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Clare Turlay Newberry Collection

Summary Information
Title: Clare Turlay Newberry
Dates: 1938-1965
Creator: Newberry, Clare Turlay
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1793
Abstract:
The collection contains miscellaneous original art and the illustrative production materials for 6 titles, including chalk and watercolor illustrations, illustrator's dummy, charcoal illustrations, black and white prints and crayon sketches.

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

April's Kittens, 1940

Babette, 1937

Barkis, 1938

Cats and Kittens: A Portfolio of Drawings, 1956

Marshmallow, 1942

Miscellaneous Original Art,

Pandora, 1944


Biographical Sketch

Clare Turlay Newberry was born April 10, 1903 in Enterprise, Oregon. She began drawing, especially cats, as a child and later attended the University of Oregon and studied art at the School of the Portland Art Museum, California School of Fine Arts, and La Grand Chaumiere in Paris, France. Clare Turlay Newberry worked as a portrait painter and in 1931 wrote and illustrated her first book for children Herbert the Lion . She got many of her ideas for books from her own experiences with "pets, friends, and family.'" Her Children Stephen and Felicia served as models for several of the children in her books, as did many of her pets. Clare Turlay Newberry worked in a variety of media including watercolor and Conte crayon on velour pastel paper to get her illustrations of such animals as cats just right. Clare Turlay Newberry wrote and illustrated over a dozen books for children and most dealt with animals. Critics praised her works for "instilling in children a compassion and sense of responsibility for animals." Four of her books were Caldecott Medal runners-up: Barkis in 1939, April's Kittens in 1941, Marshmallow in 1943, and T-Bone in 1953. Clare Turlay Newberry died on February 12, 1970 in San Diego, California.

Biographical Sources:

Something About the Author , Vol. 1, pp. 170-171.

Something About the Author , Vol. 26, p. 153.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains miscellaneous original art and the illustrative production materials for 6 titles, including chalk and watercolor illustrations, illustrator's dummy, charcoal illustrations, black and white prints and crayon 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.
  • Newberry, Clare Turlay
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
April's Kittens 1940 
Note  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1940
Box M.C. 404
chalk, watercolor and pencil illustrations (3 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
Babette 1937 
Note  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1937
Box M.C. 836
illustrator's dummy with pencil and crayon sketches (1 p.)  Box M.C. 836
 
Barkis 1938 
Note  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1938
Box M.C. 404
3 charcoal, pencil and watercolor wash illustrations (3 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
Cats and Kittens: A Portfolio of Drawings 1956 
Note  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1956
Box M.C. 463
matted prints (8 p.)  Box M.C. 463
 
portfolio of black and white prints (1 p.)  Box M.C. 463
 
Marshmallow 1942 
Note  New York: Harper and Brothers, 1942
Box M.C. 404
charcoal illustrations (2 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
Miscellaneous Original Art  
Box M.C. 842
crayon sketches on velour (4 p.)  Box M.C. 842
Box
crayon sketch (1 p.)  Box
 
Pandora 1944 
Note  New York: Harper, 1944
Box M.C. 463
1 chalk and watercolor illustration, framed (1 p.)  Box M.C. 463