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Arnold Edwin Bare Papers

Summary Information
Title: Arnold Edwin Bare Papers
Dates: 1943-1955
Creator: Bare, Arnold Edwin
Extent: 1.0 cubic ft. (1 box)
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-387
Arnold Edwin Bare's papers focus on his work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for seven titles published between 1943 and 1955, and consists of illustrations, studies, and sketches done in a variety of media.

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.


Golden Goose: A Grimm's Tale, 1947

Ilenka, 1945

Maui's Summer, 1952

Mikko's Fortune, 1955

Mooky and Tooky, 1946

Peter Paints the U.S.A., 1948

Pierre Pidgeon, 1943

Biographical Sketch

Arnold Edwin Bare was born June 20, 1920 in New York. He attended Yale University for two years where he learned the importance of setting in a story. In 1943 he illustrated his first book for children, Pierre Pidgeon, by Lee Kingman. The book's artwork was widely praised and the book was the Caldecott Award runner-up for 1944. Arnold Bare continued to illustrate books for children throughout the 1940s and 1950s, and 1952 wrote his book, Maui's Summer. Throughout his career, he has tried to make drawing descriptive of a country and its people and tried to travel to the country that was his setting. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vol. 16, p.32 Illustrators of Children's Books: 1946-1956, p. 68

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for seven titles published between 1943 and 1955. It includes tempera illustrations for dust jackets, tempera studies, a crayon and and chalk sketch, a charcoal sketch, a watercolor study, tempera illustrations, some with text proof paste-ups, a crayon illustration, an illustration proof, and a crayon and pastel sketch. The materials are arranged by title with box level control.

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.
  • Bare, Arnold Edwin
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Golden Goose: A Grimm's Tale 1947 
Note  1947
Box MC 95
Illustration, tempera for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Ilenka 1945 
Note  1945
Box MC 95
Study, tempera (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Sketch, crayon and chalk (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Maui's Summer 1952 
Note  1952
Box MC 95
Illustration, tempera (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Sketch, charcoal (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Illustration proof for end papers (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Study, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Mikko's Fortune 1955 
Note  1955
Box MC 95
Illustration, crayon (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Illustration, tempera, for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Illustrations, tempera, text proof paste-ups (24 p.)  Box MC 95
Illustration, tempera, for end paper (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Illustration, tempera, for title page (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Mooky and Tooky 1946 
Note  1946
Study, tempera (1 p.)  Box
Peter Paints the U.S.A. 1948 
Note  1948
Box MC 95
Illustrations, tempera (3 p.)  Box MC 95
Sketch, crayon and pastel (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Pierre Pidgeon 1943 
Note  1943
Box MC 95
Study, tempera, for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 95
Studies, tempera (5 p.)  Box MC 95