Children's literature, American
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Benjamin Appel (1907-1977) was a writer whose "voice of the streets" reflected his New York City childhood and his military experience. His work has been compared to Dashiell Hammett and James Cain. The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, and research materials from his work, including the 1943 Dark Stain, which addressed racism.
Harry Behn (1898-1973) was a writer, teacher, and founder of various media groups. The collection includes books, plays, screenplays, correspondence, and mementos relating to Behn's interest in children's literature and educational programs.
William Louis Brown (1910-1964) was a teacher, editor, reporter, ranger, and author of books and short stories for young people. The collection includes manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia relating to Brown's interest in writing adventure stories drawn from his own life experiences.
The papers of Cornelius DeWitt, German-born children's book illustrator, include original artwork for children’s book illustrations, as well as artwork for proposed publications. Also included are correspondence files and production notes for his work.
Elizabeth Orton Jones (June 25, 1910-May 10, 2005) was an illustrator and writer of children's books, and won the Caldecott Medal for the illustrations in Prayer for a Child in 1945. The collection includes original illustrations, literary manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, audio recordings, newspaper clippings and artifacts.
Collection comprises literary manuscripts and book illustrations by American artist Clare Newberry, including 242 original drawings, sketches and illustrations; three book dummies; and scrapbooks from childhood and early school days.
Collection comprises illustrations by artists Maud and Miska Petersham for children's books, including The American ABC, Off to Bed and When I Grow Up, as well as related galley proofs and mock-ups.
Lynd Ward was an artist and children's book author. The Lynd Ward Papers comprise incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from Carley Dawson, and outgoing correspondence to a Mr. Rohde. The collection also includes various notes, correspondence, manuscripts, sketches, copies of sketches, and illustrations for books, magazines, and brochures that Lynd Ward illustrated.