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Barbara Knutson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Barbara Knutson papers
Dates: circa 1987-2006
Creator: Knutson, Barbara
Extent: 4.16 linear feet (3 boxes)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-697
Abstract:
This collection consists of production material for 4 published titles as well as teaching materials. It includes manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and illustrations in a variety of media, including scratchboard, gouache, and rubber-cut print.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Jensen, Chris

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:

Barbara Knutson papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch of Barbara Knutson

Barbara Knutson was born in South Africa in 1959, the daughter of American missionaries. She moved with her family to the United States at age twelve, eventually attending St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota and earning degrees in Art Education and French. Knutson’s animal stories were influence by the folktales she heard as a child in Africa, as well as those she heard during later trips to Nigeria, Tanzania, Bolivia, and Peru. Her books have earned several awards, including two Minnesota Book Awards. She died in May 2005.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of production material for 4 published titles as well as teaching materials. It includes manuscripts, typescripts, correspondence, notes, photographs, and illustrations in a variety of media, including scratchboard, gouache, and rubber-cut print.

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.
  • Knutson, Barbara
  • Folklore -- Africa
  • Guineafowl -- Folklore
  • Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Folklore
  • Guinea pigs -- Andes Region -- Folklore
  • Tricksters -- Andes Region
  • Folklore -- South America
  • Tricksters -- Folklore
  • Hares -- Folklore
  • Leopard -- Folklore
  • Fables
  • Folklore -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature
  • Crabs -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
  • Creation -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
How the Guinea Fowl Got Her Spots: A Swahili Tale of Friendship 1990  
Box 2
Scratchboard and gouache illustration undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
Box 3
Scratchboard and gouache illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  28 items
 
Love and Roast Chicken: A Trickster Tale from the Andes Mountains 2004  
Box 1
Corrected manuscript, typescripts, corrected typescripts 2003  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Photocopied sketches and illustrations 2003-2004  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Correspondence, notes 1998-2004  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Photographs undated  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Corrected page proof 2004  Box 1 , Folder 5
 
Charcoal pencil dummies with text 2003, undated  Box 1 , Folder 6
Note  2 items
 
Photocopied dummies with tempera and text undated  Box 1 , Folder 7
Note  2 items
 
Photocopied dummy with text undated  Box 1 , Folder 8
Note  1 item
 
Photocopied dummy with text, editors' version undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
Note  1 item
 
Charcoal pencil dummy with text 2003  Box 1 , Folder 10
Note  1 item
 
Photocopied dummy, partial photocopied dummies with text undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
Note  4 items
Box 2
Rubber-cut print and gouache illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  40 items
 
Storyboards undated  Box 2
Note  8 items
 
Rubber-cut prints undated  Box 2
Note  37 items
 
Photocopied prints and sketches undated  Box 2
Note  43 items
 
Photocopied prints with tempera undated  Box 2
Note  8 items
 
Gouache color swatch undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Rubber-cut print with color pencil undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Pencil and gouache sketch undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Pencil sketches undated  Box 2
Note  5 items
 
Transparency over tempera undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Transparency undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Scratchboard and tempera studies 1998, undated  Box 2
Note  2 items
 
Scratchboard studies undated  Box 2
Note  17 items
 
Gouache study undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Gouache and oil pastel study undated  Box 2
Note  1 item
 
Gouache and charcoal studies undated  Box 2
Note  5 items
 
Sungura and Leopard: A Swahili Trickster Tale 1993  
Box 3
Scratchboard and gouache illustrations undated  Box 3
Note  28 items
 
Ink stamp illustration undated  Box 3
Note  1 item
 
Teaching Materials 1989-2006  
Box 1
Teaching materials 1989-2006  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Why the Crab Has No Head: An African Tale 1987  
Box 2
Scratchboard illustrations undated  Box 2
Note  22 items
 
Pen and gouache sketches undated  Box 2
Note  2 items