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Arnold Spilka Papers

Summary Information
Title: Arnold Spilka Papers
Dates: 1960-1970
Creator: Spilka, Arnold
Extent: 5 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1877
Abstract:
The collection contains illustrative material for ten titles, and includes dummies, illustrations and sketches in a variety of media, some with separations, and double page spreads, some with text overlay

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Arnold Spilka


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Arnold Spilka was born November 13, 1917, in New York, NY, and followed a career as sculptor, painter, and writer and illustrator of children's books.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 6


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative material for ten titles, and includes dummies, illustrations and sketches in a variety of media, some with separations, and double page spreads, some with text overlay.

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.
  • Spilka, Arnold
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Aloha from Bobby 1962 
Note  New York: H. Z. Walck, 1962
Box MC970
illustrator's watercolor dummy with text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC970
 
double spread illustrations, 8 pencil and 7 pastel and oil (15 p.)  Box MC970
 
Best Little House 1966 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1966
Box MC967
illustrator's chalk dummy with text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC967
Box
double page spreads with text paste-up on tissue overlay--10 pp. colored oil and pastel, 9 pp. black and white oil and pastel (19 p.)  Box
 
If You Talked to a Boar 1960 
Note  Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960
Box MC967
double page spreads and 1 single p. ink illustrations with tissue and chalk overlay, including jacket and title page (18 p.)  Box MC967
 
Lines and Shapes, a first look at geometry 1965 
Note  New York: H. Z. Walck, 1965
Box MC971
pencil illustrations on dynabase acetate (24 p.)  Box MC971
 
Paint All Kinds of Pictures c1963 
Note  New York: H. Z. Walck, c1963
Box MC970
small artist's dummy (1 p.)  Box MC970
 
large artist's dummy (1 p.)  Box MC970
 
original illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC970
 
original double page spreads, 2 watercolor and 1 ink wash (3 p.)  Box MC970
 
watercolor illustrations on newsprint (2 p.)  Box MC970
 
Lion I Can Do Without, A 1964 
Note  New York: H. Z. Walck, 1964
Box MC970?
boards with separations (3 p.)  Box MC970?
 
illustration with separations (1 p.)  Box MC970?
 
Once Upon a Horse 1966 
Note  New York: H. Z. Walck, 1966
Box MC973
double page spreads and 8 single illustrations: 2 illustrations with 1 separation, 6 illustrations with 2 color separations. Those with separations have base drawings of blue and white. (11 p.)  Box MC973
 
Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest 1968 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1968
Box MC966
double page spreads and 30 single page illustrations: 1 double page spread with 3 separations, 44 pencil illustrations including title page illustration with pasteup, 1 rejected illustration, 11 small illustrations taped on 2 pieces of illustration board, one rejected, hand lettered page with title and publisher. (15 p.)  Box MC966
 
Tree and Me, The 1970 
Note  New York: H. Z. Walck, 1970
Box MC971
illustrator's dummy in pencil, ink, and felt tip pen, 1 block print and 2 leaf prints with other sketches, cover sketch in ink and pastel, text typed in. (24 p.)  Box MC971
 
illustrator's dummy in ink, felt pen, pencil and pastel, with text typed on illustration page (22 p.)  Box MC971
 
illustrator's dummy in ink and pastel with text typed on illustration page (26 p.)  Box MC971
 
trial print illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC971
 
sheet with thumb nail sketches of book in pencil (1 p.)  Box MC971
 
black and white sketches in chalk (7 p.)  Box MC971
 
pastel and ink sketches (2 p.)  Box MC971
 
rejected illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC971
 
You Better Come Home with Me 1966 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1966
Box MC966
title page illustration with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box MC966
 
pencil illustrations (16 p.)  Box MC966
 
ink illustrations (1 p.)  Box MC966