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Melvin Silverman Papers

Summary Information
Title: Mel Silverman Papers
Dates: 1957-1966
Creator: Silverman, Mel
Extent: 5 boxes--illustrative 3 folders--manuscript
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1686
Abstract:
The collection contains illustrative material, and a small amount of written material, for 16 titles. Written material includes corrected typescripts. Illustrative material includes dummies, proof lettering, ink and wash illustrations, layout boards, separations, black and white stone lithograph prints, proofs, color proofs, crayon illustrations, crayon and pencil sketches, scratchboard illustrations, a colored pencil sketch, a photo negative illustration, crayon sketches and drawings, ink illustrations on acetate, wood prints, and lithographs.

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

Access and Use

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Mel Silverman was born January 26, 1931, in Denver, Colorado. He became an artist and illustrator. As an artist he produced several one-man shows.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 9


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative, and a small amount of written, matterial for 16 titles. Written material includes corrected typescripts. Illustrative material includes dummies, proof lettering, ink and wash illustrations, layout boards, separations, black and white stone lithograph prints, proofs, color proofs, crayon illustrations, crayon and pencil sketches, scratchboard illustrations, a colored pencil sketch, a photo negative illustration, crayon sketches and drawings, ink illustrations on acetate, wood prints, and lithographs.

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.
  • Silverman, Melvin
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Awani 1964 
Note  New York: William Morrow, 1964
Box MC397
dummy in pencil and brown pencil with proof text (128 p.)  Box MC397
 
incomplete pencil dummy (4 p.)  Box MC397
 
proof lettering (1 p.)  Box MC397
 
ink and wash jacket illustration with one weash separation on paper (1 p.)  Box MC397
 
ink, wash, and scratch illustrations (20 p.)  Box MC397
 
layout boards (3 p.)  Box MC397
 
color separations (2 p.)  Box MC397
 
black and white stone lithograph jacket prints (2 p.)  Box MC397
 
black and white stone lithograph prints (18 p.)  Box MC397
 
proofs (30 p.)  Box MC397
 
Apprentice to Liberty 1960 
Note  New York: Abingdon, 1960
Box MC389
proofs of scratchboard illustrations (52 p.)  Box MC389
 
color proofs of illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC389
 
colored title page lithograph (1 p.)  Box MC389
 
black and white lithographs (34 p.)  Box MC389
 
Truly, I Say to You 1966 
Note  New York: Abingdon, 1966
Box MC389
crayon illustrations (23 p.)  Box MC389
 
color print (1 p.)  Box MC389
 
color proofs (11 p.)  Box MC389
 
proofs and 19 separations (56 p.)  Box MC389
 
proofs of scratch board illustrations, typescript pasteup with separations (27 p.)  Box MC389
 
Flight to the Promised Land 1963 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1963
Box MC389
sheets (3 prints) stone lithograph illustrations in black and white (12 p.)  Box MC389
 
stone lithograph color jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC389
 
stone lithograph color jacket separations (3 p.)  Box MC389
 
proof with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC389
 
proofs of scratchboard illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC389
 
Drawing in the Sand, A  
Box MF1026
typescript, corrected (34 p.)  Box MF1026
 
Ciri-biri-bin 1957 
Note  Cleveland: World, 1957
Box MC990
crayon and pencil sketches with manuscript written in (27 p.)  Box MC990
 
Fire in the Sky, Story of a Boy of Pompeii 1965 
Note  New York: Abingdon, 1965
Box MC390
color proofs of cover illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC390
 
proofs (68 p.)  Box MC390
 
line of hand written material (1 p.)  Box MC390
 
Good-for-nothing Burro 1958 
Note  Cleveland: World, 1958
Box MC984
crayon and pencil dummy (96 p.)  Box MC984
 
crayon and pencil dummy (76 p.)  Box MC984
 
Jade Jaguar Mystery, The 1962 
Note  New York: Abingdon, 1962
Box MC390
sheet jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC390
 
color proof cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC390
 
sheets illustration proofs (78 p.)  Box MC390
 
separations (4 p.)  Box MC390
 
Portals to the Past; the story of archaeology 1963 
Note  New York: Viking, 1963
Box MC984
photo negative jacket illustration with 3 separations on acetate (1 p.)  Box MC984
 
scratchboard illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC984
 
colored pencil jacket sketch (1 p.)  Box MC984
 
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC984
 
Roderick 1961 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1961
Box MC990
crayon jacket sketch (1 p.)  Box MC990
 
crayon drawing (1 p.)  Box MC990
 
color separations (2 p.)  Box MC990
 
ink illustrations on acetate (22 p.)  Box MC990
 
Songs Along the Way 1961 
Note  New York: Abingdon, 1961
Box MC990
black and white wood prints for jacket (4 p.)  Box MC990
 
colored wood prints (13 p.)  Box MC990
 
black and white wood prints (61 p.)  Box MC990
 
black and white wood prints for end papers (6 p.)  Box MC990
 
Stories About Italy  
Box MF1041
typescript, corrected--Piccolo Paolino, and other stories of Italy (22 p.)  Box MF1041
 
typescript, corrected--the Count Rodolpho (6 p.)  Box MF1041
 
typescript, corrected--the Ghost of Castelnero (7 p.)  Box MF1041
Box MC1041
typescript, corrected--Piero and the Crazy Tower (28 p.)  Box MC1041
 
typescript, corrected--Pasquale's Journey (98 p.)  Box MC1041
 
typescript, corrected--a Drawing in the Sand (21 p.)  Box MC1041
 
typescript, corrected--Illustrated Stories from the Old Testament (9 p.)  Box MC1041
 
typescript, corrected--a Drawing in the Sand (35 p.)  Box MC1041
 
Tuchin's Mayan Treasure 1963 
Note  New York: W. Morrow, 1963
Box MC397
cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC397
 
proofs of scratch board illustrations (31 p.)  Box MC397
 
cover proofs (2 p.)  Box MC397
 
Women Who Made America Great 1962 
Note  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1962
Box MC990
black and white stone lithograph prints (11 p.)  Box MC990
 
black and white stone lithograph title page print (1 p.)  Box MC990
 
Two Uncles of Pablo, The 1959 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1959
Box MC397
lithograph jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC397
 
sheets--31 lithoraph illustrations and 3 lithograph preliminary prints (21 p.)  Box MC397
 
lithograph preliminary prints (8 p.)  Box MC397
 
preliminary jacket illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC397
 
illustration proofs mounted on a cardboard frame (9 p.)  Box MC397
 
proofs of scratchboard illustrations (26 p.)  Box MC397