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Petra Mathers Papers, undated, 1995-1996

Summary Information
Title: Petra Mathers Papers
Dates: undated, 1995-1996
Creator: Mathers, Petra
Extent: 3 boxes (0.29 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-792
Abstract:
This collection consists of samples of Mathers' work as an illustrator of children's books and includes illustrations in various media, dummies, correspondence and notes for five titles published between 1997 and 2002.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mathers, Petra

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. 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.

Copyright:

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:

Petra Mathers Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Petra Mathers was born March 25, 1945 in Todtmoos, Germany. She moved to the United States when she was twenty three years old and worked in a children's bookstore. Her first career was as a painter, and she had gallery exhibitions on the West Coast. Her first published book, Maria Theresa won her an Ezra Jack Keats medal. She is a four-time winner of the New York Times prize for Best Illustrated Children's Book. Her books are self-illustrated, and she is as well known for her illustrations as for her writing. In 1999 she published the first of her 'Lottie's World' series, which features Lottie, a chicken, and her best friend, Herbie, a duck. Mathers lives in Astoria, Oregon.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains Petra Mathers' work as an illustrator of children's books, and includes correspondence, colored pencil illustrations, pencil illustrations, dummies, notes, ink and watercolor illustrations, and page proofs related to five titles published between 1997 and 2002.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Mathers, Petra
  • Snakes -- Fiction
  • Mothers and sons -- Fiction
  • Imagination -- Fiction
  • Brothers -- Fiction
  • Parties -- Fiction
  • Birthdays -- Fiction
  • Dogs -- Fiction
  • Mothers -- Fiction
  • Mother and child -- Fiction
  • Size -- Fiction
  • Baths -- Fiction
  • Anger -- Juvenile fiction
  • Mother and child -- Juvenile fiction
  • Anger -- Fiction
  • Drawings
  • Watercolors
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
I Need a Snake, 1998 
Box 1
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, cover, flaps, title and dedication, undated ( 6 items )  Box 1 , Folder 1
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 6-17, undated ( 12 items )  Box 1 , Folder 2
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 18-29, undated ( 10 items )  Box 1 , Folder 3
Box 2
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 2-3, 24-25, back jacket, undated ( 3 items )  Box 2
 
It's My Birthday, Too!, 1999 
Box 1
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 5-13, undated ( 10 items )  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 16-29, back jacket, undated ( 10 items )  Box 1 , Folder 5
Box 2
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, cover and various pages, undated ( 5 items )  Box 2
 
Mom Pie, 2001 
Box 1
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, title page, pages 6-15, undated ( 12 items )  Box 1 , Folder 6
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 16-29, back cover undated ( 14 items )  Box 1 , Folder 7
Box 2
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, various pages and end pages, undated ( 3 items )  Box 2
 
Mommy Go Away!, 1997 
Box 1
Correspondence, 1995-1996  Box 1 , Folder 8
 
Artist's dummy, undated  Box 1 , Folder 9
 
Artist's dummy, undated  Box 1 , Folder 10
 
Artist's dummy, draft of rejected art (bears), undated  Box 1 , Folder 11
 
Drawings, pencil on tracing paper; early sketches, undated ( 49 items )  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Correspondence with drawing, pencil on tracing paper, undated ( 1 item )  Box 1 , Folder 13
Box 2
Drawings, pencil on tracing paper; early sketches, undated ( 6 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil and ink on tracing paper; early sketches of rejected art (people), undated ( 34 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil and colored pencil on paper; early art, rejected (people), undated ( 2 items )  Box 2
 
Pen and watercolor on paper; early art, rejected (people), undated ( 2 items )  Box 2
Box 1
Notes and photocopies of rejected art (people), undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Drawings, pencil on tracing paper; early sketches of rejected art (bears), undated ( 18 items )  Box 1 , Folder 15
Box 2
Drawings, pencil on tracing paper; early sketches of rejected art (bears), undated ( 18 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pen on tracing paper; early sketches of rejected art (bears), undated ( 9 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, pencil on paper; early sketches of rejected art (bears), undated ( 10 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper; early art, rejected (bears), undated ( 2 items )  Box 2
Box 1
Notes and photocopies of rejected art (bears), undated  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Photocopies of art with notes, undated  Box 1 , Folder 17
Box 2
Drawing, colored pencil on paper, and watercolor on paper with notes, undated ( 2 items )  Box 2
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper; final art for cover page and pages 4-15, undated ( 14 items )  Box 2
Box 3
Drawings, colored pencil on paper; final art for pages 16-31, undated ( 15 items )  Box 3
 
Page proofs, 1996  Box 3
 
When Mommy Was Mad, 2002 
Box 3
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 6-22, undated ( 15 items )  Box 3
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, pages 23-end pages, undated ( 10 items )  Box 3
 
Drawings, colored pencil on paper, undated ( 2 items )  Box 3