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Lauren Stringer Papers

Summary Information
Title: Lauren Stringer papers
Dates: 1995-2013
Creator: Stringer, Lauren
Extent: 14.17 linear feet (8 boxes)
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2043
Abstract:
This collection contains print and art production materials for thirteen published titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Stringer, Lauren

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:

Lauren Stringer papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch of Lauren Stringer

Lauren Stringer was born on March 29, 1957 in Great Falls, Montana. She studied art and art history at the University of California - Santa Cruz and did an independent study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. As a child, Stringer remembers watching her older sister read chapter books and worrying that she was in for a life of black and white text with no pictures while reading. She said she enjoyed reading as she grew older, but that she still enjoyed pictures as well. Stringer began using her artistic abilities to illustrate children's books in 1996 with Mary Lyn Ray's Mud. Stringer is a painter and a sculptor and has worked as an art handler, designer, set painter, and framer, among other jobs, in Minneapolis, St. Paul, MN and New York City. Her work in children's illustrations is well-renowned and she has won many honors, including the Society of Illustrators 1998 exhibition title for Scarecrow.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author, vol. 183, p. 186-189


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains print and art production materials for thirteen published titles.

Related Material

Lisa Westberg Peters Collection

Cynthia Rylant Collection

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.
  • Stringer, Lauren
  • Ashman, Linda
  • Ray, Mary Lyn
  • George, Kristine O’Connell
  • Galda, Lee
  • Cullinan, Bernice E.
  • Peters, Lisa Westberg
  • Orr, Wendy, 1953-
  • Rylant, Cynthia
  • Fox, Mem, 1946-
  • Dwellings -- Fiction
  • Animals -- Fiction
  • Home -- Fiction
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Dance -- Juvenile fiction
  • Deer -- Juvenile fiction
  • Origami -- Juvenile poetry
  • Animals -- Juvenile poetry
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Children -- Books and reading -- United States
  • Children's literature, English -- Bibliography
  • Children's literature, English -- History and criticism
  • Spring -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mud -- Juvenile fiction
  • Evolution (Biology) -- Juvenile literature
  • Princesses -- Juvenile fiction
  • Panthers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Camping -- Juvenile fiction
  • Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
  • Fear of the dark -- Juvenile fiction
  • Rain and rainfall -- Juvenile fiction
  • Scarecrows -- Juvenile fiction
  • Snow -- Juvenile fiction
  • Winter -- Juvenile fiction
  • Play -- Juvenile fiction
  • Children -- Juvenile fiction
  • Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction
  • Toys -- Juvenile fiction
  • Imagination -- Juvenile fiction
  • Stravinsky, Igor, -- 1882-1971. -- Ballets -- Juvenile literature
  • Nijinsky, Vaslaw, -- 1890-1950 -- Juvenile literature
  • Seasons -- Juvenile fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs 2000  
Note  Linda Ashman
Box 1
Dummies undated  Box 1 , Folder 1
Note  9 items
 
Correspondence, photocopies of illustrations, layout notes, photographs, ink and pencil sketches 2000  Box 1 , Folder 2
Note  60 items
 
Tempera and watercolor illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
Note  26 items
 
Photocopies of illustrations and jacket undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
Note  3 items
Box 2
Pencil sketches with photocopied illustrations and typescript 2000  Box 2
Note  10 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  7 items
Box 3
Proof 2001  Box 3
Note  19 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 3
Note  18 items
Box 4
Layout sketches undated  Box 4
Note  7 items
 
Deer Dancer 2014  
Note  Mary Lyn Ray
Box 3
Tempera illustration undated  Box 3
Note  1 item
Box 4
Tempera illustrations, some with pencil and ink undated  Box 4
Note  18 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 4
Note  27 items
Box 5
Pencil and ink sketches, photocopies of illustrations, layout sketches, tempera studies 2013  Box 5 , Folder 14
Note  66 items
 
Fold Me A Poem 2005  
Note  Kristine O'Connell George
Box 1
Corrected typescript, correspondence, photocopies of illustrations, notes, photos 2003-2004  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Dummies, pencil and ink sketches, typescript paste-up undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
Note  116 items
 
Tempera and crayon illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
Note  12 items
 
Layout sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
Note  34 items
Box 2
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  8 items
Box 4
Layout sketches undated  Box 4
Note  2 items
 
Photocopied corrected page proofs 2003  Box 4
Note  12 items
Box 5
Notes, photographs, pencil sketches, tempera study 2003-2008  Box 5 , Folder 19
Note  23 items
 
Literature and the Child 2002  
Note  Lee Galda and Bernice E Cullinan
Box 1
Proof, correspondence, notes, photocopies of illustrations and sketches, layout note 2000-2005  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Layout sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
Note  30 items
 
Tempera illustrations, ink sketches, photocopies of illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
Note  13 items
Box 4
Book jacket proof 2001  Box 4
Note  1 item
 
Mud 1996  
Note  Mary Lyn Ray
Box 1
Ink and pencil sketches, layout sketches, dummies undated  Box 1 , Folder 23
Note  65 items
 
Correspondence, dummies undated  Box 1 , Folder 24
Note  7 items
 
Illustration proofs, text transparency undated  Box 1 , Folder 25
Note  15 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 26
Note  16 items
Box 2
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  17 items
 
Pencil sketches, layout sketches undated  Box 2
Note  14 items
Box 4
Book jacket proof undated  Box 4
Note  1 item
Box 5
Photographs, negatives, dummies 1995  Box 5 , Folder 21
Note  28 items
Box 6
Photocopied corrected page proofs undated  Box 6
Note  49 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  19 items
Box 7
Tempera illustration undated  Box 7
Note  1 item
 
Our Family Tree 2003  
Note  Lisa Westberg Peters
Box 1
Holograph, typescript, proof, photocopies of illustrations, correspondence 2001-2002  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Research, photographs 2001-2002  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Research undated  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Ink, pencil, and crayon sketches, dummies, text paste-ups 2001-2002  Box 1 , Folder 13
Note  85 items
 
Layout sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
Note  107 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 15
Note  46 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
Note  27 items
 
Research; Folder with sample poetry circa 2002  Box 1 , Folder 28
 
Dummies undated  Box 1 , Folder 29
Note  2 items
Box 2
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  36 items
 
Layout sketches undated  Box 2
Note  6 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 2
Note  7 items
Box 4
Timelines, page proofs 2002  Box 4
Note  11 items
 
Pencil sketches, layout sketches undated  Box 4
Note  14 items
Box 5
Typescripts, correspondence, leaflet 1997-2000  Box 5 , Folder 20
 
Poster for The Children's Book Council, Inc. 2000  
Box 1
Correspondence, ink and pencil sketches, brochure, photograph transparency 1999-2000  Box 1 , Folder 22
Note  25 items
Box 2
Poster 2000  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
The Princess and Her Panther 2010  
Note  Wendy Orr
Box 1
Pencil sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 27
Note  49 items
Box 3
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  2 items
Box 4
Pencil sketches undated  Box 4
Note  60 items
 
Layout sketches undated  Box 4
Note  4 items
 
Tempera illustration undated  Box 4
Note  1 item
Box 5
Ink and pencil dummies 2008  Box 5 , Folder 1
Note  78 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 2
Note  18 items
 
Pencil sketches for cover, layout sketches undated  Box 5 , Folder 3
Note  8 items
 
Manuscript undated  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Dummies, typescript, pencil sketches, layout sketches, schedule 2009  Box 5 , Folder 17
Note  37 items
 
Red Rubber Boot Day 2000  
Note  Mary Lyn Ray
Box 5
Ink and pencil sketches, layout sketches 1998-1999  Box 5 , Folder 4
Note  77 items
 
Dummies, correspondence, photocopies of jacket 1998  Box 5 , Folder 5
Note  16 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 5 , Folder 6
Note  42 items
 
Correspondence, pencil sketches, photocopied sketches, F&Gs, tempera studies 1996-1998  Box 5 , Folder 18
Note  44 items
Box 6
Book jacket proof undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Pencil and ink sketches, layout sketches undated  Box 6
Note  7 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  5 items
Box 7
Pencil sketches undated  Box 7
Note  16 items
 
Page proofs 1999  Box 7
Note  15 items
Box 8
Uncut page proofs 1999  Box 8
Note  2 items
 
Scarecrow 1998  
Note  Cynthia Rylant
Box 1
Typescript, correspondence, dummies 1996  Box 1 , Folder 19
Note  9 items
 
Ink and pencil sketches, layout sketches, correspondence 1995-1997  Box 1 , Folder 20
Note  80 items
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 21
Note  27 items
Box 2
Ink sketch with typescript paste-up undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  8 items
Box 3
Tempera illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  3 items
Box 4
Pencil sketches undated  Box 4
Note  3 items
 
Page proofs undated  Box 4
Note  2 items
 
Page layout proofs, some with overlay undated  Box 4
Note  18 items
Box 5
Dummies, research, photocopied illustrations, pencil sketches 1997  Box 5 , Folder 13
Note  18 items
 
Snow 2008  
Note  Cynthia Rylant
Box 5
Typescript, layout notes and sketches, pencil sketches, photocopy of cover 2003  Box 5 , Folder 7
Note  24 items
 
Tempera studies undated  Box 5 , Folder 8
Note  30 items
 
Kerlan members presentation speech, correspondence, pencil sketches, photocopied illustrations 2005-2007  Box 5 , Folder 15
Note  40 items
Box 6
Ink sketches undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Page proof 2007  Box 6
Note  1 item
Box 7
Pencil sketches undated  Box 7
Note  34 items
 
Page proofs 2007  Box 7
Note  36 items
 
Tempera illustrations 2007  Box 7
Note  4 items
 
Tell Me About Your Day Today 2012  
Note  Mem Fox
Box 5
Dummies, F&G undated  Box 5 , Folder 22
Note  6 items
 
Pencil sketches, layout sketches, photocopied sketches, notes 2010-2011  Box 5 , Folder 23
Note  139 items
Box 7
Pencil sketches and layout sketches undated  Box 7
Note  34 items
 
Tempera illustrations 2011  Box 7
Note  3 items
 
When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky: Two Artists, Their Ballet, and One Extraordinary Riot 2013  
Box 3
Pencil sketches and photocopied illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  44 items
 
Tempera illustrations 2012  Box 3
Note  17 items
Box 5
Correspondence, notes, corrected typescripts, research 2005-2012  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
McKnight lecture, Loft Literary Center article, photocopied Minnesota Orchestra program 2005-2013  Box 5 , Folder 10
 
Tempera studies, photocopied illustrations, pencil sketches undated  Box 5 , Folder 11
Note  137 items
 
Dummy, pencil sketches, photocopied illustrations, tempera studies undated  Box 5 , Folder 12
Note  132 items
Box 6
Page proof 2012  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Winter Is the Warmest Season 2006  
Box 3
Tempera illustrations 2005  Box 3
Note  6 items
Box 5
Corrected typescripts, corrected manuscripts, correspondence, acceptance speech for Midwest Booksellers' Honor Award 2002-2005  Box 5 , Folder 24
Box 6
Dummy, pencil sketches, layout sketches, photocopied sketches undated  Box 6
Note  76 items
 
Tempera studies undated  Box 6
Note  34 items
 
F&Gs undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
Box 7
Pencil sketches undated  Box 7
Note  9 items