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Anita Lobel Papers

Summary Information
Title: Anita Lobel Papers
Dates: 1965-1969
Creator: Lobel, Anita
Extent: .2 linear ft. manuscripts 2 cubic ft. illustrative
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2008
Abstract:
The papers focus on Anita Lobel's work as an author and illustrator of children's books. It contains production material for 7 titles, and includes both manuscript and illustrative materials, with an emphasis on the latter. Manuscript material includes typescripts and proofs, and illustrative material includes illustrations done in a variety of media, some with separations, studies, and dummies.

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

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Arrangement

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Cock-A-Doodle-Dandy, 1966

Indian Summer, 1968

Potatoes, Potatoes, 1967

Puppy Summer, 1966

Someone Small, 1969

Sven's Bridge, 1965

Troll Man, The, 1966


Biographical Sketch

Anita Lobel, nee Kempler, was born June 3, 1934, in Krakow, Poland. As a child she survived the holocaust and was later re-united with her family in Sweden after the War. She emigrated to the United States in 1952 and graduated from the Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. in 1955. That same year she married the author/illustrator Arnold Lobel, and the couple had two children, including a daughter, Adrienne, who also became an author/illustrator of children's books. In 1965 Anita Lobel wrote and illustrated her first book for children, Sven's Bridge . Anita and Arnold Lobel collaborated on 4 books prior to his death in 1987. Throughout her long and prolific career, critics have praised her as a talented artist and creator of charming texts. She is noted for her evocative detailed paintings, and richly patterned landscapes. As a writer she uses the traditions of folk and fairy tales, and humor, to tell her entertaining stories, though several of her works do have underlying serious themes, such as war and parental neglect. Anita Lobel is also noted for her concept books that have been lauded by critics for their originality and inventiveness. She has received many awards and honors, including a Caldecott Honor in 1982 for On Market Street . Biographical Source: Something About the Author, Vols. 6, 55, 96


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for seven titles, and includes corrected typescrsipts and galley proofs, illustrations done in a variety of media, mostly ink, some with separations and text paste-ups, and pencil studies, and dummies.

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.
  • Lobel, Anita
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Cock-A-Doodle-Dandy 1966 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1966
Box MC1066
ink cover illustration with pencil sketch and proof paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC1066
 
ink cover illustration with text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC1066
 
ink illustrations on 19 sheets (47 p.)  Box MC1066
 
piece of text proof (1 p.)  Box MC1066
 
Indian Summer 1968 
Note New York: Harper & Row, 1968
Box MC344
ink jacket illustration with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box MC344
 
ink illustrations with 3 separations and 5 ink illustrations on 27 sheets (45 p.)  Box MC344
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations on 4 sheets (5 p.)  Box MC344
 
pencil studies on 29 sheets (50 p.)  Box MC344
 
Potatoes, Potatoes 1967 
Note New York: Harper & Row, 1967
Box MF572 folder 1
typescript, corrected, and holograph (7 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
galley proof (3 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
Puppy Summer 1966 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1966
Box MC392
ink cover illustration with 3 pencil separations, proof text paste-up, and key line (1 p.)  Box MC392
 
ink illustrations (22 p.)  Box MC392
 
sheet key line (1 p.)  Box MC392
 
notes (2 p.)  Box MC392
 
Someone Small 1969 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1969
Box MC392
ink and watercolor dummy (1 p.)  Box MC392
 
ink cover illustration with proof text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC392
 
pencil and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC392
 
ink illustrations with proof text paste-up (18 p.)  Box MC392
 
pencil studies with photocopied typescript (21 p.)  Box MC392
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MC392
 
ink illustrations with separations?? (52 p.)  Box MC392
 
Sven's Bridge 1965 
Note New York: Harper & Row, 1965
Box MF572 folder 1
typescript (5 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
galley proof (2 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
Troll Music, The 1966 
Note New York: Harper & Row, 1966
Box MF572 folder 1
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
galley proof, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1
 
publisher's dummy with color changes (1 p.)  Box MF572 folder 1