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Wesley Dennis papers

Summary Information
Title: Wesley Dennis papers
Dates: 1942-1976
Creator: Dennis, Wesley
Extent: 4 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-362
The collection contains illustrations (charcoal, pencil, photostats, oil, ink proofs, watercolor, crayon, photographs, some separations) for 20 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.


Always Reddy, 1947

American Junior Red Cross News,

Born to Trot, 1950

Copper Khan, 1950

Dugan and the Hobo, 1960

Flip and the Cows, 1942

Fools Over Horses, 1952

Golden Sovereign, 1946

Harlequin Hullabaloo, 1949

I'll Take Cappy, 1948

King of the Wind, 1948

Little-or-Nothing from Nottingham, 1949

Pictorial Life Story of Misty, A, 1976

Simba of the White Mane, 1958

That Cold Fireplug, 1958

Tony the Pony, 1959

Muley-Ears, Nobody's Dog, 1959

Red Embers, 1948

Red Pony, The, 1945

Biographical Sketch

Wesley Dennis was born May 16, 1903, in Falmouth, Mass., and died September 5, 1966, in Falmouth. He was an author and illustrator of books for children, and worked in the art departments of several Boston newspaper. He was also employed by department stores, doing fashions at Jordan Marsh, and Christmas cards and portraits at Filene's. King of the Wind , written by Marguerite Henry and illustrated by Dennis, won the Newbery Medal in 1949. Dennis is especially remembered for his illustrations of children's books about horses.

Biographical source: Something About the Author , v.18

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrations (charcoal, ink, oil, proofs, photostats, pencil, watercolor, separations, photograph paste-ups, crayon for 20 titles.

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.
  • Dennis, Wesley
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Always Reddy 1947 
Note  New York: Whittlesey House, 1947
Box MC S70
charcoal illustrations (11 p.)  Box MC S70
sheets charcoal illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC S70
American Junior Red Cross News  
Box MC S70
pencil drawings (2 p.)  Box MC S70
Born to Trot 1950 
Note  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1950
Box MC S70
ink illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC S70
photostats of drawings (8 p.)  Box MC S70
Copper Khan 1950 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1950
Box MC 1466
oil paint illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1466
ink illustrations (11 p.)  Box MC 1466
sheets (16 ink illustrations) (8 p.)  Box MC 1466
proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1466
Dugan and the Hobo 1960 
Note  New York: Whittlesey House, 1960
Box MC S70
study in color (1 p.)  Box MC S70
Flip and the Cows 1942 
Note  New York: Viking, 1942
Box MC S70
pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC S70
Fools Over Horses 1952 
Note  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1952
Box MC1466
ink illustrations (6 p.)  Box MC1466
Golden Sovereign 1946 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1946
Box MC S70
ink illustrations (33 p.)  Box MC S70
Harlequin Hullabaloo 1949 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949
Box MC1466
ink illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC1466
sheets--25 ink illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC1466
ink sketches (2 p.)  Box MC1466
I'll Take Cappy 1948 
Note  New York: Whittlesey House, 1948
Box MC1466
ink illustration for end papers (1 p.)  Box MC1466
ink illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC1466
sheets--16 ink illustrations (8 p.)  Box MC1466
sheets--2 ink illustrations, 2 ink sketches (2 p.)  Box MC1466
King of the Wind 1948 
Note  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1948
Box MC1466
Ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC1466
Little-or-Nothing from Nottingham 1949 
Note  New York: Whittlesey House, 1949
charcoal illustration with text proof, and one separation for jacket (1 p.)  Box
ink illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box
charcoal illustrations with 2 separations (11 p.)  Box
charcoal illustrations with 1 separation (3 p.)  Box
charcoal illustrations (18 p.)  Box
sheet--I charcoal illustration, 1 charcoal sketch (1 p.)  Box
ink illustrations (2 p.)  Box
separations (4 p.)  Box
charcoal and watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box
ink sketch (1 p.)  Box
Pictorial Life Story of Misty, A 1976 
Note  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1976
Box MC S71
photographs paste-up (22 p.)  Box MC S71
Simba of the White Mane 1958 
Note  New York: Whittlesey House, 1958
Box MC11465
crayon sketches (2 p.)  Box MC11465
That Cold Fireplug 1958 
Note  New York: Scribner, 1958
Box MC 1465
pencil illustrations (4 p.)  Box MC 1465
Tony the Pony 1959 
Note  New York: Whittlesey Houses, 1959
Box MC S71
crayon illustration (1 p.)  Box MC S71
Muley-Ears, Nobody's Dog 1959 
Note  Chicago: Rand McNally, 1959
Box MC 1467
pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box MC 1467
Red Embers 1948 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1948
Box MC1467
ink illustrations (29 p.)  Box MC1467
Red Pony, The 1945 
Note  New York: Viking, 1945
Box MC1467
watercolor illustrations (5 p.)  Box MC1467
watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC1467
watercolor for p.130 (1 p.)  Box MC1467