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Ted Lewin Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ted Lewin Papers
Dates: 1972-2009
Creator: Lewin, Ted
Extent: 26 linear feet (14 boxes)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1969
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, Ted.

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:

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


Arrangement

The Ted Lewin Papers collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title.


Biographical Sketch of Ted Lewin

Ted Lewin was born May 6, 1935 in Buffalo, NY; Education; Pratt Institute of Art, B.F.A., 1956. A professional wrestler fron 1952-65, his career as artist and freelance illustrator began in 1956. With over one hundred picture book illustration credits as well as a number of self-illustrated books, the author-illustrator is considered one of the most talented in his genre. His works have earned numerous awards. His love of nature and love of travel has resulted in many titles associated with these subjects.

Source: Something About the Author. Vol. 119:112-117.


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, Ted
  • Deserts -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Missing children -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Sahara -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Little Italy (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Boxing -- Juvenile literature.
  • Gymnasiums -- Juvenile literature.
  • Boxing.
  • Restaurants -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Cooking, Chinese -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Grocery trade -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Birds -- Juvenile poetry.
  • Children's poetry, American.
  • Birds -- Poetry.
  • Francis, -- of Assisi, Saint, -- 1182-1226 -- Juvenile literature.
  • Christian saints -- Italy -- Assisi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
  • Francis, -- of Assisi, Saint, -- 1182-1226.
  • Children's stories -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Cub Scouts -- Fiction.
  • Adventure and adventurers.
  • Cowboys -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Outdoor life -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Agricultural exhibitions -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.
  • Fairs.
  • African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Parents -- Death -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Teenage boys -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Gorilla -- Juvenile literature.
  • Uganda -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
  • Gorilla.
  • Summer festivals -- Mongolia.
  • Mongolia -- Social life and customs.
  • Manners and customs.
  • Colorado -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
  • Longs Peak (Colo.) -- Fiction.
  • Wrestlers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
  • Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
  • Markets -- Juvenile literature.
  • Markets.
  • Machu Picchu Site (Peru) -- Juvenile literature.
  • Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
  • Hawks -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Senses and sensation -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Nature stories.
  • Wheelock, Matthew -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Wheelock, Matthew -- Fiction.
  • Walls -- Fiction.
  • Divorce -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Families -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Social problems -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Drug abuse -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Academic achievement -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Apples -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Animals -- Juvenile poetry.
  • Domestic animals -- Poetry.
  • Newspaper carriers -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Boxing stories.
  • Loyalty -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Juvenile -- Juvenile literature.
  • Child soldiers -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
  • Historical reenactments -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
  • Ganges River (India and Bangladesh) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
  • Ganges River Valley (India and Bangladesh) -- Description and travel -- Juvenile literature.
  • Travel.
  • Lebanon -- History -- Civil War, 1975-1990 -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Marine animals -- Juvenile poetry.
  • Marine animals -- Poetry.
  • Storytelling -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Fès (Morocco) -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Juvenile fiction.
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
  • Western stories.
  • Wildlife watching -- Juvenile literature.
  • Dangerous animals -- Juvenile literature.
  • Modoc (Elephant) -- Juvenile literature.
  • Human-animal relationships -- Juvenile literature.
  • Natural history -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula) -- Juvenile literature.
  • Animals -- Mexico -- Baja California (Peninsula)
  • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
  • Natural history -- Florida -- Everglades.
  • Zoology -- Alaska -- Pribilof Islands.
  • Northern fur seal -- Alaska -- Pribilof Islands.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ali, Child of the Desert 1997  
Note  Jonathan London
Box 1
Slides, correspondence, typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Note  9 items
Box 5
Signed poster undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Galley proofs 1996  Box 5
Note  10 items
 
Photocopy of dummy proof with notes undated  Box 5
Note  17 items
 
Layout notes undated  Box 5
Note  2 items
 
Watercolor study undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 5
Note  13 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 5
Note  12 items
 
Watercolor illustration undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
American Too 1996  
Note  Elisa Bartone
Box 1
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, research material 1995  Box 1 , Folder 2
Box 12
Color proofs with notes undated  Box 12
Note  19 items
 
Photocopies of pencil illustrations and text with notes undated  Box 12
Note  23 items
 
Watercolor sketch undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Pencil sketches with text overlay undated  Box 12
Note  37 items
 
At Gleason's Gym 2007  
Box 1
Holograph, typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research material 2005  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out 2001  
Box 12
Photocopies of sample pages 2000  Box 12
Note  18 items
 
Text with notes undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Pencil sketches of page layout undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Pencil sketches with text overlay undated  Box 12
Note  30 items
 
Bird Watch: A Book of Poetry 1999  
Note  Jane Yolen
Box 5
Pencil and watercolor study undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor studies undated  Box 5
Note  2 items
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 5
Note  17 items
 
Brother Francis and the Friendly Beasts 1991  
Note  Margaret Hodges
Box 2
Unbound copy of book undated  Box 2 , Folder 13
Box 10
Cover proof 1990  Box 10
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 10
Note  11 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 10
Note  15 items
 
Chicano, Amigo 1972  
Note  Maurine H. Gee
Box 2
Correspondence 1972  Box 2 , Folder 11
Box 6
Dustjacket undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Cover art transparency with color backing undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Photograph of cover undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Color overlay for cover undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Cover mock-up undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Cover art color tests undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Pencil cover and page layout undated  Box 6
Note  4 items
 
Pencil illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  20 items
 
Prints of illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  8 items
 
Cowboy Country 1993  
Note  Ann Herbert Scott
Box 13
Signed poster undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Face to Face 1991  
Note  Marion Dane Bauer
Box 11
Watercolor illustration undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Fair! 1997  
Box 1
Holograph, corrected typescript, fax, galley proof, sketches, correspondence, notes, booklet 1993-1996  Box 1 , Folder 5
Box 5
Watercolor study undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 5
Note  34 items
 
Pencil studies with photocopy overlay undated  Box 5
Note  7 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 5
Note  20 items
 
Layout notes undated  Box 5
Note  2 items
 
Photocopy of proof with corrections undated  Box 5
Note  18 items
 
Newspaper 1996  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Color copies of jacket proof 1997  Box 5
Note  2 items
 
Copies of proofs 1997  Box 5
Note  21 items
 
Getting It All Together 1972  
Note  Michael Capizzi
Box 4
Book jacket undated  Box 4
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 4
Note  9 items
 
Pencil overlay undated  Box 4
Note 1 item
 
Girl on the High-Diving Horse, The 2003  
Note  Linda Oatman High
Box 6
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  24 items
 
Photograph 2003  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Photocopy of clipping 2003  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 6
Note  19 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 6
Note  23 items
 
Page layout in pencil undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Photocopy of cover in pencil undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Great Pumpkin Switch, The 1992  
Note  Megan McDonald
Box 14
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 14
Note  19 items
 
High as a Hawk: A Brave Girl's Historic Climb 2004  
Note  T. A. Barron
Box 7
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 7
Note  13 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 7
Note  19 items
 
Pencil sketches with notes undated  Box 7
Note  17 items
 
How Much? Visiting Markets Around the World 2006  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, layoutnotes, research materials undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
corrected page proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
corrected page proof 2003-2004  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Corrected page proof 2003  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Holograph, typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes 2003  Box 1 , Folder 11
Box 13
Pencil studies with text overlay and notes undated  Box 13
Note  40 items
Working title: Market! II
 
Dummy proofs with notes 2003  Box 13
Note  44 items
 
Cover proofs with notes 2005  Box 13
Note  2 items
 
Uncorrected proofs with notes 2005  Box 13
Note  49 items
 
Photocopies of uncorrected proofs with notes 2003  Box 13
Note  20 items
 
I Was a Teenage Professional Wrestler 1994  
Box 3
newspaper clippings, photocopies of newspaper clippings, reviews, ephemera, photographs, slide, fan mail 1980-1995  Box 3 , Folder 12
Box 1
Pencil sketch undated  Box 1 , Folder 13
Note  1 item
 
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, clippings, research material 1980-1982  Box 1 , Folder 14
Box 3
Galley proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 3
Box 1
Typescript, corrected typescript, correspondence, clippings, research material, postcard 1991-1994  Box 1 , Folder 15
Box 3
Galley proof undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
Box 1
Typescripts, corrected typescripts, correspondence 1990  Box 1 , Folder 16
Box 3
Corrected proof, correspondence, corrected typescript, notes 1993  Box 3 , Folder 5
 
Notes, typescript, corrected typescript, clippings, correspondence undated  Box 3 , Folder 6
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins 1990  
Note  Scott O'Dell
Box 1
Correspondence, photographs, notes 1989-1991  Box 1 , Folder 17
 
Watercolor sketch undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
Note  1 item
Box 5
Pencil sketches with notes undated  Box 5
Note  50 items
 
Ink sketch on envelope undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
Just In Time for Christmas 1994  
Note  Louise Borden
Box 10
Pencil sketches with notes undated  Box 10
Note  24 items
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 10
Note  13 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 10
Note  14 items
 
Longest Night, The 2009  
Note  Marion Dane Bauer
Box 1
Typescript, correspondence, layout notes 2006  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Pencil sketches, watercolor color testing undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
Note  5 items
Box 11
Watercolor and pencil page layout undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Cover proof with transparency undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor sketches undated  Box 11
Note  2 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 11
Note  22 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 11
Note  19 items
 
Lost City: The Discovery of Machu Picchu 2003  
Box 7
Photocopy of pencil illustration undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies with text overlay and notes undated  Box 7
Note  32 items
 
Reference photographs undated  Box 7
Note  5 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 7
Note  4 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 7
Note  5 items
 
Photocopies of pencil studies with notes undated  Box 7
Note  15 items
 
Uncorrected proofs 2002  Box 7
Note  32 items
 
Market! 1996  
Box 3
Holograph, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, clippings, research material 1995  Box 3 , Folder 7
Box 11
Page proofs undated  Box 11
Note  75 items
 
Galley proof undated  Box 11
Note  52 items
 
Photocopies of pencil drawn layout with text undated  Box 11
Note  23 items
 
Photocopies of pencil drawn layout undated  Box 11
Note  4 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay and photocopied pencil elements undated  Box 11
Note  39 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 11
Note  4 items
 
Matthew's Meadow 1992  
Note  Corinne Demas
Box 2
Correspondence, photocopied sketches, notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 12
Box 8
Pencil sketches with notes undated  Box 8
Note  44 items
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 8
Note  2 items
 
Matthew Wheelock's Wall 1992  
Note  Frances Ward Weller
Box 12
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 12
Note  10 items
 
Pencil sketches with text overlay undated  Box 12
Note  17 items
 
Month of Sundays, A 1972  
Note  Rose Blue
Box 7
Cover photograph undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 7
Note  15 items
 
Nikki 108 1972  
Note  Rose Blue
Box 4
Photograph of cover undated  Box 4
Note  1 item
 
Transparency with text undated  Box 4
Note  1 item
 
Pencil illustrations with paper and transparency overlay undated  Box 4
Note  14 items
 
Nilo and the Tortoise 1999  
Box 3
Holograph, corrected typscript, clippings, correspondence, notes 1997-1998  Box 3 , Folder 8
 
One Green Apple 2006  
Note  Eve Bunting
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research material 2001-2004  Box 1 , Folder 21
Box 8
Signed poster undated  Box 8
Note  1 item
 
Uncorrected proofs undated  Box 8
Note  41 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 8
Note  19 items
 
Originals: Animals That Time Forgot, The 1998  
Note  Jane Yolen
Box 11
Photograph undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor sketches undated  Box 11
Note  2 items
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 11
Note  17 items
 
Paperboy 2001  
Note  Mary Kay Kroeger and Louise Borden
Box 8
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 8
Note  13 items
 
Pennies in a Jar 2007  
Note  Dori Chaconas
Working title: Street Horses
Box 2
Front matter, back matter, correspondence, ink sketch circa 2005  Box 2 , Folder 14
Box 8
Pencil sketches undated  Box 8
Note  4 items
 
Peppe the Lamplighter 1997  
Note  Elisa Bartone
Box 13
Signed poster undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Red Legs: A Drummer Boy of the Civil War 2001  
Box 1
Corrected typescipt, proofs, proof of jacket, correspondence, clippings 2000-2001  Box 1 , Folder 22
Box 3
Holograph, corrected typescript, correspondence, notes, research materials, photographs 1998-1999  Box 3 , Folder 9
Box 13
Page proofs 2000  Box 13
Note  2 items
 
Watercolor illustration proof undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor and pencil studies undated  Box 13
Note  2 items
 
Ink study undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 13
Note  13 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 13
Note  11 items
 
Sacred River 2003  
Box 1
Holograph, typescripts, proofs, research material, correspondence, notes, slide 1992-1994  Box 1 , Folder 23
Box 11
Watercolor sketch undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Text transparencies undated  Box 11
Note  8 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 11
Note  17 items
 
Watercolor and pencil illustration undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Photocopy of watercolor illustration undated  Box 11
Note  1 item
 
Sami and the Time of the Troubles 1992  
Note  Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland
Box 13
Pencil and watercolor study undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Pencil layout sketch undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 13
Note  11 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 13
Note  17 items
 
Sea Watch: A Book of Poetry 1996  
Note  Jane Yolen
Box 1
Photocopies of typescripts, correspondence 1991  Box 1 , Folder 24
Box 5
Pencil studies undated  Box 5
Note  46 items
 
Storytellers, The 1999  
Box 3
Holograph, corrected typescript, notes, layout notes, correspondence 1977-1997  Box 3 , Folder 10
Box 12
Pencil sketches with text overlay undated  Box 12
Note  17 items
 
Pencil Sketches undated  Box 12
Note  30 items
 
Photocopy of pencil sketches undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Layout notes undated  Box 12
Note  47 items
 
Jacket proof undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Sunsets of the West 2002  
Note  Tony Johnston
Box 3
Typescript, page proof, proof of jacket 2000  Box 3 , Folder 11
Box 13
Layout with text overlay undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Layout with pencil notes undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Pencil sketch undated  Box 13
Note  1 item
 
Pencil studies undated  Box 13
Note  16 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 13
Note  15 items
 
Tooth and Claw: Animal Adventures in the Wild 2003  
Box 1
Typescript 2001  Box 1 , Folder 25
 
Typescript, corrected typescript 2001  Box 1 , Folder 26
 
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 27
 
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Photocopied typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 29
 
Photocopied typescript, typescript, corrected proof undated  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Corrected proof, proof of jacket 2001  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Corrected page proof, correspondence, notes, research material, zip disk 2002  Box 2 , Folder 3
 
Holograph, typescript, corrected typescript, notes 2001  Box 2 , Folder 4
 
Corrected typescript, memo 2002  Box 2 , Folder 5
Box 4
Pencil sketches undated  Box 4
Note  2 items
 
Ink and pencil maps undated  Box 4
Note  11 items
 
Touch and Go: Travels of a Children's Book Illustrator 1999  
Box 3
Holograph, typescript, corrected typescript 1998  Box 3 , Folder 12
Box 2
Corrected typescript, proof of jacket, page proof, correspondence, notes, research material, slides 1998  Box 2 , Folder 7
 
Untitled undated  
Box 8
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 8
Note  2 items
 
Winter Shoes for Shadow Horse 2001  
Note  Linda Oatman High
Box 6
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  9 items
 
World's Greatest Elephant, The 2006  
Note  Ralph Helfer
Box 2
Typescript, notes, text paste-up, correspondence 2003  Box 2 , Folder 8
Box 14
Watercolor and ink illustration undated  Box 14
Note  1 item
 
Watercolor illustration undated  Box 14
Note  1 item
 
Photocopy of pencil studies undated  Box 14
Note  4 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 14
Note  41 items
 
Pencil studies with text overlay undated  Box 14
Note  26 items
 
World Within a World: Baja 1978  
Box 2
Corrected typescript undated  Box 2 , Folder 9
 
World Within a World: Everglades 1976  
Box 3
Page proofs, correspondence, layout notes undated  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
World Within a World: Pribilofs 1980  
Box 2
Corrected typescript, research material undated  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Zia 1976  
Note  Scott O'Dell
Box 9
Multi-media collage for cover undated  Box 9
Note  1 item