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Byron Barton Papers

Summary Information
Title: Byron Barton Papers
Dates: 1973-1977
Creator: Barton, Byron
Extent:
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
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
Acquisition Information:

Byron Barton made several gifts to the collection over a period from 1975 to 1978.

Gift of: Barton, Byron


Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and chronologically within each title.


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
 
Airport 1982 
Note  New York: Crowell Junior Books, 1982
Box MC 1731
Ink and ink was illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
Color seperations (68 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
Ink Illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
Boats 1986 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1986
Box MC 1727
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
film: (1)  Box MC 1727
 
photocopies with overlays (3 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
tempera illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones 1990 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1990
Box MC 1730
pencil studies (17 p.)  Box MC 1730
 
pencil study with text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1730
 
tempera illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC 1730
 
tempera illustration with oversize box (1 p.)  Box MC 1730
 
Building a House 1981 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1981
Box MC 1731
text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
color seperations (69 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
note (1 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
ink illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
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
 
greeting cards  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
 
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs 1989 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1989
Box MC 1731
tempera illustrations (21 p.)  Box MC 1731
 
Good Morning Chick by Mirra Ginsburg 1989 
Note  New York: Greenwillow Press, 1989
Box MC 1728
tempera illustrations with an ink overlay (20 p.)  Box MC 1728
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MC 1728
 
photocopies (3 p.)  Box MC 1728
 
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
 
I Want to Be an Astronaut 1988 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1988
Box MC 1728
tempera illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC 1728
 
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
 
Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan 1991 
Note  New York: Greenwillow Press, 1991
Box MC 1728
tempera illustrations (20 p.)  Box MC 1728
 
The Little Red Hen 1993 
Note  New York: Harper Collins, 1993
Box MC 1728
tempera illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1728
 
Machines at Work 1987 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1987
Box MC 1725
jacket tempera illustration with text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
tempera illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
print (1 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
Planes 1986 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1986
Box MC 1727
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
tempera illustrations with overlays (189 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
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
 
The Tamarindo Puppy by Charlotte Pometantz 1980 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1980
Box MC 1726
ink and marker illustrations (16 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
ink and marker illustrations with text paste-up (11 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
The Three Bears 1991 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1991
Box MC 1725
tempera illustrations (15 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
jacket tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
Trains 1986 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1986
Box MC 1727
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1727
Box MC 1725
tempera illustrations with overlays (16 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
Trucks 1986 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1986
Box MC 1727
jacket proof (1 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
tempera illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC 1727
 
Truck Song by Diane Siebert 1984 
Note  New York: Crowell, 1984
Box MC 1726
tempera illustrations (17 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
The Wee Little Woman 1995 
Note  New York: HarperCollins, 1995
Box MC 1726
tempera and cut paper illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
transperencies (18 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
page proofs (32 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
page proof, corrected (1 p.)  Box MC 1726
 
Where's the Bear by Charlotte Pomerantz 1984 
Note  New York: Greenwillow, 1984
Box MC 1725
tempera illustrations (18 p.)  Box MC 1725
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MC 1725