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Harlow Rockwell Papers

Summary Information
Title: Harlow Rockwell Papers
Dates: 1966-1989
Creator: Rockwell, Harlow
Extent: .1 linear ft and 3.3 cu ft
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-98
Abstract:
Harlow Rockwell's papers focus on his work as an author and illustrator of picture books for children. The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1966 and 1989. One title, My Spring Robin , was illustrated with his daughter, Lizzy Rockwell. The collection contains corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a note, illustrations done in a variety of media some with separations, studies, dummies, paste-ups, a photocopy, and layouts. Additional material related to Harlow Rockwell's work may be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection, Harlow Rockwell's wife and frequent collaborator.

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.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Arrangement

I Did It, 1974

Look at This, 1978

My Dentist, 1975

My Kitchen, 1980

My Spring Robin, 1989

Sally's Caterpillar: A True Story,


Biographical Sketch

Harlow Rockwell was born in 1910. He studied at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He wrote and illustrated his first picture book for children, [the] ABC Book , in 1961. Throughout his long and prolific career, Harlow Rockwell collaborated on many picture books for very young readers with his wife, Anne Rockwell; he also co-illustrated My Spring Robin with their daughter, Lizzy Rockwell. Harlow Rockwell's books focus on the experiences, events, and places that make up a young child's' world such as going to the dentist, or barber, or working in the kitchen. His books' text and illustration are simple and realistic with precise detail yet they are never simplistic or dull. Harlow Rockwell's illustrations and text have enough variety and high level of recognizability to capture and maintain a young child's interest. Harlow Rockwell worked primarily in ink and watercolor and his work alone or in collaboration with Anne Rockwell is easily recognizable, admired by critics, and enjoyed by young readers. Harlow Rockwell died on April 7, 1988


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1966 and 1989; one title, My Spring Robin , was illustrated jointly with Lizzy Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell's daughter. The collection includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a note, illustrations done in a variety of media some with separations, studies, dummies, paste-ups, a photocopy and layouts. Additional material related to Harlow Rockwell's work may be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection, Harlow Rockwell's wife and frequent collaborator.

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.
  • Rockwell, Harlow
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
I Did It 1974 
Box MF 676
typescript, corrected (12 p.)  Box MF 676
 
galley proof, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 676
Box MC 365
ink illustrations w/ text proof and 3 separations for jacket (2 p.)  Box MC 365
 
ink illustration (30 p.)  Box MC 365
 
pencil and watercolor study for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 365
 
layout for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 365
 
text proof paste-up for table of contents (1 p.)  Box MC 365
 
Look at This 1978 
Box MF 676
typescript, corrected (14 p.)  Box MF 676
 
galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 676
 
galley proof, corrected (4 p.)  Box MF 676
 
notes [memo] (1 p.)  Box MF 676
Box MC 328
ink, pencil and watercolor dummy w/ text proof and photocopy (1 p.)  Box MC 328
 
ink illustrations w/ 6 separations and text paste-up for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 328
 
ink illustrations w/ 6 separations (7 p.)  Box MC 328
 
ink illustrations w/ 5 separations (9 p.)  Box MC 328
 
ink illustrations w/ 4 separations (5 p.)  Box MC 328
 
ink illustrations w/ 3 separations (6 p.)  Box MC 328
 
ink illustrations w/ 2 separations (2 p.)  Box MC 328
 
proof dummy (64 p.)  Box MC 328
 
paste-ups w/ text proof (3 p.)  Box MC 328
 
layout (1 p.)  Box MC 328
 
My Dentist 1975 
Box MC 701
ink and watercolor illustration for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 701
 
ink and watercolor illustration for title page (1 p.)  Box MC 701
 
ink and watercolor illustrations (21 p.)  Box MC 701
 
pencil dummy (32 p.)  Box MC 701
 
pencil illustrations on tracing paper (35 p.)  Box MC 701
 
My Kitchen 1980 
Box MC 701
photocopy of jacket illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 701
 
sheets text paste-up (21 p.)  Box MC 701
 
pen, ink and watercolor illustrations (23 p.)  Box MC 701
 
pen, ink and watercolor illustration not used in book (1 p.)  Box MC 701
 
My Spring Robin 1989 
Note Rockwell, Lizzy
Box MC 611
pencil and watercolor illustration (12 p.)  Box MC 611
 
ink illustration (1 p.)  Box MC 611
 
watercolor and pencil study (1 p.)  Box MC 611
 
paste-up for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 611
 
paste-up for bookends (1 p.)  Box MC 611
 
paste-up sheets for text (6 p.)  Box MC 611
 
dummy (24 p.)  Box MC 611
 
Sally's Caterpillar: A True Story  
Box MF 701
ink and watercolor dummy w/ typescript (64 p.)  Box MF 701
Box MC 701
ink and watercolor studies (8 p.)  Box MC 701
 
ink studies (3 p.)  Box MC 701