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Margaret Bloy Graham Papers

Summary Information
Title: Margaret Bloy Graham Papers
Dates: 1947-1974
Creator: Graham, Margaret Bloy
Extent: 7.5 cubic feet
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-34
Abstract:
Margaret Bloy Graham's papers focus on her work as an illustrator of children's picture books. The collection contains production material for 24 titles published between 1947-74, and includes illustrations done in a variety of media, many with separations, studies and sketches, dummies, pasteups, proofs, layouts, and color samples. There is also some illustrative material for a publisher's catalog from Harper's focusing on the 'Harry' series, and material for bookmarks.

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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Arrangement

All Falling Down,

Benjy and the Barking Bird,

Big Mose,

Crumb that Walked, The: More about Jane Jonquil,

Dear Garbage Man,

Divine Tenement, The: A Novel,

Green Hornet Lunchbox, The,

Handy Guide to Grownups, A,

Harry and the Lady Next Door,

Harry by the Sea,

Non-book material for 'Harry' series,

Bookmarks for 'Harry' series,

Hide and Seek Day,

Hunch, Munch and Crunch: More about the Jonquils,

Jeffie's Party,

Meanest Squirrel I Ever Met, The,

Mr. Upstairs and Mr. Downstairs: Introducing Jane Jonquil and Her Father,

No Roses for Harry,

Non-book material,

Pack Rat's Day, The, and Other Poems,

Plant Sitter, The,

Really Spring,

Storm Book, The,

Sugar Mouse Cake, The,

Summer Snowman, The,

To a Different Drum: The Story of Henry David Thoreau,

Woman of Means, A,


Biographical Sketch

Margaret Bloy Graham was born November 2, 1920, in Toronto, Ontario. She attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a B.A. in 1943, and worked as a draftsman artist before beginning to illustrate books in the 1940s. In 1951 she illustrated her first children's book All Falling Down , written by her first husband and frequent collaborator, Gene Zion. The book was a Caldecott Honor Book, and the following year she received another Caldecott Honor for The Storm Book , written by Charlotte Zolotow. Throughout her long career she has illustrated and written many books, and is best know for her and Gene Zion's 'Harry' series. These books relate the adventures of Harry the dog, and are noted for their entertaining stories and illustrations. The books are noted for their child's eye view of the world, where things that are important to the very young are depicted, and youngsters learn that things can work out when they 'sit' plants, or try to save the only 'summer' snowman. Graham's books are also notable for their animal portrayals; dogs, squirrels, and mice are endowed with distinct personalities that come alive through her illustrations and add life to the stories, and capture a child's sense of humor.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 11


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for 24 titles published between 1947-74, and includes illustrations done in a variety of media, many with separations, studies and sketches, dummies, layouts, pasteups, proofs, as well as some art work done for a publisher's catalog for Harper's, and bookmarks that feature Harry the dog.

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.
  • Graham, Margaret Bloy
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
All Falling Down  
Box MC1557
watercolor dummy (50 p.)  Box MC1557
 
watercolor jacket illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC1557
 
ink and watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (15 p.)  Box MC1557
 
pasteups (2 p.)  Box MC1557
 
sample drawings for color (2 p.)  Box MC1557
 
Benjy and the Barking Bird  
Box MC1552
pencil and watercolor illustrations with 3 separations (one is missing one separation) (25 p.)  Box MC1552
 
watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box MC1552
 
proof dummy (36 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pasteups (15 p.)  Box MC1552
Box MF1552
sheets proof (7 p.)  Box MF1552
Box MC1552
sheets color samples (3 p.)  Box MC1552
 
Big Mose  
Box MC1553
ink jacket illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink illustrations (13 p.)  Box MC1553
 
Crumb that Walked, The: More about Jane Jonquil  
Box MC1553
ink jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink illustrations, some with pasteups (17 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink jacket studies (2 p.)  Box MC1553
 
sheet proof (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
Dear Garbage Man  
Box MC1272
watercolor dummy (40 p.)  Box MC1272
 
watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (20 p.)  Box MC1272
 
pencil jacket studies (2 p.)  Box MC1272
 
sheets proof (18 p.)  Box MC1272
 
p, of pencil studies (1 p.)  Box MC1272
 
Divine Tenement, The: A Novel  
Box MC1553
ink jacket illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink illustrations (14 p.)  Box MC1553
 
Green Hornet Lunchbox, The  
Box MC1553
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC1553
 
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (25 p.)  Box MC1553
 
pencil illustrations with 1 separation (5 p.)  Box MC1553
 
pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
proof dummy (36 p.)  Box MC1553
 
sheets proof (5 p.)  Box MC1553
 
Handy Guide to Grownups, A  
Box MC1553
ink and watercolor endpaper illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink and watercolor illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC1553
 
Harry and the Lady Next Door  
Box MC1552
pencil dummy (72 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pencil jacket illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pencil illustrations with 2 separations (38 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pasteups (63 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pencil dummy with holograph and corrected typescript (72 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pastel dummy with corrected typescript (64 p.)  Box MC1552
 
ink and wash jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1552
 
pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC1552
 
sheet pencil studies (1 p.)  Box MC1552
 
Harry by the Sea  
Box MC156
pencil and watercolor dummy [1 spread missing] (38 p.)  Box MC156
 
charcoal and watercolor jacket illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC156
 
pencil and watercolor illustrations with text pasteup and 2 separations (19 p.)  Box MC156
 
pencil and watercolor illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC156
 
watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC156
 
pastel dummy with corrected typescript (36 p.)  Box MC156
Box MC156a
crayon jacket study (1 p.)  Box MC156a
 
ink and wash studies (11 p.)  Box MC156a
 
pastel and pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC156a
 
pencil studies (57 p.)  Box MC156a
 
layouts (2 p.)  Box MC156a
 
Non-book material for 'Harry' series  
Box MC156a
publisher's catalog, Harper, Fall, 1965 (1 p.)  Box MC156a
 
pastel cover studies (27 p.)  Box MC156a
 
pencil cover studies (8 p.)  Box MC156a
 
watercolor cover studies (4 p.)  Box MC156a
 
sheet text proof (1 p.)  Box MC156a
 
Bookmarks for 'Harry' series  
Box MC156
pencil and watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC156
Box MC156a
pastel studies (3 p.)  Box MC156a
 
sheet pastel studies (1 p.)  Box MC156a
 
pencil studies (10 p.)  Box MC156a
 
watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC156a
 
Hide and Seek Day  
Box MC1554
ink and watercolor dummy (22 p.)  Box MC1554
 
ink and watercolor jacket illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC1554
Box MC1554,
ink and watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (14 p.)  Box MC1554,
Box MC1554
photostat of studies dummy with ink, pencil and watercolor touches and typescript and text proof (40 p.)  Box MC1554
 
Hunch, Munch and Crunch: More about the Jonquils  
Box MC1553
ink jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1553
 
ink illustrations (14 p.)  Box MC1553
 
Jeffie's Party  
Box MC S 128
watercolor dummy (40 p.)  Box MC S 128
 
watercolor jacket illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box MC S 128
 
watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (17 p.)  Box MC S 128
 
pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC S 128
 
color sample (1 p.)  Box MC S 128
 
Meanest Squirrel I Ever Met, The  
Box MC1554
pencil and watercolor cover illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC1554
 
pencil and watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (38 p.)  Box MC1554
 
pencil and watercolor dummy (48 p.)  Box MC1554
 
holograph dummy with loose material (48 p.)  Box MC1554
 
holograph dummy (48 p.)  Box MC1554
 
pencil dummy with loose material: 22 ink and watercolor studies, 3 pencil studies, and a corrected typescript (48 p.)  Box MC1554
 
p. wash studies (1 p.)  Box MC1554
 
Mr. Upstairs and Mr. Downstairs: Introducing Jane Jonquil and Her Father  
Box MC S 127
ink jacket illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
pasteups (19 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
No Roses for Harry  
Box MC1272
pencil and watercolor dummy (38 p.)  Box MC1272
 
watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (31 p.)  Box MC1272
 
pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC1272
 
sheets proof (17 p.)  Box MC1272
 
original pastel sketches, some with typescript (32 p.)  Box MC1272
 
Non-book material  
Box MC S 127
pencil and watercolor illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
Pack Rat's Day, The, and Other Poems  
Box MC S 127
watercolor dummy (68 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
watercolor jacket illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
watercolor endpaper illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
watercolor illustration with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (23 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (3 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
pencil jacket studies (2 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
illustrator's proof dummy, corrected (1 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
sheets color samples (2 p.)  Box MC S 127
 
Plant Sitter, The  
Box MC1555,1556
original watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and watercolor dummy (38 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and watercolor jacket illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (17 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and watercolor jacket illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil jacket study (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and watercolor studies with text (12 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
pencil and wash study (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
miscellaneous pencil drawing (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
miscellaneous AIGA Certificate of Excellence, 1955-57 (1 p.)  Box MC1555,1556
 
Really Spring  
Box MC1557
watercolor dummy (40 p.)  Box MC1557
 
watercolor jacket illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC1557
 
watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (16 p.)  Box MC1557
 
press proof (15 p.)  Box MC1557
 
Storm Book, The  
Box MC1559
watercolor dummy (52 p.)  Box MC1559
 
watercolor cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1559
 
watercolor illustrations (8 p.)  Box MC1559
 
Sugar Mouse Cake, The  
Box MC1556
pencil and watercolor dummy (52 p.)  Box MC1556
 
charcoal jacket illustrations with 2 separations (3 p.)  Box MC1556
 
watercolor endpaper illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1556
 
charcoal illustrations with 2 separations (30 p.)  Box MC1556
 
pencil and watercolor dummy with corrected typescript (48 p.)  Box MC1556
 
pencil dummy with corrected typescript (40 p.)  Box MC1556
 
pencil calligraphy jacket study (2 p.)  Box MC1556
Box MC S 126
ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
pencil studies [illustrator's original small dummy] (28 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
sheet ink calligraphy studies (1 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
photostat of illuminated manuscript (1 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
publisher's catalog for 1964-65 (1 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
pencil and watercolor cover studies (2 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
separations for cover (2 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
sheet proof for cover (1 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
sheet color samples (1 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
pencil studies for bookmark (2 p.)  Box MC S 126
 
Summer Snowman, The  
Box MC1560
ink and watercolor dummy (40 p.)  Box MC1560
 
ink jacket illustrations with 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC1560
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (23 p.)  Box MC1560
 
To a Different Drum: The Story of Henry David Thoreau  
Box MC1559
ink illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC1559
 
Woman of Means, A  
Box MC1559
ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC1559