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Richard Floethe Papers

Summary Information
Title: Richard Floethe Papers
Dates: 1937-1971
Creator: Floethe, Richard
Extent:
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-977
Abstract:
The collection contains original artwork for eleven different titles. Included are illustrations done in pencil, watercolor, ink, acrylic and scratchboard. There are also a few dummies with text paste-ups.

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

Ballet Shoes, 1937

Dream Book, 1950

Farming Around the World, 1970

Floating Market, 1969

Jungle People, 1971

Pinocchio, 1946

Sea of Grass, 1963

Story of Lumber, 1962

Tales from the High Seas, 1948

Terry Sets Sail, 1958

Triangle X, 1960


Biographical Sketch

Richard Floethe was born September 2, 1901 in Essen, Germany. He married Louise Lee (a children's author) June 24, 1937. He studied at art academies in Dortmund, Munich, and at the Bauhaus in Weimar. Mr. Floethe was a painter, print maker, and book illustrator. His water colors and prints are in the collections of Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum, New York Public Library, and a number of university collections. He illustrated many books written by his wife. He died in 1998. Biographical source: Something About the Author , Volume 4, p. 89-90


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains art work produced for eleven different titles. Included are illustrations done in pencil, watercolor, ink, acrylic, and scratchboard. A few dummies with text paste-up are also included.

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.
  • Floethe, Richard
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Ballet Shoes 1937 
Note  New York: Random House, 1937
Box M. C. 1513
Color pencil illustrations (16 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
Box M. D. 1513
Watercolor illustration (1 p.)  Box M. D. 1513
 
Dream Book 1950 
Note  New York: Random House, 1950
Box M. C. 1513
Ink, pencil, and watercolor dummy with text paste-up (34 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
 
Layout sketches (5 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
 
Ink illustrations (23 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
 
Ink illustrations with text paste-up (9 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
 
Separations (36 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
 
Ink and watercolor illustrations with text paste-up (15 p.)  Box M. C. 1513
 
Farming Around the World 1970 
Note  New York : Scribner, 1970
Box M. C. 1515
Layout sketch (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1515
 
Watercolor illustrations with 3 separations (15 p.)  Box M. C. 1515
 
Watercolor illustrations with 3 separations and text paste-up (7 p.)  Box M. C. 1515
 
Floating Market 1969 
Note  New York: Farrar, Straus, 1969
Box M. C. 1516
Ink and watercolor dummy with text paste-up (35 p.)  Box M. C. 1516
 
Jungle People 1971 
Note  New York: Scribner, 1971
Box M. C. 1514
Ink and watercolor dummy with text proof (40 p.)  Box M. C. 1514
 
Ink illustration with 3 separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1514
 
Ink illustration with text proof and 3 separations (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1514
 
Ink illustrations with 3 separations (15 p.)  Box M. C. 1514
 
Layout (1 sheet)  Box M. C. 1514
 
Pinocchio 1946 
Note  Cleveland and New York: World Publishing, 1946
Box M. C. 1498
Acrylic illustrations (41 p.)  Box M. C. 1498
 
Ink, pencil, and watercolor studies (16 p.)  Box M. C. 1498
 
Clippings (2 p.)  Box M. C. 1498
 
Sea of Grass 1963 
Note  New York: Scribner, 1963
Box M. C. 1516
Watercolor studies (2 p.)  Box M. C. 1516
 
Story of Lumber 1962 
Note  New York: Scribner, 1962
Box MC 1516
watercolor study (1 p.)  Box MC 1516
 
Tales from the High Seas 1948 
Note  New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., 1948
Box M. C. 1516
Scratchboard illustrations (11 p.)  Box M. C. 1516
 
Terry Sets Sail 1958 
Note  New York: Harper, 1958
Box M. C. 1516
Ink study (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1516
 
Triangle X 1960 
Note  New York: Harper, 1960
Box M. C. 1516
Ink and watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1516
 
Ink illustration with test paste-up and separations for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1516
 
Ink illustrations (18 p.)  Box M. C. 1516