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Thacher Hurd Papers

Summary Information
Title: Thacher Hurd Papers
Dates: 1981-1998
Creator: Hurd, Thacher
Extent: 15 folders (manuscript materials) + 4 boxes (illustrative materials)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1855
Abstract:
The collection contains typescripts, dummies, proofs, and other manuscript materials plus sketches, studies, and illustrator's dummies in a variety of media for numerous children's books.

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

Axle, the Freeway Cat, 1981

Big Book for Peace, 1990

Dinosaur Chase, 1991

Fritzi Fox Flew in from Florida, 1995

Little Mouse's Big Valentine, 1990

Little Mouse's Birthday Cake, 1992

Mama Don't Allow: Starring Miles and the Swamp Band, 1984

Mattie and the Chicken Thief, 1988

Mystery on the Docks, 1983

Night in the Swamp: A Moveable Book, 1987

Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer, 1998

Wheel Away!, 1989


Biographical Sketch

John Thacher Hurd was born in 1949 in Burlington, Vermont, son of the children's book illustrator, Clement Hurd, and children's book author, Edith Thacher Hurd. His youth was spent in rural Vermont where he often watched his father work in his studio and where he learned about children's books. At the age of 16 he collaborated with his parents on Little Dog Dreaming He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts and later taught writing and illustrating for children, but wanted to become a serious artist. He didn't intend to become a children's author and illustrator, but soon realized that "the little doodles and fanciful drawings" he was doing on the side were expressing a deeper part of himself. His first solo effort was The Quiet Evening in 1978. He continues to write and illustrate children's books and also co-owns the Peaceable Children's Press with his wife, Olivia Hurd.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , vol. 94, p. 113-117.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains typescripts, dummies, proofs, and other manuscript materials plus sketches, studies, and illustrator's dummies in a variety of media for numerous children's books.

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.
  • Hurd, Thacher
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Axle, the Freeway Cat 1981 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1981
Box MF 3587
typescript, corrected (34 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
front matter (8 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
art check (2 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
press review clippings (7 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
research clippings (14 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
research photos (22 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
magazines for research (2 p.)  Box MF 3587
Box MC 1685
blueprint dummy, corrected (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink, color pencil, and watercolor dummy with text paste-up (30 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
dummy with text and photocopy paste-up (32 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
Big Book for Peace 1990 
Note Durell, Ann and Marilyn Sachs (editors)
New York: E. P. Dutton Children's Books, 1990
Box MC 1684
ink and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
dummy with pencil and tempera paint (4 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
dummy with pencil, watercolor and text paste-up (6 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
dummy with pencil and ink wash (6 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
photocopy dummy, corrected (5 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
Dinosaur Chase 1991 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1991
Box MC 1684
marker studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
tempera studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink and tempera scratch print (1 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
photo proofs (6 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
pencil dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
photocopy dummy (13 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
photocopy dummy (16 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
Fritzi Fox Flew in from Florida 1995 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1995
Box MC 1684
watercolor and tempera studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
pencil dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink, pastel and watercolor pencil dummy with text (32 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
typescript with illustration layout notes (4 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
Little Mouse's Big Valentine 1990 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1990
Box MC 1685
pencil dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
pencil dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink, watercolor and color pencil dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
jacket proof with overlay (1 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
printer's proofs (16 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
layout notes (2 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
research material (1 p.)  Box MC 1685
Box MF 3587
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
partial galleys in varied fonts (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
early dummy (35 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
sketches of possible jacket illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
page proof photocopy, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
page proof photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
Little Mouse's Birthday Cake 1992 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1992
Box MC 1684
ink, watercolor pencil and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink, color pencil dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1684
Box MF 3587
typescript (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
copyright information (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
samples of font (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
galley proof, corrected (19 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
proof of jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
Mama Don't Allow: Starring Miles and the Swamp Band 1984 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1984
Box MC 1685
pencil dummy (40 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink, watercolor and pencil dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
pencil, ink and watercolor dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink, watercolor and pencil dummy with text paste-up (42 p.)  Box MC 1685
Box MC 1295
photocopies of cover with oil paste (5 p.)  Box MC 1295
 
photocopy (1 p.)  Box MC 1295
 
pencil, color pencil study with 2 magazine cutouts (1 p.)  Box MC 1295
Box MF 3587
holograph (40 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
photocopy page of book (1 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
art check (1 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
proof of jacket (2 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
jacket corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
notes (8 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
clippings (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
research material (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
Box MF 1206
dummy, photocopy (40 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
typescript, corrected, with front matter (10 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
galley proof, corrected, with front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
sheet music (1 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
sheet music, corrected proof (1 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
photograph (Thacher Hurd) (1 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
negative (Thacher Hurd) (1 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
Mattie and the Chicken Thief 1988 
Note  New York: Dodd, Mead , 1988
Box MC 1684
ink and pencil dummy with text paste-up (32 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
Mystery on the Docks 1983 
Note  New York: HarperCollins Children's Books, 1983
Box MF 2931
holograph (9 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
typescript (10 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
typescript, corrected (67 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
typescript, corrected , photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
galley proof, corrected, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
book covers (4 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
publisher's dummy (32 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
press release (2 p.)  Box MF 2931
 
clippings (55 p.)  Box MF 2931
Box MC 1257
charcoal study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
research material (2 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
sample cover with part cut out (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
sample cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
sample cover without author and book information (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
crayon and inkwash illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
color pencil, crayon, inkwash, and ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
charcoal and ink illustrations (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
pencil studies (4 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
dummy with pencil, ink, inkwash, and crayon studies with text pasted-up (32 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
dummy with tempera, watercolor, crayon, and pencil studies with text pasted up (32 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera and reproduction illustration for cover with pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
pencil, ink, and charcoal illustrations (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
charcoal, chalk, and ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
charcoal, chalk, and ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
inkwash, ink and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
pencil, ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
color pencil, inkwash, pencil, and ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
watercolor and crayon study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
chalk and tempera study for cover with overlay (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
chalk, crayon, and pencil study for cover with overlay (4 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera, ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera study with overlay (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
black and white reproducted cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera separations for cover (6 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera, pencil, and ink illustrators for cover (2 p.)  Box MC 1257
 
tempera lettering (1 p.)  Box MC 1257
Box MC 1540
tempera separations (51 p.)  Box MC 1540
 
pencil, ink, inkwash, and tempera illustrations (11 p.)  Box MC 1540
 
color pencil, pencil, and inkwash illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1540
 
overlays of text (13 p.)  Box MC 1540
 
tempera, pencil, and inkwash illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1540
 
tempera, crayon, pencil, and ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1540
 
tempera, inkwash, color pencil, and pencil illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1540
Box MF 1206
typescript, corrected, with front matter (8 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
layout (1 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
galley (1 p.)  Box MF 1206
 
Night in the Swamp: A Moveable Book 1987 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1987
Box MC 1684
ink and marker studies (6 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
marker and pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
spray paint, ink, and marker study (1 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink, marker, and pastel study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink and marker study with paper cut-outs (1 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
dummy with pencil, ink and paper cut-outs (14 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
dummy with ink, marker, pencil, crayon and paper cut-outs (20 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
dummy with ink, tempera and paper cut-outs (12 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer 1998 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1998
Box MF 3587
typescript (18 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy (fax) (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
typescript, photocopy, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
fax of early page proof (3 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
page proof, photocopy corrected (17 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
color scans of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
color scans of possible cover illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF 3587
 
fax of layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3587
Box MC 1685
ink and ink wash dummy with text paste up (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink dummy with text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink and ink wash dummy with text paste-up (32 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
ink and watercolor dummy with photocopy and text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
pencil dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
pencil dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1685
 
Wheel Away! 1989 
Note Dodds, Dayle Ann
New York: Harper and Row, 1989
Box MC 1684
printer's transparencies (19 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
blueprint dummy, corrected (36 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink and pencil dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1684
 
ink and pencil dummy (26 p.)  Box MC 1684