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Erika Weihs Papers

Summary Information
Title: Erika Weihs Papers
Dates: 1954-2001
Creator: Weihs, Erika
Extent: 143 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1611
Abstract:
Collection contains illustrations and notes for 10 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

Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale, 1993

Don't Sing Before Breakfast, Don't Sleep in the Moonlight, 1988

How a Shirt Grew in the Field, 1992

Mummies, Tombs and Treasure, 1987

The Sand Ponies, 1967

Two Very Little Sisters, 1993

An Elm Tree and Three Sisters, 2001

The Cello in the Belly of the Plane, 1954

Count the Cats, 1976

The Mountain and the Summer Stars, 1969


Biographical Sketch

Erika Weihs was born on November 4, 1917 in Vienna, Austria. She earned her degree in 1937 from the Graphische Lehr und Versuchanstalt in Vienna and attended the Leonardo da Vinci Art School in New York. Erika Weihs has been a freelance illustrator and painter since 1942. She is the illustrator of over 30 books for children and the author and illustrator of Count the Cats .

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 107, pp. 206-209.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrations and notes for 10 children's books, including Two Very Little Sisters and Count the Cats .

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.
  • Weihs, Erika
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Cakes and Miracles: A Purim Tale 1993 
Note  New York: Puffin Books, 1993
Box MC 1161
acrylic illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
Don't Sing Before Breakfast, Don't Sleep in the Moonlight 1988 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1988
Box MC 1161
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
How a Shirt Grew in the Field 1992 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1992
Box MC 1161
acrylic illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
Mummies, Tombs and Treasure 1987 
Note  New York: Clarion Books, 1987
Box MC 1161
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
acrylic illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
The Sand Ponies 1967 
Note Murphy, Shirley Rousseau
New York : Viking, 1967
Box MC 1181
acrylic painting for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
ink illustrations (24 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
sketch in color for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
Two Very Little Sisters 1993 
Note Carrick, Carol
New York: Clarion Books, 1993
Box MC 1161
dummy with paste-up color pencil studies and text (1 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
color pencil studies for jacket (4 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
acrylic illustrations with text past-up overlays (15 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
acrylic illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 1161
 
An Elm Tree and Three Sisters 2001 
Note Sommerdorf, Norma
New York: Viking, 2001
Box MC 1114
research notes (22 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
dummy book with text paste ups and crayon sketches (44 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
oil paint illustrations (14 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
pencil tracings (31 p.)  Box MC 1114
Box
correspondence (1 p.)  Box
 
The Cello in the Belly of the Plane 1954 
Note Schrank, Joseph
New York: F. Watts, 1954
Box MC 1181
mixed-media illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
Count the Cats 1976 
Note  Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1976
Box MC 1181
crayon illustration for endpapers (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
dummy (17 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
crayon pasteups with 1 overlay (4 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
crayon illustrations (7 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
The Mountain and the Summer Stars 1969 
Note Baker, Michael
New York: Harcourt Brace and World, 1969
Box box 188
ink pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box box 188
 
separations for jacket illustration (2 p.)  Box box 188
 
ink illustrations (16 p.)  Box box 188
 
book jacket (1 p.)  Box box 188