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Margaret Chodos-Irvine Collection

Summary Information
Title: Margaret Chodos-Irvine Papers
Dates: circa 1999-2003
Creator: Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2031
The Margaret Chodos-Irvine Papers include both written and illustrative production materials in a variety of media, for 2 titles, focusing mostly on illustrative material.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Chodos-Irvine, Margaret.

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.


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:

Chodos-Irvine, Margaret, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.

Biographical Sketch

Margaret Chodos-Irvine grew up in Southern California, but moved north as soon as she was able. She received degrees in anthropology and in art from the University of Oregon, and then settled in Seattle, Washington. She worked as a commercial illustrator for many years before she began her career as an illustrator of children’s books. Her work has earned her a number of honors and awards, include a Caldecott Honor in 2004, for Ella Sarah Gets Dressed .

Biographical Sources:

Margaret Chodos-Irvine website at

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative production materials, plus a small amount of written material, for 2 titles. Written material includes correspondence, corrected typescripts, front matter, notes, research material, photocopies of layout notes, galley proofs, and dummies. Illustrative material includes dummies, some photocopied, photocopies of studies, scans of illustrations, a pencil and color pencil study, printmaking on paper cut-outs, printmaking studies, pencil studies with text paste-up, a pencil study with notes, pencil layout notes, a reassembled collage illustration, a photocopy jacket layout with text paste-up, pencil and airbrush printmaking templates, pencil studies, pencil and photocopy studies, marker and photocopy transparency backgrounds for collage illustrations, cut-out collage pieces for illustrations, assembled with transparencies.

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.
  • Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Hello, Arctic! 2002  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, Correspondence, Corrected Galley Proofs, Photocopy of layout notes, Research Materials circa 1999-2002  Box 1 , Folder 1
Artist Notes, FandG, Paste-up, Layout, Collage Cut Out Pieces Undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
Note  24 items
Box 2
Page Proof, Dummy Undated  Box 2
Pencil and airbrush printing templates Undated  Box 2
Note  20 items
Religious Image Undated  Box 2
Note  1 items
Corrected Page Proofs Undated  Box 2
Photocopy paste-up with text Undated  Box 2
Layout Sketches Undated  Box 2
Note  36 items
Individual Images Undated  Box 2
Note  18 items
Collage Cut Out Pieces Undated  Box 2
Note  45 items
Marker Outline Undated  Box 2
Note  5 items
Pencil and airbrush printing templates, collage cut-out pieces Undated  Box 2
Note  1 items
Pencil and tempera Undated  Box 2
Note  1 items
Layout Matte Paper Undated  Box 2
Note  1 items
Study Matte Paper Undated  Box 2
Note  1 items
My House Is Singing 2004  
Box 1
Corrected typescript Undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Sketches, photocopy, dummy Undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
Dummy, front matter, jacket Undated  Box 1 , Folder 5
Research Materials Undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
Notes, Correspondence, Research Materials circa 2002-2003  Box 1 , Folder 7
Pencil Layout Sample, Collage cut-out pieces Undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
Note  47 items
Box 3
Paste Up Undated  Box 3
Note  19 items
Page Proof Undated  Box 3
Note  1 items
Cover Image Sample Undated  Box 3
Note  1 items
Jacket Undated  Box 3
Note  2 items
Cover Dimensions Undated  Box 3
Note  1 items
Type Parameters Undated  Box 3
Note  1 items
Pencil Image Studies Undated  Box 3
Note  6 items
Corrected Photocopy Dummy Undated  Box 3
Note  1 items
Corrected Photocopy and Pencil Dummy Undated  Box 3
Note  2 items
Colored Pencil Study Undated  Box 3
Note  1 items
Airbrush Template Undated  Box 3
Note  8 items
Cut-Out Collage Pieces for Illustrations Undated  Box 3
Note  20 items
Pencil and Airbrush printmaking templates Undated  Box 3
Note  25 items
Airbrush Collage cut out templates Undated  Box 3
Note  12 items