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William Lipkind Papers

Summary Information
Title: William Lipkind Papers
Dates: 1950-1964
Creator: Lipkind, William
Extent: 0.9 linear ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-51
Abstract:
William Lipkind's papers focus on the writing and publication of sixteen of his books for children published between 1950 and 1964. The collection includes typescripts, galley proofs, publisher's dummies, a note, a sketch sheet, and photographs.

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

Billy the Kid, 1961

The Boy and the Forest, 1964

Boy of the Islands, 1954

Boy with a Harpoon, 1952

Chaga, 1955

The Christmas Bunny, 1953

Christmas Ruckus, 1954

Even Steven, 1952

Finders Keepers, 1951

Four-Leaf Clover, 1959

The Little Tiny Rooster, 1960

The Magic Feather Duster, 1958

Perry the Imp, 1956

Professor Bull's Umbrella, 1954

Russet and the Two Reds, 1962

The Two Reds, 1950


Biographical Sketch

William Lipkind, who wrote many of his books under the pseudonym "Will", was born December 17, 1904 in New York City. He attended City College, B.A. 1927 and Columbia University, Ph.D in 1937. Lipkind did research among the Caraja and Javahe Indians in Brazil; he later taught at the university level. He began his career as an author of children's books in 1947. Lipkind collaborated with illustrator Nicolas Mordvinoff on many books, and the team achieved a lot of critical and commercial success. In 1951 their picture book, The Two Reds, was a runner-up for the Caldecott Award and the following year they won the award for Finders Keepers. Lipkind also wrote young adult fiction, mostly historical adventures that drew upon his background in anthropology and interest in different cultures. William Lipkind died on October 2, 1974


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contians production material for sixteen titles published between 1950-1964. It included typescripts, galley proofs, publisher's dummies, a sketch sheet, two photographs, a type sheet, and a memo to the author.

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.
  • Lipkind, William
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Billy the Kid 1961 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1961
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF564
 
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummies (2 p.)  Box MF564
 
inscribed drawing and note (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
The Boy and the Forest 1964 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1964
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (18 p.)  Box MF564
 
galley proof (3 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummies (2 p.)  Box MF564
 
Boy of the Islands 1954 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1954
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
address label sent by author (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
Boy with a Harpoon 1952 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1952
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (32 p.)  Box MF564
 
Chaga 1955 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1955
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummies (2 p.)  Box MF564
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
The Christmas Bunny 1953 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1953
Box MF564
galley proof (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
sketch sheet (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF564
 
correspondence from publisher (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
proof, blown up (5 p.)  Box MF564
 
Christmas Ruckus 1954 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1954
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
Even Steven 1952 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1952
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF564
 
Finders Keepers 1951 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1951
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF564
 
type sheet (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
color sample (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
Four-Leaf Clover 1959 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1959
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF564
 
correspondence from publisher (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
galley sheet (2 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
The Little Tiny Rooster 1960 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1960
Box MF564
typescript, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF564
 
galley sheet (3 p.)  Box MF564
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF564
 
The Magic Feather Duster 1958 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1958
Box MF565
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF565
 
galley proof (4 p.)  Box MF565
 
publishers dummy (1 p.)  Box MF565
 
Perry the Imp 1956 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1956
Box MF565
typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF565
 
partial publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF565
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF565
 
Professor Bull's Umbrella 1954 
Note Schreiber, Georges
New York: Viking, 1954
Box
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box
 
photographs (2 p.)  Box
 
Russet and the Two Reds 1962 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1962
Box MF565
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF565
 
galley sheet (3 p.)  Box MF565
 
publisher's dummy (1 p.)  Box MF565
 
The Two Reds 1950 
Note Mordvinoff, Nicolas
New York: Harcourt, 1950
Box MF565
typescript, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF565
 
galley sheet (2 p.)  Box MF565