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Leonard Weisgard Papers

Summary Information
Title: Leonard Weisgard Papers
Dates: 1940-1960
Creator: Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-
Extent: ca. 1.5 cu ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1619
Abstract:
The collection includes illustrative materials for 17 Weisgard children's books, 2 magazines, production materials for the original Kerlan Collection bookplate, miscellaneous illustrations for Christmas cards, a corrected typescript and a self-portrait by Abigail Weisgard, drawn for Dr. Kerlan.

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

Alice's Adventure in Wonderland, 1949

American Junior Red Cross News,

Brave Baby Elephant, 1960

Down Huckleberry Hill, 1947

The Family Mother Goose, 1951

Favorite Poems, Old and New, 1957

The Golden Egg Book, 1947

Kerlan Collection Bookplate,

Little Frightened Tiger, 1953

The Little Island, 1946

Unidentified Art,

The New Yorker,

Night and Day, 1942

The Noon Balloon, 1952

Pelican Here, Pelican There, 1948

Rip Van Winkle, 1959

Round the Afternoon, 1946

Snowflake and the Starfish, 1959

Sylvester Jones and the Voice in the Forest, 1958

Three, and Domingo, 1953

Under the Greenwood Tree, Songs from the Plays, 1940

The Water-Carrier's Secrets, 1942


Biographical Sketch

Leonard Joseph Weisgard (b. 1916) wrote or illustrated more than 180 books for children during his career of some 50 years. After a childhood spent living on both sides of the Atlantic, Weisgard finished growing up in New York, and attended Pratt Institute and the New School for Social Research. He began his career as a department store and magazine artist, but in 1937 he wrote and illustrated Suki, the Siamese Pussy , the first of his children's books. His self-illustrated books appeared under his own name and under the pseudonym, Adam Green. In addition, he illustrated many books by other authors, most notably Margaret Wise Brown with whom he created 26 books, beginning with The Noisy Book . The Little Island , written by Brown and illustrated by Weisgard in egg and zinc white (with color), won the Caldecott Medal in1947. In 1984, Weisgard shared the Kerlan Award which was given to "Margaret Wise Brown and her Editors and Illustrators."

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 85, 99. 194-201.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes illustrative materials for 17 Weisgard children's books, 2 magazines, production materials for the original Kerlan Collection bookplate, miscellaneous illustrations for Christmas cards, a corrected typescript for Pelican Here, Pelican There , and a self-portrait by Abigail Weisgard, drawn for Dr. Kerlan. The collection is arranged by title, with folder level control.

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.
  • Weisgard, Leonard, 1916-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Alice's Adventure in Wonderland 1949 
Note New York: Harper, 1949
Box MC 321
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 321
Box MC 638
photograph of the illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 638
 
American Junior Red Cross News  
Box MC 1181
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
tempera illustration cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
tempera illustration with 4 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
Brave Baby Elephant 1960 
Note New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1960
Box MC 321
ink illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box MC 321
 
Down Huckleberry Hill 1947 
Note  New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1947
Box MC 321
tempera study with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
tempera illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
The Family Mother Goose 1951 
Note New York: Harper, 1951
Box MC 638
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 638
 
Favorite Poems, Old and New 1957 
Note  Chicago: F.E. Compton Co., 1957
Box MC 635
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 635
 
The Golden Egg Book 1947 
Note New York: Simon and Schuster, 1947
Box MC 321
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
Kerlan Collection Bookplate  
Box MC 321
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
photocopy of illustration, corrected (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
photocopy of illustratoin, corrected (4 p.)  Box MC 321
 
2 1/4 size reductions for display use (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
bookplate (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
Little Frightened Tiger 1953 
Note  Garden City, NY : Doubleday, 1953
Box MC 638
ink pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 638
 
The Little Island 1946 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday & company, inc., 1946
Box MC 629
egg and zinc white (with pigment) illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 629
 
Unidentified Art  
Box MC 638
tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 638
 
ink and wash illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 638
Box
crayon illustration (1 p.)  Box
 
The New Yorker  
Box MC 6358
temera illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 6358
 
Night and Day 1942 
Note  New York, London: Harper & Brothers 1942
Box MC 638
charcoal illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 638
 
crayon pasteups (2 p.)  Box MC 638
 
The Noon Balloon 1952 
Note New York: Harper, 1952
Box MC 321
photostats of illustration (2 p.)  Box MC 321
 
Pelican Here, Pelican There 1948 
Note New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1948
Box MF 892
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 892
Box MC 1181
tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1181
 
Rip Van Winkle 1959 
Box MC 638
ink and wash studies with 1 separation (19 p.)  Box MC 638
 
ink studies (2 p.)  Box MC 638
 
Round the Afternoon 1946 
Note New York: Dodd, Mead and company, 1946
Box MC 638
pencil illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 638
Box MC 546
watercolor color chart (1 p.)  Box MC 546
 
jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 546
 
Snowflake and the Starfish 1959 
Note New York: Knopf, 1959
Box MC 321
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 321
 
ink and tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 321
 
Sylvester Jones and the Voice in the Forest 1958 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1958
Box MC321
page proof (including jacket) (1 p.)  Box MC321
 
Three, and Domingo 1953 
Note Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1953
Box MC 638
ink illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 638
 
ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 638
 
Under the Greenwood Tree, Songs from the Plays 1940 
Box MC 638
tempera illustratoin (1 p.)  Box MC 638
 
The Water-Carrier's Secrets 1942 
Note  London; New York: Oxford university press 1942
Box MC 638
ink illustrations with 1 separation each (2 p.)  Box MC 638