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Kerlan Collection Papers

Summary Information
Title: Kerlan Collection Papers
Dates: 1961-1986
Creator: Kerlan collection
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-626
Collection contains miscellaneous materials related to the Kerlan collection itself, including annual reports, guestbooks, clippings, photographs, a poster, as videotape, printing masters, letters, and scrapbooks. See also the listings under "Kerlan Irvin."

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.


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.


Kerlan Collection Poster, 1985

Annual Reports,

Articles about the collection,

Clippings and photographs,


Printing masters,




Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains miscellaneous materials relating to the Kerlan collection itself. It includes a poster, photocopies, layouts, text studies, negatives, color proofs, a dummy proof, annual reports, guestbooks, clippings, photographs, a videotape, books, brochures, stationery, scrapbooks, and letters.

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.
  • Kerlan collection
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Kerlan Collection Poster 1985 
Box MC1402
photocopies (53 p.)  Box MC1402
photocopies with color pencil (21 p.)  Box MC1402
pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC1402
poster (1 p.)  Box MC1402
layouts with notes (4 p.)  Box MC1402
text studies (2 p.)  Box MC1402
negatives (8 p.)  Box MC1402
color proofs (4 p.)  Box MC1402
color proof with notes (1 p.)  Box MC1402
print dummy proof (1 p.)  Box MC1402
Annual Reports  
Box MF1176, 1178
annual reports-pre 1967----  Box MF1176, 1178
Articles about the collection  
Box MF979
guestbooks, 1961-78 (1 p.)  Box MF979
guestbooks, 1978-81 (1 p.)  Box MF979
guestbooks, 1981-86 (1 p.)  Box MF979
guestbooks 10/90-7/93 (1 p.)  Box MF979
Clippings and photographs  
Box MF1162, 1164, 1438
clippings and photographs  Box MF1162, 1164, 1438
Box AV15
videotape, Matrix, program, #13, Cut 1 (1 p.)  Box AV15
Printing masters  
Box MC477
Girls Series Books 1900-1975, master  Box MC477
Horn Book, advertisement, 9/85, masters  Box MC477
Kerlan Collection brochure, 1974, advertising flyer, masters  Box MC477
Box MC483
bookplate master with U. of M. seal  Box MC483
bookplate by Weisgard, engraving block  Box MC483
"The Art of the Picture Book" poster pasteup and plate  Box MC483
Christmas card and newsletter layouts  Box MC483
Kerlan collection brochure, 1975, layouts  Box MC483
Kerlan collection reprint, 1971, originals  Box MC483
Stationery, no longer used, master  Box MC483
Kerlan awards, Keepsake originals (Rounds, Yolen, Mikolaycak), certificate examples, plaque sample  Box MC483
Box AV2
Video: "A World of Fantasy," The Kerlan Collection at the Bloomington Art Center, 1981  Box AV2
Box MF2372
letter from Dr. Kerlan to Linda Fishman (1 p.)  Box MF2372
Box MC1406
scrapbook of the 1957 Washington Children's Book Fair (1 p.)  Box MC1406
scrapbook of Christmas imp cards illustrated by Walter Erhard, presented to Irvin Kerlan by Erhard on Feb. 2, 1963 (1 p.)  Box MC1406
scrapbook of the 1953 Washington Children's Book Fair (1 p.)  Box MC1406
scrapbook of the 1954 Washington Children''s Book Fair (1 p.)  Box MC1406
scrapbook of the 1956 Washington Children's Book Fair (1 p.)  Box MC1406
Box MC1963
award presented to Irvin Kerlan by the Children's Book Guild on Nov. 17, 1956  Box MC1963