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Michelle Edwards Papers

Summary Information
Title: Michelle Edwards Papers
Dates: 1990-
Creator: Edwards, Michelle
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-324
Abstract:
Michelle Edwards papers contain her artwork and manuscripts for published and unpublished works. The collection includes holograph, typescript, galley proofs, correspondence, cover illustrations, layout materials, notes, illustrations, dummies, and other production materials.

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

Dora's Book, 1990

Alef-bet: a Hebrew Alphabet Book, 1992

Baker's Portrait, 1991

Blessed Are You, 1993

Bontsha the Silent by Peretz, unpublished

Calliope, 2000

Candlewick Correspondence, unpublished

Chicken Man, 1991

Eve and Smithy, 1994

Jackson Friends,

Little Candle,

Meera,

Moonsong,

Night Pals,

One to Ten,

Pa Lia's First Day, 1999

And Sunday Makes Seven, 1990

Talent Show, 2002

What's That Noise,

Zero Grandparents, 2001


Biographical Sketch

Michelle Edwards was born January 25, 1965, in Bridgeport, CT. When she was eighteen, she went to live and work on an Israeli kibbutz outside Jerusalem. Edwards drew, painted, and began to write during her stay on the kibbutz. By the time she was ready to return home, Edwards had committed herself to pursuing a creative profession. After several difficult years, she was successful in establishing herself as a published author and illustrator. In 1992 her self-illustrated book, Chicken Man , won the Marcia and Louis Posner Award for children's picture book.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 70, p. 50-51


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material, consisting of illustrative materials and manuscripts or twelve published and seven unpublished titles. The titles were published starting in 1990. The illustrative materials include illustrations, studies, and sketches done in a variety of media. Manuscript production materials include typescript, holograph, galley proofs, correspondence, notes, dummies, and other material.

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.
  • Edwards, Michelle
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Dora's Book 1990 
Note  Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda, 1990
Box MF 1990
Holograph (1 )  Box MF 1990
 
Typescript, corrected (1 )  Box MF 1990
 
Galley, corrected photocopy (1 )  Box MF 1990
 
Correspondence (1 )  Box MF 1990
 
Notes (1 )  Box MF 1990
Box MC 758
Studies (30)  Box MC 758
 
Illustration for cover (1 )  Box MC 758
 
Stats (4)  Box MC 758
 
Pages of layout material (2)  Box MC 758
Box MC 82b.1990
Jackets (2)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Dummy w/pencil studies & photocopied studies paste-ups w/text & holograph paste-ups (39)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Dummy w/pencil & ink studies w/text paste-ups (65)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Dummy w/photocopied & color proof paste-ups w/photocopied text paste-ups (36)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Felt marker, ink & colored pencil illustration paste-up (1 )  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Felt marker, ink & colored pencil illustration (1 )  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Dummy photocopied (62)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Photographs (19)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Negatives for photographs (7)  Box MC 82b.1990
 
Alef-bet: a Hebrew Alphabet Book 1992 
Note  New York: Lothrop, 1992
Box MC 119
ink study for jacket (1 )  Box MC 119
 
ink studies (24)  Box MC 119
 
photocopy w/ corrections of ink studies (1)  Box MC 119
 
dummy (ink & watercolor illustrations & photocopies of illustrations) (28)  Box MC 119
 
Baker's Portrait 1991 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991
Box MC 139 221
Transparency of title & author (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Samples of text (7 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Photocopies of ink illustrations (73 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Color swatch (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Photocopies of book & text (20 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Pencil studies (63 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink studies (6 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink, pencil, & watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink & pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Pencil study w/text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink study w/text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Pencil & watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Layout notes (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Layout notes w/text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Pencil illustrations (48 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Pencil illustrations of cover (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink illustrations (40 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink illustrations of cover (4 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink & watercolor illustration & text (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink & tempera illustration of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink & tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Ink & watercolor illustrations of cover (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Tempera illustrations of cover (4 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Tempera & pencil illustrations (60 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Tempera illustration (3 p.)  Box MC 139 221
Box MC 139 22l
Dummy of book photocopied (67 p. )  Box MC 139 22l
Box MC 139 221
Dummy used in book (75 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Colored pencil illustration w/text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Pages of text paste-up (2 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Dummy of layout notes (36 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Dummy of pencil illustrations & layout notes (49 p.)  Box MC 139 221
 
Photocopied studies (5 p.)  Box MC 139 221
Box MF 2845 3059
Holograph (11 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Holograph and typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Typescript (70 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Typescript (editorial retype), corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Typescript (editorial retype), corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Typescript with photocopy of illustration (8 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Illustration with text paste-up (3 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Photocopy of illustration (26 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Notes (12 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Correspondence (18 p.)  Box MF 2845 3059
 
Blessed Are You 1993 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1993
Box MF 2848
Holograph (2 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Holograph w/text paste-up (15 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Holograph w/text paste-up (13 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Holograph w/text paste-up (10 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Holograph w/text paste-up (6 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Typescript corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Typescript corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Typescript corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Typescript corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Front matter, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF 2848
 
Notes (56 p.)  Box MF 2848
Box MC 112
Layout notes (4 p.)  Box MC 112
Box MF 2848
W/post-it notes (31 p.)  Box MF 2848
Box MC 112
Ink studies w/layout notes (3 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil studies w/layout notes (4 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Marker study (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Tempera & ink study w/ink & pencil overlay (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil studies w/text paste-ups (3 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil studies (3 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil & ink illustration for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil & colored pencil illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil & ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Color proof of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Color proof w/text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Color proof (1)  Box MC 112
 
Sample of color cted (2 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Typescript corrected (2 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Typescript corrected (25 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Front matter (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Dummy w/photocopy illustrations (45 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Correspondence (2 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Notes (5 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Bontsha the Silent by Peretz unpublished 
Box MC 1114
Pencil sketches (23 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Dummy with painted print illustrations (26 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Pen study (1 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Alternative cover studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Photocopies of prints (14 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Prints (25 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Letter samples (9 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Watercolor prints (20 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Page layouts (8 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Page text (1 p.)  Box MC 1114
 
Calliope 2000 
Note  New York: Harcourt Brace, 2000
Box MF 2845
Holograph (50 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Holograph and typescript corrected (26 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript (46 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript, corrected (240 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Notes (29 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Candlewick Correspondence unpublished 
Box MF 2462
Page proof (9 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Correspondence (14 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Clippings (4 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Chicken Man 1991 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1991
Box MC 118 121
Dummy w/text paste-up & pencil illustrations, some pasted-up (32 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink illustrations for cover (13 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Color swatches (22 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink text Ink text (6 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Samples of text (2 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Pencil studies (39 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Pencil illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Pencil illustrations for cover w/text paste-up (2 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Crayon & ink illustration for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Photocopied illustration pasted-up (1 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Layout of cover w/text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Pencil illustrations paste-up (4 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Pencil illustrations w/text paste-up (12 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink text w/ink illustration paste-up (12 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Tempera & ink illustrations (11 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Tempera & ink illustrations for cover (2 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink text w/ink illustrations (14 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink illustrations (72 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink layouts (25 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Pencil layout (1 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink text w/pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Ink layout w/marker (13 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Watercolor & ink illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Photocopy book dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Watercolor illustration of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 118 121
 
Photocopies with watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 118 121
Box MF 2848 2820 3059
Holograph (191 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Holograph & typescript (31 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
Box MF2848 2820 3059
Typescript (105 p.)  Box MF2848 2820 3059
Box MF 2848 2820 3059
Typescript corrected (193 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Photocopy of illustrations (21 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Illustrations w/text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Correspondence (52 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Notes (43 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Layout notes (12 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 2848 2820 3059
 
Eve and Smithy 1994 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994
Box MC 82b.
Pencil illustrations (9 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Ink Illustration of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil & colored pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Ink & colored pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Ink illustrations (13 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Photocopy of cover (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Dummy w/layout notes & text paste-up (24 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Photocopies w/colored pencil illustrations of cover (5 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Colored pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Watercolor illustrations of cover (2 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil illustrations of cover (2 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Colored Pencil illustrations of cover (5 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Typescript (2 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Colored pencil illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Colored pencil, marker & pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil studies (7 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil studies w/notes (2 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Ink studies (8 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil & watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Dummy w/pencil illustrations & text paste-up (58 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil study w/paste-up (7 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Pencil & watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Photocopy of letter designs (1 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Photocopies of illustrations (16 p.)  Box MC 82b.
 
Watercolor & marker illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC 82b.
Box MF 2845
Holograph (92 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Holograph and typescript (8 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript (107 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript corrected (41 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Photocopy of illustration (1 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Notes (8 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Jackson Friends  
Note  : unverified,
Box MF 2845
Holograph (20 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript (8 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Typescript corrected w/pencil & watercolor (1 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Illustration & text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Dummy w/photocopied illustration & text paste-up (39 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Dummy w/pencil illustration & text paste-up (53 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Dummy proof (62 p.)  Box MF 2845
 
Little Candle  
Note  : unverified,
Box MC 1109
Tempera painting w/felt-tip pen, pencil, typescript (2 p.)  Box MC 1109
 
Meera  
Note  : unpublished,
Box MC 112
Pencil, marker studies (5 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pen, crayon study with type paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Marker studies with type paste-up (4 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil studies with type paste-up (13 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Photograph (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Postcard (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Photocopy, pencil study with type paste-up (2 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Sample book pages with marker sketches & text paste-ups (11 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Oil paint studies (5 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Pencil sketches (21 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Marker, photocopy study (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Photocopies (21 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Text (22 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Layout notes (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Color swatches (1 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Moonsong  
Note  : unverified,
Box MF 2462
Holograph (4 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Holograph corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Typescript (9 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Typescript corrected (60 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Cut and paste-up and typescript corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Dummy (26 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Correspondence (6 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Notes (42 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF 2462
 
Night Pals  
Note  : unpublished,
Box MC 207
Print dummy (26 p.)  Box MC 207
 
Notes with sketches (4 p.)  Box MC 207
 
Written text (19 p.)  Box MC 207
Box MF 3156
Holograph (4 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Holograph (3 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Holograph and typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript (3 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript (3 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Layout (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
One to Ten  
Note  : unpublished,
Box MF 3156
Typescript (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript photocopy (2 p.)  Box MF 3156
Box MC 207
Dummy with various illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC 207
 
Pen illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 207
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box MC 207
 
Pa Lia's First Day 1999 
Note  New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999
Box MF 2846
Holograph (37 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Typescript (67 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Typescript corrected (249 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Galley proof (128 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Dummy (42 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Correspondence (59 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Notes (27 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
Typescript (68 p.)  Box MF 2846
 
And Sunday Makes Seven 1990 
Note  Niles, IL: Albert Whitman & Co., 1990
Box MF 225
pamphlets of research material (7 p.)  Box MF 225
 
color swatches (8 p.)  Box MF 225
 
layout notes (4 p.)  Box MF 225
 
photocopies of illustration & text for cover (3 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil illustrations w/ author notes (14 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil illustrations w/ text paste-ups (17 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil & color swatches (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil studies (40 p.)  Box MF 225
 
ink studies (2 p.)  Box MF 225
 
photocopy of study (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil, ink, & tempera study (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil & ink studies (3 p.)  Box MF 225
 
photocopy of cover, pasted-up w/ overlay (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
tempera & ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF 225
 
samples of lettering (5 p.)  Box MF 225
 
photocopy of illustration & text (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
ink, pencil, & felt marker study of cover (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
dummy, photocopied illustration & text (36 p.)  Box MF 225
 
dummy w/ text paste-up & layout info. for illustration (40 p.)  Box MF 225
 
photocopies of research material (11 p.)  Box MF 225
 
research material (4 p.)  Box MF 225
 
ink, pencil, & felt marker study (2 p.)  Box MF 225
 
pencil & tempera study (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
photocopies of illustrations (15 p.)  Box MF 225
 
ink text for cover (1 p.)  Box MF 225
 
notes (3 p.)  Box MF 225
 
ink & felt marker illustrations for cover (4 p.)  Box MF 225
 
Talent Show 2002 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt, 2002
Box MF 3155
Holograph (27 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
Holograph and typescript, corrected (29 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
Typescript (51 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
Typescript, corrected (93 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
Page proofs (115 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
Research: clippings (1 p.)  Box MF 3155
 
What's That Noise  
Note illustrated by Paul Meisel
Box MF 3156
Typescript (7 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Page proof, corrected, with illustrations (52 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Publisher's dummy (13 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Correspondence (20 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Zero Grandparents 2001 
Note  San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 2001
Box MF 3156
Typescript (4 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Page proof (110 p.)  Box MF 3156
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3156
Box MC 112
Copies of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 112
 
Proof with notes, some with pencil sketches (26 p.)  Box MC 112