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The Rick Chrustowski
Papers contain both written and illustrative production materials for one
title, plus two non-book illustrations.
Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research
Access and Use
The collection is a gift from Rick Chrustowski and was placed on
permanent loan at the Children's Literature Research Collection.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and
chronologically within each title.
Rick Chrustowski grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, the fifth of six
children. He developed an interest in art at an early age, which, combined with
his love of the outdoors, has led to his career as an illustrator of children’s
books, mostly about animals. He currently lives in a rural area near River
Falls, Wisconsin, where he has created various habitats to attract animals.
Before writing or illustrating an animal, he does extensive research, and tries
to put himself in the animals place—crawling through a meadow like a ladybug,
for example. He tries to make his books both fun and informational.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains written and illustrative production materials
for 1 title, plus two non-book illustrations. Written material includes
corrected holographs, typescripts, some corrected or photocopied, typescript
photocopies with illustration, typescript transparencies, a jacket, and
correspondence. Illustrative material includes a pencil sketch for cover,
watercolor and color pencil illustrations, page proofs, pencil studies, a
pencil and ink study, layout notes, color copies of illustrations, a photocopy
of an illustration, a pencil dummy with text paste-up, photocopy dummies, one
corrected, and a pencil, watercolor and watercolor pencil illustration.
- 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
Box MF 3864, MC 1739
Bright Beetle, published New
York: Henry Holt, 2000
(1 folder) Box MF 3864, MC 1739
Note MF 3846 contains: corrected holograph (13 p.); typescript (7 p.);
corrected typescript (10 p.); photocopy of typescript with illustrations (4
p.); transparency of typescript (4 p.); 1 book jacket; correspondence (5 p.);
pencil sketch for cover (1 p.)
MC 1739 contains: 2 watercolor and pencil illustrations; 2 page
proofs; 4 pencil studies; 1 pencil and ink study; 3 layout notes; 2 color
copies of illustrations; 1 photocopy of illustration; corrected photocopy dummy
(36 p.); photocopy dummy (40 p.); pencil dummy with text paste up (9 p.)
Box MC 1732
Kerlan Professional Day
Drawing Box MC 1732
Note Contains: 1 crayon and marker drawing
Box MC 1736
Tulips Box MC 1736
Note Contains: 1 pencil, watercolor, and watercolor pencil