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Lane Smith papers, undated, 2013

Summary Information
Title: Lane Smith papers
Dates: undated, 2013
Creator: Smith, Lane
Extent: 1 boxes (0.20 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-2153
This collection consists of a dummy and original art from two children's book publications illustrated by Lane Smith.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Smith, Lane. Original print was purchased with funds from the Kerlan Friends.

Access Restrictions:

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

Lane Smith papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Lane Smith was born on August 25, 1959 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and grew up in Corona, California. He graduated with a B.F.A. in Illustration from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; afterwards he moved to New York City to illustrate for multiple publications including Time, Ms. , and Mother Jones . Smith is married to Molly Leach, who is a book designer. Smith is a four-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award, and in 2012 was named a Carle Honor Artist for lifelong innovation in the field of children's books.

Lane Smith and Jon Scieczka have teamed together to write and illustrate a number of children's books. The publication The True Story of the Three Little Pigs won the 1989 New York Times Book Review Best Books of the Year mention, the 1989 American Library Association's Notable Children's Book citation, and the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Award. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales , published in 1992, was a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, an American Library Association Notable Children's Book, and a Rhode Island Children's Book Award.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of manuscript materials and original art, including one oil painting and one dummy related to two children's book publications from 1989 and 1992.

Related Material

For manuscript materials of publications illustrated by Lane Smith that are written by Jon Scieczka, please refer to the finding aid for the Jon Scieczka papers.

Subject Terms
Indexing 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.
  • Smith, Lane
  • Scieczka, Jon
  • Fairy tales -- United States
  • Children's stories, American
  • Wolves -- Fiction
  • Pigs -- Fiction
  • Wolves -- Fiction
  • Swine -- Fiction
  • oil painting
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, 1992 
Box 1
Original art, oil, 2013 ( 1 item )  Box 1 , Folder 6
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, The, 1989 
Box 1
Dummy, undated  Box 1 , Folder 1