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James and Ruth McCrea Papers

Summary Information
Title: James and Ruth McCrea Papers
Dates: 1952-1969
Creator: McCrea, James and Ruth
Extent: 2 folders--written; 3 boxes--illustrative
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-889
Abstract:
The collection contains both written and illustrative materials for 4 titles. Written material includes a holograph, corrected typescripts, front matter, and notes. Illustrative material includes a dummy, ink illustrations on boards with prepared margins, lettering layout, a jacket pasteup, an original water color, and jacket illustrations and proofs, including 2 color separations, and notes.

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

King's Procession, The, 1963

Shakespearean Sallies, Sullies and Slanders: Insults for All Occasions, 1969

Story of the Other Wise Man, The, n.d.

Where Nothing is Long Ago, 1963


Biographical Sketch

James McCrea was born September 12, 1920, in Peoria, Ill. Ruth (Pirman) McCrea was born May 28, 1921, in Jersey City, NJ. They met in art school, and were married shortly thereafter. They have worked together as writers, designers, and illustrators ever since. They operate their own press, The Little Press, from the basement of their own home. Their published writing (as of 1972) was for children's books, although they think of their stories as being for human beings of all ages.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 3


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains written material for one title, and includes a holograph, corrected typescripts, one carbon, front matter, notes, and front and back jacket text. It also contains illustrative material for 3 titles, and includes a pencil dummy, ink illustrations on boards with prepared margins, lettering layout, a jacket pasteup, an original water color, and original black and white jacket illustration, and 2 color separations, an original colored illustration, and 2 proofs, all for the jacket. There is also a finished jacket, 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.
  • McCrea, James and Ruth
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
King's Procession, The 1963 
Note  New York: Atheneum, 1963
Box MF1993
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF1993
 
typescript, corrected (39 p.)  Box MF1993
 
typescript, corrected carbon (54 p.)  Box MF1993
 
front matter (2 p.)  Box MF1993
 
front and back jacket flap text (2 p.)  Box MF1993
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MF1993
 
Shakespearean Sallies, Sullies and Slanders: Insults for All Occasions 1969 
Note  New York: Crowell Co., 1969
Box MC1348
pencil dummy with proof pasted in as text (128 p.)  Box MC1348
 
ink illustrations on boards with prepared margins (57 p.)  Box MC1348
 
lettering layout (17 p.)  Box MC1348
 
jacket pasteup in ink and cut out paper (1 p.)  Box MC1348
 
Story of the Other Wise Man, The n.d. 
Note  Mt. Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, n.d.
Box MC1053
original water color (1 p.)  Box MC1053
 
Where Nothing is Long Ago 1963 
Note  New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1963
Box MC1236
original black and white jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1236
 
color separations for dust jacket (2 p.)  Box MC1236
 
original colored jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC1236
 
dust jacket proofs (2 p.)  Box MC1236
 
finished jacket (1 p.)  Box MC1236
 
notes (1 p.)  Box MC1236