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Evaline Ness Papers

Summary Information
Title: Evaline Ness Papers
Dates: 1954-1983
Creator: Ness, Evaline
Extent: 7.8 cu. ft.
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-60
Abstract:
Evaline Ness' papers focus on her work as an author and illustrator of children's books, with emphasis on the latter. The collection contains production material for twenty titles published between 1954 and 1983, and includes both manuscript and illustrative material. The materials held include typescripts, galley proofs and front matter, illustrations done in a variety of media many with separations, studies, paste ups, dummies, layouts, transparencies, a photograph and photostats, and some miscellaneous art work.

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

Amelia Mixed the Mustard and Other Poems, 1975

Devil's Bridge, The : A Legend, 1978

Don't You Remember?, 1973

Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming, 1971

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Italy, 1965

Fierce: The Lion, 1980

Four Rooms from the Metropolitan Museum of Art To Cut Out and Color, 1977

Hand-Me-Down Doll, The, 1983

Josefina February, 1963

Lonely Marie, 1969

Long, Broad, and Quickeye, 1969

Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog, 1972

Shaker Paper House to Cut and Color, A, 1979

Some of the Days of Everett Andserson, 1970

Story of Ophelia, The, 1954

This is A Paper Palace to Cut Out and Color, 1976

Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland, 1962

Victorian Paper House to Cut out and Color, 1978

Warmint, The: A Poem, 1976

What Color is Ceasar?, 1978

Yeck Eck, 1974

Haitian Martket,

Sam Bangs and Moonshine,

Miscellaneous Artwork,


Biographical Sketch

Evaline Ness was born April 24, 1911 in Union City, Ohio. She attended Ball State Teacher's College, and studied art at the Chicago Art Institute, Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Students League in New York City, and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. Evaline Ness taught children's art classes, and worked as a fashion and magazine illustrator early in her career, and in the 1954 illustrated her first children's book, The Story of Ophelia, by Mary Gibbons. In 1963, she illustrated her own story, A Gift for Sula Sula. Throughout her long and prolific career, Evaline Ness illustrated many authors' books and was noted for her ability to work in a variety of media and her innovative and unique illustrations that interweaved text and pictures to create a story that captured a young child's attention and imagination. This talent is especially evident in her own written works with their girl protagonists and subtle stories that have a backdrop of "feminism" and present "real" characters learning about all of life's pleasures, problems, and pains. In 1967, Evaline Ness received the Caldecott Award for Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine, the story of Samantha a little girl whose penchant for telling lies or "moonshine" leads her into trouble and ultimately learns what is "true" and responsibility for one's words. Evaline Ness also displayed her artistic innovation in her cut-out works for children such as Victorian Paper House To Cut Out and Color, and Four Rooms From The Metropolitan Museum of Art To Cut Out and Color. These works allow children to create their own art work using patterns designed and created by Evaline Ness based on a variety of different types of houses and rooms. Evaline Ness continued to write and illustrate children's picture books through the 1970s and early 1980s, and died on August 12, 1986.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for twenty titles published between 1954 and 1983. It includes both manuscript and illustrative material, with an emphasis on the latter. The illustrative material includes works done in a variety of media many with separations, studies, dummies, layouts, paste ups, transparencies, a photograph, and photostats. The manuscript material includes typescripts, galley proofs, and front matter. The collection also contains two pieces of miscellaneous art done by Evaline Ness.

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.
  • Ness, Evaline
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Amelia Mixed the Mustard and Other Poems 1975 
Note  1975
Box M.F. 597, folder 1
typescript, corrected (24 p.)  Box M.F. 597, folder 1
 
front matter (9 p.)  Box M.F. 597, folder 1
Box M.C. 404
charcoal and ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink illustration with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
charcoal and ink illustrations with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink and zip-a-tone illustrations with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (14 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
pencil, watercolor, and carcoal illustrator's dummy with text proof (26 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
charcoal and ink illustrations with 2 separations (3 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
Devil's Bridge, The : A Legend 1978 
Note  1978
Box M.C. 171
mixed-media illustration for jacket with 2 separations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
mixed-media illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
mixed-media illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
mixed-media illustrations with 2 separations (12 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
Don't You Remember? 1973 
Note  1973
Box M.C. 1360
charcoal and tempera illustrations with 2 separations for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.C. 1360
 
charcoal illustrations with 2 separations (15 p.)  Box M.C. 1360
 
Everett Anderson's Christmas Coming 1971 
Note  1971
Box M.C. 1592
ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 1592
 
ink illustrations with 3 separations (2 p.)  Box M.C. 1592
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (8 p.)  Box M.C. 1592
 
ink illustrations with 1 separation (4 p.)  Box M.C. 1592
 
Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Italy 1965 
Note  1965
Box M.C. 832
ink and woodcut illustrations on acetate with 2 separations (21 p.)  Box M.C. 832
 
ink and woodcut illustrations on acetate (9 p.)  Box M.C. 832
 
Fierce: The Lion 1980 
Note  1980
Box M.F. 597, folder 1
typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box M.F. 597, folder 1
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box M.F. 597, folder 1
 
galley proof (3 p.)  Box M.F. 597, folder 1
Box M.C. 394
illustrator's dummy (1 p.)  Box M.C. 394
 
ink illustrations with typescript paste up and 2 separations (14 p.)  Box M.C. 394
 
ink illustrations with typescript paste up and 1 separation (2 p.)  Box M.C. 394
 
Four Rooms from the Metropolitan Museum of Art To Cut Out and Color 1977 
Note  1977
Box M.C. 322
collage, ink, pattern film and pencil illustrations (12 p.)  Box M.C. 322
 
ink, pattern film and pencil illustrations (12 p.)  Box M.C. 322
 
collage and ink illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 322
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 322
 
paste up (1 p.)  Box M.C. 322
 
Hand-Me-Down Doll, The 1983 
Note  1983
Box M.F. 397, folder 1
galley proof (4 p.)  Box M.F. 397, folder 1
Box M.C. 261
pencil, watercolor, ink and charcoal dummy (32 p.)  Box M.C. 261
 
watercolor, ink, and pencil illustration for jacket with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M.C. 261
Box M.C. 322
ink and watercolor illustrations with 2 separations (14 p.)  Box M.C. 322
Box M.C. 261
watercolor illustrations with 1 separation (3 p.)  Box M.C. 261
 
Josefina February 1963 
Note  1963
Box M.C. 1303
woodcut (1 p.)  Box M.C. 1303
 
Lonely Marie 1969 
Note  1969
Box M.C. 445
ink illustrations with 2 separations (4 p.)  Box M.C. 445
 
Long, Broad, and Quickeye 1969 
Note  1969
Box M.C. 1276
ink, collage artist's dummy with typescript paste up (47 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
ink illustration for jacket with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
ink illustration for end paper (1 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
ink illustrations with 3 separations (19 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (4 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
jacket lettering layout (1 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
miscellaneous blurb sheets (4 p.)  Box M.C. 1276
 
Old Mother Hubbard and Her Dog 1972 
Note  1972
Box M.C. 404
charcoal, collage, felt pen, pencil and tempera dummy with text proof (40 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
charcoal and tempera illustrations with text proof (3 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
pencil and tempera illustration with text proof (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
tempera illustration with text proof (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
Shaker Paper House to Cut and Color, A 1979 
Note  1979
Box M.C. 171
photograph (1 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
paste ups (21 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
transparencies (2 p.)  Box M.C. 171
 
Some of the Days of Everett Andserson 1970 
Note  1970
Box M.C. 834
ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (10 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustrations with 1 separation (5 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
paste ups (11 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
Story of Ophelia, The 1954 
Note  1954
Box M.C. 832
chracoal, crayon, ink, pencil and tempera dummy with text (32 p.)  Box M.C. 832
 
This is A Paper Palace to Cut Out and Color 1976 
Note  1976
Box M.C. 830
collage, ink , pattern film and pencil illustrations (30 p.)  Box M.C. 830
 
pattern film illustrations (4 p.)  Box M.C. 830
 
layout notes (3 p.)  Box M.C. 830
 
paste up (1 p.)  Box M.C. 830
 
photostats (4 p.)  Box M.C. 830
 
Thistle and Thyme: Tales and Legends from Scotland 1962 
Note  1962
Box M.C. 404
ink, woodcut and zip-a-tone illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
Victorian Paper House to Cut out and Color 1978 
Note  1978
Box M.C. 445
collage, ink, pattern film and pencil illustrations (25 p.)  Box M.C. 445
 
pattern film illustrations (2 p.)  Box M.C. 445
 
paste ups (2 p.)  Box M.C. 445
 
Warmint, The: A Poem 1976 
Note  1976
Box M.C. 404
ink and pencil illustration with 1 separation for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink, pattern film, and pencil illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink, pattern film, and zip-a-tone illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink, pencil, and zip-a-tone illustration with 1 separation (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink and pencil illustrations with 1 separation (4 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink and zip-a-tone illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink illustrations with 1 separation (5 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
ink and pattern film illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
paste ups for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
paste ups (2 p.)  Box M.C. 404
 
What Color is Ceasar? 1978 
Note  1978
Box M.C. 834
collage, ink, pencil and watercolor dummy with typescript (44 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustration with 1 separation for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
collage and ink illustrations with 1 separation (2 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (4 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
collage illustration with 1 separations (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustrations with 1 separations (9 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
collage illustrations (2 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
paste ups for jacket (2 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
paste ups (3 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
set (4 sheets) Color-Key proofs (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
collage study (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
Yeck Eck 1974 
Note  1974
Box M.C. 834
pencil and watercolor dummy with typescipt (52 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustration with 2 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink illustrations with 2 separations (18 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
ink study with 2 separations for endpapers (1 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
proof dummy (48 p.)  Box M.C. 834
 
Haitian Martket  
Box M.C. 1111
prints, oversized (2 p.)  Box M.C. 1111
 
Sam Bangs and Moonshine  
Box M.C. 261
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box M.C. 261
 
Miscellaneous Artwork  
Box M.C. 1111
color prints: "Woman in White" and "Haitian Market" (2 p.)  Box M.C. 1111