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Richard Scarry Papers

Summary Information
Title: Richard Scarry Papers
Dates: 1960-1961
Creator: Scarry, Richard
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1501
Abstract:
The collection contains illustratrive material for 3 titles, and includes ink illustrations with separation, an original tempera illustration signed by Scarry for Irvin Kerlan, and an ink and watercolor jacket study.

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

Chief Dooley's Busy Day (in Best of Children's Books, vol. 36), 1960

Harvey and Higgins Incorporated (in Best of Children's Books, vol. 37), 1960

Miscellaneous original art,

Tinker and Tanker out West, 1961

Busy People, 1988


Biographical Sketch

Richard Scarry was born June 5, 1919, in Boston, Mass, and died April 30, 1994, in Gstaad, Switzerland. He was a highly successful illustrator and author of children's books. His works have been translated into 28 languages, and have sold over one hundred million copies. His work can be characterized as humerous, full of activity, and adept at combining instruction and entertainment. Some critics have accused his work of violence and sexism; he responds that the 'violence' is of the old 'custard pie in the face' type, and that he avoids sexism by using animals as characters instead of people, explaining that children can easily identify with animals, while it can be more difficult for them to identify with people of clearly defined race, sex, age, etc. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 2, 35, 75, 90 Children's Literature Review, vol. 41


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative material for 3 titles, and includes ink illustrations with separation, an original tempera illustration signed by Scarry for Irvin Kerlan, and an ink and watercolor jacket study.

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.
  • Scarry, Richard
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Chief Dooley's Busy Day (in Best of Children's Books, vol. 36) 1960 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960
Box MC1186
ink illustrations with 1 separation (10 p.)  Box MC1186
 
Harvey and Higgins Incorporated (in Best of Children's Books, vol. 37) 1960 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960
Box MC1186
ink illustrations with 1 separation (3 p.)  Box MC1186
 
Miscellaneous original art  
Box MC1186
tempera illustration signed by Scarry for Irvin Kerlan (1 p.)  Box MC1186
 
Tinker and Tanker out West 1961 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1961
Box
ink and watercolor jacket study (1 p.)  Box
 
Busy People 1988 
Note  Racine, WI: Golden Press, 1988
Box MC 1714
pencil and watercolor illustrations with text overlay (3 p.)  Box MC 1714