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Bill Farnsworth Collection

Summary Information
Title: Bill Farnsworth Papers
Dates:
Creator: Farnsworth, Bill
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2029
Abstract:
The Bill Farnsworth collection contains illustrative production material for four titles, and includes pencil studies, oil on linen illustrations, some oversize, a photocopy of a study, and a dummy with oil painting, color pencil, color photocopy and text paste-up.

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

Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse, 1999

Kaya's Escape, 2002

Mississippi Going North, 1996

When Abraham Talked to the Trees, 2006


Biographical Sketch

Bill Farnsworth graduated from the Ringling School of Art and Design in 1980, and has since followed a career of creating paintings for magazines, advertisements, children’s books, and various Fine Art commissions. His goal in illustrating is to tell the story “without words.”

Biographical Sources:

http://www.billfarnsworth.com/


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative production material for 4 titles, and includes pencil studies, oil on linen illustrations, some oversize, a photocopy of a study, and a dummy with oil painting, color pencil, color photocopy and text paste-up.

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.
  • Farnsworth, Bill
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Abbie Against the Storm: The True Story of a Young Heroine and a Lighthouse 1999 
Note  Vaughan, Marcia K.
Portland, OR: Beyond Words Publishing, 1999
Box MC 1723
pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1723
 
oil on linen illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1723
Box MC 1391
oil on linen illustration (oversize) (1 p.)  Box MC 1391
 
Kaya's Escape 2002 
Note  Shaw, Janet
Middleton, WI: Pleasant Company, 2002
Box MC 1723
photocopy of study (1 p.)  Box MC 1723
 
pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1723
 
oil on linen illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1723
 
Mississippi Going North 1996 
Note  Baker, Sanna Anderson
Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 1996
Box MC 1391
oil on linen illustrations (oversize) (2 p.)  Box MC 1391
 
When Abraham Talked to the Trees 2000 
Note  Steenwyk, Elizabeth Van
Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdman's Books for Young Readers, 2000
Box MC 1723
dummy with oil painting, color pencil, color photocopy and text paste-up (36 p.)  Box MC 1723
 
oil on linen illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1723