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William Wiesner Papers

Summary Information
Title: William Wiesner Papers
Dates: 1951-1974
Creator: Wiesner, William
Extent: 10 folders and 78 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1641
Abstract:
Collection includes corrected typescripts, proof dummys, illustrator's proofs with typescript, layouts, illustrations, jacket studies and a text proof for seven children's books.

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

Access and Use

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

William Wiesner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1899. He was a practicing architect and interior designer in Austria before migrating first to France, then on to the United States in 1941. In partnership with his wife Gertrude, he worked in textile design and began executing murals (especially for the Hilton Hotels) in the United States. Beginning in 1960, William Wiesner focused most of his energies on writing and illustrating children's books. He passed away in 1984.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 5, pp. 200-201.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes corrected typescripts, proof dummys, illustrators' proofs with typescript, layouts, illustrations, jacket studies and a text proof for seven children's books, including The Tower of Babel and Grabbit the Rascal .

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.
  • Wiesner, William
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Blunderbus 1951 
Note McGinley, Phyllis
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1951
Box MC 1214
proof dummy (56 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
Grabbit the Rascal 1969 
Note  New York: Viking, 1969
Box MF 839
typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF 839
 
typescript, corrected carbon (21 p.)  Box MF 839
Box MC 1214
ink and watercolor dummy with typescript (20 p.)  Box MC 1214
Box MC 1215
pencil dummy with text proof (48 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
Green Noses 1969 
Note  New York: Four Winds Press, 1969
Box MC 1215
watercolor, crayon, ink and pencil illustrator's dummy with typescript (38 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink and wash illustrations wtih three separations (18 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
illustration proofs with typescript (15 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
layout (4 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
Little Sarah and her Johnny-cake 1974 
Note  New York: Walck, 1974
Box MC 1215
ink and watercolor dummy with typescript (34 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink illustration wtih 3 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink illustrations with 3 separations (15 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink and watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
proof dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
proof dummy (16 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
layouts for jacket (3 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
sheets text proof (4 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
Noah's Ark 1966 
Note  New York: Dutton, 1966
Box MF 839
typescript, corrected with front matter (7 p.)  Box MF 839
Box MC 1214
crayon and pencil dummy with text proof (40 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
crayon and pencil dummy with typescript (36 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
crayon study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
ink and watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
Tops 1969 
Note  New York: Viking, 1969
Box MF 839
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 839
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 839
Box MC 1214
crayon, ink and watercolor dummy with typescript (34 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
crayon and pencil study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1214
 
The Tower of Babel 1968 
Note  New York: Viking, 1968
Box MC 1215
ink and watercolor illustration with 1 separation for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink and watercolor illustrations with 1 separatoin for jacket (12 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink and watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
pencil study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1215
 
ink and watercolor dummy (24 p.)  Box MC 1215