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Ludwig Bemelmans Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ludwig Bemelmans Papers
Dates: 1955-1962
Creator: Bemelmans, Ludwig
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-703
The collection consists of two proof sheets and one woodblock print for two 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.


Madeline, 1962

Parsley, 1955

Biographical Sketch

Ludwig Bemelmans was born in Meron, Tirol, Austria in 1898. He came to the United States in 1914. He attended schools in Austria before dropping out at age 16. He became a writer, illustrator, humorist, painter, and writer of books for children. He is best known for his stories about a little girl named Madeline, which has sold millions of copies in the United States. He died in 1962. Biographical source: Something About the Author, v. 100, pp. 24-27.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two proof sheets and one woodblock print for two titles.

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.
  • Bemelmans, Ludwig
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Madeline 1962 
Note  New York: Viking, 1962
Box MC 1412
Sheets (proof) (2 p.)  Box MC 1412
Parsley 1955 
Note  New York: Harper, 1955
Box MC1412
Woodblock print (1 p.)  Box MC1412