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Elizabeth Orton Jones Papers

Summary Information
Title: Elizabeth Orton Jones Papers
Dates: 1944-1955
Creator: Jones, Elizabeth Orton, 1910-
Extent: 0.4 cubic feet, illustrative material
Location: Magazines are stored in the Andersen Library Cavern. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-147
The collection contains production material for five published titles and two watercolor pieces illustrated by Elizabeth Orton Jones.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

This collection was originally given by Elizabeth Orton Jones to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who donated his collection to the University of Minnesota.


Materials are arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within each title.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for 5 titles published between 1944 and 1955. It includes 2 illustrations, one in pencil and one in watercolor and pencil, a pencil, proof, and watercolor dummy, a jacket proof, and an uncut page proof. Two items are signed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan. It also contains one piece of original artwork, a watercolor for a Christmas card signed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan.

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.
  • Jones, Elizabeth Orton, 1910-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MC 1005
Lullaby for Eggs: A Poem, published 1955  Box MC 1005
Note  Contains: jacket proof (1 p.)
Prayer for a Child, published 1944  Box MC 1005
Note  Contains: 1 watercolor and pencil illustration, signed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan
Prayer for Little Things, A , published 1945  Box MC 1005
Note  Contains: 1 pencil illustration, signed for Irvin Kerlan
Box MC 1007
This Is the Way: Prayers and Precepts from World Religions, published 1951  Box MC 1007
Note  Contains: 1 uncut page proof
Box MC 1007, MC 1046
Unpublished art  Box MC 1007, MC 1046
Note  MC 1007 contains: watercolor for a Christmas card, signed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan
MC 1046 contains: 1 ink and watercolor illustration
Box MC 1007
What Miranda Knew, published 1944  Box MC 1007
Note  Contains: 1 pencil, proof and watercolor dummy (72 p.)