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Flavia Gag Collection

Summary Information
Title: Flavia Gag Collection
Dates: 1940-1961
Creator: Gag, Flavia
Extent: Manuscript material 1 box; Illustrative material 5 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-307
Abstract:
Flavia Gag's collection focuses on her work as a writer and illustrator of children's books. This collection includes books, typescripts, illustrations, correspondence, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, artists dummys, research materials, printers proofs, and author holographs. Materials are in ink, watercolor, pencil and color pencil, crayon, and calligraphy. The collection includes manuscript materials for twenty-five titles published between 1940 and 1961.

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

Little Donkey Who Was Different, 1947

Barkingtons, 1948

Carlos Fernando and the Space Ship,

Chipper and the Turtle House,

Christmas House: the Story of a Visit from St. Nicholas, 1943

Chubby's ABC's,

Chubby's First Year, 1960

Chubby's First Year, 1960

Florida Snow Party, 1969

Flying Elephants,

Four Legs and a Tail, 1952

Fourth Floor Menagerie, 1955

Gretta,

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow,

Johnny and the Burying Beetles,

Lolita, the Cow Who Could Shrik,

Melon Patch Mystery, 1964

Miscellaneous,

Miscellaneous art,

More Once Upon-A-Time Stories, 1961

Nature Was First!, 1952

No, No, Taffy!, 1952

Ollie, the Flying Dinosaur,

Ollie, the Flying Dinosaur,

Serials,

Sing a Song of Seasons, 1937

Story of Kattor, 1939

Tillie the Box Cat,

Tweeter of Prairie Dog Town, 1957

Tweeter of Prairie Dog Town, 1957

A Wish for Mimi, 1958


Biographical Sketch

Native to Minnesota, Flavia Gag (1907-1979) was born in New Ulm. She was an author and illustrator of children's books and numerous magazine articles--for her own books and for other authors. Although not as well known as her sister Wanda Gag, she was an author and illustrator in her own right. She lived in New York, New Jersey and Florida and enjoyed traveling between these sites. She died in Crescent City, Florida in 1979.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Flavia Gag's papers include 25 books and a variety of other materials including typescripts, illustrations, correspondence, magazine articles, newspaper clippings, artists dummy's, research materials, printer's proofs, and author holographs. Materials are in ink, watercolor, pencil and color pencil, crayon, and calligraphy. The collection includes manuscript materials for titles published between 1940 and 1961.

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.
  • Gag, Flavia
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Little Donkey Who Was Different 1947 
Note  Story Parade Magazine, 1947
Box MC 1520
Ink, wash and pencil illustration (1)  Box MC 1520
 
illustration proofs (2)  Box MC 1520
 
Barkingtons 1948 
Note Palmer, Robin
New York: Harper, 1948
Box MC 1095
ink and pencil illustrations with watercolor overlays (3)  Box MC 1095
 
ink and watercolor illustrations (2)  Box MC 1095
Box MC 1905
ink and pencil illustrations (3)  Box MC 1905
 
Carlos Fernando and the Space Ship  
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Chipper and the Turtle House  
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (44 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Christmas House: the Story of a Visit from St. Nicholas 1943 
Note Turner, Thyra
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1943
Box MC 1095
watercolor and ink illustrations (2)  Box MC 1095
 
Chubby's ABC's  
Note Gag, Flavia
Box MC 1125
Artist dummies, pencil and colored pencil (21 p.)  Box MC 1125
 
Artist dummies, watercolor and pencil (21 p.)  Box MC 1125
 
Ink (1 p.)  Box MC 1125
 
Chubby's First Year 1960 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: Holt, 1960
Box MC 1095
ink and pencil illustrations with 3 separations (2)  Box MC 1095
 
sheets (ink calligraphy) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
studies (watercolor) (4)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummy (pencil) (15 p.)  Box MC 1095
 
dummies (ink and pencil), matted (10)  Box MC 1095
 
dummies (ink, pencil & watercolor) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummies of cover (watercolor) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
printer's proof (18 p.)  Box MC 1095
 
jacket (1)  Box MC 1095
 
artist sketch (pencil) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
ink and pencil illustration with 1 separation (1)  Box MC 1095
 
ink and pencil illustration (1)  Box MC 1095
 
Chubby's First Year 1960 
Note  New York: Holt, 1960
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Florida Snow Party 1969 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: McKay, 1969
Box MC 979
color swatches (1 p.)  Box MC 979
 
artist dummy (1 p.)  Box MC 979
 
cover (ink) with 2 overlays (1)  Box MC 979
 
cover with 1 overlay (watercolor & marker) (1)  Box MC 979
 
dummies with cover (marker and pencil) (4)  Box MC 979
 
artist studies (marker) (2 )  Box MC 979
 
jackets (3)  Box MC 979
 
ink studies with 38 illustrations (10)  Box MC 979
 
ink transparencies (2)  Box MC 979
 
prints, 36 (14 p.)  Box MC 979
 
studies (ink) (31)  Box MC 979
 
studies (marker) (2)  Box MC 979
 
studies (pencil) (9)  Box MC 979
 
studies, 36 (ink & pencil) (36)  Box MC 979
 
printers proof (65 p.)  Box MC 979
 
transparency (marker and pencil) (1)  Box MC 979
 
printer's proof (155 p.)  Box MC 979
 
Flying Elephants  
Box MC 979
marker illustrations (8)  Box MC 979
 
ink & pencil illustration (1)  Box MC 979
 
study (watercolor & pencil) (1)  Box MC 979
 
watercolor & marker illustration (1)  Box MC 979
 
multimedia illustrations (2)  Box MC 979
 
Four Legs and a Tail 1952 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: Holt, 1952
Box MC 1095
sheet (3 crayon & ink illustrations) (1)  Box MC 1095
 
jackets (3)  Box MC 1095
 
Fourth Floor Menagerie 1955 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: Holt, 1955
Box MC 933
ink sketches with 31 illustrations (4)  Box MC 933
 
jackets (2)  Box MC 933
 
Gretta  
Box MF 2212
author holograph (pencil) (3 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow  
Note Gag, Flavia
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Johnny and the Burying Beetles  
Note Gag, Flavia
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Lolita, the Cow Who Could Shrik  
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Melon Patch Mystery 1964 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: McKay, 1964
Box MC 933
studies with 38 ink illustrations (16 p.)  Box MC 933
 
artist studies, b & w (ink) (42)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches, b & w (marker) (5 p.)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches, color (marker) (8 p.)  Box MC 933
 
illustrations, b & w (ink, marker, pencil) (2)  Box MC 933
 
sketches, color (ink) (2)  Box MC 933
 
illustrations on transferences (ink) (13)  Box MC 933
 
sketches on transparencies (ink, pencil) (16)  Box MC 933
 
illustration on transparency with 1 overlay (ink) (1)  Box MC 933
 
sketches on transparencies (ink) (14)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches, b & w (ink and pencil) (31)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches, color (ink and pencil) (2)  Box MC 933
 
studies, b & w (pencil) (12 p.)  Box MC 933
 
dummy of cover, on transparency, b & w, with 1 overlay (ink) (1)  Box MC 933
 
dummy of cover, on transparency, b & w, with 2 overlays (ink and pencil) (1)  Box MC 933
 
transparencies of title (ink and pencil) (6)  Box MC 933
 
transparencies of title, color (ink, pencil and watercolor) (3)  Box MC 933
 
study of cover with 2 overlays b & w (ink, watercolor) (1)  Box MC 933
 
magazine clippings (4 p.)  Box MC 933
 
newspaper clipping (1 p.)  Box MC 933
 
printer's proof of book (65 p., 85 p. )  Box MC 933
 
Miscellaneous  
Note Gag, Flavia
Box MF 2212
clipping (1 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
typescript (2 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Miscellaneous art  
Note Gag, Flavia
Box MC 1125
illustrations (ink and watercolor) (2)  Box MC 1125
 
study (ink) (1)  Box MC 1125
 
illustrations (ink) (10)  Box MC 1125
 
illustrations (ink with watercolor overlays) (3)  Box MC 1125
 
print (1)  Box MC 1125
 
illustration (ink and pencil) (1)  Box MC 1125
 
More Once Upon-A-Time Stories 1961 
Note Dobbs, Rose
New York: Random House, 1961
Box MC 1095
jackets (8)  Box MC 1095
 
sketch for jacket (ink and pencil) (1)  Box MC 1095
 
printer's proof of jacket (1)  Box MC 1095
 
dummies of jacket (watercolor) (6)  Box MC 1095
 
sketches (watercolor, ink & pencil) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
sketches (ink and pencil) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
sketches (pencil) (4)  Box MC 1095
 
sketch (crayon) (1)  Box MC 1095
 
studies (ink) (7)  Box MC 1095
 
transparencies (ink) (3)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummy (pencil) (3 p.)  Box MC 1095
 
studies (pencil and tempura) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
Nature Was First! 1952 
Note Fabell, Walter C.
New York: McKay, 1952
Box MC 1125
artist dummy of cover (ink & pencil) (1)  Box MC 1125
 
illustration on transparency (ink) (1)  Box MC 1125
 
artist studies with 54 illustrations (ink & pencil) (26)  Box MC 1125
 
No, No, Taffy! 1952 
Note McDevitt, Jean
New York, Garden City: Doubleday, 1952
Box MC 1095
illustrations (crayon & ink) (3)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummies (pencil & ink) (12)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummies with 2 overlays each (pencil & ink) (2)  Box MC 1095
 
Ollie, the Flying Dinosaur  
Box MC 933
transparencies (marker) (12)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches (marker) (31)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches (pencil) (3)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketch (ink) (1)  Box MC 933
 
artist dummy (1 p.)  Box MC 933
 
illustrations on 14 copies (22)  Box MC 933
 
Ollie, the Flying Dinosaur  
Note Gag, Flavia (illustrator)
Box MF 2212
correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Typescript, corrected (62 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Typescript, corrected (65 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Typescript (67 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
research materials (9 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
photocopy of clipping (3 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Serials  
Note Gag, Flavia
Box MF 2212
American Junior Red Cross, 2/1936 (11 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
American Junior Red Cross, 12/1935 (14 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
American Junior Red Cross, 1 jacket (1 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
St. Nicholas, 11/1938 (9 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Story Parade, 4/1948 (25 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Story Parade, 2/1948 (3 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Story Parade, 5/1948 (4 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Story Parade, 12/1948 (1 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Story Parade, 12/1948 (22 p.)  Box MF 2212
Box VF
Child Life, 6/1957 (16 p.)  Box VF
 
Child Life, 6/1957 (5 p.)  Box VF
Box MF 2212
Story Parade, 10/1952 (26 p.)  Box MF 2212
Box MC 1125
Story Parade, artist's dummys of cover, 4/1949, (watercolor) (2)  Box MC 1125
 
Story Parade, artist's dummy of cover, 4/1948 (watercolor) (1)  Box MC 1125
 
Sing a Song of Seasons 1937 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: Coward McCann, 1937
Box MC 1125
illustrations (ink) (2)  Box MC 1125
 
title (ink) (1)  Box MC 1125
 
Story of Kattor 1939 
Note Scott, Alma Olivia (Schmidt)
New York: Coward McCann, 1939
Box MC 1095
artist dummy of cover (watercolor) (1)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummy of color (ink) (1)  Box MC 1095
 
prints (18)  Box MC 1095
 
artist illustrations (ink) (14)  Box MC 1095
 
artist sketches (ink and pencil) (23)  Box MC 1095
 
artist sketches (pencil) (11)  Box MC 1095
 
newspaper clippings (4)  Box MC 1095
 
magazine clippings (1)  Box MC 1095
 
artist dummies of book -20 p. (pencil) -13 p. with 8 illustrations (ink and pencil) -17 p. with ink cover and 4 illustrations (pencil) (various)  Box MC 1095
 
Tillie the Box Cat  
Box MF 2212
Typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
Tweeter of Prairie Dog Town 1957 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: Holt, 1957
Box MC 933
artist dummy (pencil) (35 p.)  Box MC 933
 
printer's proof (32 p.)  Box MC 933
 
magazine clipping (1)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches (pencil) (26)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketches (ink & pencil) (5)  Box MC 933
 
artist sketch (multimedia) (1)  Box MC 933
 
illustrations (ink & pencil) (6)  Box MC 933
 
copies with 7 illustrations (4)  Box MC 933
 
copy of cover (1)  Box MC 933
 
artist dummies of cover (2)  Box MC 933
 
Tweeter of Prairie Dog Town 1957 
Note Gag, Flavia (illustrator)
New York: Holt, 1957
Box MF 2212
typescript, corrected (25 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
dummy (1 p.)  Box MF 2212
 
A Wish for Mimi 1958 
Note Gag, Flavia
New York: Holt, 1958
Box MC 979
printer's proofs, 38 p. and 50 pg. (various)  Box MC 979
 
artist dummies of cover (ink) (3)  Box MC 979
 
artist sketches with 41 illustrations (ink) (5)  Box MC 979
 
artist illustrations (ink) (2)  Box MC 979
 
artist sketch of title (ink) (1)  Box MC 979