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Ashley Bryan Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ashley Bryan Papers
Dates: 1974-1998
Creator: Bryan, Ashley
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-7
Abstract:
Ashley Bryan's papers contain material for six titles. The collection includes illustrative material, proofs, layouts for text and music, typescript, notes, and correspondence.

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

Walk Together Children: Black American Spirituals, 1974

Cat's Purr,

Dancing Granny, 1977

House with No Door, 1998

Lion and the Ostrich Chicks, 1986

What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals, 1987

How God Fix Jonah, 2000


Biographical Sketch

Ashley Bryan was born July 13, 1923 in New York, New York, and grew up in the Bronx. He studies at Cooper Union Art School and Columbia University in New York. Bryan has taught art for many years, and serves as professor emeritus of art and visual studies at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He began his career as an illustrator in the 1960s, illustrating a collection of poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, Moon For What Do You Want, published in 1967, and has since published many works. Throughout the past few decades, Bryan has received praise for his illustrated retellings of African and West African folktales and as a compiler of African American poems and spirituals that help children explore Black culture and history. Bryan's retellings of folktales are noted for their emphasis on the tales' place in the oral tradition and his retention of their "read aloud" quality and word play. His illustrations add to the tales' appeal for readers with their detail and vitality.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material for six titles. The collection consists of original art, illustrative material, including print proofs and three framed illustrations, typescripts, layouts, a galley proof, notes, 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.
  • Bryan, Ashley
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Walk Together Children: Black American Spirituals 1974 
Note  1974
Box MC 386, folder 1
original brush painting (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
tracing of illustration for transfer (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
first proof [linoleum block print] (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
second proof [linoleum block print] (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
third proof [linoleum block print] (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
final proof [linoleum block print] (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
retouched final proof (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
proof for title (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
layout for text and music (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
layout for text and music (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
 
description of sequence (3 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 1
Box MC 386, folder 2
first proofs [linoleum prints on rice paper] (8 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 2
 
description by illustrator (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 2
Box MC 386, folder 3
notes (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
 
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
 
typescript, corrected (6 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
 
galley proof (2 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
 
text proof layout (3 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
 
text proof layout, corrected (1 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
 
correspondence (4 p.)  Box MC 386, folder 3
Box MC 386
framed illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC 386
 
Cat's Purr  
Note  New York: Atheneum Books for Young REaders,
Box MC 162
colored pencil illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 162
 
Dancing Granny 1977 
Note  New York : Alladin Paperbacks, 1977
Box MC 162
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 162
 
House with No Door 1998 
Note Swann, Brian
San Diego: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1998
Box MC 162
tempera illustrations w/text (2 p.)  Box MC 162
 
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks 1986 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1986
Box 1986
tempera illustrations (2 p.)  Box 1986
 
What a Morning! The Christmas Story in Black Spirituals 1987 
Note  New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 1987
Box MC 162
tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 162
 
How God Fix Jonah 2000 
Note by Lorenz Graham
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill, 2000
Box MC 1713
woodcut prints (6 p.)  Box MC 1713