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Whitney Darrow Jr. Papers

Summary Information
Title: Whitney Darrow Jr. Papers
Dates: 1969
Creator: Darrow, Whitney
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-333
Contains material for two titles.

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.


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.


Animal Etiquette, 1969

I'm Glad I'm a Boy! I'm Glad I'm a Girl!, 1969

Biographical Sketch

Whitney Darrow Jr. was born 8/22/1909 in Princeton, New Jersey, and died 8/10/1999 in Burlington, Vermont. His career as a cartoonist and illustrator began at New Yorker in 1933, and ended there nearly 50 years later. He grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from Princeton University in 1931. He then attended classes at the Art Students League in New York, and shortly thereafter began selling his cartoons to publications such as Judge and Life. He sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker in 1933, and became one of the most popular contributors to that magazine, sometimes having as many as 50 cartoons a year published by them. He also published 5 cartoon collections of his own, and illustrated numerous books. Many critics found his work to be skillful, and believed he helped to popularize cartoons.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author: vol. 13, 115 Obituaries in-- Chicago Tribune, 8/11/99, sec. 1 p.17 Los Angeles Times, 8/13/99, p.A30 New York Times, 8/12/99, p.C21 Washington Post, 8/16/99, p.B7

Collection Scope and Content Note

Contains typescripts, correspondence, illustrations, reviews, proofs, related to 2 books.

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.
  • Darrow, Whitney Jr.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Animal Etiquette 1969  
Box MF 1256
copyright certificate ( 2 p. )  Box MF 1256
Typescript, corrected carbon ( 4 p. )  Box MF 1256
Mock dummies ( 4 p. )  Box MF 1256
Correspondence ( 1 p. )  Box MF 1256
Box MF1256
Photocopied illustrations ( 3 p. )  Box MF1256
Box MF 1256
Reviews ( 18 p. )  Box MF 1256
I'm Glad I'm a Boy! I'm Glad I'm a Girl! 1969  
Box MF 1308
Copyright certificate ( 2 p. )  Box MF 1308
Correspondence ( 21 p. )  Box MF 1308
Flap copies ( 4 p. )  Box MF 1308
Proofs ( 2 p. )  Box MF 1308
Typescript ( 7 p. )  Box MF 1308
Reviews ( 1 p. )  Box MF 1308
Illustrations ( 2 p. )  Box MF 1308