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Ronni Solbert papers

Summary Information
Title: Ronni Solbert papers
Dates: 1951-1977
Creator: Solbert, Ronni
Extent: 2 boxes--illustrative 3 folders--written
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1861
Abstract:
The collection contains illustrative material for 22 titles, and includes proofs, ink illustrations, ink studies, ink and chalk studies, layouts, crayon illustrations, pencil studies, jacket studies, ink and crayon studies, ink and chalk illustrations, watercolor studies, dummies, some with typescript, separations, a tempera color sample chart, ink, chalk and watercolor studies, a drop-out halftone proof, original dinobase overlays, sepia sketches, wash illustrations, color swatches, marker and pastel studies, and a review. The collection also contains a holograph, corrected typescript, correspondence, and layout notes for one title.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Solbert, Ronni


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Romaine (Ronni) Solbert was born September 7, 1925, in Washington, D.C. She became a painter, sculptor, and free-lance illustrator of children's books. Under the name Ronni Solbert she has also written a few self-illustrated books.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 2


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative material for 22 titles, and includes ink illustrations and studies, ink and chalk studies, layouts, crayon illustrations, pencil studies, jacket studies, ink and crayon studies, ink and chalk illustrations, watercolor studies, dummies, some with typescript, separations, a tempera color sample chart, ink, chalk and watercolor studies, a drop-out halftone proof, original dinobase overlays, sepia sketches, wash illustrations, color swatches, marker and pastel studies, and a review. The collection also contains a holograph, corrected typescript, correspondence, and layout notes for one title.

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.
  • Solbert, Ronni
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Andy and the Gopher 1959 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1959
Box MC963
proofs (8 p.)  Box MC963
 
Black Sheep, The 1969 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1969
Box MC963
ink illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC963
 
Bronzeville Boys and Girls 1956 
Note  New York: Harper, 1956
Box MC963
ink studies with manuscript in layout (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
sheet of 4 ink and chalk jacket studies (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
Geeta and the Village School 1960 
Note  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960
Box MC963
dust jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
Henry, the Hand Painted Mouse 1951 
Note  New York: Coward-McCann, 1951
Box MC963
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
crayon illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC963
 
jacket proofs (4 p.)  Box MC963
 
High, Wide and Handsome and Their Three Tall Tales 1964 
Note  New York: Young Scott Books, 1964
Box MC963
sheets pencil studies (6 p.)  Box MC963
 
Indonesian Legends and Folk Tales 1961 
Note  Camden, NJ: Thomas Nelson, 1961
Box MC963
ink illustrations (27 p.)  Box MC963
 
Legend of Befana, The 1958 
Note  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1958
Box MC963
ink and crayon jacket study (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink and crayon studies (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink study (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
proofs (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
Little Knight, The 1957 
Note  Boston: Little, Brown, 1957
Box MC963
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink and chalk illustration (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink studies (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink and chalk studies (5 p.)  Box MC963
 
proofs (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
Lost Dream, The 1955 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1955
Box MC963
ink and chalk jacket studies (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink and chalk studies (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
proofs (5 p.)  Box MC963
 
Nile, Lifeline of Egypt, The, 1964 
Note  Champaign, Ill.: Garrard, 1964
Box MC963
watercolor studies (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
Pushcart Ward, The 1964 
Note  New York: W. R. Scott, 1964
Box MC963
ink studies (8 p.)  Box MC963
 
Shan's Lucky Knife, a Burmese Folk Tale 1960 
Note  New York: W. R. Scott, 1960
Box MC963
chalk and ink dummy with typescript (10 p.)  Box MC963
 
Song for Gar, A 1957 
Note  New York: Whittlesey House, 1957
Box MC957
ink studies (2 p.)  Box MC957
 
Thunderbird and Other Stories 1964 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1964
Box MC957
ink title page illustration (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
ink illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC957
 
Travels of Marco, The 1956 
Note  New York: Knopf, 1956
Box MC957
ink jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
ink endpaper illustration (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
ink illustrations (19 p.)  Box MC957
 
color separations (31 p.)  Box MC957
 
Tree House of Jimmy Domino, The 1955 
Note  New York: Oxford U. Press, 1955
Box MC957
tempera color sample chart (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
ink, chalk and watercolor jacket studies (8 p.)  Box MC957
 
ink and watercolor studiers (3 p.)  Box MC957
 
drop-out halftone proof (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
proofs (32 p.)  Box MC957
 
Very Nice Things, The 1959 
Note  New York: Harper, 1959
Box MC957
dummy with original chalk and ink drawings (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
original dinobase jacket overlays (4 p.)  Box MC957
 
Woody and Me 1966 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1966
Box MC957
original crayon drawings (30 p.)  Box MC957
 
Youngest Camel, The 1959 
Note  New York: Harper, 1959
Box MC957
sepia sketches (15 p.)  Box MC957
 
watercolor illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC957
 
watrercolor jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
wash illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC957
 
jacket color separations and 1 printed jacket on 1 sheet (1 p.)  Box MC957
 
Song that Sings Itself, The 1972 
Note  Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972
Box MF3108
holograph (7 p.)  Box MF3108
 
typescript, corrected (58 p.)  Box MF3108
 
correspondence (30 p.)  Box MF3108
 
jacket layout notes (20 p.)  Box MF3108
Box MC963
pencil sketched storyboard layouts (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
jacket (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
layout notes (4 p.)  Box MC963
 
uncut typescript (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink jacket study with crayon overlay (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink and watercolor illustrations with text paste-ups (32 p.)  Box MC963
 
color swatches (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
page proof (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
book and jacket blues with pastel (17 p.)  Box MC963
 
marker and pastel studies (15 p.)  Box MC963
 
marker study (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
copy of review (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
White Monkey King: a Chinese Fable 1977 
Note  New York: Pantheon, 1977
Box MC963
pencil cover sketches (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink cover studies (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
color swatches (5 p.)  Box MC963
 
photocopies of cover layout (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink photocopy of cover (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
pencil cover separations (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
pencil and ink cover separations (3 p.)  Box MC963
 
marker, crayon, and waterrcolor cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC963
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MC963
 
ink wash illustrations (23 p.)  Box MC963
 
pencil layout notes (3 p.)  Box MC963