Guide to the Louis Slobodkin papers
1927-1972

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Slobodkin, Louis, 1903-1975
Title: Louis Slobodkin papers
Dates: 1927-1972 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 17.75 linear feet (17 containers)
Collection Number: Ax 733
Summary: Louis Slobodkin (1903-1975) was an artist and illustrator and writer of books for children. He won the Caldecott Medal in 1943 for Many Moons. The collection contains artwork, manuscripts, correspondence, publicity, photographs, and memorabilia.
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

Louis Slobodkin, sculptor, illustrator, and author, was born in Albany, New York on February 19, 1903, son of Nathan and Dora (nee Lubin) Slobodkin. He attended the Beaux Arts Institute of Design in New York City from 1918 to 1923. Slobodkin married Florence Gersh on September 27, 1927, and they raised two sons, Lawrence and Michael.

Louis Slobodkin was a noted sculptor. He won twenty-two medals from the Beaux Arts Institute of Design during the period 1918 to 1922, a Louis Tiffany Foundation Fellowship in 1932, Honorable Mention in competition for the Chicago War Memorial, 1932, and various commissions in federal competitions. He frequently served on art juries throughout the 1940s and 1950s.

Slobodkin first achieved fame in 1938 when his "Young Lincoln" statue, which had won a place in the Federal Building at the 1940 World's Fair, was summarily removed and destroyed by an official of the Fair. Slobodkin's many friends in the art world rallied to his cause, and eventually a bronze version of the plaster original was permanently placed in the Headquarters Building of the Department of the Interior in Washington, D. C.

In 1941, his sketching drew the attention of a friend, Eleanor Estes, who asked him to illustrate her book, The Moffats (Harcourt Brace, 1941). The book was well received, and a new career for Slobodkin was launched. In 1943, he illustrated James Thurber's Many Moons (Harcourt Brace, 1943), and this book won the Caldecott Medal. Between 1941 and 1972 Slobodkin illustrated, or collaborated on, or wrote and illustrated at least eighty-two titles. Notable among these are the Moffat books with Eleanor Estes, Many Moons with Thurber, and his own Magic Michael (MacMillan, 1944), Fo'castle Waltz (Vanguard, 1945), Sculpture: Principles and Practice (World, 1949), The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree (MacMillan, 1952), One Is Good but Two Are Better (Vanguard, 1956), Yasu and the Strangers (MacMillan, 1965), and the Read-About series (Frankin Watts 1966, 1967). Two of these books are for adult readers-- Fo'castle Waltz and Sculpture: Principles and Practice--while the rest are for children.

Louis Slobodkin's books have been translated into many foreign languages, including French, Norwegian, German, Italian, and Japanese. They have shown considerable staying power, some remaining in print for over thirty years, and often excerpted for anthologies and curriculum materials.

As Slobodkin's reputation as an author and illustrator grew, he came to be much in demand as a speaker at library association conventions and book fairs. His "chalk talks", given to large audiences of children, were always well received. Slobodkin's gently humorous books generated a steady stream of fan mail, which he carefully answered, addressing the children as equals and encouraging them to place their creativity on a foundation of hard work, as he himself had done.

Louis Slobodkin died in 1975.

Content Description

The focus of the Louis Slobodkin Papers is his work as an author and illustrator of books, primarily children's books. The collection consists of manuscripts, artwork, incoming and outgoing letters, publicity and memorabilia. Manuscripts typically begin with a pencil holograph draft in an unruled spiral-bound or composition notebook. Early studies or page layouts are also found in these, sometimes standing alone. Usually there is no title, date or author's signature in these.

From the notebooks, Louis Slobodkin dictated to Florence Slobodkin as she sat at the typewriter. This produced a draft which he could go over with his pencil, making deletions, corrections and revisions. Then Florence Slobodkin would retype, and after the new draft was proofed, it was sent to the editor, usually at Macmillan or Vanguard, who often sent it back for still more revision. (The best example in the collection is The Seaweed Hat, for which we have at least twelve versions.)

Louis Slobodkin would then go back to his initial sketches and rough layouts, design the book in his head, and mark the typescript with page breaks to match up the illustrations with the text. Then, he would work up his final drawings, including those for the book cover and jacket. Much of this work is in ink and watercolor, some in ink and pastel. There are a number of books by other authors for which he did ink line drawings only, such as The Moffats by Eleanor Estes, but he much preferred to work in full color, trying to achieve maximum impact from very bright primary colors (see Magic Michael, Clear the Tracks, The Cowboy Twins, and Jonathan and the Rainbow). It is interesting to note the deterioration in delicate details, so important to his gently humorous style, in the transition from the key drawing to the finished book. Louis Slobodkin was often at odds with the printers over this, not only because he wanted to preserve the integrity of his artistic conceptions, but because he believed children were conscious of quality in books, and chose accordingly. This point is documented in the series of publishers' letters and in several speeches and radio scripts, all of which are part of the collection.

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], Louis Slobodkin papers, Ax 733, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Manuscripts
  • Artwork
  • Correspondence
  • Speeches
  • Articles
  • Radio Scripts
  • Photographs

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Louis Slobodkin in 1972.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Richard S. Bear, Manuscripts Processor.

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

Related Materials :  

Louis Slobodkin papers addendum, Coll 178, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series:  Manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries: The Adventures of Arab (Macmillan, 1946) 1946
Box
Folder
1 1 Holograph notebooks (2)
1 2 Typescript
Subseries: The Amiable Giant (Macmillan, 1955) 1955
Box
Folder
1 3 Holograph notebook
1 4 Typescript
Subseries: Bixxy and the Secret Message (Macmillan, 1949) 1949
Box
Folder
1 5 Holograph notebook with Magic Fishbone (Dickens) layout
1 6 Typescript, chapters I-VII
1 7 Typescript, chapters VIII-XII and miscellaneous versions of various passages
Subseries: Circus April 1st (Macmillan, 1953) 1953
Box
Folder
1 8 Typescript
Subseries: Clear the Track [for Michael's Magic Train] (Macmillan, 1945) 1945
Box
Folder
1 9 Holograph manuscript; typescript
Subseries: Colette and the Princess (Dutton, 1965) 1965
Box
Folder
1 10 Typescript with handwritten corrections
Subseries: The Cowboy Twins (Vanguard, 1960) 1960
Box
Folder
1 11 Typescript with handwritten corrections
Subseries: A First Book of Drawing (Franklin Watts, 1958) 1958
Box
Folder
1 12 Holograph notebook with sketches
Subseries: Fo'castle Waltz (Vanguard, 1945) 1945
Box
Folder
1 13 Holograph notebooks, #l-3 (of 7)
1 14 Holograph notebooks, #4-7 (of 7)
1 15 Typescript, chapters I-IV
1 16 Typescript, chapters V-IX
1 17 Typescript, chapters X-XIV
1 18 Typescript, chapters XV-XXI
1 19 Typescript, chapters XXII-XXXI; some draft passages
1 20 Proof galleys
Subseries: Gogo The French Sea Gull (Macmillan, 1960) 1960
Box
Folder
1 21 Holograph notebook
1 22 Typescripts (2) with holograph corrections
Subseries: A Good Place to Hide (Macmillan, 1961) 1961
Box
Folder
1 23 Typescript
Subseries: The Hundred Dresses (By Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin. Harcourt Brace, 1944) 1944
Box
Folder
1 24 Typescript
Subseries: Hustle and Bustle (Macmillan, 1948) 1948
Box
Folder
1 25 Typescript
Subseries: The Late Cuckoo (Vanguard, 1962) 1962
Box
Folder
1 26 Holograph and typed drafts
Subseries: The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing (Macmillan, 1956) 1956
Box
Folder
1 27 Holograph notebook
1 28 Typescript
Subseries: Magic Michael (Macmillan, 1944) 1944
Box
Folder
1 29 Holograph manuscript leaf and typescript
Subseries: Moose Child (Macmillan, 1944) 1944
Box
Folder
1 30 Typescript drafts (2)
Subseries: Mr. Mushroom (Macmillan, 1950) 1950
Box
Folder
1 31 Typescript drafts
Subseries: Mr. Petersand's Cats and Kittens (Macmillan, 1954) 1954
Box
Folder
1 32 Holograph notebooks
1 33 Typescript
1 34 Typescript draft with alternate endings
Subseries: Mr. Spindles and the Spiders (By Andrew Packard. Macmillan, 1961) 1961
Box
Folder
1 35 Typescript draft; holograph dummy (photocopy); letter to Slobodkin accepting suggested changes; new typescript draft
Subseries: Nomi and the Lovely Animals (Vanguard, 1960) 1960
Box
Folder
1 36 Holograph notes with sketch; typescript draft
Subseries: Picco: the Sad Italian Pony (Vanguard, 1961) 1961
Box
Folder
1 37 Holograph notebook with sketches; typescript draft
Subseries: The Polka-Dot Goat (Macmillan, 1964) 1964
Box
Folder
1 38 Manuscript notebook
1 39 Typescript draft; galley proof
Subseries: Read About the Busman (Franklin Watts, 1967) 1967
Box
Folder
1 40 Holograph notebook
1 41 Typescript draft
Subseries: Read About the Garbageman (not published)
Box
Folder
1 42 Holograph leaves
Subseries: Read About the Postman (Franklin Watts, 1966) 1966
Box
Folder
1 43 Holograph notebook with sketches
1 44 Typescript with holograph revisions
Subseries: Round Trip Space Ship (Macmillan, 1968) 1968
Box
Folder
2 1 Two holograph notebooks with sketches
2 2 Typescript draft
2 3 Typescript draft; partial galley proof
Subseries: Sculpture; Principles and Practice {World Publishing, 1949) 1949
Box
Folder
2 4 Holograph notebooks (5)
2 5 Holograph leaves
2 6 Typescript, part one
2 7 Typescript, part two
2 8 Galley proofs
Subseries: The Seaweed Hat (Macmillan, 1947) 1947
Box
Folder
2 9 Early typescript drafts (2); notes
2 10 Later typescript drafts (10)
Subseries: Space Ship in the Park (Macmillan, 1972) 1972
Box
Folder
2 11 Typescript draft
2 12 Typescript draft
2 13 Galley proof
2 14 Typescript, copy edited, with instructions to typesetter
Subseries: The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree (Macmillan, 1958) 1958
Box
Folder
2 15 Holograph notebooks (2)
2 16 Typescript, copy edited
Subseries: The Space Ship Under the Apple Trees (Macmillan, 1952) 1952>
Box
Folder
2 17 Holograph leaves (incomplete)
2 18 Typescript
Subseries: The Three-Seated Space Ship (Macmillan, 1958) 1958
Box
Folder
2 19 Holograph notebooks (2)
2 20 Typescript, copy edited
Subseries: The Warm-Hearted Polar Bear (By Robert William Murphy. Little, Brown and Co., 1957) 1957
Box
Folder
2 21 Typescript
Subseries: Wilbur the Warrior (Vanguard, 1972) 1972
Box
Folder
2 22 Typescript
Subseries: Yasu and the Strangers (Macmillan, 1965) 1965
Box
Folder
2 23 Typescript

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Series:  Artwork (* indicates oversize art stored in solander cases)
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries: The Adventures of Arab (Macmillan, 1946) 1946
Box
Folder
2 24 Rough layout
2 25 Sketches and watercolors
Case 1* Key drawings; color separations; test jacket
Subseries: Alhambra (By Washington Irving. Macmillan, 1953) 1953
Box
Folder
2 26 Sketches
Subseries: The Amiable Giant (Macmillan, 1955) 1955
Box
Case 1* Sketches; watercolors; color separations
Subseries: Bixxy and the Secret Message (Macmillan, 1949) 1949
Box
Case 1* Drawings; color separations; two sketchbooks
Subseries: Circus April lst (Macmillan, 1953) 1953
Box
Folder
2 27 Rough dummy layout; jacket designs, including water colors; sketches
Subseries: Clean Clarence (By Priscilla and Otto Friedrich. Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1954) 1954
Box
Folder
2 28 Watercolors and sketches
Subseries: Clear the Track (Macmillan, 1945) 1945
Box
Folder
2 29 Rough dummy layout
Case 2* Ink drawings, watercolors, color separations, printed sheets, color dummy, and jacket
Subseries: Colette and the Princess (Dutton, 1965) 1965
Box
Case 2* Color separations; watercolors
Subseries: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (By Mark Twain. Unpublished version)
Box
Folder
2 30 Sketches in sketchbook
Subseries: The Cowboy Twins (By Florence and Louis Slobodkin. Vanguard, 1960) 1960
Box
Folder
2 31 Watercolor sketches
Case 2* Watercolors and color separations
Subseries: Dinny and Danny (Macmillan, 1951) 1951
Box
Case 2* Color separations
Subseries: Evie and Cookie (By Irmengarde Eberle. Alfred A. Knopf, 1957) 1957
Box
Case 2* Drawings; color separations; jacket
Subseries: Evie and the Wonderful Kangaroo (By Irmengarde Eberle. Alfred A. Knopf, 1953) 1953
Box
Folder
2 32 Color separations; proofs
Subseries: Excuse Me! Certainly! (Vanguard, 1959) 1959
Box
Case 3* Watercolors and color separations
Subseries: Fo'castle Waltz (Vanguard, 1945) 1945
Box
Folder
2 33 Sketches; two-color proofs
Subseries: The Friendly Animals (Vanguard, 1944) 1944
Box
Case 3* Sketches; color separations; proofs
Subseries: Garibaldi (By Nina Brown Baker. Vanguard, 1944) 1944
Box
Case 3* Sketch
Subseries: Gertie, the Horse Who Thought and Thought (By Marguerite Glendiming. Whittlesey House, 1951) 1951
Box
Case 3* Watercolors; color separations; photographs of drawings
Subseries: Gogo the French Seagull (Macmillan, 1960) 1960
Box
Folder
2 34 Sketches
2 35 Watercolors
Case 3* Color separations and key drawings
Subseries: A Good Place to Hide (Macmillan, 1961) 1961
Box
Folder
2 35 Watercolors
2 36 Rough layouts in two notebooks
Case 3* Watercolor for jacket; color separations; jacket proofs
Subseries: The Horse with the High-Heeled Shoes (Vanguard, 1954) 1954
Box
Folder
3 1 Sketchbook; rough sketches. Also contains sketches for Mr. Petersand's Cats and Kittens and a holograph manuscript of Gogo the French Seagull
Subseries: The Hundred Dresses (By Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin. Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1944) 1944
Box
Folder
3 2 Sketches and watercolors in two notebooks
3 3 Sketches and watercolors
Subseries: Hustle and Bustle (Macmillan, 1948) 1948
Box
Folder
3 4 Paste-up page
Subseries: Io sono (I am): Italian with Fun (By Florence and Louis Slobodkin. Vanguard, 1962) 1962
Box
Folder
3 5 Color dummy notebook
Case 4* Preliminary color layout; color separations
Subseries: Jonathan and the Rainbow (By Jacob Nathaniel Blanck. Houghton and Mifflin, 1948) 1948
Box
Folder
text
Case 4* Sketches; color dummy in sketchbook; color separations
Subseries: The King and the Noble Blacksmith (By Jacob Nathaniel Blanck. Houghton and Mifflin, 1950) 1950
Box
Folder
3 6 Sketches in sketchbook, with some sketches for Bixxy and the Secret Message
Case 4* Drawings, including cover design; sketches
Subseries: The Late Cuckoo (Vanguard, 1962) 1962
Box
Folder
3 7 Sketches; "blue" print of book
Case 4 Color separations
Subseries: The Little Mermaid Who Could Not Sing (Macmillan, 1956) 1956
Box
Case 5* Color separations; key drawings
Subseries: Little 0 (By Edith Unnerstad. Macmillan, 1957) 1957
Box
Folder
3 8 Sketches
Subseries: Luigi and the Long-Nosed Soldier (Macmillan, 1963) 1963
Box
Case 5* Sketches; color separations
Subseries: The Magic Fishbone (By Charles Dickens. Vanguard, 1953) 1953
Box
Case 5* Drawings and printed sheets
Subseries: Magic Michael (Macmillan, 1944) 1944
Box
Folder
3 9 Layout sketchbook, some of it in watercolors
3 10 Rough layout sketchbook; sketches and blues
Subseries: Many Moons (By James Thurber. Harcourt Brace, 1943; This book won Slobodkin the Caldecott Medal) 1943
Box
Case 5* Preliminary drawings
Case 5* Drawings and printed sheets
Subseries: The Marshmallow Ghosts (By Priscilla and Otto Friedrich. Lothrop, Lee, and Shepard, 1960) 1960
Box
Case 5* Sketches, watercolors, proofs, and a printed book in unbound signatures
Subseries: Martin's Dinosaur (By Red Davis. Thomas, Y. Crowell, 1959) 1959
Box
Case 5* Color separations; drawings; watercolors, blues
Subseries: Melvin the Moose Child (Macmillan, 1957) 1957
Box
Case 6* Sketches; watercolors; color separations
Subseries: The Middle Moffat (By Eleanor Estes. Harcourt Brace, 1942) 1942
Box
Folder
3 11 Sketches; finished drawings not used in book
Case 6* Trial sketches; sketchbook, bound, with studies
Subseries: Millions and Millions (Vanguard, 1955) 1955
Box
Folder
Case 6* Key drawings; color separations; color proofs
Subseries: Mr. Mushroom (Macmillan, 1950) 1950
Box
Folder
3 12 Sketches in notebook; layout in notebook; color proofs
Case 6* Color separations; drawings
Subseries: Mr. Petersand's Cats and Kittens (Macmillan, 1954) 1954
Box
Case 6* Watercolors; printed sheets; color separation
Subseries: Mr. Spindles and the Spiders (By Andrew Packard. Macmillan, 1961) 1961
Box
Case 6* Jacket sketch; watercolors; color separations; proof
Subseries: The Moffats (By Eleanor Estes. Harcourt Brace, 1941) 1941
Box
Folder
3 13 Bound sketchbook of studies
Case 6* Trial drawings
Subseries: Moon Blossom and the Golden Penny (Vanguard, 1963) 1963
Box
Case 6* Preliminary drawings; water colors; color separations
Subseries: Nomi and the Lovely Animals (Vanguard, 1960) 1960
Box
Folder
3 14 Layout in watercolors on posterboard
Case 6* Key drawings and color separations
Subseries: One Is Good But Two Are Better (Vanguard, 1961) 1961
Box
Case 7* Watercolor layout
Subseries: Our Friendly Friends (Vanguard, 1951) 1951
Box
Folder
3 15-16 Rough sketches, in sketchbook; layout sketchbook, with some color drawings
Subseries: Peter the Great (By Nina Brown Baker. Vanguard, 1943) 1943
Box
Folder
3 17 Studies in sketchbook
Subseries: Piccox, the Sad Italian Pony (Vanguard, 1961) 1961
Box
Folder
3 18 Rough layout in sketchbook
3 19 Sketches; color sketches; two finished copies of book in unbound signatures
Case 7* Color separations; jacket proofs; proofs
Subseries: The Polka-Dot Goat (Macmillan, 1964) 1964
Box
Folder
3 20 Sketches and rough layout in sketchbook
Case 7* Sketches; watercolors; color separations
Subseries: Pysen (By Edith Unnerstad. Macmillan, 1955) 1955
Box
Case 7* Drawings and color separations
Subseries: Read About the Busman (Franklin Watts, 1967) 1967
Box
Folder
3 21 Rough layout sketchbook
Case 7* Color separations, red only
Subseries: Read About the Fireman (Franklin Watts, 1967) 1967
Box
Folder
3 22 Notes for sketches
Case 7* Color separations, red only
Subseries: Read About the Policeman (Franklin Watts, 1966) 1966
Box
Folder
3 23 Rough layout sketchbook
Case 7* Color separations, red only
Subseries: Read About the Postman (Franklin Watts, 1966) 1966
Box
Folder
3 24 Rough layout sketchbook
Case 7* Color separations, red only
Subseries: Red Head (By Edward Eager. Houghton Mifflin, 1951) 1951
Box
Case 7* Color separations
Subseries: Robin Hood (By Joseph Walker McSpadden. World Publishing, 1946) 1946
Box
Case 7* Studies
Subseries: Rufus M (By Eleanor Estes. Harcourt Brace, 1943) 1943
Box
Folder
3 25 Sketch; bound sketchbook with studies
Subseries: Sarah Somebody (By Florence and Louis Slobodkin. Vanguard, 1970) 1970
Box
Folder
3 26 Sketch
Subseries: The Saucepan Journey (By Edith Unnerstad. Macmillan, 1951) 1951
Box
Case 7* Watercolor; ink drawings; color separations
Subseries: The Seaweed Hat (Macmillan, 1947) 1947
Box
Case 8* Jacket designs; color separations; watercolors
Subseries: The Shoes Fit for a King (By Helen E. Bill. Franklin Watts, 1956) 1956
Box
Case 8* Color dummy; key drawings; sketches
Subseries: The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree (Macmillan, 1952) 1952
Box
Case 8* Sketches, including jacket designs
Subseries: The Sun and the Wind and Mr. Todd (By Eleanor Estes and Louis Slobodkin. Harcourt Brace, 1943) 1943
Box
Folder
3 27 Bound sketchbook of studies
Case 8* Jacket design; sketches
Subseries: Thank You - You're Welcome (Vanguard, 1957) 1957
Box
Case 8* Sketches; watercolors; color separations
Subseries: They're Your Teeth! (By Good Teeth Council for Children, Chicago, 1949 1949
Box
Case 8* Paste-up color dummy in sketchbook
Subseries: A Thousand for Sicily (By Geoffrey Trease. Vanguard, 1966) 1966
Box
Case 8* Sketches
Subseries: The Three-Seated Space Ship (Macmillan, 1958) 1958
Box
Folder
3 28 Paste-up dummy in sketchbook; finished drawings (3)
Subseries: Too Many Mittens (By Florence and Louis Slobodkin. Vanguard, 1958) 1958
Box
Folder
3 29 Rough layout in sketchbook
Case 9* Color separations
Subseries: Trick or Treat (Macmillan, 1959) 1959
Box
Case 9* Color separations
Subseries: Up High and Down Low (Macmillan, 1960) 1960
Box
Case 9* Color separations; sketches, including pastels
Subseries: The Warm-Hearted Polar Bear (By Robert W. Murphy. Little, Brown 1957) 1957
Box
Folder
3 30 Sketches in sketchbook
Case 9* Sketches, including pastels
Subseries: The Wide-Awake Owl (Macmillan, 1948) 1948
Box
Folder
3 31 Paste-up dummy with instructions to printer
Case 9* Color separations
Subseries: Wilbur the Warrior (Vanguard, 1972) 1972
Box
Case 9* Sketches
Subseries: Yasu and the Strangers (Macmillan, 1965) 1965
Box
Case 9* Color separations
Subseries: Young Man of the House (By Mabel Leigh Hunt. J. B. Lippincott, 1944) 1944
Box
Case 9* Studies and drawings

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Series:  Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Subseries: Outgoing letters
Box
Folder
4 1 Outgoing letters 1927-1953
4 2 Outgoing letters 1954-1972
Subseries: Incoming letters
Box
Folder
4 3 Incoming letters, A-C
4 4 Incoming letters, D-G
4 5 Incoming letters, H
4 6 Incoming letters, I-L, Mc
4 7 Incoming letters, M-S
4 8 Incoming letters, T-Vh
4 9 Incoming letters, Vi-Z; fan mail
Subseries: Publishers' letters
Box
Folder
4 10 Macmillan 1945-1950
4 11 Macmillan 1951-1955
4 12 Macmillan 1955-1972
4 13 Vanguard 1943-1945
4 14 Vanguard 1949-1971

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Series:  Speeches
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 15 Caldecott Medal Acceptance
4 15 Children's Books and the 3 Bug-a-Boos Granite, Bronze, and Books
4 16 Miss Omelia
4 16 New York Library Association
4 16 Newark Antiquarian Society
4 16 Thoughts Behind a Book
4 16 [Traditional Art]
4 17 Untitled
4 17 Fragments

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Series:  Articles
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 18 American Sculpture and Its Economic Base
4 18 Magic of The Magic Fishbone
4 18 [Sculpture]

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Series:  Radio Scripts
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
4 19 The Human Side of Art
4 19 Interview with Louis Slobodkin
4 19 Newberry and Caldecott Awards
4 19 Storybook Time: "The Wide-Awake Owl"
4 20 Miscellaneous notes
4 21 Publicity and memorabilia

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Photographs (PH156)
1.0 linear feet
Slobodkin, Louis
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
1 PH156_01: Mary Trybus
1.0 photographic print
1.75 x 1.5 inches
undated
PH156_02: Louis
1.0 photographic print
2.25 x 1.5 inches
undated
PH156_03: N.Y. times Book Nov.1951
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_04: N.Y. times Book Fair Natural History Museum Nov. 1951
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_05: Nov. 1951 Schifts Thanksgiving Party
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_06: Nov. 1951
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_07: Nov. 1951
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_08: Nov. 1951
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_09: untitled
1.0 photographic print
2.5 x 3 inches
undated
PH156_10: untitled
1.0 photographic print
2.5 x 2.5 inches
undated
PH156_11: untitled
1.0 photographic print
2.5 x 2.5 inches
undated
PH156_12: For: Michael From: Tony Muller 4/13/46
1.0 photographic print
4 x 4.5 inches
undated
PH156_13: 23102
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_14: 23132
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_15: Philip Todd Spiegler
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 2.5 inches
undated
PH156_16: 23102
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_17: Nancy J. Cushman 1 Scott Avenue Fort Leavenworth Kansas. Especially for Mr. & Mrs. Louis Slobodkin
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_18: Our daughter Anne and our granddaughter Montana. Great grandparents home Lexington, Mass.
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_19: Major General & Mrs. Cushman at a social event
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 5 inches
undated
PH156_20: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_21: untitled
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 3.5 inches
undated
PH156_22: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 2.75 inches
undated
PH156_23: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 2.75 inches
undated
PH156_24: untitled
1.0 photographic print
2.5 x 3 inches
undated
PH156_25: untitled
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 2.5 inches
undated
PH156_26: untitled
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 2.5 inches
undated
PH156_27: untitled
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 2.5 inches
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PH156_28: 24077
1.0 photographic print
3.5 x 2.5 inches
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PH156_29: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 2 inches
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PH156_30: untitled
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
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PH156_31: untitled
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
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PH156_32: untitled
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
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PH156_33: untitled
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
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PH156_34: untitled
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
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PH156_35: untitled
1.0 photographic print
4 x 5 inches
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PH156_36: Conn? 1951?
1.0 photographic print
5 x 7 inches
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PH156_37: Louis Slobodkin author/illustrator of…
1.0 photographic print
7 x 5 inches
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PH156_38: N.Y. Public Library Seward Park Branch Book Week Mar 1953
1.0 photographic print
5 x 4 inches
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PH156_39: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 4 inches
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PH156_40: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 4 inches
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PH156_41: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 4 inches
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PH156_42: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 4 inches
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PH156_43: untitled
1.0 photographic print
5 x 4 inches
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PH156_44: Hurray For Books!
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
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PH156_45: There are millions…
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
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PH156_46: There are millions…
1.0 photographic print
8 x 10 inches
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PH156_47: 15A
1.0 photographic print
1.5 x 1.5 inches
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PH156_48: 10A
1.0 photographic print
1.5 x 1.5 inches
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PH156_49: 15A
1.0 negative
1.5 x 1.5 inches
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PH156_50: 10A
1.0 negative
1.5 x 1.5 inches
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PH156_51: 11A, 12A
1.0 negative
3 x 1.5 inches
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PH156_52: 1-3 prints
1.0 negative
1.5 x 4.5 inches
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PH156_53: no.7 - prints, no.8 3 prints
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_54: no.18- 3 prints, 19 - 2 "
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_55: no.30-3 prints, 32-1", 33-1 ", 34-1, 36-1"
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_56: untitled
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_57: no.28-3prints, "29-2 prints
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_58: no.2-2 prints
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_59: no.22-2 prints, 23-2", 24-2", 25-2"
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_60: no.14-2 prints, 15-3 ", 16-2", 17-2"
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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PH156_61: no.10-3 prints, 11-2", 12-2", 13-2"
1.0 negative
1.5 x 6 inches
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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Slobodkin, Louis, 1903-1975
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustrators--United States
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Book illustrations
    • Photographs

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