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Howard Knotts Collection

Summary Information
Title: Howard Knotts Collection
Dates: 1971-1981
Creator: Knotts, Howard
Extent: 2 boxes illustrative 2 boxes, manuscript
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-658
Abstract:
The collection focus on Howard Knott's career as an illustrator of children's books. It contains illustrative materials for 13 titles, mostly illustrations in various media. It also contains a small amount of manuscript material.

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

Astonishing Stories

Astonishing Stories

Bear in the Boat, 1972

Big Red Barn, The, 1979

Conquest of Infinity

Correspondence with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Day in the Country, A, 1971

Follow the Brook, 1975

Follow the Brook, 1975

Goose Dinner, 1981

Great-grandfather, the Baby, and Me, 1978

Great-grandfather, the Baby, and Me, 1978

Into the Wind!

Lost Christmas, The, 1978

Lost Christmas, The, 1978

Morning of Bloopy, The

Punch's Secret, 1974

Summer Cat, The, 1981

Summer Cat, The, 1981

Swing, Swing, Swing

Swing, Swing, Swing

When the Wind Stops, 1975

Wings

Winter Cat, The, 1972

Winter Cat, The, 1972

Winter's Coming, 1977


Biographical Sketch

Howard Knotts was born October 13, 1922, in Springfield, Illinois. Howard became an successful artist, with paintings hung in major museums across the United States. Perhaps because of his wife's activity in children's literature, he gradually became an author/illustrator of children's books

Biographical Source: Something About the Author, vol. 25


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection's illustrative materials include pen and pencil illustrations with text pasteups, layouts, pen and pencil illustration with overlays, ink illustrations with type pasteups, layout with text pasteups, dummy with ink studies and pasteups, ink and ink wash illustration with text pasteups, ink and watercolor illustration, ink and ink wash illustration, dummy with text pasteups and pen and pencil studies, pen and oil illustration, pen and ink wash illustrations, dummy with crayon and pen studies and text pasteups, watercolor and pen illustrations, ink and ink wash illustrations with separations, photocopy with notes and text pasteup, pen and acrylic illustration, pen and ink wash illustration, pen and watercolor studies. It also contains corrected typescripts and a corrected galley proof.

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.
  • Knotts, Howard
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Astonishing Stories  
Note  Springfield, IL: Gullogale Publications
Box MC 1694
colored pencil and typescript dummy (16 p.)  Box MC 1694
 
color pencil dummy (16 p.)  Box MC 1694
 
Astonishing Stories  
Note  Springfield, IL: Gullogale Publications
Box MF 3623
holograph notebook with illustrations (46 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
artist/writer's dummy (178 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Bear in the Boat 1972 
Note  New York: Golden, 1972
Box MF 3570
holograph, corrected (10 p.)  Box MF 3570
 
typescript (5 p.)  Box MF 3570
 
typescript, corrected (9 p.)  Box MF 3570
 
Big Red Barn, The 1979 
Note Bunting, Eve
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979
Box MC 572
pen, pencil illustrations with text pasteups (22 p.)  Box MC 572
 
page layouts with text pasteups (4 p.)  Box MC 572
 
pen, pencil cover illustration with overlays (1 p.)  Box MC 572
 
ink studies (9 p.)  Box MC 572
 
ink and pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC 572
 
Conquest of Infinity  
Note  Unverified
Box MF 3623
author's dummy (16 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Correspondence with Harcourt Brace Jovanovich  
Box MF 3623
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
royalty statement (140 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
contract (1 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Day in the Country, A 1971 
Note Barnstone, Willis
New York: Harper and Row, 1971
Box MC 1390
ink illustrations with type pasteups (29 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
layout with text pasteups (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
dummy with ink studies and text pasteups (32 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink studies (9 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pencil, ink, and watercolor cover study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pencil and ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
page proofs (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink study with text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Follow the Brook 1975 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1975
Box MC 1390
dummy with text paste-ups and pen studies (32 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink illustrations with text paste-ups (34 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and ink wash illustration with text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink studies (27 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and pencil studies (10 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pencil studies (4 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink studies for jacket (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Follow the Brook 1975 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1975
Box MF 3623
holograph (49 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
typescript, corrected (157 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Goose Dinner 1981 
Note Bunting, Eve
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981
Box MC 1390
ink and ink wash illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and ink wash illustrations with text paste-ups (22 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
layout with text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Great-grandfather, the Baby, and Me 1978 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1978
Box MC 572
dummy with text paste-ups and pen and pencil studies (32 p.)  Box MC 572
 
pen and oil paint cover illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 572
 
pen and ink wash illustrations (22 p.)  Box MC 572
 
ink studies (35 p.)  Box MC 572
 
pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC 572
 
ink and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 572
 
Great-grandfather, the Baby, and Me 1978 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1978
Box MF 3623
holograph (11 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
typescript, corrected (21 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
front matter (4 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
galley proof, corrected (7 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
proof of illustration (1 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Into the Wind  
Note  : ,
Box MF 3570
typescript (16 p.)  Box MF 3570
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3570
 
Lost Christmas, The 1978 
Note  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978
Box MC 1390
ink illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink studies (23 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and pencil studies (11 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pencil studies (10 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and watercolor studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink, watercolor and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and colored pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink study and text paste-up (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
dummy with ink and text paste-up (44 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Lost Christmas, The 1978 
Note  New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978
Box MF 3623
typescript (7 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
typescript, corrected (1 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
dummy (36 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
clippings (7 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Morning of Bloopy, The  
Note  Unverified
Box MF 3623
typescript (18 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
Punch's Secret 1974 
Note Sarton, May
New York: Harper and Row, 1974
Box MC 1390
dummy with crayon and pen studies and text paste-ups (31 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
watercolor and pen illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and ink wash illustrations with separations (6 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
layout with text paste-ups (4 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and ink wash illustrations with text paste-ups (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and ink wash illustrations with text paste-ups and separations (9 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
photocopy with notes and text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink and colored pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Summer Cat, The 1981 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1981
Box MC 1390
pen and ink wash illustrations (24 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink study (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Summer Cat, The 1981 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1981
Box MF 3198, 3623
holograph (62 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3623
 
typescript, corrected (11 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3623
 
correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3623
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3623
 
clippings (3 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3623
 
contract (1 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3623
 
Swing, Swing, Swing  
Note  Unverified
Box MC 502
ink illustrations with text paste-up (2 p.)  Box MC 502
 
ink and pencil studies (5 p.)  Box MC 502
 
ink studies (9 p.)  Box MC 502
 
Swing, Swing, Swing  
Note  Unverified
Box MF 3623
galley proof (4 p.)  Box MF 3623
 
When the Wind Stops 1975 
Note Zolotow, Charlotte
New York : Harper and Row, 1975
Box MC 1390
dummy with ink and ink wash illustrations and text paste-ups (33 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and acrylic illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and ink wash illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and ink wash illustrations with text paste-ups (18 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
Wings  
Note  Unverified
Box MF 3562
holograph (28 p.)  Box MF 3562
 
holograph, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 3562
 
typescript (1 p.)  Box MF 3562
 
typescript, corrected (22 p.)  Box MF 3562
 
typescript, corrected photocopy (8 p.)  Box MF 3562
 
correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 3562
 
Winter Cat, The 1972 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1972
Box MC 1390
jacket layout notes with text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and watercolor jacket studies (3 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and ink wash illustrations with text paste-ups (28 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
pen and watercolor illustrations (2 p.)  Box MC 1390
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1390
Box MC 1673
ink studies (30 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
ink and watercolor studies (17 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
pencil studies (5 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
text paste-ups (3 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
ink, watercolor and pencil studies (5 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
ink and pencil studies (6 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
layout notes (1 p.)  Box MC 1673
 
Winter Cat, The 1972 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1972
Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
holograph, corrected (35 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
 
typescript, corrected (54 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
 
galley proof, corrected (2 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
 
clippings, 1 photo (4 p.)  Box MF 3198, 3570, 3623
 
Winter's Coming 1977 
Note Bunting, Eve
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977
Box MC572
ink and ink wash illustrations with text paste-ups (15 p.)  Box MC572
 
layout with text paste-ups (1 p.)  Box MC572
Box MF572
ink and ink wash illustrations (2 p.)  Box MF572
Box MC572
ink studies (5 p.)  Box MC572
 
ink and pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MC572
 
ink and pencil jacket studies (3 p.)  Box MC572