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Feodor Rojankovsky Collection

Summary Information
Title: Feodor Rojankovsky Collection
Dates: 1931-1967
Creator: Rojankovsky, Feodor
Extent: 0.8 cu ft
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1416
Abstract:
Feodor Rojankovsky's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection production material for seven titles published between 1931 and 1967. Production materials include illustrations and studies, dummies, and an illustration proof. The collection also includes a watercolor done for a cover of Story Parade magazine and some miscellaneous artwork done in a variety of media, with one inscribed for Dr. Irvin 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

Animals on the Farm, 1967

Big Farmer Big, 1948

Daniel Boone: Les Adventures d'un Chasseur Americain Parmi les Peaux-Rouges, 1931

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in Best in Children's Books, Volume 2, 1957

Miscellaneous art,

More Mother Goose Rhymes: Fifty-Seven Favorite Rhymes, 1958

Mother Goose Rhymes: 154 Childhood Favorites, 1958

Story Parade [magazine],

Trouble at Beaver Dam, 1953


Biographical Sketch

Feodor Rojankovsky was born December 24, 1891 in Mitava, Russia. He attended the Moscow Fine Arts Academy from 1912-1914, served in the Russian Army during World War I, and began illustrating children's books during the Russian Revolution. After the Revolution, he left Russia and worked in Europe, living in France for many years. In 1931, he illustrated Daniel Boone: Les Adventures d'un Chasseur Americain Parmi les Peaux-Rouges . The work was edited by Esther Averill in its American edition and the two would later collaborate on several works. Feodor Rojankovsky came to the United States in 1941 and began illustrating books for many children's authors. Throughout his prolific career he illustrated nearly one hundred books many dealing with animals and nature. Critics said he was "at his best drawing animals" and also praised many of his works such as The Tall Book of Mother Goose (1942) for their "humor" and "fine artistry" and illustrations that "fairly sparkle with life and color." He also wrote as well as illustrated several books beginning with The Great Big Animal Book in 1952. In 1956 he received the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went-A-Countin' , edited by John Langstaff. Feodor Rojankovsky died in 1970.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , Volume 21, pp. 127-131.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for seven titles published between 1931 and 1967, and consists of illustrative material only. Production materials include a watercolor illustration, studies done in a variety of media, an illustration proof, and two dummies with text proof. The collection also contains a watercolor done for a cover of Story Parade magazine [date unknown] and some miscellaneous artwork done in a variety of media, with one item inscribed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan. There is also a note by Dr. Irvin Kerlan with the title "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in Best in Children's Books Volume 2. The material is arranged by title with box level control.

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.
  • Rojankovsky, Feodor
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Animals on the Farm 1967 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1967
Box MC 1252
sheet illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
Big Farmer Big 1948 
Note Jackson, Kathryn and Byron
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1948
Box MC 1252
watercolor illustration for end paper (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
Daniel Boone: Les Adventures d'un Chasseur Americain Parmi les Peaux-Rouges 1931 
Note  Paris: Domino, 1931
Box MC 1252
pencil and watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" in Best in Children's Books, Volume 2 1957 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1957
Box MC 1252
sheet of ink studies (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
note by Dr. Irvin Kerlan (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
Miscellaneous art  
Box MC 1252
pencil sketch [inscribed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan, presented to him June 2, 1957] (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
ink and wash drawings (2 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
watercolor painting [presented to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, June 2 1957] (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
More Mother Goose Rhymes: Fifty-Seven Favorite Rhymes 1958 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958
Box MC 1252
crayon and pencil dummy w/ text proof (32 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
Mother Goose Rhymes: 154 Childhood Favorites 1958 
Note  New York: Simon and Schuster, 1958
Box MC 1252
crayon and pencil study w/ text proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
ink and watercolor study w/ text proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
Story Parade [magazine]  
Box MC 1252
watercolor for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1252
 
Trouble at Beaver Dam 1953 
Note Tchaika, Florence Esther (Matthew)
New York: Messner, 1953
Box MC 1252
ink dummy w/ text proof (66 p.)  Box MC 1252