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Irma E. Webber Papers

Summary Information
Title: Irma E. Webber Papers
Dates: 1943-1958
Creator: Webber, Irma E.
Extent: 632 items and 8 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1609
Abstract:
Collection contains illustrations, typescripts, galley proofs and notes for five 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

Bits that Grow Big, 1949

It Looks Like This, 1949

It Looks Like This, 1958

Thanks to Trees: The Story of Their Use and Conservation, 1952

Travelers All, 1944

Up Above and Down Below, 1943


Biographical Sketch

Irma E. Webber was born on August 16, 1905 in San Diego, California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning her B.A. in 1926, M.A. in 1927 and Ph.D. in 1929. Irma Webber has worked as a botanist for the Carnegie Institute and U.S. Department of Agriculture. After finding a lack of suitable books on the subjects for her children, she wrote and illustrated six children's books about plants and the environment. Irma Webber passed away in 1995.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 14, pp. 237-239.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrations, typescripts, galley proofs and notes for five children's books, including Thanks to Trees and Up Above and Down Below .

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.
  • Webber, Irma E.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Bits that Grow Big 1949 
Note  New York: William R. Scott, 1949
Box MC 491
pen and acrylic illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 491
 
ink illustration proofs (6 p.)  Box MC 491
 
screens (84 p.)  Box MC 491
 
pen and ink illustrations (26 p.)  Box MC 491
 
illustration proofs (50 p.)  Box MC 491
 
It Looks Like This 1949 
Note  New York: William R. Scott, 1949
Box MC 1182
pencil illustrator's dummy (41 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil illustrator's dummy with pencil text (63 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
ink and tempera illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
ink illustrations (59 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
white tempera illustrations on black board (15 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
crayon and ink jacket study on colored paper (1 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
watercolor and ink jacket study (1 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
sheets proof and blurb (5 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
It Looks Like This 1958 
Note  New York: William R. Scott, 1958
Box MC 490
pencil dummy illustrations (31 p.)  Box MC 490
 
ink dummy illustrations (25 p.)  Box MC 490
 
ink proofs of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 490
 
white-acrylic-on-black illustrations (7 p.)  Box MC 490
 
pen and pencil illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 490
 
Thanks to Trees: The Story of Their Use and Conservation 1952 
Note  New York: William R. Scott, 1952
Box MC 1182
watercolor and pencil illustrator's dummy with typescript (32 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil illustrator's dummy with typescript (64 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil illustrator's dummy with typescript (32 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil illustrator's dummy (64 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
ink illustrations with 1 seperation (2 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
ink illustrations with 2 seperations (41 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
ink illustrations with 3 seperations (4 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
color pencil sketches (49 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil sketches (50 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
silverprint publisher's dummy (64 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
sinverprint for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil and ink layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
pencil layouts (on 26 sheets) with typescript (49 p.)  Box MC 1182
 
miscellaneous (1 p.)  Box MC 1182
Box MF 824
holograph and typescript (11 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, corrected (25 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 824
 
holograph and author's sketches (17 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript holograph and author's sketches (17 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript holograph and author's sketches (17 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript holograph (16 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, corrected, and author's sketches (42 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, with author's sketch directions (16 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, corrected with author's sketches (15 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript (15 p.)  Box MF 824
 
typescript, with author's sketches (15 p.)  Box MF 824
 
galley proof, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 824
 
page proof (24 p.)  Box MF 824
 
dummy (33 p.)  Box MF 824
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MF 824
 
Travelers All 1944 
Note  New York: William R. Scott, 1944
Box MC 490
pencil illustrations (42 p.)  Box MC 490
 
Up Above and Down Below 1943 
Note  New York: William R. Scott, 1943
Box MF 1296
holograph, misc. (1 p.)  Box MF 1296
 
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF 1296
Box MC 490
pencil illustrations (57 p.)  Box MC 490
 
book dummy with 5-color pencil illustrations (12 p.)  Box MC 490
Box
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box