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Betsy Lewin Papers

Summary Information
Title: Betsy Lewin Papers
Dates: 1995-2010
Creator: Lewin, Betsy
Extent: 8 linear feet (5 boxes)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1967
Abstract:
The collection consists of typescripts, watercolor and pencil illustrations, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the titles listed herein.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Lewin, Betsy.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Betsy Lewin Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The Besty Lewin collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title.


Biographical Sketch of Betsy Lewin

Betsy (nee Reilly) Lewin was born May 12, 1937, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. She received her Batchelor of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute of Art in 1959. After graduation, she worked as a designer of greeting cards and soon began to write and illustrate stories for children's magazines. She has collaborated with a number of authors including, Doreen Cronin, Erica Silverman, husband Ted Lewin, and many others. She has won a number of awards, most notably a Caldecott Honor for Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, in 2000.

Source: Something About the Author. Vol 90:149-152;

"Awards." http://betsylewin.com/ (retrieved March 11, 2015)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typescripts, watercolor and pencil illustrations, correspondence, and other materials related to the creation of the titles listed herein.

Subject Terms
INDEX TERMS
  • This 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.
  • Lewin, Betsy
  • Blue-footed booby -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Blue-footed booby -- Fiction.
  • Blue-footed booby.
  • Hippopotamus -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Hippopotamus -- Fiction.
  • Animals -- Fiction.
  • Picture books.
  • Children's literature.
  • Children's stories.
  • Picnics -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Alphabet -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Picnics -- Fiction.
  • Farmers -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Horses -- Fiction.
  • Cowgirls -- Fiction.
  • Dwellings -- Fiction.
  • Animals -- Infancy -- Fiction.
  • First day of school -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Rain and rainfall -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Swine.
  • Dance -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Domestic animals -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Ducks -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Heat -- Juvenile fiction.
  • City and town life -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Heat -- Fiction.
  • Fairy tales -- Parodies, imitations, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
  • Folklore -- Parodies, imitations, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
  • Fairy tales.
  • Snakes -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Bands (Music) -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Cats -- Fiction.
  • Stories in rhyme.
  • Plants -- Juvenile literature.
  • Natural history -- Juvenile literature.
  • Gardens -- Juvenile literature.
  • Camels -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Egypt -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Camels -- Fiction.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Booby Hatch 1995 
Box 3
Pencil and watercolor illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  2 items
Box 2
Pencil sketches undated  Box 2
Note  22 items
 
Chubbo's Pool 1996  
Box 2
Ink and watercolor illustrations on 1 board undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Pencil sketches with typescript paste-up undated  Box 2
Note  18 items
Box 1
Corrected typescript, typescript, transparency typescript 1997  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Watercolor sketch undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Note  1 item
 
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type 2002  
Note  Doreen Cronin
Box 1
Correspondence, proofs, photocopies of illustrations, clippings, promototional material 2001  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Pencil and watercolor sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Note  15 items
Box 2
Proofs 2000  Box 2
Note  21 items
 
Pencil and watercolor illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  12 items
 
Photocopies of illustrations with typescript undated  Box 2
Note  15 items
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  3 items
 
Clipping 2000  Box 2
Note  1 Item
 
Click, Clack, Quackity Clack: An Alphabetical Adventure 2006  
Note  Doreen Cronin
Box 1
Correspondence,galley, jacket proofs, photocopy of dummy 2005  Box 1 , Folder 4
Note  16 items
Box 2
Proof with notes undated  Box 2
Note  15 items
 
Ink and pencil illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 2
Note  35 items
 
Watercolor illustration undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Click, Clack, Splish Splash: A Counting Adventure 2006  
Note  Doreen Cronin
Box 1
Gallies 2006  Box 1 , Folder 5
Note  2 items
Box 2
Photocopies of proofs, jacket proof, proofs undated  Box 2
Note  43 items
 
Proofs 2005  Box 2
Note  24 items
 
Jacket proof 2005  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: A Horse in the House 2009  
Note  Erica Silverman
Box 2
Proofs 2008  Box 2
Note  47 items
 
Ink illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  28 items
 
Pencil illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 2
Note  46 items
 
Photocopies of illustrations with notes undated  Box 2
Note  28 items
 
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Spring Babies 2010  
Note  Erica Silverman
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, research 2009  Box 1 , Folder 8
Box 6
Color proofs undated  Box 6
Note  18 items
 
Photocopies of illustrations with notes undated  Box 6
Note  24 items
 
Photocopies of cover sketches undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Pencil and ink sketches undated  Box 6
Note  27 items
 
Ink sketches with text overlay undated  Box 6
Note  30 items
 
Watercolor illustration undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days 2008  
Note  Erica Silverman
Box 4
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 4
Note  20 items
 
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Rain or Shine 2008  
Note  Erica Silverman
Box 2
Ink sketches undated  Box 2
Note  28 items
 
Photocopies of ink illustrations with typescript undated  Box 2
Note  20 items
Box 1
Correspondence, typescript, photocopies of illustrations with typescript 2007  Box 1 , Folder 6
Note  10 items
 
Copy of book undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
Note  1 item
Box 3
Pencil sketches undated  Box 3
Note  2 items
Box 4
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 4
Note  24 items
 
Proof undated  Box 4
Note  52 items
 
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Unidentified story undated  
Note  Erica Silverman
Box 1
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Dooby Dooby Moo 2006  
Note  Doreen Cronin
Box 1
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
Box 6
Uncorrected proofs with notes 2005  Box 6
Note  21 items
 
Uncorrected color proofs with notes 2006  Box 6
Note  29 items
 
Pencil and ink studies with text paste up undated  Box 6
Note  16 items
 
Watercolor sketches undated  Box 6
Note  4 items
 
Ink sketches undated  Box 6
Note  12 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 6
Note  9 items
 
Pencil and ink sketches undated  Box 6
Note  3 items
 
Dumpy La Rue 2001  
Note  Elizabeth Winthrop
Box 1
Correspondence, clippings, promotional material 1999-2002  Box 1 , Folder 10
Box 2
Ink and watercolor sketches undated  Box 2
Note  22 items
 
Ink and watercolor sketches undated  Box 2
Note  2 items
 
Photocopies of illustrations with typescript undated  Box 2
Note  18 items
 
Giggle, Giggle, Quack! 2002  
Note  Doreen Cronin
Box 1
Correspondence, proofs, photocopies of illustrations, layout notes, clippings, play script 2001-2002  Box 1 , Folder 11
Box 4
Watercolor sketches undated  Box 4
Note  21 items
 
Pencil and ink sketches; ink and watercolor sketch undated  Box 4
Note  5 items
Box 3
Poster undated  Box 3
Note  1 item
 
Inscribed poster undated  Box 3
Note  1 item
 
Heat Wave 2007  
Note  Eileen Spinelli
Box 1
Correspondence, typescript, note 2005  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Ink sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 13
Note  26 items
Box 5
Proofs 2006  Box 5
Note  38 items
 
Ink sketches with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 5
Note  14 items
 
Ink sketches undated  Box 5
Note  7 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 5
Note  7 items
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  28 items
Box 3
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  29 items
 
Ink sketches undated  Box 3
Note  3 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 3
Note  8 items
 
RAPunzel: A Happenin' Rap 1998  
Note  David Vozar
Box 1
Slides of author and illustrator, note 2001  Box 1 , Folder 14
Note  5 items
Box 5
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  9 items
 
Watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 5
Note  11 items
 
Snake Alley Band 1998  
Note  Elizabeth Nygaard
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, research material 1996-1997  Box 1 , Folder 15
Box 4
Ink illustrations undated  Box 4
Note  15 items
 
Ink sketches undated  Box 4
Note  9 items
 
Watercolor sketches undated  Box 4
Note  7 items
 
Watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 4
Note  15 items
 
So, What's it Like to be a Cat? 2005  
Note  Karla Kuskin
Box 1
Photocopy of typescript, correspondence 2002-2004  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Pencil sketches, paper cut out undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
Note  15 items
Box 4
Photocopies of pencil sketches and typescript undated  Box 4
Note  15 items
Box 5
Pencil sketches with typescript paste-up undated  Box 5
Note  17 items
 
Ink sketches undated  Box 5
Note  17 items
 
Proofs undated  Box 5
Note  15 items
 
Thump, Quack, Moo 2008  
Note  Doreen Cronin
Box 4
Proofs 2007  Box 4
Note  42 items
 
Page layouts, photocopies of page layouts undated  Box 4
Note  4 items
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 4
Note  33 items
Box 5
Ink sketches undated  Box 5
Note  50 items
 
Watercolor sketches undated  Box 5
Note  2 items
Box 1
Ink and pencil sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
Note  8 items
 
Walk a Green Path 1995  
Box 5
Pencil sketches with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 5
Note  18 items
 
What's the Matter, Habibi? 1997  
Box 5
Ink sketches undated  Box 5
Note  5 items
Box 4
Ink sketches undated  Box 4
Note  31 items
Box 1
Watercolor illustration with note undated  Box 1 , Folder 19
Note  1 item