Fritz Siebel Papers,
2 boxes (0.40 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in
This collection consists of an artist's dummy
and ink drawings on paper.
Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.
Access and Use
Gift of Siebel, Fritz and Siebel, Gretchen.
Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration
with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and
may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to
storage areas by staff members.
Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials.
Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the
copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).
Fritz Siebel Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection,
University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.
Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.
Born in 1913 in Vienna, Austria to Czechosolvakian parents, Frederick
"Fritz" Siebel held dual citizenship in both countries. He attended the School
of Applied Arts in Vienna studying illustration and design before immigrating
to the United States in 1936. Siebel served in the United States Army during
World War II, from 1941 to 1943; his family that remained in Czechosolvakia and
Austria perished. Siebel worked with Paramount Pictures, illustrating posters,
as well as for magazine ads and publications, including Colliers Magazine and Saturday
Evening Post . In 1959 Siebel began working with Random House,
illustrating children's books, including illustrating for Peggy Parish and
creating the iconic Amelia Bedelia. Siebel passed away in 1991.
Collection Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of Siebel's dummy of Amelia Bedelia as well as 40 drawings, ink on paper, for
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower .
A number of titles illustrated by Fritz Siebel were written by Peggy
Parish. For manuscript materials related to Amelia
Bedelia and Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise
Shower , please refer to the finding aid for the Peggy Parish Papers.
- This 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
- Siebel, Fritz
(Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction
(Parties) -- Juvenile fiction
Amelia Bedelia, 1963
Box Parish Box 1
Artist's Dummy, undated Box Parish Box 1 , Folder 6
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise
Box Siebel Box 1
Drawings, pen on paper, undated
( 40 items ) Box Siebel Box 1