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Gail Haley Papers 1962-1986

Summary Information
Title: Gail Haley Papers
Dates: 1962-1986
Creator: Haley, Gail
Extent: 1.5 lin. ft. (manuscripts); 6.5 cu. ft. (illustrative material)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-36
Abstract:
Gail Haley's papers focus on her work as an author and illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for twenty titles published between 1962 and 1986, as well as production material for several unpublished titles and material for a story published in McCalls magazine. The collection includes holographs and typescripts; galley proofs; notes; correspondence; illustrations done in a variety of media, many with separations; sketches and studies done in variety of media; dummies, proofs, photostats, and photocopies. The collection also contains miscellaneous art work, including studies for Christmas, New Year's, and Halloween cards, some art and manuscript material sent to Haley by children, and miscellaneous material.

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

Abominable Swamp Man, 1975

Altogether, One at a Time, 1972

Birdsong, 1984

Childcraft Encyclopedia, 1971

Go Away, Stay Away, 1977

Green Man, 1980

Jack and the Bean Tree, 1986

Jack and the Fire Dragon, 1980

Jack Jouett's Ride, 1973

Un Jour a Paris avec Leon,

Marguerite in the City,

Marguerite in the Country,

Marguerite in the Tropics,

My Kingdom for a Dragon, 1962

Noah's Ark, 1971

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, 1964

Post Office Cat, 1976

Round Stories about Growing Things, 1966

Round Stories about Land Animals, 1966

Round Stories about Our World, 1966

Round Stories about Water Animals, 1966

Skip Rope Book, 1963

Story, A Story : An African Tale, 1970

Toby Tyler, or, Ten Weeks with a Circus,

Wonderful, Magical World of Marguerite, 1964

Correspondence (to/from Gail Haley),

Correspondence from children,

McCalls [magazine],

Miscellaneous art,

Miscellaneous material,


Biographical Sketch

Gail Haley was born November 4, 1939 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended the Richmond Professional Institute from 1957 to 1959 and later the University of Virginia from 1960 to 1964. Haley published her first book for children, My Kingdom for a Dragon , in 1962, and throughout her career has written and illustrated a number of books for children, as well as retelling and illustrating adaptations of folktales and illustrating other authors' works. She has also written several adult, non-fiction books and has exhibited her graphics and illustrations.

Haley's work aims to "entertain and educate children about their world", and many of her books carry strong messages, such as respect for the environment in Noah's Ark . She is also noted for her adaptations of folktales and won the 1971 Caldecott Medal for A Story, A Story , a retelling of an Ashanti myth.

Haley's interest in Appalachian folklore is evident in her adaptations of two "Jack" tales, Jack and the Bean Tree and Jack and the Fire Dragon . Haley's illustrations are cited by critics for their diversity and her talent for letting the "nature" of the work itself dictate the illustrations, such as the art nouveau style of The Post Office Cat , which won the 1977 Kate Greenaway Medal, given by the British Library Association. Haley is also noted for her woodcuts and prints. In 1989, Gail Haley received the Kerlan Award for her contribution to children's literature.

Source: Something About the Author , v.138. Detroit: Gale Research, 2003.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for twenty titles published between 1962 and 1986, as well as production material for several unpublished titles and material for a story published in McCalls magazine. The collection includes holographs and typescripts; galley proofs; notes; correspondence; illustrations done in a variety of media, many with separations; sketches and studies done in variety of media; dummies, proofs, photostats, and photocopies. The collection also contains miscellaneous art work, including studies for Christmas, New Year's, and Halloween cards, some art and manuscript material sent to Haley by children, and miscellaneous 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.
  • Haley, Gail
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Abominable Swamp Man 1975 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1567
Ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Altogether, One at a Time 1972 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1565
Scratchboard illustrations (8 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Felt pen sketches with text proof (3 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Pencil sketches with text proof (3 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Sheets text proof (3 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Birdsong 1984 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 1276, folder 1
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF 1276, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 1276, folder 1
Box MF 1265, folder 1
Typescript, corrected photocopy (16 p.)  Box MF 1265, folder 1
Box MF 1567
Ink and watercolor illustration for dustjacket with overlay (1 p.)  Box MF 1567
 
Ink and watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box MF 1567
 
Ink study (1 p.)  Box MF 1567
 
Childcraft Encyclopedia 1971 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 1567
Pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MF 1567
 
Watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MF 1567
 
Go Away, Stay Away 1977 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 594
Ink print for title page (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink print (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Negative color separation in ink (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink and watercolor proof print (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Green Man 1980 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 594
Acrylic illustration for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Acrylic illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Acrylic study (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Jack and the Bean Tree 1986 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 1276, folder 1
Typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 1276, folder 1
 
Publishing information (1 p.)  Box MF 1276, folder 1
Box MC 594
Acrylic illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink print (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink and pencil studies (9 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Jack and the Fire Dragon 1980 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 594
Ink proofs (4 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Proofs in ink (3 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Photostat (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Jack Jouett's Ride 1973 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 397, folder 1
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Typescript, incomplete (1 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (17 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (15 p.)  Box MF 397, folder 1
Box
Typescript (15 p.)  Box
 
Un Jour a Paris avec Leon  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1567
Ink and tempera dummy (34 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Marguerite in the City  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (15 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Holograph (14 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Holograph (11 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MF 379, folder 2
Holograph and typescript, corrected (20 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
 
Typescript, corrected (16 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
 
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
 
Typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
 
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
Box MF 379, folder 1
Typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, carbon (16 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, carbon (16 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC S 133a
Cut paper, felt pen and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Cut paper and ink studies (2 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Felt pen and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Felt pen and watercolor studies (3 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Felt pen studies (89 p.)  Box MC S 133a
Box MC S133a
Pencil studies (24 p.)  Box MC S133a
Box MC S 133a
Ink studies (4 p.)  Box MC S 133a
Box MC S133a
Linoleum studies (2 p.)  Box MC S133a
Box MC S 133a
Sheet felt pen and pencil studies (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Sheets felt pen studies (14 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Sheets ink studies (2 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Sheets pencil studies (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
Box MC S133a
Sheets layout (3 p.)  Box MC S133a
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (10 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Marguerite in the Country  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (14 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (15 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC 1565
Ink sketches (13 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Sheets ink sketches (2 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Envelope (1 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Marguerite in the Tropics  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC 1567
Ink and watercolor sketch (15 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheet ink, pencil, and watercolor sketches (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheets ink and watercolor sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Felt pen sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
My Kingdom for a Dragon 1962 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1565
Woodcut preliminary prints (25 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Sheets illustration proofs (39 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Sheets proofs (6 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Sheets text proof (82 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Noah's Ark 1971 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folders 1-2
Typescript, corrected [partly in notebook] (100 p.)  Box MF 379, folders 1-2
Box MF 379, folder 2
Galley proof, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
Box OS 11
Publisher's dummy (36 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Publisher's dummy (16 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Pencil sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Felt pen sketches (34 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Sheets felt pen sketches (4 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Felt pen and pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Ink sketches (2 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Sheet ink sketches (1 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Pencil sketches (16 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Sheets pencil sketches (4 p.)  Box OS 11
 
Sets each with 8 sheets of progressive proofs with rejected proofs on reverse of sheets (48 p.)  Box OS 11
 
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe 1964 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1565
Watercolor illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Sheets [with 13] watercolor illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Post Office Cat 1976 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 594
Watercolor and ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Watercolor and ink plates [for color separations] (4 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Ink sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Pencil and ink sketches (2 p.)  Box MC 594
 
Round Stories about Growing Things 1966 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (9 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Holograph (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (7 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (7 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (6 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Front matter (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MF 379, folder 2
Galley proof (2 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
 
Notes (14 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 2
Box MC S 133a
Ink and watercolor dummies with holograph text (18 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Ink and watercolor dummy with holograph text (6 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Tempera study for "Round Stories" series package (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Negative photostat for "Round Stories" series package (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Sheet miscellaneous (1 p.)  Box MC S 133a
 
Round Stories about Land Animals 1966 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (6 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Galley proof (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC 1567
Watercolor dummy with proof (16 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Ink and watercolor study for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Round Stories about Our World 1966 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, carbon (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (6 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC 1567
Ink and watercolor dummies (3 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Round Stories about Water Animals 1966 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Holograph (2 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, carbon (6 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected carbon (5 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Notes (13 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Skip Rope Book 1963 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1565
Ink and tempera dummy (56 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Tempera illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Tempera illustration for endpapers (1 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Ink and tempera illustrations with 1 separation (10 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Ink and tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Tempera illustrations (8 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Story, A Story : An African Tale 1970 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 57
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) (4 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (9 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) (3 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (8 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) (6 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (6 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut illustrations (each 5 sheets) (10 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (6 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) (3 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (6 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) (4 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (5 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut illustrations (each 3 sheets) (9 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (5 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut illustrations ( each 5 sheets) (20 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (4 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut illustrations (each 3 sheets) (9 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separations (4 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) (4 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Separation (1 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut print study (1 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets (1 woodcut illustration) with 1 woodcut print study (3 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Felt pen studies (54 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets felt pen studies (96 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets ink studies (3 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets pencil studies (7 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Woodcut print studies (209 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Sheets text proof (5 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Proof dummies (44 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Proofs for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Proof sheets (3 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Photocopies (studies with holograph) (17 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Photocopies correspondence (2 p.)  Box MC 57
 
Toby Tyler, or, Ten Weeks with a Circus  
Note Haley,Gail
: ,
Box MC 1565
Ink and watercolor studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Ink studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1565
 
Wonderful, Magical World of Marguerite 1964 
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC 1567
Cut paper and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Ink and watercolor studies (4 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheets proofs (37 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Advertisements (3 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Folder with publisher notes on it [by Gail Haley?] (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Correspondence (to/from Gail Haley)  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 378, folder 1
Correspondence (97 p.)  Box MF 378, folder 1
 
Correspondence from children  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1565
Artwork with letter (1 p.)  Box MC 1565
Box MF 378-378a, folders 1-5
Correspondence from children, some in notebooks  Box MF 378-378a, folders 1-5
 
McCalls [magazine]  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MF 379, folder 1
Holograph (2 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript (2 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
Box MC 1567
Ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheets with 16 ink illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheets with 27 tempera illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Cut paper study (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Ink sketches (13 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Pencil sketches (14 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheets pencil sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Tempera study (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Negative photostats (21 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Positive photostat (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
 
Sheet illustration proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
Box MF 379, folder 1
Typescript, corrected carbon (4 p.)  Box MF 379, folder 1
 
Miscellaneous art  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1128
Ink and marker illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1128
Box MC 1568
Felt pen and pencil dummy (64 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Ink and pencil dummy (18 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Ink dummy with typescript (6 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Ink dummy (42 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Ink and watercolor sketchbook (56 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Sheet felt pen and pencil studies (1 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Felt pen and tempera study (1 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Felt pen and watercolor studies (7 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Felt pen studies (15 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Pencil studies (11 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Woodcut studies for Christmas and New Year's cards (5 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Woodcut studies for Halloween cards (3 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Woodcut studies (4 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Proof dummy (16 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Sheets "McCalls" printed stock mounted on construction paper (8 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Felt pen sketches (13 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Sheets felt pen sketches (96 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Sheets ink sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Sheets pencil sketches (7 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1568
 
Miscellaneous material  
Note Haley, Gail
Box MC 1567
Clothbound volume with illustrations, from a child (1 p.)  Box MC 1567
Box MF 379, folders 1-3
Notes, correspondence, proofs, flyers, typescripts, and holographs (171 p.)  Box MF 379, folders 1-3