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Arnold Lobel Papers

Summary Information
Title: Arnold Lobel papers
Dates: 1961-1978, undated
Creator: Lobel, Arnold
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 60 minutes for retrieval.
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-53
Abstract:
The papers focus on Arnold Lobel's work as an author and illustrator of children's books. It contains production material for published and unpublished titles, and includes both manuscript and illustrative materials, with an emphasis on the latter. Manuscript material includes typescripts and proofs, and illustrative material including primarily ink and pencil drawings, and watercolor paintings.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Lobel, Arnold.

Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Arnold Lobel papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title.


Biographical Sketch of Arnold Lobel

Arnold Lobel (May 22, 1933-December 4, 1987) is an award winning children's book author and illustrator. During his 26 year career, he wrote, illustrated, and collaborated on close to 100 books. Born in Los Angeles, CA and raised in Schenectady, NY, Lobel was often sick in gradeschool. To pass time at home and engage with his classmates, he would draw and create stories. In 1955, Mr. Lobel graduated with a degree in fine arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. That same year he married Anita Kempler, also a graduate of Pratt Institute and a children's author and illustrator. The two lived and raised their family in Brookly, NY. On December 4, 1987, Lobel died of a cardiac arrest as a result of complications of AIDS.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The papers focus on Arnold Lobel's work as an author and illustrator of children's books. It contains production material for published and unpublished titles, and includes both manuscript and illustrative materials, with an emphasis on the latter. Manuscript material includes typescripts and proofs, and illustrative material includes illustrations done in a variety of media, some with separations, studies, and dummies.

Subject Terms
INDEX TERMS
  • This 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.
  • Lobel, Arnold
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ants Are Fun 1969  
Box 2
Pencil sketches with color separations and typescript paste-up undated  Box 2
Note  102 items
 
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-up undated  Box 2
Note  33 items
 
As Right As Right Can Be 1976  
Box 3
Pencil illustrations with corrected typescript paste-up undated  Box 3
Note  31 items
Box 4
Pencil, ink, and watercolor color separation illustrations undated  Box 4
Note  45 items
Box 2
Pencil, ink, and watercolor color separation illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  23 items
Box 1
Photocopies of illustrations, copy of negative; proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
Note  10 items
Box 2
Pencil sketches undated  Box 2
Note  69 items
 
Cover paste-ups undated  Box 2
Note  2 items
 
Bears of the Air, The 1965  
Box 1
Corrected holograph and typescript; proof 1964  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Dummy, galley 1965  Box 1 , Folder 11
Note  2 items
Box 4
Jacket paste-ups undated  Box 4
Note  2 items
Box 5
Jacket paste-up undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
Box 4
Pencil and ink illustrations with typescript paste-up undated  Box 4
Note  18 items
 
Circus 1974  
Box 5
Pencil sketches undated  Box 5
Note  25 items
Box 3
Pencil sketches undated  Box 3
Note  9 items
Box 4
Pencil sketches undated  Box 4
Note  10 items
Box 3
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  26 items
Box 5
Watercolor illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  3 items
 
Proof of text and illustrations undated  Box 5
Note  4 items
Box 1
Photocopies of illustrations, negatives undated  Box 1 , Folder 12
Note  3 items
 
Clay Pot Boy, The 1973  
Box 6
Pencil illustrations with typescript paste-up undated  Box 6
Note  28 items
Box 1
Negative photocopies of illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 13
Note  6 items
Box 3
Pencil sketches undated  Box 3
Note  2 items
Box 6
Pencil sketches undated  Box 6
Note  2 items
 
Pencil, ink, and watercolor illustration of cover undated  Box 6
Note  1 item
 
Pencil and ink illustrations with seperations and typescript undated  Box 6
Note  40 items
 
Comic Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog, The 1968  
Box 3
Ink and tempera illustrations with seperations and typescript undated  Box 3
Note  33 items
 
Evening Meal, The 1976  
Box 1
Photocopy of dummy; ink and watercolor illustrations; dummy; negative photocopy of illustration 23 items  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Frog and Toad Are Friends 1970  
Box 1
Corrected holograph and typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Pencil sketch undated  Box 1 , Folder 15
Note  1 item
 
Giant John 1964  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Good Ethan unknown  
Box 6
Pencil illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  20 items
Box 5
Pencil, ink, and watercolor illustrations with separations undated  Box 5
Note  24 items
Box 6
Pencil and typescript paste-up of end papers undated  Box 6
Note  3 items
 
Photocopies of illustrations undated  Box 6
Note  5 items
 
Great Blueness and Other Predicaments, The 1968  
Box 1
Holograph, correspondence undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
Note  1 item
 
Greg's Microscope 1963  
Box 1
Dummy, proof of jacket 1963  Box 1 , Folder 17
Note  2 items
Box 6
Ink and watercolor illustrations with seperations undated  Box 6
Note  15 items
Box 7
Ink and watercolor illustrations with seperations undated  Box 7
Note  23 items
 
Hansel and Gretel 1971  
Box 1
Pencil and ink illustrations with seperations undated  Box 1 , Folder 18
Note  50 items
Box 7
Pencil and ink illustrations with seperations undated  Box 7
Note  3 items
 
Holiday for Mister Muster, A 1963  
Box 5
Ink illustrations with typescript paste-up and seperations undated  Box 5
Box 1
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 19
Note  1 item
Box 5
Photocopy of illustration undated  Box 5
Note  1 item
 
I'll Fix Anthony unknown  
Box 8
Pencil, ink, and watercolor illustrations for jacket undated  Box 8
Note  2 items
 
Pencil illustrations; loose holograph undated  Box 8
Note  26 items
Box 5
Pencil and ink illustrations with typescript and seperations undated  Box 5
Note  17 items
 
Let's Get Turtles 1965  
Box 7
Ink illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 7
Note  35 items
Box 1
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 20
Note  1 item
 
Little Runner of the Longhouse 1962  
Box 11
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-up and seperations undated  Box 11
Note  31 items
Box 7
Pencil sketches undated  Box 7
Note  3 items
Box 1
Photographic copy of illustration undated  Box 1 , Folder 21
Note  1 item
 
Lucille 1964  
Box 1
Holograph undated  Box 1 , Folder 5
Box 9
Ink illustrations with typescript paste-ups 1964  Box 9
Note  34 items
Box 10
Ink separation illustrations undated  Box 10
Note  24 items
 
Martha, The Movie Mouse 1966  
Box 1
Corrected typescript, proof 1966  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Dummy undated  Box 1 , Folder 22
Note  1 item
Box 8
Pencil illustrations with separations undated  Box 8
Note  69 items
 
Master of Miracle, The: A New Novel of the Golem 19971  
Box 12
Pencil illustrations undated  Box 12
Note  6 items
Box 8
Pencil illustration with watercolor illustration on back undated  Box 8
Note  1 item
 
Mean Old Hyena, The Unpublished  
Box 1
Photocopies of illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 23
Note  5 items
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 24
Note  53 items
Box 12
Pencil sketches undated  Box 12
Note  3 items
 
Jacket material paste-up undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
Box 11
Pencil sketches undated  Box 11
Note  64 items
Box 8
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-up undated  Box 8
Note  18 items
 
Miscellaneous  
Box 1
Ink illustration undated  Box 1 , Folder 25
Note  1 item
 
Miss Suzy's Birthday 1974  
Box 13
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 13
Note  20 items
 
Miss Suzy's Easter Surprise 1972  
Box 13
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript-paste ups undated  Box 13
Note  23 items
Box 14
Ink and watercolor illustrations with typescript-paste ups undated  Box 14
Note  1 item
 
More Tales of Oliver Pig 1981  
Box 1
Proof, galley, jacket proof undated  Box 1 , Folder 26
Note  3 items
 
Mouse Soup 1977  
Box 15
Pencil and ink sketches undated  Box 15
Note  28 items
 
On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed into Town 1971  
Box 1
Corrected photocopy of typescript 1970  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Oscar Otter 1966  
Box 14
Pencil and watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-up undated  Box 14
Note  62 items
Box 15
Color separations undated  Box 15
Note  96 items
 
Ink illustration for jacket with paste-up undated  Box 15
Note  1 item
 
Ink and watercolor illustration for jacket undated  Box 15
Note  1 item
 
Prince Bertram the Bad 1963  
Box 1
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Ink, watercolor, and pencil dummy with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 1 , Folder 27
Note  1 item
 
Quarreling Book, The 1963  
Box 1
Note on artwork, Pencil dummy with typescript paste-up 1978; undated  Box 1 , Folder 28
Note  2 item
Box 15
Ink illustrations with typescript-paste-up undated  Box 15
Note  17 items
 
Color separations undated  Box 15
Note  2 items
 
Rabbit Song, A 1983  
Box 15
Ink and watercolor illustration for jacket undated  Box 15
Note  1 item
 
Pencil illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 15
Note  15 items
 
Red Fox and His Canoe 1964  
Box 15
Pencil illustrations with color separations undated  Box 15
Note  124 items
Box 1
Note on artwork; Ink and crayon illustration undated  Box 1 , Folder 29
Note  2 items
Box 12
Ink and watercolor illustration with typescript paste-up; ink and crayon illustration undated  Box 12
Note  2 items
 
Red Tag Comes Back 1961  
Box 14
Ink illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 14
Note  34 items
Box 12
Watercolor separations undated  Box 12
Note  64 items
Box 16
Watercolor separation undated  Box 16
Note  1 item
Box 12
Ink and watercolor illustration for jacket undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Sam, the Minuteman 1969  
Box 16
Pencil and ink illustrations with separations undated  Box 16
Note  54 items
Box 12
Pencil illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 12
Note  28 items
 
Ink, pencil, and watercolor illustration for jacket undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
 
Seahorse 1972  
Box 16
Pencil illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 16
Note  29 items
Box 12
Pencil and ink illustrations with paste-ups undated  Box 12
Note  96 items
Box 16
Watercolor and ink illustrtion for jacket cover undated  Box 16
Note  1 item
 
Secret Three, the 1963  
Box 1
Dummy 1963  Box 1 , Folder 30
Note  1 item
Box 17
Ink illustrations with separations undated  Box 17
Note  132 items
 
Small Pig 1969  
Box 18
Pencil and watercolor illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 18
Note  28 items
Box 17
Ink illustrations with separations undated  Box 17
Note  136 items
Box 18
Ink and watercolor illustration for jacket with paste-ups undated  Box 18
Note  1 item
 
Someday 1965  
Box 1
Dummy with typescript paste-up; note on artwork undated; 1978  Box 1 , Folder 31
Note  2 items
Box 18
Pencil illustrations with separations undated  Box 18
Note  16 items
 
Something Old, Something New 1961  
Box 18
Ink illustrations with typescript paste-up and separations undated  Box 18
Note  54 items
 
Star Thief, The 1967  
Box 18
Pencil sketches undated  Box 18
Note  8 items
 
Ink illustrations for jacket with paste-ups undated  Box 18
Note  2 items
 
Pencil and ink illustrations with separations undated  Box 18
Note  68 items
 
Strange Disappearance of Arthur Cluck, The 1967  
Box 12
ink and watercolor illustration for jacket undated  Box 12
Note  1 item
Box 18
Pencil illustrations with separations undated  Box 18
Note  97 items
 
Tale of Meshka the Kvetch, The 1980  
Box 19
Pencil sketches undated  Box 19
Note  65 items
 
Pencil illustrations undated  Box 19
Note  24 items
 
Pencil illustrations with separations undated  Box 19
Note  121 items
 
Pencil and watercolor sketch for jacket undated  Box 19
Note  1 item
Box 1
Galley; proofs of jacket undated  Box 1 , Folder 32
Note  3 items
 
Tales of Oliver Pig 1979  
Box 19
Pencil sketches undated  Box 19
Note  47 items
 
Pencil illustrations with typescript paste-ups undated  Box 19
Note  29 items
 
Pencil and watercolor illustrations with separations undated  Box 19
Note  31 items
Box 1
Proof of jacket; Photocopies of cover; pencil sketches; pencil sketches for jacket paste-up undated  Box 1 , Folder 33
Note  5 items
 
Terrible Tiger, The 1970  
Box 20
Pencil sketches undated  Box 20
Note  25 items
Box 1
Pencil sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 34
Note  5 items
Box 20
Pencil and watercolor illustrations with separations and typescript paste-ups undated  Box 20
Note  32 items
 
Terry and the Caterpillars 1962  
Box 12
Ink illustration with 3 separations undated  Box 12
Note  4 items
 
Tot Botot and His Little Flute 1970  
Box 1
Pencil sketches undated  Box 1 , Folder 35
Note  11 items
 
Pencil sketches; pencil and watercolor illustration for jacket undated  Box 1 , Folder 36
Note  15 items
Box 12
Photostats undated  Box 12
Note  12 items
Box 20
Pencil illsutrations with separations undated  Box 20
Note  23 items
 
Witch on the Corner, The 1966  
Box 1
Pencil illustrations undated  Box 1 , Folder 37
Note  37 items
 
Jacket cover paste-up undated  Box 1 , Folder 38
Note  1 item
 
A Zoo for Mister Muster 1962  
Box 1
Corrected typescript undated  Box 1 , Folder 9