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Vera B. Williams Papers

Summary Information
Title: Vera B. Williams Papers
Dates: 1982-1993
Creator: Williams, Vera B.
Extent: 26 folders and 38 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1658
Abstract:
Collection contains illustrations, cover proofs, sketch pads, typescripts and notes for two children's books.

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

Access and Use

Arrangement

Materials arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Vera Williams was born on January 28, 1927 in Hollywood, California. She earned her B.A. from Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina, in 1949. She has been a writer of children's books since 1975. She has also been an educator and teacher, including co-founding the Collaberg School in Stony Point, New York, an alternative school for children. Her books have been awarded the Caldecott Honor Book, Notable Book by the American Library Association and the Best Illustrated Book of the Year by the New York Times .

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 102, pp. 200-205.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrations, cover proofs, sketch pads, typescripts and notes for two children's books.

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.
  • Williams, Vera B.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
A Chair for my Mother 1982 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1982
Box MC 497A
watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 497A
 
watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 497A
 
pencil and crayon studies (3 p.)  Box MC 497A
 
Scooter 1993 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1993
Box MC 856
ink and pencil study (4 p.)  Box MC 856
 
ink study (18 p.)  Box MC 856
 
pencil study (6 p.)  Box MC 856
 
pencil illustration (3 p.)  Box MC 856
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 856
 
cover proof, ink and pencil (3 p.)  Box MC 856
 
cover proof, ink (1 p.)  Box MC 856
 
cover proof, pencil (2 p.)  Box MC 856
 
studies in sketch pad (3 p.)  Box MC 856
 
artist dummy (64 p.)  Box MC 856
 
artist dummy (31 p.)  Box MC 856
 
artist dummy (144 p.)  Box MC 856
 
artist dummy (159 p.)  Box MC 856
Box MC 858
checklist from publisher (4 p.)  Box MC 858
Box MC 859
ink and pencil study (27 p.)  Box MC 859
 
ink study (235 p.)  Box MC 859
 
pencil study (11 p.)  Box MC 859
 
colored ink study (4 p.)  Box MC 859
 
colored pencil study (10 p.)  Box MC 859
 
ivory colored pencil study (3 p.)  Box MC 859
 
crayon study (6 p.)  Box MC 859
 
studies in sketch pad (11 p.)  Box MC 859
Box MC 860
ink and pencil study (22 p.)  Box MC 860
 
ink study (114 p.)  Box MC 860
 
pencil study (16 p.)  Box MC 860
Box MF 2070, 2071
holograph and typescript (15 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
typescript (214 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
typescript, corrected (457 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
typescript, corrected, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
typescript, with illustrations (158 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
typescript, corrected, with illustrations (36 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
typescript, corrected, photocopy, with illustrations (370 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
dummy (71 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
 
notes (7 p.)  Box MF 2070, 2071
Box MC 1614
colored photocopies of elementary class' work (8 p.)  Box MC 1614
 
ink studies, page details and character development (119 p.)  Box MC 1614
 
page layouts with seperations (34 p.)  Box MC 1614
 
hand written text studies (15 p.)  Box MC 1614
 
pencil studies (7 p.)  Box MC 1614
 
cover studies with printed silver text (2 p.)  Box MC 1614
 
printed book pages, blue and red (12 p.)  Box MC 1614