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Velma Ilsley Papers.

Summary Information
Title: Velma Ilsley Papers
Dates: 1955-1980
Creator: Ilsley, Velma
Extent: ca. 4.06 cubic feet
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-145
Abstract:
Velma Ilsley contributed illustrative materials for 23 titles, including studies, illustrations, and other production materials for jackets, end papers, title pages, and text 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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Arrangement

Brownies--It's Christmas, 1955

Busy Day for Chris, A, 1957

Cat Across the Way, The, 1968

Cristy of Skippinghills, 1958

Giving Gift, The, 1962

Heart of Camp Whippoorwill, 1960

Kate and the Apple Tree, 1965

Miss Jellytot's Visit, 1955

Mungo, 1972

Mystery at the Doll Hospital, 1955

Mystery at the Shoals, 1962

Mystery in the Square Tower, 1957

Mystery of Hurricane Castle, 1964

Our New Baby's ABC, 1964

Pink Hat, 1956

Princess Hynchatti, 1972

Son for a Day, 1980

She and the Dubious Three, 1974


Biographical Sketch

Velma Ilsley was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1918. Her father died two years later, and she and her mother and sister moved several times before settling in Lakewood, New Jersey, where the sisters attended school. Ms. Ilsley studied at Douglass College, the Moore School of Art, Art Students League, and Hunter College. She began her career as a fashion artist in Philadelphia, Miami, and New York, but decided to begin illustrating children's books, and was convinced by Horace Gregory, the poet, to rewrite the story that became The Pink Hat (1956). She reminisced elsewhere that early book illustration was done from models or photographs, just as her fashion illustration had been done. Not until later in her career did she begin to draw from imagination.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 12


Collection Scope and Content Note

Collection illustrative materials for 23 titles, in various media, including studies, illustrations, and other production materials for jackets, end papers, title pages, and text 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.
Subjects
  • Ilsley, Velma
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Brownies--It's Christmas 1955  
Box MC1004
watercolor illustration for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC1004
 
watercolor illustrations ( 36 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Busy Day for Chris, A 1957  
Box MC1004
ink and wash studies ( 18 p. )  Box MC1004
 
watercolor and ink studies ( 14 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Cat Across the Way, The 1968  
Box MC546
paste-up ink illustration with two separations in watercolor ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
pencil study paste-up on acetate ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink studies ( 200 p. )  Box MC546
 
color analysis board in watercolor ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
Cristy of Skippinghills 1958  
Box MC1004
ink illustration ( 1 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Giving Gift, The 1962  
Box MC1004
ink illustrations ( 2 p. )  Box MC1004
 
ink studies ( 95 p. )  Box MC1004
 
watercolor studies for jacket ( 7 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Heart of Camp Whippoorwill 1960  
Box MC995
ink illustrations ( 8 p. )  Box MC995
 
ink and blue pencil illustration for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC995
 
Kate and the Apple Tree 1965  
Box MC995
felt pen illustrations ( 13 p. )  Box MC995
 
felt pen studies ( 152 p. )  Box MC995
 
colored felt pen studies for jacket ( 4 p. )  Box MC995
 
watercolor studies for jacket ( 9 p. )  Box MC995
 
Miss Jellytot's Visit 1955  
Box MC1004
ink illustrations ( 19 p. )  Box MC1004
 
ink studies ( 6 p. )  Box MC1004
 
ink illustration for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Mungo 1972  
Box MC546
notes ( 9 p. )  Box MC546
 
color samples ( 3 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink and wash illustrations ( 42 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink illustrations on acetate ( 13 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink and watercolor illustrations on acetate ( 17 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink illustration with 4 separations for cover ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink and watercolor illustrations for cover ( 4 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink illustration for cover ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink illustration on acetate for cover ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
mixed media studies ( 213 p. )  Box MC546
 
pen studies ( 4 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink studies ( 5 p. )  Box MC546
 
Mystery at the Doll Hospital 1955  
Box MC995
ink illustrations ( 14 p. )  Box MC995
 
ink and wash illustration ( 1 p. )  Box MC995
 
Mystery at the Shoals 1962  
Box MC1004
ink illustrations ( 18 p. )  Box MC1004
 
ink studies ( 11 p. )  Box MC1004
 
watercolor and ink studies for jacket ( 15 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Mystery in the Square Tower 1957  
Box MC995
ink illustrations ( 5 p. )  Box MC995
 
ink and wash illustration ( 1 p. )  Box MC995
 
Mystery of Hurricane Castle 1964  
Box MC1004
watercolor and ink studies ( 2 p. )  Box MC1004
 
ink studies ( 41 p. )  Box MC1004
 
Our New Baby's ABC 1964  
Box MC1013
ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink illustration with 4 separations ( 1 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink illustrations with 3 separations ( 27 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink studies for jacket ( 2 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink and wash studies ( 13 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink and watercolor studies ( 121 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink studies ( 40 p. )  Box MC1013
 
pencil study ( 1 p. )  Box MC1013
 
separations for jacket ( 23 p. )  Box MC1013
 
sheet proof for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC1013
 
sheets proof ( 4 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink studies for cover ( 2 p. )  Box MC1013
 
ink and watercolor dummy ( 32 p. )  Box MC1013
 
Pink Hat 1956  
Box MC995
ink studies ( 10 p. )  Box MC995
 
watercolor and ink studies ( 4 p. )  Box MC995
 
Princess Hynchatti 1972  
Box MC546
ink and wash illustration with one wash separation ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
Son for a Day 1980  
Box MC546
watercolor separations for cover ( 4 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink and watercolor illustrations for cover ( 2 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink and watercolor illustrations on acetate for cover ( 2 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink illustration for cover ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
ink illustrations ( 13 p. )  Box MC546
 
watercolor separations for endpapers ( 2 p. )  Box MC546
 
watercolor color chart ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC546
 
She and the Dubious Three 1974  
Box MC238
ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC238
 
color sample sheets for jacket ( 2 p. )  Box MC238
 
ink illustrations ( 9 p. )  Box MC238
 
ink, pencil and wash study for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC238
 
ink and wash studies for jacket ( 28 p. )  Box MC238
 
ink studies for jacket ( 20 p. )  Box MC238
 
ink studies for jacket with 8 separations ( 2 p. )  Box MC238
 
ink studies ( 359 p. )  Box MC238
 
pencil study ( 1 p. )  Box MC238
 
layout sheet for jacket ( 1 p. )  Box MC238
 
layout ( 1 p. )  Box MC238
 
pp. clippings ( 2 p. )  Box MC238
 
jacket studies, 2 with separations ( 3 p. )  Box MC238
 
studies in ink, pencil and watercolor ( 42 p. )  Box MC238
Box MF1208 folder 13
page proof, corrected ( 37 p. )  Box MF1208 folder 13
Box MF1208 folder 11
correspondence ( 1 p. )  Box MF1208 folder 11