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Hildegard Woodward Papers

Summary Information
Title: Hildegard Woodward Papers
Dates: 1947-1964
Creator: Woodward, Hildegard, 1898-
Extent: 6 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1719
Abstract:
Hildegard Woodward's papers focus on her work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for five titles published between 1947 and 1953. Production materials consist of illustrative materials, many with separations, studies, separations, layouts, and proofs. The collection also contains one piece of correspondence to Hildegard Woodward dated 1964.

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

Danny's Luck, 1953

Roger and the Fox, 1947

Summer is Fun, 1951

The Wild Birthday Cake, 1949

The Wonderful Story of How You Were Born, 1952, 1953


Biographical Sketch

Hildegard Woodward was born February 10, 1898 in Worcester, Massachusetts. She studied art at the School of Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and later traveled to Europe and studied in Paris. She joined a group of artists in Boston and learned about book illustration from the illustrator Marguerite Davis. Hildegard Woodward continued her training in drawing and book making and in the 1930s she moved to New York. In 1931, Hildegard Woodward illustrated her first book for children The Blue Teapot: Sandy Cove Stories by Alice Dalgliesh. During her long career, she illustrated children's books by such well-known authors as Alice Dalgliesh and Elizabeth Coatsworth. Hildegard Woodward received Caldecott Honor Book citations for Roger and the Fox (1947) in 1948 and The Wild Birthday Cake (1949) in 1950, both written by Lavinia (Riker) Davis. Hildegard Woodward also wrote and illustrated several children's books beginning with Everyday Children in 1935. She published her last book for children The House on Grandfather's Hill in 1961.

Biographical Sources:

Illustrators of Children's Books: 1946-1956 , pp. 201-202.

Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honor Book Winners: Bibliographies and Resource Material Through 1992 , 2nd ed., p. 460.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for five titles published between 1947 and 1953. Production materials consist of illustrative materials only and include illustrations done in a variety of media many with separations, studies done in a variety of media, separations, layouts, and proofs including some with typescript and/or text proof. The collection also contains one piece of correspondence to Hildegard Woodward dated 1964.The materials are arranged by title with box 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.
  • Woodward, Hildegard, 1898-
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Danny's Luck 1953 
Note  1953
Box MC 341
ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket and 2 layout for dimensions (1 p.)  Box MC 341
Box MC 341, 419
ink illustratoins with 2 separations (18 p.)  Box MC 341, 419
 
ink illustrations wtih 1 separations (11 p.)  Box MC 341, 419
 
ink illustrations (8 p.)  Box MC 341, 419
 
separations (9 p.)  Box MC 341, 419
Box MC 419
sheet proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 419
Box MC 341
ink illustrations with 2 separations each for title page marked left and right (2 p.)  Box MC 341
 
Roger and the Fox 1947 
Note  1947
Box MC 1213
ink illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1213
 
ink illustrations (28 p.)  Box MC 1213
 
pencil studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1213
 
sheets pencil studies (6 p.)  Box MC 1213
 
Summer is Fun 1951 
Note  1951
Box MC 418
ink and acrylic jacket ideas (2 p.)  Box MC 418
 
ink and acrylic studies (2 p.)  Box MC 418
 
ink, tempera and wash illustrations (10 p.)  Box MC 418
 
ink, wash and tempera illustrations (28 p.)  Box MC 418
 
illustrator's proofs with typescript (2 p.)  Box MC 418
 
separations (1 p.)  Box MC 418
 
The Wild Birthday Cake 1949 
Note  1949
Box MC 340
ink illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 340
 
ink illustrations for endpapers (2 p.)  Box MC 340
 
ink illustrations (36 p.)  Box MC 340
 
The Wonderful Story of How You Were Born 1952, 1953 
Note  1952, 1953
Box MC 226
ink wash illustrations with 3 separations for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 226
 
watercolor and ink wash illustration for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 226
 
ink wash illustrations with 1 separations for endpapers (2 p.)  Box MC 226
 
ink wash illustrations with 3 separations (5 p.)  Box MC 226
 
ink wash illustrations with 3 separations (9 p.)  Box MC 226
 
watercolor, ink wash and pencil illustrations (16 p.)  Box MC 226
Box
watercolor studies (4 p.)  Box
Box MC 226
ink and pencil layout with text proof and 1 separation for advertisement (1 p.)  Box MC 226
 
advertisement (1 p.)  Box MC 226
Box correspondence
(1 p.)  Box correspondence