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Byron Barton Papers

Summary Information
Title: Byron Barton Papers
Dates: 1973-1977
Creator: Barton, Byron
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-473
Abstract:
The collection consists of original art in the form of ink illustrations for 8 books published between 1973 and 1977.

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.


Arrangement

Bullfrog Builds a House, 1977

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, 1973

Checker Players, 1973

Harry is a Scaredy-Cat, 1974

Hester, 1975

Jack and Fred, 1974

Snopp on the Sidewalk and Other Poems, 1977


Biographical Sketch

Byron Barton was born Byron Vartanian in Pawtucket, RI in 1930. He changed his surname in 1953. He attended Los Angeles City College from 1948 to 1950 and Chouinard Art Institue from 1953 to 1956. He served in the US Army from 1950 to 1952. He was a free lance writer illustrator and designer. Among the many books he has written and illustrated for children are Harry is a Scaredy-Cat, I Want to Be An Astronaut, and The Wee Little Woman. Over the years he has won several awards. He won the New York Times Choice of Best illustrated Book of the Year in 1972 for Where's Al? And in 1988 for I Want to Be An Astronaut. He won the New York Times Notable Book Award in 1982 for Airport. He won the Children's Book Showcase Title in 1972 for The Paper Airplane Book and and 1973 for Where's Al? Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 126 p.29-31.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of ink drawings for 8 books published between 1973 and 1977. There are four boxes of drawings.

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.
  • Barton, Byron
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Bullfrog Builds a House 1977 
Note Dauer, Rosamond
New York: Greenwillow, 1977
Box MC 1362
Ink illustration with 3 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Ink illustrations with 6 separations (2 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Ink illustrations with 3 separations (26 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Buzz, Buzz, Buzz 1973 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1973
Box MC 1364
Ink illustration with 6 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink Illustration with 5 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustrations with 8 separations (4 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustrations with 7 separations (4 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustrations with 6 separations (12 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustrations with 5 separations (4 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustration with 2 separtations (1 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Layouts for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Checker Players 1973 
Note Venable, Alan
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1973
Box MC 1362
Ink illustration with 3 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Ink Illustrations with 3 separations (33 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Ink illustration with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Ink calligraphy illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Layouts (2 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Pasteups with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box MC 1362
 
Harry is a Scaredy-Cat 1974 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1974
Box MC 1364
Ink illustrations with 3 separations for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustration with 4 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Ink illustrations with 3 separations (17 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Proof dummy (34 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Color-Key proofs for jacket (4 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Layouts for jacket (3 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Color-Key proofs (4 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Text proof (2 p.)  Box MC 1364
 
Hester 1975 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1975
Box MC 1363
Ink and watercolor dummy with text proof and typescript (40 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink illustration with 4 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink illustration with 5 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink illustrations with 4 separations (16 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink study with 4 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Photograph for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Jack and Fred 1974 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1974
Box MC 1363
Felt pen illustrations with 4 separations for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Felt pen illustration with 1 separation for end papers (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Felt pen illustrations with 4 separations (27 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Felt pen illustrations with 3 separations (5 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Felt pen sutdy with 1 separation for end papers (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
Box MC 63
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MC 63
 
Page proof (1 p.)  Box MC 63
 
Snopp on the Sidewalk and Other Poems 1977 
Note Prelutsky, Jack
New York: Greenwillow, 1977
Box MC 1363
Ink and wash dummy with typescript (40 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink illustrations with 2 separations with jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink illustrations with 2 separations (16 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink calligraphy illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1363
 
Ink and wash study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1363