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Esphyr Slobodkina Papers

Summary Information
Title: Esphyr Slobodkina Papers
Dates: 1938-1981
Creator: Slobodkina, Esphyr
Extent: 2 boxes, 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1834
Abstract:
The collection contains illustrative material for 5 titles, and includes colored illustrations, a musical play, a dummy, a pasteup book, a post card, and an unbound, inscribed copy of a book.

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

Caps for Sale, a tale of a peddlar, some monkeys and their monkey business, c.1947

Caps for Sale, a musical play for children, 1981

Little Cowboy, The, 1948

Little Farmer, The, c.1948

Little Fireman, The, 1938

Sleepy ABC, c.1953


Biographical Sketch

Esphyr Slobodkina was born September 22, 1908, in Cheliabinsk, Siberia. She was an abstract artist, author and illustrator. She came to the United States in 1928. She worked in paintings and sculpture, and her work can be seen in museums. She began writing and illustrating children's books during the Depression, to make extra money. She died July 21, 2002, in Glen Head, New York. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 1, 135 Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 8


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contrains illustrative material for 5 titles, and includes colored illustrations, a musical play, a dummy, a pasteup book, a post card, and an unbound, inscribed copy of a book.

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.
  • Slobodkina, Esphyr
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Caps for Sale, a tale of a peddlar, some monkeys and their monkey business c.1947 
Note  New York: W. R. Scott, c.1947
Box MC969
original colored illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC969
 
Caps for Sale, a musical play for children 1981 
Note  New York: J.L.S. Co., 1981
Box MF890
musical play (26 p.)  Box MF890
 
Little Cowboy, The 1948 
Note  New York: W. R. Scott, 1948
Box MC T 14
original colored illustrations in glass-fronted panels (18 p.)  Box MC T 14
 
Little Farmer, The c.1948 
Note  New York: W. R. Scott, c.1948
Box MC969
original pasteup colored illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC969
 
illustrator's dummy with colored illustrations (1 p.)  Box MC969
 
Little Fireman, The 1938 
Note  New York: W. R. Scott, 1938
Box MC969
artist's pasteup book dummy with author's notes (1 p.)  Box MC969
 
post card (1 p.)  Box MC969
 
Sleepy ABC c.1953 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, c.1953
Box MC969
unbound, inscribed copy (1 p.)  Box MC969