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Harold Berson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Harold Berson Papers
Dates: 1960-1977
Creator: Berson, Harold
Extent: Not known
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-712
Abstract:
The collection consists of production material for twelve titles, including typescripts and ink and watercolor sketches.

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

Abu Ali: Three Tales of the Middle East, 1976

Balarin's Goat, 1972

Brave Adventures of Lapitch, 1972

Henry Possum, 1973

How the Devil Gets His Due, 1972

Kassim's Shoes, 1977

Larbi and Leila: A Tale of Two Mice, 1974

Miscellaneous art,

New Patches for Old, 1974

Pelican Chorus, 1967

Rats Who Lived in the Delicatessen, 1976

Thief Who Hugged a Moonbeam, 1972

What a Beautiful Noise, 1970

Zoo That Grew, 1960


Biographical Sketch

Harold Berson was born in 1926 in Los Angeles, California. He received his BA in 1953 from UCLA. Most of his career he has been a full time illustrator. He began illustrating books in the late 1950s. He illustrated and wrote children's books, using mainly brush and ink. He often writes fold tales he has picked up on his travels. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 4, pp. 27-29.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collections consists of production material for a single title, including typescripts, a galley proof, correspondence and notes.

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.
  • Berson, Harold
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Abu Ali: Three Tales of the Middle East 1976 
Note Van Woerkom, Dorothy
New York: Macmillan, 1976
Box MC 1414
Separations for jacket (9 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink and watercolor studies for jacket (8 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink studies for jacket (17 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Type layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink illustrations with 4 separations (32 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink illustration with 3 separations (1 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink illustrations with 2 separations (3 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Sheets ink studies (5 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Proof dummies (2 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
xerox prints for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Page proof (64 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Balarin's Goat 1972 
Note  New York: Crown, 1972
Box MC 1414
Page proof dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Photocopy dummy with holograph (15 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Pencil and photocopy sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Proofs for jacket (5 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Sheet (proof) (1 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Brave Adventures of Lapitch 1972 
Note Brlic-Mazuranic, Ivana
New York: Walck, 1972
Box MC 1415
Ink illustrator's dummy with corrections (89 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink and watercolor illustration with text proof pasteup for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink illustration with 4 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink studies (91 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink and color pencil sketches (5 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets with ink sketches (8 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Xerox prints of ink illustrations for jacket with watercolor (4 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Xerox print of ink illustration for jacket with colored pencil (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Jacket proofs, 1 with corrections (6 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Xerox print of ink illustration for jacket with color indications for publisher (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets layout (8 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Illustrators color samples (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Henry Possum 1973 
Note  New York: Crown, 1973
Box MF 83
Typescript, corrected photocopy (19 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Notes (25 p.)  Box MF 83
Box MC 1414
Ink dummy with 4 sheets (ink sketches) (44 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink dummy with holograph and 1 ink sketch (40 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Ink dummy with holograph (32 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Proof dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Sheets (ink sketches) (20 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Photocopy and watercolor sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Photocopy sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
Layouts (3 p.)  Box MC 1414
 
How the Devil Gets His Due 1972 
Note  New York: Crown, 1972
Box MC 1415
Ink and colored pencil illustrator's dummy (29 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink illustrator's dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink illustrations with proof text pasteup and 3 separations (17 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink and colored pencil sketch (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink sketches (17 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Photocopy of sketch and text pasteup (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets of layout (4 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Notes (3 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Kassim's Shoes 1977 
Note  New York: Crown, 1977
Box MC 3
Ink dummy with holograph and 7 ink studies and sheets ink studies (32 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink dummy with 10 ink studies and 1 pencil study (36 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink dummy with 5 ink studies and 1 photocopy of study with watercolor (30 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink dummy with holograph (32 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink dummy with holograph (32 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink dummy with 2 ink studies (36 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopy of studies dummy with watercolor (36 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopy of studies dummy with crayon and holograph, typescript and 1 ink study (36 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink illustration with 9 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink illustrations with 6 separations (11 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink illustrations with 3 separations (6 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink studies with jacket (10 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopies of studies with watercolor for jacket (6 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopies of studies for jacket (19 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Ink studies (16 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Sheet ink studies with 2 sheets notes (1 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Sheets ink studies (19 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopy of study with pencil and watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopies of studies with watercolor (2 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Photocopies of studies (26 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Proof dummy (36 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Layouts for jacket (5 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Proof for jacket with 1 sheet notes (1 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Proof for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Sheet color samples (1 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Layouts (10 p.)  Box MC 3
 
Separations for jacket (3 p.)  Box MC 3
Box MF 83
Holograph (4 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph (3 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph (2 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph (2 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph (1 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph and felt pen studies (3 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Holograph and ink studies (2 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy with front matter (4 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Correspondence (17 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Larbi and Leila: A Tale of Two Mice 1974 
Note  New York: Seabury, 1974
Box MF 83
Holograph (8 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Galley proof (7 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 83
Box MC 1416
Ink dummy with 2 ink sketches (38 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Photocopy and watercolor dummy (38 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink dummy with holograph (32 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Proof dummy (40 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink sketches (10 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Sheets (ink sketches) (17 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Photocopy sketches (3 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Layouts (3 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Sheets (miscellaneous) (3 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Miscellaneous art  
Box MC 1416
Sheets (ink sketches) (36 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
New Patches for Old 1974 
Note Walker, Barbara and Uysal, Ahmet E.
New York: Parents' Magazine, 1974
Box MC 1415
Ink dummy with 3 ink sketches, 3 sheets (miscellaneous) and holograph (22 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink dummy with holograph (42 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets (ink sketches) (9 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Proofs for jacket (3 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets (illustration proof) (5 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Layouts (2 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets (miscellaneous) (3 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets (photocopy typescript with illustrator's notes) (6 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Pelican Chorus 1967 
Note Lear, Edward
New York: Parents' Magazine, 1967
Box MC 1416
Sheets (ink sketches) (4 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Rats Who Lived in the Delicatessen 1976 
Note  New York: Crown, 1976
Box MF 83
Typescript, corrected carbon (2 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Typescript, photocopy with front matter (3 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Correspondence (10 p.)  Box MF 83
 
Notes (6 p.)  Box MF 83
Box MC 1416
Ink, felt pen, pencil and watercolor dummy (41 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink, felt pen and pencil dummy (8 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink and pencil dummy (27 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink dummy (27 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink illustration with 8 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink and watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink studies for jacket (10 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink illustrations with 8 separations (15 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink illustrations with 4 separations (2 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink and watercolor studies (6 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Ink studies (47 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Sheets ink studies (7 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Proof dummy (34 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Proof dummy (34 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Layouts for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Photocopy (1 p.)  Box MC 1416
 
Thief Who Hugged a Moonbeam 1972 
Note  New York: Seabury, 1972
Box MC 1415
Printer's proof (32 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
32 page ink dummies (2 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink and pen sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink and watercolor sketch for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink sketches for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Ink sketches (32 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheet (ink sketches) (1 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Layouts (7 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Sheets notes (2 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
What a Beautiful Noise 1970 
Note Behn, Harry
New York: World, 1970
Box MC 1415
Reverse photostats (18 p.)  Box MC 1415
 
Zoo That Grew 1960 
Note Orleans, Ilo
New York: Walck, 1960
Box MC 1416
Pencil drawings (40 p.)  Box MC 1416