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Janice Lee Porter Collection

Summary Information
Title: Janice Lee Porter Collection
Dates: 1996-1999
Creator: Porter, Janice Lee
Location: Materials are stored in Andersen Library cavern. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1766
This collection includes production materials for four children's books illustrated by Janice Lee Porter.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection is a gift from Janice Lee Porter


Materials are arranged by published title and chronologically within each title.

Biographical Sketch

Janice Lee Porter was born October 16, 1953 in Highland Park, IL. She married Anthony Peyton Porter February 2, 1991. Porter received a B.F.A Degree in 1978 from Kansas City Art Institue and an MFA from California State University in 2006. She is a teacher, painter and book illustrator. Many of the books she has illustrated are about people from other countries or Americans from different cultures. As of 2008, Porter teaches drawing, painting, and art appreciation classes at Chico State University and at Shasta Community College. She lives with her family in Chico, CA.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vol. 68, p. 188; Something About the Author , vol. 108, p. 188-190; communications from Porter.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for 4 titles. The materials include pencil sketches, photographs, scans, acrylic illustrations, notes, paste-ups, watercolor illustrations, and marker sketches.

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.
  • Porter, Janice Lee
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
M is for Minnesota, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1998  
Box MC 207
photograph (1 p.)  Box MC 207
photocopies (4 p.)  Box MC 207
scans (3 p.)  Box MC 207
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 207
Pablo Picasso, Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1999  
Box MC 112
research photocopies (3 p.)  Box MC 112
print of illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 112
acrylic illustrations not used in book (4 p.)  Box MC 112
notes (1 p.)  Box MC 112
proofs with type paste-ups and pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 112
photograph (1 p.)  Box MC 112
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 112
Wilma Mankiller, Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1996  
Box MC 112
pencil cover study (1 p.)  Box MC 112
watercolor illustration not used in book (1 p.)  Box MC 112
page proof with pencil sketches and text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC 112
Aunt Clara Brown: Official Pioneer, Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1999  
Box MC 112
notes (1 p.)  Box MC 112
pencil sketches withnotes (3 p.)  Box MC 112
photocopied research (2 p.)  Box MC 112
marker sketch of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 112
photocopy of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 112
proofs with pen sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 112
pencil and marker sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 112
print of illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 112