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Hilary Knight Papers

Summary Information
Title: Hilary Knight Papers
Dates: 1975-1987
Creator: Knight, Hilary
Extent: 3 boxes
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-657
The collection focuses on Mr. Knight's work as a writer and illustrator of children's books, and contains written and illustrative material for 3 titles

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.


I'm a Monkey, 1975

Night-lite calendars, 1978-82, 1978-82

Screamy Mimi, 1987

Biographical Sketch

Hilary Knight was born November 1, 1926, in Hempstead, Long Island. Both of his parents were artists, and he himself developed an early and sustained interest in art. His greatest success as an illustrator came early in his career, when he illustrated Kay Thompson's Eloise and its sequels. He has done illustrations for many other authors, and has written and self-illustrated several of his own books for children.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vols. 15, 132

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection of illustrative materials includes a crayon and pencil illustration, a photocopied calendar, pasteup illustrations in mixed media, color illustrations, some with separations, chalk illustrations. Written materials include reviews, photocopied pasteups, a photocopied corrected typescript, galleys, photocopied illustrations, contract agreements, and correspondence.

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.
  • Knight, Hilary
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
I'm a Monkey 1975 
Note  New York : Windmill Books, 1975
Box MC450
jacket illustration in crayon and pencil (1 p.)  Box MC450
Night-lite calendars, 1978-82 1978-82 
Note  New York: Windmill Books, 1978-82
Box MF1329
reviews (5 p.)  Box MF1329
Typescript, corrected photocopy (4 p.)  Box MF1329
photocopied pasteups (12 p.)  Box MF1329
galleys (2 p.)  Box MF1329
photocopied illustrations (11 p.)  Box MF1329
contract agreements (8 p.)  Box MF1329
correspondence (54 p.)  Box MF1329
list (4 p.)  Box MF1329
photocopied calendar (12 p.)  Box MF1329
copyright page (4 p.)  Box MF1329
calendar cover (2 p.)  Box MF1329
photographed cover (1 p.)  Box MF1329
photocopied cover (2 p.)  Box MF1329
Screamy Mimi 1987 
Note  New York: Windmill Books, 1987
Box MC560, 456
pasteup illustration in mixed media for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC560, 456
Box MF560, 456
pasteup illustration in mixed media (1 p.)  Box MF560, 456
color illustrations, 10 color separations` (20 p.)  Box MF560, 456
chalk illustrations with proof acetate (10 p.)  Box MF560, 456