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Earl Bradley Lewis Papers

Summary Information
Title: Earl Bradley Lewis Papers
Dates: 1995-2002
Creator: Lewis, Earl Bradley
Extent: Not known
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-713
Abstract:
The collection consists of production materials for twenty-five titles and includes typescripts, galley proofs, correspondence, illustrations, research material and other miscellaneous items.

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

The Bat Boy and His Violin, 1995

Big Boy, 1995

Bippity Bop Barbershop, 2002

Jazz of Our Streets, 1998

Creativity, 1997

Dirt on their Skirts, 2000

Down the Road, 1995

Faraway Home, 2000

Fire on the Mountain, 1994

I Love my Hair, 1998

Joe-Joe's First Flight, 2003

Little Cliff and the Cold Place, 2002

Little Cliff and the Porch People, 1999

Little Cliff's First Day at School, 1999

The Magic Moonberry Jump Ropes, 1996

The Magic Tree, 1999

Magid Fasts for Ramadan, 1996

Misc Photographs from Various Titles,

My Rows and Piles of Coins, 1999

The New King, 1995

Only a Pigeon, 1997

The Other Side, 2001

Staying Cool, 1997

Talkin' About Bessie, 2002

The Times They Used to Be, 2000

Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys, 2000


Biographical Sketch

Earl Bradley Lewis was born on December 16, 1956, in Philadelphia, PA.

After finishing the sixth grade, he attended the Saturday morning Temple University School Art League run by his uncle. He remained in the program until his enrollment in the Temple University Tyler School of Art in 1975.

During his four years at Temple, Lewis majored in Graphic Design and Illustration, along with Art Education. There he discovered his medium of preference, watercolor.

Upon graduation in 1979, Lewis went directly into teaching, along with freelancing in Graphic Design. Between 1985 and 1986 he had completed a body of work which was exhibited in a downtown Philadelphia gallery. The show sold out and bought him public recognition and critical acclaim.

Lewis' work is now part of major private collections and is displayed in galleries throughout the United States.

His first children's book illustration assignment was for Jane Kurtz's Fire on the Mountain in 1993. Since then he has illustrated more than twenty five children's books. Honors include the 2003 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Nikki Grimes' Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Colemen . Currently, Earl Lewis is teaching illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is a member of The Society of Illustrators in New York City.

From www.eblewis.com/home.html and http://www.nikkigrimes.com


Collection Scope and Content Note



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.
  • Lewis, Earl Bradley
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
The Bat Boy and His Violin 1995 
Note Curtis, Garvin
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995
Box MF 3379
Typescript, corrected (5p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Front matter (1 p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Clippings, autobiographical (4 p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Layout sketches (1 p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Clippings, reviews (16 p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Research material, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Research material, photos (34 photos)  Box MF 3379
 
Legal agreement (14p.)  Box MF 3379
 
Pencil study (1 p.)  Box MF 3379
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1)  Box MC 1639
 
Big Boy 1995 
Note Mollel, Tololwa M.
New York: Clarion, 1995
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3385
Dummy (43 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Layout notes (4 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Layout notes with illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Illustrated articles (4 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Research material, photos (pack)  Box MF 3385
 
Articles (5 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Reviews (68 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Bippity Bop Barbershop 2002 
Note Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia
Boston: Little Brown, 2002
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3373
typescript, photocopy (3 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Fax of layout sketch (2 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Clippings, reviews (4 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Clippings, 1 cataloge (64 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Research material (57 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Legal agreement (14 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Jazz of Our Streets 1998 
Note Shaik, Fatima
New York: Dial, 1998
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3385
Typescript (16 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Jacket, proof (2 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Dummy, illustrator's (12 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Illustrations, pencil sketching frame (1 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Correspondence (9 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Correspondence, contractural agreement (8 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Clippings; reviews (21 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Photo studies, packs (2 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
Creativity 1997 
Note Steptoe, John
New York: Clarion, 1997
Box MC 1639
Illustration, Watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3381
Correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Layout Notes w/text for illustrations (7 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Layout notes w/ illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Clippings (31 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photographs (41 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photocopy photographs (1 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Pencil sketches w/text (14 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Contractural agreement (9 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Dirt on their Skirts 2000 
Note Rappaport, Doreen
New York: Dial, 2000
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3372
Typescript (4 p.)  Box MF 3372
Box MF3372
Typescript, corrected (8)  Box MF3372
Box MF 3372
Front Matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Front Matter, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Dummy (40 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Correspondence (28 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Research material, photos (58 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Cover layout (2 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Legal agreement, photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Page layout (5 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Reviews (13 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Sketches (9 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (7 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Down the Road 1995 
Note Schertle, Alice
San Diego: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1995
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3382
Photocopy of illustrations (4 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Correspondence (27 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Clippings (43 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Clippings, booklet (1 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Clippings, magazine (1 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Photographs (68 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Photocopy of photographs (6 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Pencil sketches w/text (42 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Contractural agreements (17 p.)  Box MF 3382
 
Faraway Home 2000 
Note Kurtz, Jane
New York: Harcourt, 2000
Box MC1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC1638
Box MF 3380
Typescript (4p.; 5p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Typescript, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Page proof (29 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Correspondence (20 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Layout notes (illustration) (2 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Clippings (5 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Research material (2 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Photographs (41)  Box MF 3380
 
Photographs, photocopy (9 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Pencil sketches w/text (16 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Ink sketches (3 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Misc. text (6 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Contractural agreement (19 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Fire on the Mountain 1994 
Note Kurtz, Jane
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3385
Illustrators illustrations (14 p.)  Box MF 3385
 
I Love my Hair 1998 
Note Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia
Boston: Little Brown, 1998
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3373
Typescript (3 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Typescript, corrected (5 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Dummy, mixed media w/ text paste-up (63 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Dummy, photocopy of (24 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Sketch, ink layout (1 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Layout sketch, mixed media (1 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Clippings, reviews (15 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Photos, research material (43 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Legal agreement (15 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Pencil studies (2 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Joe-Joe's First Flight 2003 
Note Tarpley, Natasha Anastasia
New York: Knopf, 2003
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3373
Typescript, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Page proof, corrected (42 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Page proof, corrected, w/layout paste-up (28 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Pencil and photocopy dummy (28 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Layout sketch (1 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Layout sketch, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Layout sketch, by computer (2 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Research material, photos, photocopies (98 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Illustration, computer generated (1 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Legal agreement (11 p.)  Box MF 3373
 
Little Cliff and the Cold Place 2002 
Note Taulbert, Cliften
New York: Dial, 2002
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3376
Typescript (6 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Typescript, corrected (3 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Typescript, corrected photocopy (10 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Typescript, corrected, fax (10 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Correspondence (7 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Layout sketches, photocopy (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Research material, digital photo prints (2 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Research material, photocopies from sources (27 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Research material photos (40 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Legal agreement (12 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Pencil studies (4 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Photocopies of pencil studies (3 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Little Cliff and the Porch People 1999 
Note Taulbert, Cliften
New York: Dial, 1999
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3376
Typescript, corrected photocopy (14 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Dummy, pencil w/text paste-up (30 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Correspondence (16 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Layout notes (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Clippings, reviews (32 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Research Material, photos (77 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Legal agreement (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Little Cliff's First Day at School 1999 
Note Taulbert, Cliften
New York: Dial, 1999
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3376
Typescript, photocopy (6 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Typescript, corrected, photocopy (3 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Typescript, corrected, fax (6 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Page proof, corrected (13 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Notes on Illustration techniques (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Sketches, pencil layout (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Photocopy of layout sketches (1 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Clippings, reviews (8 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Research material, photos (44 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Legal agreement (11 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Ink studies (6 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Pencil studies (5 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Pencil studies w/text paste-up (2 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
Fax of studies (9 p.)  Box MF 3376
 
The Magic Moonberry Jump Ropes 1996 
Note Hru, Dakari
New York: Dial, 1996
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3380
Correspondence (5 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Correspondence w/notes (10 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Clippings (2 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Photographs (48 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Contractural agreements (9 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
The Magic Tree 1999 
Note Echewa, T. O.
New York: Morrow Jr. Books, 1999
Box MC 1638
Illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3380
Photocopy of illustrations (w/text) (32 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Correspondence (8 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Notes (4 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Layout notes (illustration) (2 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Layout notes (text and illustration) (12 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Clippings (7 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Research material (14 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Photographs (69 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Photocpy of photographs (7 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Pencil sketches w/text (16 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Contractural agreements (8 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Magid Fasts for Ramadan 1996 
Note Matthews, May
New York: Clarion, 1996
Box MC 1638
Illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3380
Correspondence (3 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Notes (4 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Clippings (32 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Photographs (59 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Pencil sketches w/text (24 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Contractural agreement (10 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Misc Photographs from Various Titles  
Box MF 3406
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 3406
 
Research material, photographs, packets from all titles (17) (17 p.)  Box MF 3406
 
My Rows and Piles of Coins 1999  
Note Mollel, Tololwa
New York: Clarion, 1999
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3382,3380
Front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Correspondence (15 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Notes (9 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Layout notes (2 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Clippings, pamphlet (33 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Photographs (62 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Photocopy of photographs (4 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Ink sketches (33 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Pencil sketches (2 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Pencil sketches w/text (15 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Contractural agreement (9 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
Clippings (33 p.)  Box MF 3382,3380
 
The New King 1995 
Note Rappaport, Doreen
New York: Dial, 1995
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3372
Typescript, corrected (8 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Pencil and photocopy dummy w/text paste-up (69 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Clippings, reviews (6 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Research material, photos, 1 postcard (50 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Legal agreement (8 p.)  Box MF 3372
 
Only a Pigeon 1997 
Note Kurtz, Jane and Kurtz, Christopher
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1997
Box MC 1639
Watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF3342,2823
Typescript (39 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Typescript, corrected (65 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Dummy w/ illustrations (40 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Correspondence (61 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Notes (1 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Clippings, reviews (23 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Magazine articles, 2 magazines (2 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Research material; illustration study, (1 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
Pack of photographs (1 p.)  Box MF3342,2823
 
The Other Side 2001 
Note Woodson, Jacqueline
New York: G. P. Putnam, 2001
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3381
Correspondence (23 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Notes (5 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Layout notes (w/ text) (5 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Layout notes (w/ illustrations) (2 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Clippings (44 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Clippings, 1 magazine (1 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photographs (23 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Pencil sketches (w/ text) (15 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Contractural agreement (11 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Staying Cool 1997 
Note Antle, Nancy
New York: Dial, 1997
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1638
Box MF 3380
Correspondence (13 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Clippings (15 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Photographs (54 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Contractural agreements (8 p.)  Box MF 3380
 
Talkin' About Bessie 2002 
Note Grimes, Nikki
New York: Orchard/Scholastic, 2002
Box MC 1638
Illustration, watercolor (2 p.)  Box MC 1638
 
The Times They Used to Be 2000 
Note Clifton, Lucille
New York: Delacourte, 2000
Box MC 1639
Pencil and charcoal illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3381
Photocopy of page proof (13 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Fax of Illustrations (24 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Correspondence (4 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Clippings, 1 bulletin (1 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photographs (26 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Pencil sketches (w/ text) (11 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Contractural agreement (9 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys 2000 
Note Howard, E
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2000
Box MC 1639
Illustration, watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC 1639
Box MF 3381
Front matter (2 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photocopy of illustrations (1 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Correspondence (30 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Layout notes (text) (14 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Layout notes (illustration) (2 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Clippings (22 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photographs (55 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Photocopy of photographs (7 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Pencil sketches w/ text (8 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Ink sketches (5 p.)  Box MF 3381
 
Contractural agreement (11 p.)  Box MF 3381