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Leonard Everett Fisher Collection

Summary Information
Title: Leonard Everett Fisher
Dates: 1956-1991
Creator: Fisher, Leonard Everett
Extent: 1.5 linear ft. (manuscript) 9.5 cubic ft. (illustrations)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-28
Abstract:
Leonard Everett Fisher's papers focus on his work as an illustrator and author of children's and young adult books. The collection contains production material for seventy-four titles published between 1956 and 1991. Manuscript and illustrative material is included; there is some miscellaneous art done by Mr. Fisher.

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

ABC Exhibit, 1991

Across the Sea From Galway, 1975

Alexander: King, General, Scientist, 1964

All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery, 1980

Alphabet Art: Thirteen ABC's From Around the World, 1978

America Grows Up: A History for Peter, 1960

America Is Born: A History for Peter, 1960

America Moves Forward: A History for Peter, 1960

Archimedes: Mathematician and Inventor, 1965

Blacksmiths, 1976

Blue Man, 1961

British Empire: An American View of Its History from 1776 to 1945, 1969

Burning Mountain, 1965

Cabinetmakers, 1966

Covered Bridge, 1967

Earth Songs, 1986

Energy and Power, 1958

Factories, 1979

First Book of New England, 1968

First Book of the American Revolution, 1956

First Book of the Founding of the Republic, 1968

First Book of the White House, 1965

Getting to Know the U.S.A., 1963

Glassmakers, 1964

Golden Frog, 1963

Golden Spur, 1964

Hatters, 1975

Head Full of Hats, 1962

Homemakers, 1973

Hospitals, 1980

Journey of the Gray Whales, 1974

Jungle Jumble, 1966

Leonard Everett Fisher's Liberty Book, 1976

Let's Find Out About John F. Kennedy Let's Find Out About John F. Kennedy, 1965

Letters from Italy, 1977

Life of St. Paul, 1962

Lora, Lorita, 1969

Malachy's Gold, 1968

Man Without a Country, 1960

Napoleon's Marshal: The Life of Marshal Ney, 1968

Night Country, 1971

Noonan: A novel About Baseball, ESP, and Time Warps, 1981

Papermakers, 1965

Peddlers, 1968

Picture Book of Revolutionary War Heros, 1970

Potters, 1969

Printers, 1965

Pushers, Spads, Jennies and Jets: A Book of Airplanes, 1961

Queen's Most Honorable Pirate, 1961

Railroads, 1979

Russian Farewell, 1980

Schoolmasters, 1967

Schools, 1983

Sea Songs, 1986

Seven Days of Creation, 1981

Shipbuilders, 1971

Shoemakers, 1967

Silversmiths, 1964

Sky Songs, 1984

Space Songs, 1988

Sports, 1980

Story of the Thirteen Colonies, 1966

Tanners, 1966

Theseus and the Minotaur, 1988

Two If By Sea, 1970

Unions, 1982

Up In the Air, 1989

Warlock of Westfall, 1974

Weavers, 1966

Whaling Boy, 1958

Wicked City, 1972

Wigmakers, 1965

William Penn: Quaker Hero, 1961

World of Jo Davidson, 1958

Colonial American Series,

Miscellaneous,

Press sheets,


Biographical Sketch

Leonard Everett Fisher was born June 24, 1924 in the Bronx, New York. He studied at the Art Students League, and graduated from Yale University with a B.F.A. in 1949 and a M.F.A. in 1950. Throughout his long career, Fisher has worked as a painter, illustrator, author and educator. He began illustrating children's books in 1955; illustrating works by authors on a variety of subjects. In 1961, Fisher began writing children's and young adult books. Fisher is best known for his historical books in which he emphasizes accuracy. He has illustrated books for other authors. Mr. Fisher received the Kerlan Award in 1991.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for 74 titles published between 1956 and 1991, as well as general material for the Colonial American Series and some miscellaneous artwork. Manuscript material consists mostly of galley proofs, there are some notes, correspondence, and typescripts. Illustrative material consisters of sketches, dummies, illustrations in a variety of media, separations, paste ups and color samples, layouts and specifications, press sheets and proofs, letterings and sample types, photocopies, and book jackets.

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.
  • Fisher, Leonard Everett
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
ABC Exhibit 1991 
Note  : , 1991
Box M. C. 134
Page proof (32 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Proof for cover (1 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Across the Sea From Galway 1975 
Note  : , 1975
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (45 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Galley proof, corrected (45 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Galley proof, corrected (54 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Notes (6 p.)  Box M. F. 948
Box M. C. 133
Pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box M. C. 133
 
Lettering (1 p.)  Box M. C. 133
Box M. F. 948
Correspondence (from publisher) (2 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Alexander: King, General, Scientist 1964 
Note  : , 1964
Box M. C. 134
Mixed media dummy (60 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery 1980 
Note  : , 1980
Box M. F. 950
Color sample (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Layouts (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Typescript (for jacket flap) (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Prooof (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
Box M. C. 133
Marker layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 133
Box M. F. 950
Sample type (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Photocopy (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
Box M. C. 133
Marker sketches for jacket (2 p.)  Box M. C. 133
Box M. F. 950
Notes (5 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Alphabet Art: Thirteen ABC's From Around the World 1978 
Note  : , 1978
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (15 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
America Grows Up: A History for Peter 1960 
Note  : , 1960
Box M. C. 1512
Ink dummy (42 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
America Is Born: A History for Peter 1960 
Note  : , 1960
Box M. C. 1512
Ink dummy (56 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Scratchboard illustrations (31 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
America Moves Forward: A History for Peter 1960 
Note  : , 1960
Box M. C. 1511
Scratchboard illustration with text proof (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1511
 
Scratchboard illustrations (31 p.)  Box M. C. 1511
 
Archimedes: Mathematician and Inventor 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. C. 135
Ink paste up for jacket with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Ink paste up with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Ink paste ups with 1 separation (21 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Blacksmiths 1976 
Note  : , 1976
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (8 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Notes (9 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Correspondence (from publisher) (1 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Photocopies (15 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Blue Man 1961 
Note  : , 1961
Box M. C. 1510
Ink illustration with text proof and 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
British Empire: An American View of Its History from 1776 to 1945 1969 
Note  : , 1969
Box M. C. 135
Scratchboard paste up for jacket with 2 separations (1 p. )  Box M. C. 135
 
Pencil layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Scratchboard illustrations (12 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Pencil sketches (including 1 layout) (3 p.)  Box M. C. 135
Box M. F. 950
Publisher's specifications for layout (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Correspondence (from publisher) (6 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Photocopy of illustration (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Burning Mountain 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. C. 135
Scratchboard illustration with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Cabinetmakers 1966 
Note  : , 1966
Box M. F. 950
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Covered Bridge 1967 
Note  : , 1967
Box M. C. 134
Dummy with layout for type (38 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Earth Songs 1986 
Note  : , 1986
Box M. C. 755
Acrylic polymer emulsion illustrations (10 p.)  Box M. C. 755
 
Energy and Power 1958 
Note  : , 1958
Box M. C. 1510
Illustration proof (29 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Factories 1979 
Note  : , 1979
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (18 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Galley proof, corrected (18 p.)  Box M. F. 948
Box M. C. 1510
Press sheet (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Maker layout for cover (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Pen and marker sketch for cover (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Dummy with type position (64 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
First Book of New England 1968 
Note  : , 1968
Box M. C. 134
Mixed media dummy with type position (70 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
First Book of the American Revolution 1956 
Note  : , 1956
Box M. C. 133
Mixed media dummy (70 p.)  Box M. C. 133
 
First Book of the Founding of the Republic 1968 
Note  : , 1968
Box M. C. 135
Scratchboard paste up with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
First Book of the White House 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. C. 135
22 ink and wash illustrations (19 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Getting to Know the U.S.A. 1963 
Note  : , 1963
Box M. C. 134
Ink and marker layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Color samples (2 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Glassmakers 1964 
Note  : , 1964
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof (6 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Golden Frog 1963 
Note  : , 1963
Box M. C. 135
Ink illustrations with 3 separations (2 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Golden Spur 1964 
Note  : , 1964
Box M. C. 135
Scratchboard illustration for jacket with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Scratchboard illustrations (7 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Hatters 1975 
Note  : , 1975
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (6 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Head Full of Hats 1962 
Note  : , 1962
Box M. C. 1511
On-color plates(1 die drawing/1 typography) for jacket (2 p.)  Box M. C. 1511
 
Ink illustration with 1 separation for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1511
 
Ink illustrations with 2 separations (14 p.)  Box M. C. 1511
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof (3 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Homemakers 1973 
Note  : , 1973
Box M. F. 950
Notes (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Hospitals 1980 
Note  : , 1980
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (18 p.)  Box M. F. 948
Box M. C. 133
Dummy with type position (64 p.)  Box M. C. 133
 
Journey of the Gray Whales 1974 
Note  : , 1974
Box M. C. 1331
Illustrations with 1 separation (one separation is missing (19 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Folded proof (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Layout (2 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
Box M. F. 950
Correspondence (from publisher) (15 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Typescript (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Specifications for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Sketches and notes (6 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Jungle Jumble 1966 
Note  : , 1966
Box M. C. 134
Dummy with type position (46 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Leonard Everett Fisher's Liberty Book 1976 
Note  : , 1976
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof (7 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Galley proof, corrected (7 p.)  Box M. F. 949
Box M. C. 134
Mixed-media dummy with typescript (52 p.)  Box M. C. 134
Box M. F. 949
Photocopies (14 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Notes and diagrams (11 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Type samples (3 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Color samples (3 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Hand lettering (1 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Correspondence (15 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Let's Find Out About John F. Kennedy Let's Find Out About John F. Kennedy 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. C. 135
Ink paste ups with 1 separation (26 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Letters from Italy 1977 
Note  : , 1977
Box M. F. 948
Galley proof, corrected (23 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Photocopy of illustration (1 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Sketches and notes (8 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Correspondence (from publisher) (1 p.)  Box M. F. 948
 
Life of St. Paul 1962 
Note  : , 1962
Box M. C. 1510
Sheets with 21 scratchboard illustrations with 1 separation (4 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Lora, Lorita 1969 
Note  : , 1969
Box M. C. 135
Ink paste up for jacket with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Ink paste ups with 3 separations (20 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Layout (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Book jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
Box M. F. 950
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes and diagrams (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Galley proof (7 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Malachy's Gold 1968 
Note  : , 1968
Box M. F. 950
Black and white proof (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Sample type (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Layout for cover (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Color proof for jacket (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Layout for specifications for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Man Without a Country 1960 
Note  : , 1960
Box M. C. 1510
Ink and tempera dummy with text proof (72 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Napoleon's Marshal: The Life of Marshal Ney 1968 
Note  : , 1968
Box M. C. 135
Scratchboard illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Scratchboard illustration (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Night Country 1971 
Note  : , 1971
Box M. C. 135
Tempera layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Noonan: A novel About Baseball, ESP, and Time Warps 1981 
Note  : , 1981
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof (49 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Galley proof, corrected (41 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Typescript (1 p.)  Box M. F. 949
Box M. C. 134
Sheets with 25 pencil and ink sketches (24 p.)  Box M. C. 134
Box M. F. 949
Notes (5 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Sample type (1 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Marker sketches for cover (2 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Papermakers 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof (5 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Peddlers 1968 
Note  : , 1968
Box M. F. 950
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Picture Book of Revolutionary War Heros 1970 
Note  : , 1970
Box M. F. 950
Marker layouts for cover (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Sample type (32 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Color samples (7 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Marker layout for cover (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes about specifications (10 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Color proof of cover (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Photocopies of typescript (18 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Pencil layout for cover (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Potters 1969 
Note  : , 1969
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof, corrected (7 p.)  Box M. F. 949
Box M. F. 979
Sample type (3 p.)  Box M. F. 979
Box M. F. 949
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Printers 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof (5 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Pushers, Spads, Jennies and Jets: A Book of Airplanes 1961 
Note  : , 1961
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof (3 p.)  Box M. F. 949
Box M. C. 133
Press copy (40 p.)  Box M. C. 133
 
Queen's Most Honorable Pirate 1961 
Note  : , 1961
Box M. C. 1512
Scratchboard illustration with text proof and 1 separation for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Scratchboard illustrations (9 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Sheet miscellaneous (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Railroads 1979 
Note  : , 1979
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof, corrected (19 p.)  Box M. F. 949
Box M. C. 1331
Press sheet (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Marker layout for cover (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Pen and marker sketch for cover (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Dummy with type position (64 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Russian Farewell 1980 
Note  : , 1980
Box MF 949, folders 19-20
galley proof, corrected photocopy (74 p.)  Box MF 949, folders 19-20
Box MF 949, folders 21-22
galley proof, corrected photocopy (74 p.)  Box MF 949, folders 21-22
Box MF 949, folder 22
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 949, folder 22
 
Schoolmasters 1967 
Note  : , 1967
Box M. F. 950
Notes (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Reference material (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Proof of back of jacket (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Correspondence from publisher (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Schools 1983 
Note  : , 1983
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof, corrected (24 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Sea Songs 1986 
Note  : , 1986
Box M. C. 755
Acrylic polymer emulsion illustrations (4 p.)  Box M. C. 755
 
Seven Days of Creation 1981 
Note  : , 1981
Box M. C. 1510
Press sheet (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Shipbuilders 1971 
Note  : , 1971
Box M. F. 950
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Shoemakers 1967 
Note  : , 1967
Box M. F. 949
Galley proof (5 p.)  Box M. F. 949
 
Silversmiths 1964 
Note  : , 1964
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (5 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Sky Songs 1984 
Note  : , 1984
Box M. C. 755
Acrylic polymer emulsion illustrations (10 p.)  Box M. C. 755
 
Space Songs 1988 
Note  : , 1988
Box M. C. 755
Acrylic polymer emulsion illustrations (10 p.)  Box M. C. 755
 
Acrylic polymer emulsion illustration for half title (1 p.)  Box M. C. 755
 
Sports 1980 
Note  : , 1980
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (18 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Galley proof, corrected (18 p.)  Box M. F. 950
Box M. C. 134
Dummy with type position (64 p.)  Box M. C. 134
 
Story of the Thirteen Colonies 1966 
Note  : , 1966
Box M. C. 135
Scratchboard illustrations (9 p.)  Box M. C. 135
 
Tanners 1966 
Note  : , 1966
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (5 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Theseus and the Minotaur 1988 
Note  : , 1988
Box M. C. 674
Acrylic paintings (14 p.)  Box M. C. 674
 
Two If By Sea 1970 
Note  : , 1970
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (32 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Galley proof, corrected (30 p.)  Box M. F. 950
Box M. C. 134
Tempera and colored pencil dummy (12 p.)  Box M. C. 134
Box M. F. 950
Color samples (6 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Sample type (10 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Proof for jacket flap (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (5 p. )  Box M. F. 950
 
Proof (3 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Unions 1982 
Note  : , 1982
Box M. F. 1066
Typescript, corrected (37 p.)  Box M. F. 1066
 
Galley proof, corrected (39 p.)  Box M. F. 1066
 
Galley proof, corrected (36 p.)  Box M. F. 1066
 
Front matter (2 p.)  Box M. F. 1066
 
Up In the Air 1989 
Note  : , 1989
Box M. C. 674
Acrylic paintings (17 p.)  Box M. C. 674
 
Warlock of Westfall 1974 
Note  : , 1974
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (38 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Galley proof (38 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Galley proof (63 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Color samples (5 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Sketches and diagrams (7 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Weavers 1966 
Note  : , 1966
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (6 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Correspondence from editor to illustrator (5 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Typescript (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Whaling Boy 1958 
Note  : , 1958
Box M. C. 1331
Ink illustration with text proof (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Separation for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Pencil illustrations (8) (2 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Pencil sketches (11 p.)  Box M. C. 1331
 
Wicked City 1972 
Note  : , 1972
Box M. F. 950
Specifications (5 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Correspondence from publisher (1 p. )  Box M. F. 950
 
Color samples (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Wigmakers 1965 
Note  : , 1965
Box M. F. 950
Galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
William Penn: Quaker Hero 1961 
Note  : , 1961
Box M. C. 1512
Tempera painting for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Ink illustrations with 1 separation (28 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
Set of color progressives (7 p.)  Box M. C. 1512
 
World of Jo Davidson 1958 
Note  : , 1958
Box M. C. 1510
Ink and tempera dummy (26 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Sheet engraver's proof (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1510
 
Colonial American Series  
Box M. F. 950
Package color samples (1 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Notes (3 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Diagrams for specifications (2 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box M. F. 950
 
Type samples  Box M. F. 950
 
Miscellaneous  
Box MC 134
Miscellaneous color samples for various titles  Box MC 134
 
Press sheets  
Box MC 10
Oversize sheets for various titles  Box MC 10