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de Brunhoff Family Papers

Summary Information
Title: de Brunhoff Family Papers
Dates: 1940-1962
Creator: de Brunhoff Family Papers
Extent: not known
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1889
Abstract:
The collection consists of production material for two titles and a display, including proofs and illustrations.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Laurent de Brunhoff contributed the collection in 1960 and 1963.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged by published title.


Biographical Sketch

Jean de Brunhoff was born in 1899 in Paris, France. he attended the Ecole Alsacienne and studied painting with Othon Friesz. He was a painter, author and illustrator of books for children. He created the "Babar" books, which were about a civilized elephant. He died in 1937, but his son Laurent continued the series, beginning in 1945 when he began to paint seriously. Laurent de Brunhoff was born in 1925 in Paris, France. Like his father he was a painter, author and illustrator of children's books. He immigrated to the United States in 1985.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , v. 24. pp. 56-60, v.150, pp. 35-36.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production material for two titles and a display, including proofs and illustrations.

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.
  • De Brunhoff, Laurent, 1925-
  • De Brunhoff, Jean, 1899-1937
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Babar and Father Christmas 1940 
Note  New York: Random House, 1940
Box MC 1057
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1057
 
sheet (proofs) (1 p.)  Box MC 1057
 
Babar and Santa  
Box MC 107
watercolor illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 107
 
Babar Goes to Bloomingdale's 1962 
Note  New York: Bloomingdales, 1962
Box MC 107
ink illustrations with text proof paste-up (3 p.)  Box MC 107