Guide to the Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lewiton, Mina, 1904-1970Simon, Howard, 1903-
Title: Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon papers
Dates: 1954-1967 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2.5 linear feet (2 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 702
Summary: Howard Simon was an artist and illustrator of children's books and Mina Lewiton Simon was an author of juvenile literature. This collection contains manuscripts, manuscript materials, published books, illustrations and miscellaneous items pertaining to the work of Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Howard Simon (July 22, 1933-October 15, 1979)was born in New York and attended the National Academy of Design. He was an artist and illustrator of books for children and young people. Mina L. Simon (March 22, 1904 - February 11, 1970) was born in New York and educated at the New School for Social Research. She was a writer, primarily of juveniles. The papers include original manuscripts, dummies and art work.

Content Description

This collection contains a variety of manuscript materials including manuscripts in various stages of production. There are also a number of published books in the collection. In addition there are also a number of illustrations in the collection. There area also other items such as correspondence.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Howard and Mina Lewiton Simon Papers, Coll 702, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Miscellaneous
  • Published Books
  • Illustrations by Howard Simon
  • Miscellaneous Illustrations

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, completed December 1968.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Detailed Description of the Collection

SC 1 1 Candita’s Choice
SC 1 Illustrations
SC 1 2 Especially Humphrey
SC 1 Illustrations
SC 1 3 Who Knows When Winter Goes?
SC 1 Illustrations
SC 1 4 If You Were An Eel, How Would You Feel?
SC 1 Illustrations
SC 1 5 A Young Girl Going Out of the Door
SC 1 Final manuscript
SC 1 6 Correspondence
SC 1 7 Published Works
SC 1 8 Manuscripts
SC 1 Untitled holograph manuscript and ink sketches

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Published Books
SC 1 Rachel and Herman
SC 1 Beasts of Burden
SC 1 Is Anyone Here?
SC 1 Who Knows When Winter Goes?
SC 1 Candita’s Choice
SC 1 the Tough and the Tender
SC 1 Faces Looking Up
SC 1 That Bad Carlos
SC 1 Rachel
SC 1 The Divided Heart
SC 2 If You Were An Eel, How Would You Feel? Mina and Howard Simon. Follett, 1963, Published Work

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Illustrations by Howard Simon
SC 2 Cathy at the Crossroads Faber, Nancy W., Lippincott, 1962
SC 2 One watercolor sketch
SC 2 Treasure in the Covered Wagon Graham, Vera. Lippincott, undated
SC 2 One ink and crayon illustration for page 67
SC 2 Is Anyone Here? Atheneum. 1967
SC 2 Original ink drawings with watercolor wash drawings indicating color separations, for 32 pages
SC 2 Film positives of ink illustrations and overlays for color separations for 32 pages
SC 2 Layout dummy with pasted up galley text, notes for art
SC 2 Lighthouses of America Criterion, 1964
SC 2 Watercolor wash illustrations for 7 pages
SC 2 That Bad Carlos Harper, 1964
SC 2 Watercolor wash illustrations for 16 pages
SC 2 Two watercolor sketches
SC 2 A Big Book. Stories From the Bible Trent, Elaine M. Abingdon, 1965
SC 2 Watercolor wash illustrations with acetate overlays for color separation, for 10 pages
SC 2 Two wash illustrations for flaps
SC 2 The Boy’s Lunch Trent, Robbie. Abingdon, 1964
SC 2 Watercolor wash illustrations for 28 pages and jacket

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Miscellaneous Illustrations
SC 2 6 ink sketches (book illustrations?)
SC 2 1 ink, 1952 (old man with cane)
SC 2 1 crayon sketch (Rheims 126)
SC 2 1 page of 3 watercolor sketches
SC 2 1 unidentified ink sketch
SC 2 1 proof, charcoal drawing of young girl
SC 2 2 pages of animal sketches
SC 2 1 page, study of nudes
SC 2 1 ink (old man in chair)
SC 2 1 ink (M. Courbet portrait)
SC 2 1 ink study
SC 2 1 watercolor sketch (desert)
SC 2 2 proofs, watercolor wash (elephants)
SC 2 1 ink (bassett hound)
SC 2 1 ink (man with cigar)
SC 2 21 proofs for ink illustrations
SC 2 1 watercolor drawing (clown on mule)
SC 2 1 pencil sketch (old women)
SC 2 3 pen/ink studies (Indians)
SC 2 3 scratchboard proofs
SC 2 1 ink sketch (two monkeys)
SC 2 8 scratchboard proofs of farmers working (one design)
SC 2 1 woodcut proof (city street scene)
SC 2 1 woodcut proof (Biblical scene)
SC 2 1 pen/ink drawing, 1953 (park scene); Salmagundi Club Exhibition ($25.00)
SC 2 1 ink drawing (Indian)
SC 2 3 pencil sketches of animals
SC 2 2 ink sketches of rooster
SC 2 7 ink sketches of human heads, mostly elderly subjects
SC 2 1 ink sketch of proud military officer

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  • Personal Names :
  • Lewiton, Mina, 1904-1970
  • Lewiton, Mina, 1904-1970--Correspondence
  • Simon, Howard, 1903-
  • Simon, Howard, 1903---Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations

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