Guide to the Christine Price Papers
1948-1979

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Price, Christine, 1928-1980
Title: Christine Price papers
Dates: 1948-1979 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 20.75 linear feet (16 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 448
Summary: Christine Hilda Price (1928-1980) is known for her work as an illustrator and writer of children's books on art history, dance, and folklore. The collection includes illustrations and sketches, correspondence, published books, travel notes, and research materials.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

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

Christine Hilda Price (April 15, 1928-January 13, 1980) born in London, England, is known for her work as an author and illustrator of books for children and young people. She spent her childhood in a small English village and then moved with her family to the United States in 1940, where she attended Vassar College (1944-45) and the Art Students League of New York (1945-46). At that time, she began free-lance illustration, including a number of books for children. Her formal training was completed at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Price concentrated on historical subjects, including a series of books on the history of art, such as Made in the Renaissance (Dutton, 1963) and Made in Ancient Egypt (Dutton, 1970). The art history books are illustrated with photographs she took during her extensive travels, as well as her own illustrations and designs. During her life she became a member of International P.E.N., Author's Guild, National Audubon Society, Society of Woman Geographers, Wilderness Society, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Art Students League of New York (life member).

Content Description

The Christine Price Papers contain manuscripts and working materials for many of her books, general correspondence, and background materials. Geographically oriented subject files contain informational brochures and pamphlets on the many countries she wrote about and toured. Journals and sketchbooks contain notes, rough drawings and plans made during her travels, as future reference for her writing and art. There are extensive files of slides, photographs and photographic negatives from her trips, plus some cassette tapes with oral accounts of her visits to particular localities.

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 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], Christine Price Papers, Ax 448, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Book Illustrations

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Dummies

Series: Materials for Published Works

Series: Correspondence

Series: Subject Files

Series: Journals

Series: Linoleum Cuts

Series: Non-Print Resource Material

Series: Published Books

Series: Working Materials for Publication

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Christine Price in 1968.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, October 1974.

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

Book Illustrations
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 1 Boyce, Ella Ruth. Fairy Stories
1 2 Claire, Helen. Senor Castillo, Cock of the Island
1 3 Fairfax-Lucy, Brian. The Cat Did It
1 4 Hall-Quest, Olga. The Bell that Rang for Freedom
1 5 Hall-Quest, Olga. Flames Over New England
1 6 Jewett, Eleanor. Cobbler's Knob
1 7 Lang, Andrew. Orange Fairy Book
1 8 Magoon, M. Little Dusty Foot
1 9 Marshall, Dean. Dig for a Treasure
1 10 Langdale, H. R. Kit of Danger Cove
1 11-12 Marshall, Dean. The Invisible Island
1 13 Price, Christine. The Dragon and the Book
1 14 Price, Christine. Made in the Renaissance
1 15 Price, Hilda Cumings. No Way Back
1 16 Sanger, Marjory Bartlett. Greenwood Summer
1 17 Uttley, Alison. A Traveler in Time
1 18 Waltrip, Lela and Rufus. White Harvest
1 19 Price, Christine. Cities of Gold and Isles of Spice
1 20 Miscellaneous dust jackets, art
1 20 Miscellaneous large illustrations, loose

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Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 21 Price, Christine. Cities of Gold and Isles of Spice
1 22 Price, Christine. Made in the Renaissance

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Dummies
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
1 23 Price, Christine. Made in the Renaissance
2 1 Cities of Gold and Isles of Spice. Loose
2 2 The City of the Dagger and Other Tales from Burma. With illustrations

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Materials for Published Works
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
3 1 Bibliography
3 2 Biographical, publicity, photos
3 3 African and other Folk stories. Unpublished
3 4 Arts of Clay. Photos and cover
3 5 Arts and Clay. Correspondence and reviews
3 6 Arts of Clay. Scribner 1977
3 7 Arts of Clay. Story Board
3 8 Arts of Clay. Sketches
3 9 Arts of Wood. Scribners 1976
3 10 >Be Strong The Story of Lucy Prince. Manuscripts and correspondence
3 11 Cities of Gold. Manuscript
3 12 Cities of Gold. Correspondence. Permissions, reviews
3 13 The City of the Dagger and other Tales from Burma. Manuscript
3 14 The City of the Dagger. Manuscript
3 15 The City of the Dagger. correspondence
3 16 The City of the Dagger. Rough dummy
3 17 Dance on the Dusty Earth. Dummy
3 18 Dance on the Dusty Earth. Printers copy
3 19 Dance on the Dusty Earth. correspondence
3 20 Dance on the Dusty Earth. Scribners 1979
3 21 Dance on the Dusty Earth. Correspondence and photos
3 22 Dance on the Dusty Earth. Scribner. Storyboards, working notes, manuscript fragments 1978
3 23 Heirs of the Ancient Maya. Revisions
3 24 Heirs of the Ancient Maya. Manuscript
3 25 Heirs of the Ancient Maya. Photos
3 26 Made in Ancient Egypt. Unbound proofs. Dutton 1970
3 27 Made in Ancient Egypt. Photos and source materials
3 28 Made in Ancient Egypt. Permissions
3 29 Made in the South Pacific. Working manuscript.
3 30 Made in the South Pacific. Revised manuscript
3 31 Made in the South Pacific. Printers copy set
3 32 Made in the South Pacific. Galley
3 33 Made in the South Pacific. Requests for permissions
3 34 Made in the South Pacific. Unused photos
3 35 Made in the South Pacific. Working notes
3 36 Made in the South Pacific. Correspondence and notes
4 1 Made in West Africa. Dutton. Correspondence and reviews 1975
4 2 Made in West Africa. Photos
4 3 The Power of Masks. Manuscript
4 4 The Power of Masks. Setting copy. Jacket design
4 5 The Power of Masks. Scribner. Dummy. Corrected galley 1977
4 6 The Power of Masks. correspondence
4 7 The Power of Masks. Source material, working notes and sketches
4 8 The Rich Man and the Singer. Mesfin Habte Mariam. Dutton 1971
4 9 The Rich Man and the Singer. Manuscript revision
4 10 The Story of Mask Art
4 11 Talking Drums of Africa. Dummy
4 12 Talking Drums of Africa. Printers copy
4 13 Talking Drums of Africa. Scribner. correspondence 1973
4 14 The Three Golden Nobles. Television series. correspondence
4 15 The Valiant Chattee-maker
4 16 Book ideas. Arts in Everyday life. Proposed trilogy
4 17 Book ideas. The Creation. James Weldon Johnson
4 18 Book ideas. Drum Maker. Unpublished
4 19 Book ideas. Duppy's Diary
4 20 Book ideas. The other India
4 21 Book ideas. Quetzalcoatl
4 22 Book ideas. Traditional Womens Arts. Unpublished
4 23 Book ideas. Miscellaneous unpublished
4 24 CMS recordings
4 25 CMS recordings. Scripts
4 26 Reviews by Christine Price
4 27 Writing workshop notes. "Making books for children" Workshop 1976
4 28 Picture file. 1
4 29 Picture file. 2
4 30 Picture file. 3
4 31 Picture file. 4
4 32 Picture file. 5
4 33 Picture file. 6

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 1 A, miscellaneous
5 2 Allen, Phillip
5 3 American Museum of Natural History
5 4 ART bibliographies (Anne Fenn)
5 5 B miscellaneous
5 6 Barz, Sandra B. (Arts and Culture of the North)
5 7 Bascom, William
5 8 Blom, Gertrude Duby
5 9 The British Museum
5 10 Brooklyn Museum
5 11 C, miscellaneous
5 12 Cricket
5 13 D, miscellaneous
5 14 Dark, Phillip C.
5 15 Drewal, Henry J.
5 16 E. P. Dutton and Company
5 17 E, miscellaneous
5 18 F, miscellaneous
5 19 Ft. Jesus Museum Kenya. (Hamo and Caroline Sassoon)
5 20 G, miscellaneous
5 21 H, miscellaneous
5 22 Hymen, Trina Schart
5 23 I, miscellaneous
5 24 J, miscellaneous
5 25 K, miscellaneous
5 26 Kent, Kate P.
5 27 Kerlan Collection. University of Minnesota
5 28 L, miscellaneous
5 29 M, miscellaneous
5 30 MacMillon Company
5 31 Montvel-Cohen, Marvin and Kathy
5 32 Mount, Marshall
5 33 Museum of Primitive Art
5 34 Museum of the American Indian
5 35 N, miscellaneous
5 36 Newark Museum
5 37 Pevar, Marc and Susan
5 38 Price, Clair S. and Hilda C.
5 39 Price, Hilda C. Re: Song of Roland rights
5 40 Price, Ursula
5 41 R, . miscellaneous
5 42 S, miscellaneous
5 43 Charles Scribner's Sons
5 44 Smithsonian institution
5 45 T, miscellaneous
5 46 Thompson, Robert F.
5 47 U, miscellaneous
5 48 University Museum, Univ. of Pennsylvania
5 49 UCLA Museum of Cultural History
5 50 University of Southern Mississippi
5 51 W, miscellaneous
5 52 Willett, Frank (Dr. )
5 53 Y, miscellaneous
5 54 Unidentified correspondence

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Subject Files
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
5 55 Africa. General Information
5 56 American Indian Art Show 1973
5 57 Australia. Pamphlets and general information
5 58 Burma. Pamphlets and general information
5 59 Cameroun. Brochures
5 60 Central America. Illustrations
5 61 Central America. photographs
5 62 Colombia. photographs
5 63 Concurso Folclorico 1972
5 64 Discovery Museum. Arts of Africa Exhibit
5 65 Earthwatch. Ancient Engineers Project. 1976-1977
5 66 Earthwatch. Black Canyon. Indian. 1977
5 67 Pamphlets
6 1 Fiji. Brochures
6 2 Fiji. Unused photographs. UN information
6 3 Fijian-Tongan canoe notebook
6 4 Ghana. Pamphlets
6 5 Greek art
6 6 Guatemala Pamphlets
6 7 Hawaii. Pamphlets
6 8 Honduras. Pamphlets
6 9 India. Chhau dance
6 10 Iran. Esmatabad. Notes, photos.
6 11 Ivory Coast. Pamphlets.
6 12 Jamaica. Pamphlets
6 13 Kenya. Pamphlets
6 14 Kenya. Expedition. Pokot
6 15 Lebanon. Pamphlets
6 16 Mexico. Pamphlets
6 17 Music. Miscellaneous information
6 18 Nepal. Brochure
6 19 New South Whales. Pamphlets
6 20 Nigeria. Pamphlets
6 21 Nigeria. photographs
6 22 Pacific Islands.
6 23 Pacific Islands. Micronesia-Dance photos.
6 24 Pakistan. Brochures
6 25 The Philippines. Pamphlet
6 26 Exhibition plans and materials
6 27 Senegal. Brochures
6 28 Sketches. Miscellaneous topics
6 29 Surinam. Materials
6 30 Surinam. Pamphlets
6 31 Thailand. Pamphlets

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Journals
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
7 1-10 Journals (1-10)
8 1-3 Journals (11-13)
8 4 Sketchbooks

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Linoleum Cuts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
8 5 Linoleum cut. Standing boy, reading book. Bookmark
8 6 Linoleum cut. Two human heads one whispering to the other. Two colors.
8 7 Linoleum cut. Cavalier. Two colors
8 8 Linoleum cut. Letter"A" four renditions.
8 9 Linoleum cut. Fox
8 10 Linoleum cut. Two riders of Prancing horses
8 11 Linoleum cut. Frog
8 12 Linoleum cut. Frog or other creature with mouth wide open
8 13 Linoleum cut. Three designs
8 14 Linoleum cut. Madonna and child
8 15 Linoleum cut. Peasant man
8 16 Linoleum cut. Two male figures in conversation of thought
8 17 Linoleum cut. Figures before a fire. Block not cut
8 18 Linoleum cut. Small item
8 19 Linoleum cut. Unfinished. Two girls dancing
8 20 Woodblocks. Unfinished horse or lion.
8 21 Mounted Linoleum cut. Man with scroll
8 22 Mounted Linoleum cut. Boy with cat plus three other males boy with horse
8 23 Mounted Linoleum cut."Glorious in excelsisà" boy and girl reading, dog observing.

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Non-Print Resource Material
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
9 1 Non-Print Resource Material. Near East 1963
9 2 Non-Print Resource Material. Israel to Greece 1965
9 3 Non-Print Resource Material. African journey 1968
9 4 Non-Print Resource Material. Central America 1961-1971
10 1 Western and Eastern Himalayas. Box of slides 1973
10 2 Colombia tapes. Slides, cassettes 1975
10 3 India, Sarawak, Philippines, N. Guinea, Solomons. Slides 1974
10 4 Non-Print Resource Material. West Africa 1974
10 5 Non-Print Resource Material. East Africa 1975
10 6 Non-Print Resource Material. India, Sarawak etc. 1976
10 7 Non-Print Resource Material. Pacific-Micronesia, Samoa 1970
10 2 Box of slides 1970
10 3 West Africa. Dance notes, booklets, tapes 1972
10 4 Surinam 1972-1973

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Published Books
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
12 1 Heirs of the Ancient Maya A Portrait of the Lacandon Indians 1972
12 2 Stars Over Bethlehem. Illustrator 1952
12 3 The Unicorn who Wanted to be Seen. Illustrator 1961
12 4 Cobbler's Knob. Illustrator 1956
12 5 The Bell that Rang for Freedom. Illustrator 1965
12 6 Here and Now Story Book. Illustrator 1948
12 7 Song of the Wheels 1956
12 8 David and the Mountain 1959
12 9 The Loner. Illustrator 1963
12 10 Made in the Renaissance 1963
12 11 Men of the Hills. Illustrator 1958
12 12 Orange Fairy Book. Illustrator 1949
12 13 Widdecombe Fair. Illustrator 1968
12 14 White Harvest. Illustrator 1960
12 15 From Colony to Nation. Illustrator 1970
12 16 No Way Back. Illustrator 1953
12 17 Secret of the Bog. Illustrator 1948
12 18 One is God Two Old Counting Songs. Illustrator 1970
12 19 Made in Ancient Egypt 1970
12 20 The Valiant Chatee-Maker 1965
12 21-22 Little Dusty Foot. Illustrator 1948
12 23 Three Golden Nobles 1951
12 24 Happy Days 1969
12 25-26 Cypress Country. Illustrator 1965
12 27-28 The Story of Moslem Art 1968
12 29 Cities of Gold and the Isled of Spice. Illustrator 1965
12 30 Greenwood Summer. Illustrator 1958
12 31 Senor Castillo Cock of the Island. Illustrator 1948
12 32 No Way Back. Illustrator 1953
12 33 Viking's Dawn. Illustrator 1956
12 34 Song of the Wheels 1956
12 35 Made in the Middle Ages 1961
12 36 The Dragon and the Book. 1953
12 37 Purple Hills. Illustrator 1961
12 38 Flames Over New England 1967

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Working Materials for Publication
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
13 1 Juan Bobo and the Queen's Necklace. Book cover
13 2 Made in Ancient Egypt. Book layout
13 3 The City of the Dagger. Book cover
13 4 Cypress Country. Shooting copy
13 5 Cypress Country. Book cover and photos
13 6 Made in Ancient Egypt. Notes
13 7 Made in Ancient Egypt. Book layout
13 8 Made in Ancient Egypt. Book cover
13 9 Made in Ancient Egypt. Page layouts
14 1 A Piece of the World. Illustrations
14 2-3 Talking Drums of Africa. Illustrations, cover designs
14 4 Made in the Renaissance. Page layouts
14 5 Paw Paw's Run. Illustrations
14 6 Heirs of the Ancient Maya. Manuscript, illustrations
14 7 Cover designs
15 1 The Power or Mystery of the Mask. Sketches, cover design, illustrations
15 2 Dance on the Dusty Earth. Illustrations, cover designs
16 1 Dancing Masks of Africa. Dummy
16 2 Dancing Masks of Africa. Illustrations, cover designs, proofs
16 3 Made in West Africa. Text Galleys
16 4 Made in West Africa. Working dummies
16 5 Made in West Africa. Illustrations
16 6 Made in West Africa. Art Placement
16 7 Arts of Wood. Dummy
16 8 Arts of Wood. Text Materials
16 9 Arts of Wood. Illustrations and cover designs
16 10 Arts of Clay. Dummy
16 11 Arts of Clay. Text Materials
16 12 Arts of Clay. Illustrations and cover designs
16 13 Arts of Clay. Printers sheets, page proofs, cataloguing
16 14 Talking Drums of Africa. Design for cloth cover

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Price, Christine, 1928-1980
  • Price, Christine, 1928-1980--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Art--History--Juvenile literature
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Dance--Juvenile literature
  • Folklore--Juvenile literature
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women illustrators--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations
    • Manuscripts for publication
    • Mock-ups

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