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Robert E. Barry Papers

Summary Information
Title: Robert E. Barry Papers
Dates: 1957-1968
Creator: Barry, Robert E.
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-471
The collection consists of original art for six books and two unverified manuscripts. They are illustrations of ink, crayon, watercolor, ink and wash, watercolor and ink, pencil and tempera and ink.

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.


Boo, 1959

Christmas Tail,

Just Pepper, 1958

Life of Maria Montessori,

Musical Palm Tree; A Story of Puerto Rico, 1965

Next Please, 1961

Riddle of Castle Hill, 1968

This is the Story of Faint George Who Wanted to Be a Knight, 1957

Biographical Sketch

Robert E. Barry was born in Newport, RI. in 1931. He married and had two children. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1953. He studied graphic design and drawing in Germany and Switzerland. He served in the US Army 1954-1955. He was a partner in the graphic design firm Pava Prints, Inc. in Puerto Rico 1957- 1963. He was a professor of art for various institutions from 1966 onward. He was a writer and illustrator of children's books beginning in 1957. He received the New York Times award for Faint George in 1957. He received the Boys Club of America award for the book Faint George in 1957 and the book Next Please in 1961. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 6 p. 12

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of several pieces of original art for six published books and two unverified manuscripts produced between the years 1957 and 1968.

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.
  • Barry, Robert E.
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Boo 1959 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1959
Box MC 1361
Ink Illustration (1)  Box MC 1361
Christmas Tail  
Box MC 1361
Ink, tempera, and watercolor illustrations (3)  Box MC 1361
Just Pepper 1958 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958
Box MC 1361
Crayon sketches (2)  Box MC 1361
Life of Maria Montessori  
Box MC 1361
Ink and watercolor jacket illustration (1)  Box MC 1361
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript (2)  Box MC 1361
Musical Palm Tree; A Story of Puerto Rico 1965 
Note  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965
Box MC 1361
Watercolor studies (2)  Box MC 1361
Sheet of ink sketches (1)  Box MC 1361
Next Please 1961 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Box MC 1361
Ink and wash and crayon illustrations (2)  Box MC 1361
Watercolor and ink study (1)  Box MC 1361
Riddle of Castle Hill 1968 
Note  New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968
Box MC 1361
Watercolor, ink, and pencil illustrator's dummy (32)  Box MC 1361
This is the Story of Faint George Who Wanted to Be a Knight 1957 
Note  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1957
Box MC 1361
Tempera and ink illustrations (2)  Box MC 1361
Tempera and ink study (1)  Box MC 1361