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Portia Takakjian Papers

Summary Information
Title: Portia Takakjian Papers
Dates: 1963-1980
Creator: Takakjian, Portia A.
Extent: 164 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1490
Abstract:
Collection contains pencil, watercolor, tempera, and ink illustrations and correspondence for numerous children's books.

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

Correspondence, notes,

Adventure in Literature series,

Biorhythms (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-2), 1979-1980

Black Cat, The (Adventures in Literature series),

Christmas Carol, A, 1963

Common Cold, The (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-2), 1979-1980

Emperor's New Clothes, The, 1976

Fossil Hunting in Manhattan (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-2), 1979-1980

French Folk and Fairy Tales, 1963

Freedom Flight (Reading Skills Builder, book 7-3), 1979-1980

Helen Keller, Margaret Mead, and other stories for Reading Skill Builder book 9-4), 1979-1980

Oak Island Mystery (Reading Skill Builder), 1979-1980

In Pursuit of Fleas (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-4), 1979-1980

Miscellaneous Art,

Pocahontas, 1964

Red Badge of Courage (Adventures in Literature),

Snow Fox from Metro Views, 1976

Stage Struck (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-4), 1979-1980

Stories of Divers and Shipwrecks (Reading Skill Builder, book 9-2), 1979-1980

Stranger in Taransay and other stories (Cabin, Just Desserts) (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-4),

Tree Planting, 1968

Whispers, Language Skills, 1977

Wiggle and Jump, 1975

Wolf (Reading Skills Builder, book 7-3), 1979


Biographical Sketch

Portia Takakjian was born in Los Angeles in 1930 and attended the Pratt Institute in New York before beginning her career as an illustrator. She has illustrated children's picture books as well as many textbooks and teaching aides including the Adventures in Literature series published by Harcourt Brace and World and the Reading Skills Builder books published by the Reader's Digest. She uses a variety of pseudonyms in her work in order to avoid being pidgeon holed in one type of work.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 15, pp. 273-275.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains pencil, watercolor, tempera, and ink illustrations and correspondence for numerous children's books.

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.
  • Takakjian, Portia A.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Correspondence, notes  
Box M. F. 1546
Correspondence (14 p.)  Box M. F. 1546
 
Notes (5 p.)  Box M. F. 1546
 
Adventure in Literature series  
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace and World,
Box M. C. 612
Watercolor and ink illustrations (15 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Biorhythms (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-2) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Company, 1979-1980
Box M. C. 612
Pencil illustration with mylar overlay (1 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Black Cat, The (Adventures in Literature series)  
Note Poe, Edgar Allan
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World,
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Christmas Carol, A 1963 
Note  Washington, Iowa: Cleery-Cummings, Inc., 1963
Box M. C. 612
Pencil studies mounted on illustration board (3 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Common Cold, The (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-2) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Company, 1979-1980
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil studies (4 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Emperor's New Clothes, The 1976 
Note Andersen, Hans Christian
New York: American Book Publishing Co., 1976
Box M. C. 612
Watercolor illustrations on illustration board (6 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Fossil Hunting in Manhattan (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-2) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 612
Pencil illustration with mylar overlay (1 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
French Folk and Fairy Tales 1963 
Note Gant, Roland
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1963
Box M. C. 612
Pencil and ink illustrations on illustration board with typed captions (13 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Freedom Flight (Reading Skills Builder, book 7-3) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 612
Watercolor illustrations on illustration board (5 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Helen Keller, Margaret Mead, and other stories for Reading Skill Builder book 9-4) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 610
Pencil illustrations (4 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil studies (5 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Oak Island Mystery (Reading Skill Builder) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 612
Pencil illustrations with mylar overlays (2 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Pencil illustrations with 2 mylar overlays (2 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Pencil illustration with 2 mylar overlays, one with red ink (1 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
In Pursuit of Fleas (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-4) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 610
Pencil and ink illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil and ink illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Miscellaneous Art  
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil studies (31 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Reproductions (2 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Letter (1 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Notes (5 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pocahontas 1964 
Note Martin, Patricia Miles
New York: Putnam, 1964
Box M. C. 1157
Illustrator's dummy with proof text and ink and crayon sketches (70 p.)  Box M. C. 1157
 
Red Badge of Courage (Adventures in Literature)  
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace and World,
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Snow Fox from Metro Views 1976 
Note  Beverly Hills: Benziger Publishing Co., 1976
Box M. C. 612
Tempera illustrations on illustration board (2 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Pencil sketches (7 p.)  Box M. C. 612
 
Stage Struck (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-4) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil studies (5 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Stories of Divers and Shipwrecks (Reading Skill Builder, book 9-2) 1979-1980 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Col., 1979-1980
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustrations (6 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Stranger in Taransay and other stories (Cabin, Just Desserts) (Reading Skills Builder, book 8-4)  
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co.,
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustrations (12 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Tree Planting 1968 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, Inc., 1968
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Pencil studies (5 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Whispers, Language Skills 1977 
Note Markavitch, Vickie
Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1977
Box M. C. 610
Pencil studies (3 p.)  Box M. C. 610
 
Wiggle and Jump 1975 
Note  Glendale, CA: Bomar Pub., 1975
Box MC 610
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 610
 
Wolf (Reading Skills Builder, book 7-3) 1979 
Note  Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Publishing Co., 1979
Box M. C. 610
Tempera illustrations (3 p.)  Box M. C. 610