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Pelagie Doane Papers

Summary Information
Title: Pelagie Doane Papers
Dates: 1937-1959
Creator: Doane, Pelagie
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-464
Contains illustrations in various media for 3 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.


Madcap Jeanie, 1959

Sammy Squirrel Goes to Town, 1937

Surprise for Susan, 1950

Biographical Sketch

Pelagie Doane was born April 11, 1906 in Palmyra, New Jersey, and died December 9, 1966. She was a writer and illustrator of children's books, starting her career in greeting card work. She illustrated over 70 books, including all of those she herself wrote.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 1 ink and wash illustration with holograph text, text proof pasteup and 2 separations, 7 tempera, ink and wash illustrations, 1 watercolor study, 4 illustration proofs, 1 pencil illustration, 1 charcoal, ink and pastel sketch, one pencil dummy with text proof.

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.
  • Doane, Pelagie
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Madcap Jeanie 1959 
Note  New York: Dodd, Mead, 1959
Box MC1468
ink and wash illustration with holograph text and text proof pasteup and 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC1468
tempera, ink and wash illustrations (7 p.)  Box MC1468
watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC1468
sheets (4 illustration proofs) (2 p.)  Box MC1468
Sammy Squirrel Goes to Town 1937 
Note  New York: Nelson and Sons, 1937
Box MC1468
pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1468
Surprise for Susan 1950 
Note  New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury, 1950
Box MC1468
charcoal, ink and pastel sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC1468