about his farther, Norman Rockwell, including typescript, illustrations, notes and correspondence.

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.
  • Rockwell, Thomas
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Norman Rockwell's Christmas Book  
Note Rockwell, Norman
New York: Windmill Books,
Box MF 1311
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 1311
 
Norman Rockwell's Hometown 19700 
Note Rockwell, Norman
New York: Windmill Books, 19700
Box MF 1311
typescript (73 p.)  Box MF 1311
 
article on stolen painting (1 p.)  Box MF 1311
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 1311
 
illustrations (5 p.)  Box MF 1311
 
correspondence (50 p.)  Box MF 1311