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Francoise Seignobosc Papers

Summary Information
Title: Francoise Seignobosc Papers
Dates: 1937-1964
Creator: Seignobosc, Francoise
Extent: c.5 folders--written 8 boxes--illustrative
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1540
Abstract:
The collection contains written and illustrative material for 38 titles, many of them in French. Illustrative material includes watercolor sketches and dummies, pages for a coloring book, watercolor illustrations, separations, lettering, idea material, page proofs, mixed media sketches, cut paper studies, a crayon study, pencil sketches and studies, and ink sketches. Written material includes typescripts, some carbon, most corrected, letters, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, story ideas, an award certificate, and dummies. Written material is in French or English.

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,

Baby Animals,

Chansons et Rondes,

Circus,

Etoffes,

Gay ABC, The, 1939

Gay Mother Goose, The, 1938

Little Children of France,

Minou, 1964

Miscellaneous art,

Mr. and Mrs. So and So, 1939

Mother Goose,

My First Book,

My Gay Paintbook,

Noel for Jeanne-Marie, 1953

Le Petit Chaperon Rouge,

Le Petit Poucet,

Sewing Box Pictures,

What Time is it Jeanne-Marie?, 1963

Big Rain, The, c.1961

Biquette, the White Goat, c.1953

Chouchou, c. 1958

Correspondence,

Franchette and Jeannot, 1937

Jeanne-Marie at the Fair, c.1959

Jeanne-Marie Counts Her Sheep, c.1951

Jeanne-Marie in Gay Paris, c.1956

Minou, c.1962

Miscellaneous written material,

Months of the Year, The,

La Plus Visille Histoire du Monde, n.d.

Le Plus Belles Histoires Sont la Bible,

My Cute Book; a Book fo Embroidery for the Little Ones,

Puff, the Little White Bunny,

Springtime for Jeanne-Marie, c.1955

Small Trot, c.1952

Story of Colette, The, 1940

Story of Seulette, The, the Little Orphan,

Thank-you Book, The, c.1947

Things I Like, The, c.1960

What Do You Want to Be?, c.1957

What Time Is It?, 1963


Biographical Sketch

Francoise Seignobosc (prounouced say-nyoh-boh') was born in November, 1897, or 1900, in Lodeve, Herault, France. She grew up in France, but eventually came to the United States. She wrote, and self-illustrated, children's books. She died in 1961. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 21


Collection Scope and Content Note

Illustrative material in the collection includes watercolor sketches and dummies, pages for a coloring book, watercolor illustrations, separations, lettering, idea material, page proofs, mixed media sketches, cut paper studies, a crayon study, pencil sketches and studies, and ink sketches. Written material includes typescripts, some carbon, most corrected, letters, notes, correspondence, manuscripts, story ideas, an award certificate, and dummies. Written material is in French or English. There is also some miscellaneous material, both written and illustrative.

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.
  • Seignobosc, Francoise
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Animals  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (8 p.)  Box MC182b
 
pp. for coloring book (3 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Baby Animals  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (37 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Chansons et Rondes  
Box MC182b
watercolor dummy (1 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Circus  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (12 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Etoffes  
Box MC182b
watercolor pattern sketches (41 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Gay ABC, The 1939 
Note  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (8 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MC1202
watercolor dummy, French text, different ideas from final book (26 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor and pencil dummy, French text, revised idea (12 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor dummy, incomplete (20 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor sketches (42 p.)  Box MC1202
 
page from an ABC book not by Seignobosc, used for ideas (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC1202
Box MF702
French manuscrsipt, with sketches (6 p.)  Box MF702
 
corrected French manuscript, with ideas (7 p.)  Box MF702
 
Gay Mother Goose, The 1938 
Note  New York: Charles Scfibner's Sons, 1938
Box MC182b
watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MC1202
original watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor sketches (21 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor and pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box MC1202
 
pencil and crayon sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
Little Children of France  
Box MC182b
unfinished watercolor dummy (1 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Minou 1964 
Note  Liecester: Brockhampton Press, 1964
Box MC182b
watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Miscellaneous art  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (24 p.)  Box MC182b
 
pp. for coloring book (5 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MC182
watercolor season sketches (19 p.)  Box MC182
Box MC182b
watercolor dummy almanac (1 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MC1202
watercolor sketches (1553 p.)  Box MC1202
 
mixed media sketches, watercolor, pencil, crayon, chalk, colored pencil (82 p.)  Box MC1202
 
colored illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
cut paper studies (12 p.)  Box MC1202
Box MC1198, 1199
pencil sketches (284 p.)  Box MC1198, 1199
 
cut paper studies (12 p.)  Box MC1198, 1199
 
print (1 p.)  Box MC1198, 1199
 
ink sketches (2 p.)  Box MC1198, 1199
 
page proofs (26 p.)  Box MC1198, 1199
 
watercolor illustrations (12 p.)  Box MC1198, 1199
 
Mr. and Mrs. So and So 1939 
Note  New York: Oxford U. Press, 1939
Box MC182b
watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MC1202
crayon study for a leaf (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor sketches (2 p.)  Box MC1202
 
Mother Goose  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (6 p.)  Box MC182b
 
p. for coloring book (1 p.)  Box MC182b
 
My First Book  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (8 p.)  Box MC182b
 
My Gay Paintbook  
Box MC182b
watercolor cummy (1 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Noel for Jeanne-Marie 1953 
Note  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (2 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MC1198
ink cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
jacket and title page lettering with separation (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
watercolor dummy, text written in (29 p.)  Box MC1198
 
watercolor illustration for double p. spread (17-18), title page, and pp. 16, 20, 30. (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
watercolor sketches (3 p.)  Box MC1198
 
pencil and watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
ink title page sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge  
Box
watercolor dummy (1 p.)  Box
 
Le Petit Poucet  
Box MC182b
watercolor dummy (1 p.)  Box MC182b
Box MF702
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF702
 
Sewing Box Pictures  
Box MC182b
watercolor sketches (17 p.)  Box MC182b
 
What Time is it Jeanne-Marie? 1963 
Note  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1963
Box MC182b
watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC182b
 
Big Rain, The c.1961 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1961
Box MF702
typescript, corrected, French (4 p.)  Box MF702
 
manuscript, corrected, French (8 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript, corrected, (3 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript, corrected, carbon (7 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript and corrected manuscript (16 p.)  Box MF702
 
manuscript, French (16 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1211
watercolor dummy, French text (32 p.)  Box MC1211
 
watercolor dummy, French text (32 p.)  Box MC1211
 
watercolor sketches (20 p.)  Box MC1211
 
watercolor illustrations, including cover illustration and 2 separations, acetate on illustration board (18 p.)  Box MC1211
 
Biquette, the White Goat c.1953 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1953
Box MF702
typescript, corrected, incomplete (2 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1198
illustration for cloth cover (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
title page lettering pasteup, and illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
watercolor illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC1198
 
illustrations with 1 separation (14 p.)  Box MC1198
 
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
watercolor sketches (9 p.)  Box MC1198
 
Chouchou c. 1958 
Note  New York: Scribner, c. 1958
Box MC1200
watercolor dummy (32 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor illustrations (11 p.)  Box MC1200
 
lettering sheet, title page, jacket, and p. 23 (1 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor sketches (24 p.)  Box MC1200
 
original colored jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1200
Box MF702
manuscript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF702
 
Correspondence  
Box MF702
letters from Horn Book (4 p.)  Box MF702
 
notes to Horn Book (7 p.)  Box MF702
 
correspondence about U.S. trip (3 p.)  Box MF702
 
Franchette and Jeannot 1937 
Note  New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1937
Box MC1199
watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1199
 
Jeanne-Marie at the Fair c.1959 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1959
Box MC1199
watercolor dummy, text written in and corrected (1 p.)  Box MC1199
 
watercolor jacket study (1 p.)  Box MC1199
 
watercolor drawing, black (1 p.)  Box MC1199
 
illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC1199
 
watercolor sketches (7 p.)  Box MC1199
Box MF702
manuscript, part French, part English translation (22 p.)  Box MF702
 
Jeanne-Marie Counts Her Sheep c.1951 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1951
Box MC1199
watercolor sketches (10 p.)  Box MC1199
 
final watercolor illustrations (13 p.)  Box MC1199
 
Jeanne-Marie in Gay Paris c.1956 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1956
Box MC1200
watercolor dummy (32 p.)  Box MC1200
 
pieces idea material, cartoons and pictures (6 p.)  Box MC1200
 
pp. watercolor and pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box MC1200
 
pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor sketches (50 p.)  Box MC1200
 
small jacket sketch and instructions (1 p.)  Box MC1200
 
page proof with text pasted on (31 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC1200
Box MF702
typescript, corrected, with cover illustration (17 p.)  Box MF702
 
p. story ideas (1 p.)  Box MF702
 
AIGA award certificate (1 p.)  Box MF702
 
Minou c.1962 
Note  New York : Scribner, c.1962
Box MF702
typescript, corrected, incomplete, instructions for printer (4 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1202
watercolor dummy (32 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor sketches (20 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor illustrations (24 p.)  Box MC1202
 
separations that make up cover illustration (2 p.)  Box MC1202
 
Miscellaneous written material  
Box MF702
typescript idea for story, in French (3 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript story ideas, in French (4 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1198
miscellaneous printed material from newspapers, magazines, book catalogs, etc. (1 p.)  Box MC1198
 
Months of the Year, The  
Box MC1202
illustrator's dummy (25 p.)  Box MC1202
 
dummy (32 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor illustrations in folder (24 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor jacket studies (2 p.)  Box MC1202
 
watercolor sketches (6 p.)  Box MC1202
 
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
crayon sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1202
 
pp. text written in watercolor (5 p.)  Box MC1202
 
La Plus Visille Histoire du Monde n.d. 
Note  Paris: Jardin du Mondes, n.d.
Box MC1216
small watercolor dummy (15 p.)  Box MC1216
 
pencil and watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor sketches (26 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor illustrations on 4 pieces of cloth with paper backing (7 p.)  Box MC1216
 
pp. text (3 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor illustrations on cloth (40 p.)  Box MC1216
 
Le Plus Belles Histoires Sont la Bible  
Box MC1216
watercolor illustrator's dummy, text in French and English (23 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor dummy, French text (24 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor dummy, French text (16 p.)  Box MC1216
 
pencil and watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor sketches (15 p.)  Box MC1216
Box MF702
typescript, French (3 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript, French, with sketches (3 p.)  Box MF702
 
My Cute Book; a Book fo Embroidery for the Little Ones  
Box MC1199
small illustrator's watercolor dummy, text written in (1 p.)  Box MC1199
 
watercolor dummy (11 p.)  Box MC1199
 
Puff, the Little White Bunny  
Box MF702
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF702
 
Springtime for Jeanne-Marie c.1955 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1955
Box MC1211
watercolor dummy, text written in (32 p.)  Box MC1211
 
watercolor sketches (14 p.)  Box MC1211
 
watercolor illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC1211
 
thermofax reproduction of p.11 (1 p.)  Box MC1211
 
illustrations with full-color photographic separations (4 p.)  Box MC1211
 
Small Trot c.1952 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1952
Box MF702
typescript, corrected, French (4 p.)  Box MF702
 
miscellaneous (4 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript (3 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1197
watercolor sketches, including jacket (78 p.)  Box MC1197
 
small watercolor dummy, text (32 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor dummy, text (32 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor dummy, French text (37 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor dummy, French text (44 p.)  Box MC1197
 
illustrations with 1 separation (13 p.)  Box MC1197
 
black and white illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC1197
 
pp. watercolor text, 2 with separations (11 p.)  Box MC1197
 
jacket illustration, final (1 p.)  Box MC1197
 
Story of Colette, The 1940 
Note  New York: Scribner, 1940
Box MC1197
watercolor dummy (34 p.)  Box MC1197
 
final illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC1197
 
original watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC1197
 
Story of Seulette, The, the Little Orphan  
Box MF702
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1211
watercolor dummy, with text (1 p.)  Box MC1211
 
Thank-you Book, The c.1947 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1947
Box MC1197
watercolor sketches (12 p.)  Box MC1197
 
pp. from a dummy (2 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor illustration (p.4) and 4 separations (1 p.)  Box MC1197
 
page proofs (3 p.)  Box MC1197
 
Things I Like, The c.1960 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1960
Box MF702
French manuscript of ideas (2 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC1197
small watercolor dummy, French text (32 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor dummy, French text (32 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor sketches (46 p.)  Box MC1197
 
watercolor illustrations, including jacket and cover (22 p.)  Box MC1197
 
idea sheet with newspaper ads and cartoons (1 p.)  Box MC1197
 
What Do You Want to Be? c.1957 
Note  New York: Scribner, c.1957
Box MC1216
small watercolor dummy (1 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor dummy (32 p.)  Box MC1216
 
pencil sketches (7 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor sketches (27 p.)  Box MC1216
 
watercolor illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC1216
Box MF702
typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF702
Box MC702
typescript, corrected French, with sketches (2 p.)  Box MC702
 
What Time Is It? 1963 
Note  New York: Scribner, 1963
Box MC1200
small watercolor dummy, text in French and English (32 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor dummy, French text (32 p.)  Box MC1200
 
small, incomplete watercolor dummy (18 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor sketches (94 p.)  Box MC1200
 
watercolor illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC1200
 
pencil sketches (22 p.)  Box MC1200
 
pp. watercolor lettering (2 p.)  Box MC1200
 
page proof (1 p.)  Box MC1200
 
dummy--illustrations, proofs and repros., printers instructions (32 p.)  Box MC1200
Box MF702
typescript, corrected (25 p.)  Box MF702
 
typescript in French and English (15 p.)  Box MF702
 
incomplete French dummy (6 p.)  Box MF702