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Alvin R. Tresselt Papers

Summary Information
Title: Alvin R. Tresselt Papers
Dates: 1946-1970
Creator: Tresselt, Alvin R.
Extent: 4 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1583
Collection contains typescripts, page proof, and correspondence for four books for children.

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

Access and Use
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Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


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.


Beaver Pond, The, 1970

Hide and Seek Fog, 1965

Rain Drop Splash, 1946

White Snow, Bright Snow, 1947

Biographical Sketch

Alvin Tresselt was born in Passaic, New Jersey in 1916. He did a number of jobs to make a living during the Depression, and then after the Second World War started working in interior display and advertising. In the 1950s he began working as an editor. During the same period he wrote numerous popular and well-received children's books, many of which were illustrated by Roger Duvoisin. Their book White Snow, Bright Snow won the Caldecott Medal in 1948.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 7, p. 197-198.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, page proof, and correspondence for four books for children.

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.
  • Tresselt, Alvin R.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Beaver Pond, The 1970 
Note Duvoisin, Roger
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1970
Box MF 795
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 795
typescript, photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 795
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 795
Hide and Seek Fog 1965 
Note Duvoisin, Roger
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1965
Box MF 795
carbon drafts of typescript entitled "Fog" (3 p.)  Box MF 795
Rain Drop Splash 1946 
Note Weisgard, Leonard
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1946
Box MF 795
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF 795
White Snow, Bright Snow 1947 
Note Duvoisin, Roger Antoine`
New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1947
Box MF 795
corrected typescript entitled "Ot looks like snow" (4 p.)  Box MF 795
page proof (1 p.)  Box MF 795