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Lenore and Erik Blegvad Papers, 1966-1998

Summary Information
Title: Lenore and Erik Blegvad papers
Dates: 1966-1998
Creator: Blegvad, Lenore and Blegvad, Erik
Extent: 1 box (0.3 cubic feet)
Language: Collection material in English
Collection Number: CLRC-782
The collection consists of production materials for titles written by Lenore Blegvad and illustrated by Erik Blegvad.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Lenore and Erik Blegvad, 1993 and 2001.

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.


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:

Lenore and Erik Blegvad papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Titles are arranged alphabetically by creator: Lenore Blegvad, Erik Blegvad, and Lenore and Erik Blegvad.

Biographical Sketch

Lenore Blegvad was born in 1926 in New York, New York and graduated with a BA from Vassar College in 1947. While studying in Paris, she met her husband Erik Blegvad, a Danish artist. Lenore Blegvad has written a dozen books for children, many of which are illustrated by her husband.

Erik Blegvad was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1923 and studied at the School of Applied Arts. He has illustrated over 100 children's books during his career.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of production materials for titles written by Lenore Blegvad and illustrated by Erik Blegvad. Works included in the collection represent collaborations by the Blegvad's as well as those worked on individually. Materials include typescripts, correspondence, jacket proofs, galley proofs, and clippings.

Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Lenore Blegvad  
Anna Banana and Me, 1985 
Box 1
Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 1
First Friends, 2000 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, Notes 1996-1998  Box 1, Folder 2
Moon-Watch Summer, 1972 
Box 1
Corrected Typescripts 1972  Box 1, Folder 3
Corrected Typescript undated  Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence, Notes, Clippings 1969-1970  Box 1, Folder 5
Mr. Jensen and the Cat, 1965 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Dummy, Correspondence 1964  Box 1, Folder 6
Once Upon a Time and Grandma, 1993 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Dummy, Correspondence 1990  Box 1, Folder 7
The Parrot in the Garret, 1982 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Corrected Galley Proof, Dummy 1981  Box 1, Folder 8
A Sound of Leaves, 1996 
Box 1
Holograph, Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1994  Box 1, Folder 9
Erik Blegvad  
Around My Room, 2000 
Note Authored by William Jay Smith
Box 1
Typescript, Page Proof, Correspondence 1997-1998  Box 1, Folder 10
Hans Christian Andersen: Stories and Fairy Tales, 1993 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Galley Proof, Correspondence, Layout Notes 1991-1992  Box 1, Folder 11
Riddle Road: Puzzles in Poems and Pictures, 1999 
Note Authored by Elizabeth Spires
Box 1
Correspondence, Jacket Proof 1997-1998  Box 1, Folder 12
Water Pennies, 1991 
Note Authored by N. M. Bodecker
Box 1
Correspondence 1994  Box 1, Folder 14
Box 1
Speech, Summer Forum and Kerlan Friends Annual Meeting, 1996 Box 1, Folder 13
Lenore and Erik Blegvad  
The Great Hamster Hunt, 1969 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence 1966  Box 1, Folder 15
One is for the Sun, 1968 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Dummy, Clipping 1968  Box 1, Folder 16