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Jacob Landau Papers

Summary Information
Title: Jacob Landau Papers
Dates: 1942-1967
Creator: Landau, Jacob
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-900
Original illustrations from eight books.

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.


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.


The Big Sky, 1950

To Dream Upon a Crown, 1967

The Gold Bug and Other Tales, 1953

Husky, 1942

Lion Hound, 1955

Man and Magic, 1966

Roger Williams, 1950

This Dear-Bought Land, 1957

Biographical Sketch

Born December 17, 1917, in Phihladelphia, son of Samuel and Deanna Landau; married Amalia Fattori, c. 1941 (divorced,1946); married Frances Paul, May 5, 1949

Education: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 1931-36; Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, certificate 1938.

Career: Artist, educator and illustrator of books for children and adults. Recipient of numerous commissions, numerous exhibitions. Work is represented in permanent collections of many museums and in many private collections.

Awards: Numerous, including Boys Club Junior Book Award, 1951 for The Big Sky . To Dream upon a Crown was chosen one of American Graphic Arts Children's Books 1967-68.

Source: Something about the Author; Volume 38, p 110-113.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of original illustrations from eight books.

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.
  • Landau, Jacob
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Big Sky 1950 
Note Guthrie, Alfred Bertram
New York: Sloane, 1950
Box MC 1019
illustration on scratchboard (1 p.)  Box MC 1019
To Dream Upon a Crown 1967 
Note Williamson, Joannes S.
New York: Knopf, 1967
Box MC 1019
illustrations in ink and wash (2 p.)  Box MC 1019
jacket illustration in ink and wash w/ a color key (1 p.)  Box MC 1019
The Gold Bug and Other Tales 1953 
Note Poe, Edgar Allen
New York: Macmillan, 1953
Box MC 1019
illustrations in ink (2 p.)  Box MC 1019
Husky 1942 
Note Montgomery, Rutherford
New York: H. Holt, 1942
Box MC 1019
illustrations in ink (4 p.)  Box MC 1019
Lion Hound 1955 
Note Kjelgaard, Arthur James
New York: Holiday House, 1955
Box MC 1054
eight ink illustrations, one sheet (1 p.)  Box MC 1054
Man and Magic 1966 
Note Appel, Benjamin
New York: Pantheon, 1966
Box 1019
Illustrations, ink and wash (2 p.)  Box 1019
Roger Williams 1950 
Note Cottler, Joseph
Evanston: Row, Peterson and Company, 1950
Box MC 1019
illustration, watercolor for cover (1 p.)  Box MC 1019
This Dear-Bought Land 1957 
Note Latham, Jean Lee
New York: Harper, 1957
Box MC 1019
illustrations in scratchboard (3 p.)  Box MC 1019