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Jo Polseno Collection

Summary Information
Title: Jo Polseno Collection
Dates: 1978-1979
Creator: Polseno, Jo
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1759
Jo Polseno's papers include illustrative works for two titles. The collection includes sheet proofs watercolor illustrations, illustration for a jacket, illustration with paste up for front matter, acetate sheets, and ink illustrations.

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.


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.


Snail In the Woods, 1979

Swan Cove, 1978

Biographical Sketch

Jo Polseno writes and illustrates children's books. He received his art education at Whitney Art School and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseilles, France. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 17, p. 153

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains materials for 2 titles. The illustrative works include proof sheets, watercolor illustrations, ink illustrations, illustration paste-up for front matter, and acetate sheets with text paste-up.

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.
  • Polseno, Jo
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Snail In the Woods 1979 
Note by Joanne Ryder
New York: Harper, 1979
Box M. C. 447
Sheets proof (32 p.)  Box M. C. 447
Watercolor illustrations and separations with typescript paste-up (30 p.)  Box M. C. 447
Photocopied illustration for the title page (1 p.)  Box M. C. 447
Swan Cove 1978 
Note Jane White Canfield
New York: Harper, 1978
Box M. C. 449
Ink illustration with two separations for the jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 449
Ink illustration with paste-up for front matter (1 p.)  Box M. C. 449
Acetate sheets with proof text paste-up (17 p.)  Box M. C. 449
Ink illustrations (14 p.)  Box M. C. 449