Guide to the Lucille Ogle Papers
1934-1973

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ogle, Lucille
Title: Lucille Ogle papers
Dates: 1934-1973 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 37.5 linear feet (70 containers)
Collection Number: Coll 201
Summary: Collection comprises the papers of children's book editor and author Lucille Ogle and reflects her work for several publishing companies and presses, including Western Publishing Company, Golden Press, and Artists and Writers Press, and her interest in the design, publication, and marketing of children's books and young adult literature.
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

Lucille Edith Ogle was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 20, 1904, daughter of John Brown and Maud (Johnston) Ogle. She earned a B.Ed. degree at Western Reserve University in 1936, and an M.A. in marketing at New York University in 1937. She was editor-in-chief of Harter Publishing Company in Cleveland from 1927-1936. In 1936 she joined Artists and Writers Guild (later Artists and Writers Press) in New York City, which specialized in book design and production for other publishers.

While with Artists and Writers Guild, Ogle joined with Georges Duplaix, a Guild editor, in designing a new line of mass-market children's books to be printed in full color yet sell for twenty-five cents each. The idea was well received by Albert Leventhal, vice president of Simon and Schuster; he and Leon Shimpkin, another Simon and Schuster executive, worked with Ogle and Duplaix to bring out an initial printing of 600,000 copies of twelve original Little Golden Books in the fall of 1942. The heavily promoted line, sold primarily through outlets such as drug stores and grocery stores, was an immediate success. One of the original titles, The Poky Little Puppy, by Janette Sebring Lowrey and illustrated by Gustav Tenggren, has sold over six million copies and is still print.

In 1947 Lucille Ogle became a vice president of Artists and Writers Press, assuming responsibility for a number of projects, particularly the Little Golden Books. The Golden line was transferred in 1957 to Western Printing and Lithography Company (later Western Publishing Company), Simon and Schuster's printer. Western created a subsidiary, Golden Press, which was responsible for publication of the Little Golden Books and spin-off lines such as Merrigold, as well as the famous Golden Guides and many other books for both children and adults. Design and production remained the responsibility of Artists and Writers Press, also a Western subsidiary. Lucille Ogle became a vice president of Golden Press in 1965. She also served as vice president and director of Story Parade magazine from 1941 to 1955, and a a director of Odyssey Press, another Western subsidiary.

Ogle served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Graphic Arts from 1956 to 1962 and on the Board of the League School for Seriously Disturbed Children beginning in 1964. She was active in the National Education Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the International Union of Conservation Nations, the Child Study Association of America, the International Reading Association, the American Craftsmen's Council, and the Horticultural Society of New York. A contributor to activities pages in publications such as Disney's Mickey Mouse magazine in the 1930's, Ogle wrote or co-authored ten books: Read It and Do It (1934); Little Boy Snow (1935); On Top of the World (1937); Five Times One (1938); Rolling Along through the Centuries with Marie Gilchrist (1936); A B See with Tina Thoburn (1972); Beginner's Dictionary with Tina Thoburn (1976); I Hear with Tina Thoburn (1971); and I Spy with Tina Thoburn (1970).

Lucille Ogle retired from thirty-two years with Western Publishing Company in 1969. To honor her long service and achievements Western, in 1969, announced the establishment of two Lucille Ogle Literary Awards to be make each year through the Publications Department of the Bank Street College of Education. Reflecting Ogle's lifelong interest in encouraging new talent, each literary award is given for the best original manuscript submitted by a new author in one of two categories of children's literature. She also was presented at this time with the Mousecar Award from Walt Disney Productions for her significant contributions to Disney publishing through Western Publising Company.

Ogle remained active after retirement as a free-lance consultant in book production and as a volunteer and supporter of educational and environmental associations until her death in 1989.

Content Description

The Lucille Ogle Papers contain the following series: biographical materials; Lucille Ogle's manuscripts; correspondence and assorted papers relating to publishers, including manuscripts and artwork; rejection letters; files reflecting her personal interests; collected artworks and artifacts; and photographs.

Lucille Ogle is best known for her work as an editor and publisher, but she was active as a writer both before and after her long career at Western Publishing Company. Eight of her manuscripts, all published, are arranged in alphabetical order by title along with pertinent correspondence and production files. Oversized material for a given title, mainly artwork, is housed separately in solander cases and is indicated by the "SC" designation.

The correspondence series, arranged in alphabetical order by writer, contains primarily personal correspondence, Christmas greetings, and other correspondence not related to known titles or publishing companies. Authors, artists, and editors with whom Lucille Ogle came in contact are represnted; she made friends easily and kept them long, and was often relied upon for good advice in business and personal matters. Noteworthy in thes series are letters of Irving Adler, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Stuart A. Courtis, Fritz Eichenberg, Helen Geisel, Irving Kerlan, Ruth Krauss, Alice and Martin Provensen, Feodor Rojankovsky, Richard and Patricia Scarry, Jane Werner Watson, and Herbert Zim.

The series of papers relating to publishers forms the bulk of the collection. It begins with papers of Western Publishing Company, followed by the company's divisions in alphabetical order; all other publishers follow Western and are arranged in alphabetical order. When author and artist of represented works are known, they are listed with the title.

Rejection letters, declining manuscripts offered to Golden Press from 1960 to 1968, are arranged in chronological order accompanied by the submission of letters and relevant readers' and editors' responses. Lucille Ogle was courteous and remarkably generous with her time, experience, and editorial philosophy. In her rejection letters she consistently offered valuable guidance to each would-be author. This series contains a wealth of information on marketing forces and editorial tastes during the period it represents.

Lucille Ogle's professional interests are represented by a file of correspondence from her period on the board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. More private concerns included her interest in world-wide conservation and wildlife preservation, represented here by her collection of materials from conventions of the International Union of Conservation Nations. Material from the League School for Seriously Disturbed Children represents Lucille Ogle's concern for the welfare of children.

Lucille Ogle received artwork as gifts from the artists with whom she worked, and she collected works in her extensive travels. These are represented by the series of collected artwork which is arranged in two subseries, unframed and framed. Each subseries is in alphabetical order by artist. Noteworthy among these are prints by Arthur Singer and works by Caldecott Medal winners Elizabeth Orton Jones, Alice and Martin Provensen, and Feodor Rojankovsky. Among the framed works are the complete set of original illustrations to the Fireside Book of Love Songs by the Provensens.

Artifacts include several products designed as spin-offs of publishing ventures. Photographs includes matted enlargements of travel photographs taken by Lucille Ogle and publicity photographs from Western Publishing Company and Walt Disney Productions.

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], Lucille Ogle Papers, Coll 201, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

  • Biographical materials
  • Lucille Ogle manuscripts
  • Correspondence
  • Publishers
  • Rejection letters
  • Personal and professional interests
  • Artifacts
  • Collected artwork
  • Photographs

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Richard Bear, November 1990.

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

Related Materials :  

Children's Book Collection of Lucille Ogle, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory
Container(s)
box
folder
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Biographical materials
Container(s)

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Lucille Ogle manuscripts
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Book length
A B See. Lucille Ogle and Tina Thoburn. New York: American Heritage
Box
Folder
1 6-8 First draft
1 9 Second draft
SC 1 1 Printer's proof sheets
Beginner's Dictionary. Lucille Ogle and Tina Thoburn. New York: American Heritage
Box
Folder
2 1-8 Draft
2 9-13 Corrections
3 1-3 Proofs used by indexer (photocopies)
3 4 Index
3 5 Word list
3 6 Production information
3 7-10 Layout dummy, photocopied
4 1 Correspondence
SC 1 2 Rough dummy
SC 1 3 Layout photostats
SC 1 4 Rough layouts and cover art
Five Times One. Lucille Ogle 1938
Box
Folder
4 3 Draft
I Hear. Lucille Ogle and Tina Thoburn. New York: American Heritage
Box
Folder
4 4 Draft
4 5 Correspondence
SC 1 5 Preliminary sketches, corrections, photocopies of finished art, printer's proofs
I Spy. Lucille Ogle and Tina Thoburn. New York: American Heritage
Box
Folder
4 6 Draft
4 7 Promotional materials
SC 1 6 Layouts
Little Boy Snow. Lucille Ogle
Box
Folder
4 8 Draft
SC 1 7 Two artists' dummies and one original watercolor illustration
Read It and Do It. Lucille Ogle
Box
Folder
4 9 Royalty statements
Rolling Along Through the Centuries. Lucille Ogle
Box
Folder
4 10 Contract
Magazine article
Untitled Halloween material for Mickey Mouse Magazine

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Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
5 1 Abbe, Dorothy
5 1 Adler, Irving and Ruth
5 2 Anglund, Joan Walsh
5 3 Aronson, Irene
5 4 Austin, Oliver L.
5 5 Barrie, Bart
5 6 Beckett, Sheilah
5 7 Bennett, Dorothy
5 8 Blair, Mary
5 9 Bock, Vera
5 10 Britcher, Phyllis
5 11 Bromfield, Louis
5 12 Brummitt, Wyatt
5 13 Bruun, Bertel
5 14 Burnett, R. Will
5 15 B (general)
6 1 Cavanaugh, Frances
6 2 Clarke, J.F. Gates
6 3 Coatsworth, Elizabeth
6 4 Martin Connell
6 5 Courtis, Stuart A.
6 6 C (general)
6 7 Delacorte, Georges
6 8 Depper, Hertha
6 9 de Witt, Cornelius
6 10 Dowden, Raymond
7 1 Dugan, Bill
7 2 Duplaix, Michelle
7 3 Duvoisin, Roger
7 4 D (general)
7 5 Eckleberry, Don
7 6 Eichenberg, Fritz
7 7 E (general)
7 8 Fago, D'ann
7 9 Fruend, Rudolph
7 10 Fujikawa, Gyo
7 11 F (general)
7 12 Geisel, Theodore and Helen
7 13 Gergely, Anna
7 14 Goldboro, June
7 15 Graham, Margaret Bloy
7 16 G (general)
8 1 Harper, Charles
8 2 Holl, Adelaide
8 3 Horton, Lee
8 4 Huberman, Edward
8 5 Hurd, Elizabeth Thatcher
8 6 Hyman, Trina Schart
8 7 H (general)
8 8 Irving, James G.
8 9 I (general)
8 10 J (general)
8 11 Kaicher, Sally
8 12 Kerlan, Irving
8 13 Krauss, Ruth
9 1 K (general)
9 2 Leary, Bernice
9 3 L (general)
9 4 Murakami, Kami
9 5 M (general)
9 6 N (general)
9 7 Orleans, Ilo
9 8 O (general)
9 9 Potter, Miriam
9 10 Provensen, Alice and Martin
9 11 P (general)
9 12 Reed, Mary M.
10 1-2 Rojankovsky, Feodor
10 3 R (general)
10 4 Scarry, Richard and Patricia
10 5 Seiden, Art
10 6 Seignobosc, Francoise
10 7 Singer, Arthur
10 8 S (general)
11 1 Tenggren, Gustav
11 2 T (general)
11 3 Vance, Eleanor
11 4 V (general)
11 5 Ward, Lynd
11 6 Watson, Jane Werner
12 1 Watson, Jane Werner
12 2 Watson, Jane Werner
12 3 Weiler, Joseph F.
12 4 Wilkie, Wendell (photocopy; original in safe)
12 5 Wilkin, Eloise
12 6 Willson, Dixie
12 7 Worcester, Benny and Retta
12 8 Wyler, Rose
12 9 W (general)
12 10 Zim, Herbert
12 11 Unidentified

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Publishers
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Western Publishing Co. Inc.
Box
Folder
13 1 Annual report 1964
13 2 Clippings
13 3 Copyright
13 4 Creative seminar
13 5 Educational services
13 6 Harr Wagner purchase
13 7 Lucille Ogle Award
New York Times "Viewpoint"
Box
Folder
13 8-9 Correspondence
SC 1 8 Photostats
13 10 Parnassus Press purchase
13 11 Pocket Books tearsheet
13 12 Poughkeepsie plant equipment
13 13 Prakash (Indian publisher)
13 14 Project numbers
13 15 Survey, 1943
13 16 The Westerner
13 17 Western/Kable orientation meeting
Artists and Writers Press
Interoffice communications
Box
Folder
14 1 1946
14 2 1950-1958
14 3-4 1959
14 5 1960-1961
14 6-7 1962
14 8-10 1963
15 1-2 1964
15 3-4 1965
15 5-9 1966
16 1 1967
17 1-2 1967
17 3-8 1968
18 1 1969
18 2 1970
18 3 1971-1973
18 4 undated
18 5-6 Permissions
American Education Publications, Inc.
Box
Folder
18 7 Correspondence
Charles A. Merrill
Box
Folder
18 8 Dr. Leland Jacobs correspondence about possible series
18 9 Prereading program correspondence
18 10 Science series correspondence
Series: Treasury of Literature Readers
Draft clusters
Box
Folder
18 11 Cluster 1
18 12 Cluster 2
19 1 Cluster 2
19 2 Cluster 4
19 3 Cluster 6
19 4 Cluster 7
19 5-7 Cluster 8
19 8 Cluster 9
19 9 Cluster 10-13
19 10 Cluster 14
19 11 Cluster 15-16
19 12 Cluster 17
19 13 Cluster 19
20 1 Cluster 20
20 2 Cluster 22
20 3 Cluster 23
20 4 Cluster 24
20 5 Cluster 25-26
20 6 Cluster 27
20 7 Cluster 28
20 8 Cluster 29
20 9 Cluster 32
20 10 Materials for clusters 7 and 18
20 11 Materials for unidentified cluster
20 12 Galleys
Teacher's guide for clusters
Box
Folder
21 1-2 Draft
Adventure Lands Teacher's Guide
Box
Folder
21 3 Draft
Adventure in Discovery Teacher's Guide
Box
Folder
21 4-6 Draft
Enchanted Isles Teacher's Guide
Box
Folder
21 7 Draft
Magic Carpet Teacher's Guide
Box
Folder
21 8 Notes
21 9-10 Sales manual
See-Saw Teacher's Guide
Box
Folder
22 1 Partial draft and notes
A Brief Guide to Treasury of Literature Readers
Box
Folder
22 2 Booklet
Correspondence re: Treasury of Literature series
Box
Folder
22 3 1956-1957
22 4 1961-1963
22 5-6 1964
22 7 1965-1968
22 8 Promotional materials
D.C. Heath Co.
A Real Kitten
Box
Folder
SC 3 1 1 artist's dummy, 1 proof dummy
A Real Kitten
Box
Folder
SC 3 2 1 artist's dummy, 1 proof dummy
Geographical Projects, Inc.
Box
Folder
22 9-? Correspondence
23 1-5 Correspondence
SC 1 1 Bound paste-up dummy for atlas
SC 2 2 Map-size photograph, in two pieces, of 3-dimensional map of United States
Grosset and Dunlap
Favorite Psalms for Children. Illustrated by Masha (Marie Stern)
Box
Folder
SC 3 3 Dummy
Harper and Row
Unitext
Correspondence
Box
Folder
23 6 1956-1957
23 7 1961-1963
23 8 1964
24 1 1965-1968
Box
Folder
24 2-3 Unitext revisions correspondence
24 4 Promotional materials
Human Reproduction
Box
Folder
24 5-8 Correspondence
SC 3 4 Rough art and layouts
Hurdy-Gurdy Holiday
Box
Folder
SC 2 19 1 original mixed media illustration
The Story of Alaska. Illustrated by Cornelius de Witt
Box
Folder
SC 2 3 Lithographic proofs
The Story of Florida. Illustrated by Cornelius de Witt
Box
Folder
SC 2 4 Lithographic proofs
The Story of Pennsylvania Dutch. Illustrated by Cornelius de Witt
Box
Folder
SC 2 5 Lithographic proofs
The Stream of Life. Bertha Morris Parker
Box
Folder
24 9 Correspondence
24 10 Photocopied artwork for corrections
The Tall ABC. Nancy Fielding Hulick
Box
Folder
24 11 Draft and correspondence
SC 3 5 Original watercolor cover illustration sketch
SC 3 6 Rough dummy
SC 3 7 Dummy
The Tall Book of Bible Stories. Illustrated by Fritz Eichenberg
Box
Folder
SC 2 6 Wood engravings (5 items)
Volume
SC 2 1 Bound color sketch dummy
The Tall Book of Mother Goose. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
Box
Folder
SC 2 7 Watercolor cover illustration (1 item)
SC 3 8 Drypoint watercolor illustrations (2 items)
Initial Teaching Alphabet Publications, Inc.
Box
Folder
25 1-7 Correspondence
Random House
Random House Prayer Book
Box
Folder
SC 2 8 Printer's proofs (8 items)
Research and Development, Inc.
Box
Folder
25 8 Correspondence
Scientific Research Associates
Box
Folder
25 9-10 Minutes
25 11 Correspondence
26 1-3 Promotional materials
SC 2 9 Keepsake: "Cited for Excellence" (photostat)
26 4-11 Pilot Library correspondence
27 1-3 Pilot Library correspondence
Unifon
Box
Folder
27 4 Correspondence
Walt Disney Productions
Box
Folder
28 1 Annual report, 1965
28 2 Banquet program
28 3 Christmas greetings
28 4-5 Correspondence
28 6 Film releases, 1962
28 7 Five-year plan
28 8 Walt Disney meeting
28 9 The Disney World magazine
28 10 Watson/Guptil correspondence
28 11 Promotional materials
SC 3 9 Bound book, miscollated Snow White with Dumbo
Weekly Reader Children's Book Club
Box
Folder
29 1-4 Correspondence
Research by Ogle for Artists and Writers Press
General research
Box
Folder
29 5-8 Desegregation in books
29 9-11 Education
30 1-11 Education
31 1-3 Geography
31 4 Headstart
31 5 Management
31 6 Marketing
32 1 Mathematics
32 2 National Urban League
32 3 New technology in video
32 4 Oil Industry Information Committee
32 5 Programmed instruction
33 1 Programmed instruction (cont.)
33 2 Promotional materials
33 3 Representations of angels
33 4-5 Science
33 6 Social learning
33 7 Teenage dropouts
33 8 Textbook markets
34 1 Textbook markets
34 2-7 Foreign research
35 1-9 Foreign research
Golden Press
Box
Folder
36 1 Golden Learning Center correspondence
36 2 Filmstrips, correspondence
36 3 Learn-a-tron, correspondence
36 4-8 Promotional materials and oversize promotional materials
SC 2 10 2 sample record jacket illustration proofs
37 1 Reviews
37 2-6 Adventures in Learning series correspondence
37 7 Golden Paperbacks series correspondence
37 8-9 Merrigold series correspondence
38 1-3 Science Guides series correspondence
38 4 Proposed biographical series correspondence
38 5 Proposed geographical series correspondence
38 6 Proposed German series correspondence
38 7 Proposed space sciences series correspondence
38 8 The Yardstick project correspondence (proposed series)
Golden Press Titles
Aesop's Fables. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
Box
Folder
38 9 Correspondence
Animal Doings. Elizabeth MacPherson. Illustrated by Moritz Kennel
Box
Folder
SC 3 10 Rough artist's layout
Animal Party ABC
Box
Folder
SC 3 11 Layout sheets
Animal Talk
Box
Folder
SC 3 12 Cover design dummy; sketched animals pasted up
Aquariums
Box
Folder
38 10 Draft
SC 2 11 Photostat negative of printer's proof for cover and one original watercolor illustration
Baby Animals
Box
Folder
SC 3 13 Paste-up dummy
Baby Birds
Box
Folder
SC 2 12 Rough art and layout
The Balloons
Box
Folder
SC 3 14 Rough dummy
Biology. R. S. Vishniac
Box
Folder
38 11 Correspondence
Birds of the World. Oliver Austin. Illustrated by Arthur Singer
Box
Folder
38 12 Correspondence
SC 2 13 Original watercolor of roseate spoonbills
SC 2 14 Printer's proof, wild ducks
SC 2 15 7 sketches for layouts
SC 2 16 8 sketches for layouts
SC 2 17 8 sketches for layouts
SC 2 18 8 sketches for layouts
SC 4 1 3 reproductive prints
SC 4 2 Record photostats
Birds of the World. Unpublished version by Anne Terry White. Illustrated by Arthur Singer
Box
Folder
38 13-14 Draft
39 1 Draft
39 2 Galleys
SC 4 3 1 pastel sketch for cover
SC 4 1 bound rough sketch dummy
Boats. Richard Scarry
Box
Folder
SC 4 4 Photostat dummy
The Brain
Box
Folder
SC 4 5 8 pastel sketches; 3 gouache sketches; 1 finished painting
Coins
Box
Folder
SC 4 6 Rough dummy
Dinosaurs. Bertha Morris Parker. Illustrated by Tibor Gergely
Box
Folder
SC 4 7 Drawings and layouts
Disneyland Golden Book. Jane Werner Watson. (unpublished)
Box
Folder
39 3 Correspondence
The Everything Book. Eleanor Vance.
Box
Folder
39 4 Correspondence
A Field Guide to Fossils. Ray Perlman
Box
Folder
SC 4 8 Paste-up layouts
Field Guide to National Parks of the World
Box
Folder
39 5 Production
Field Guide to North American Birds
Box
Folder
39 6 Correspondence
SC 4 9-10 Photostats
Follow the Number
Box
Folder
SC 5 1 Paste-up dummy
Getting Ready to Read
Box
Folder
39 7 Correspondence
Giant Golden Book of Mathematics. George Wolfson
Box
Folder
39 8 Correspondence
Golden Book Encyclopedia
Box
Folder
39 9 Correspondence
Golden Book of Mystery. Jane Werner Watson
Box
Folder
39 10-11 Draft
39 12 Correspondence
Golden Book of Myths and Legends. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
Box
Folder
SC 5 2 2 original gouache paintings
The Golden Dictionary. Courtis and Watters
Box
Folder
39 13 Correspondence
The Golden Encyclopedia of Natural Science
Box
Folder
40 1 Production
Golden Game of Biology
Box
Folder
SC 5 3 Dummy
Golden Historical Atlas of the United States. Philip Bacon. (unpublished)
Box
Folder
40 2 Correspondence
Golden Key to Mathematics
Box
Folder
40 3 Draft, correspondence, and tearsheets
Golden Science Workbook. Bertha Parker
Box
Folder
SC 5 4 Photostats of pages
Golden Treasury of Stories and Poems for the Young. Louis Untermeyer, ed.
Box
Folder
40 4 Correspondence
Golden Words Book
Box
Folder
SC 5 5 2 sketches for cover illustration; 1 original illustration, layout
History of the World. Illustrated by Cornelius de Witt
Box
Folder
SC 5 6 Drypoint watercolor illustration (very small)
Home and High School Encyclopedia
Box
Folder
SC 5 7-9 Photostats
SC 6 1 Records (photostats)
How Insects Grow
Box
Folder
SC 6 2 Bound rough sketch dummy
How Many?
Box
Folder
SC 6 3 Rough dummy
Hymns for Children
Catholic version
Box
Folder
40 5 Draft, photocopies
Jewish version
Box
Folder
40 6 Draft, photocopies
Protestant version
Box
Folder
40 7 Draft, photocopies
SC 6 7 Engraved sheet music: children's hymns
I am a Lion
Box
Folder
40 8 Draft
Insects. Camelita Klipple Robinson, Gordon Burks, and Irving Leitner
Box
Folder
40 9 Draft
40 10 Correspondence
Japanese Cookbook. Elizabeth Austin
Box
Folder
40 11 Correspondence
The Jungle Book. Rudyard Kipling
Box
Folder
SC 6 5 Gouache cover sketch
Labacus (unpublished)
Box
Folder
40 12 Correspondence
Let's Pretend to Music. Katharine Wessels
Box
Folder
40 13 Draft
Life in a Pond. Carmelita Klipple Robinson, Gordon Burks, and Irving Leigner
Box
Folder
40 14 Draft
40 15 Correspondence
SC 6 6 Bound rough sketch dummy
SC 6 7 3 original illustrations
Little Golden Book of Horror. Jane Werner Watson. Unpublished
Box
Folder
40 16 Draft
SC 6 8 Dummy
Little Golden Encyclopedia
Box
Folder
40 17 Correspondence
Little Golden Jane (unpublished)
Box
Folder
40 18 Photostats
Little Golden Lois (unpublished)
Box
Folder
41 1 Draft and dummy
41 2 Photostats
Little Lulu
Box
Folder
41 3 Correspondence
The Littlest Shepherd (Carried through to galley stage, but not published; eventually published elsewhere.) Walter Alden Richards
Box
Folder
41 4 Draft and galleys
41 5 Correspondence
Lost in the Everglades. lucy Salamanca (first winner of the Lucille Ogle Award)
Box
Folder
41 6-8 Draft
Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather
Box
Folder
SC 6 10 Printed bound book with typed inserted corrections
Mr. and Mrs. Hammer
Box
Folder
SC 6 11 Artist's dummy
Mother Goose. Illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky
Box
Folder
SC 6 12 8 reproductive prints
Moses and the Wonders of the Lord
Box
Folder
SC 6 13 Dummy
Number Babies Game
Box
Folder
SC 6 15 Artist's dummy
Numbers, Numbers
Box
Folder
41 9 Draft
41 10 Dummy
41 11 Correspondence
One-Two-Three
Box
Folder
SC 6 16 Paste-up dummy
Physical Fitness. William Hillcourt
Box
Folder
42 1 Correspondence
Physical Science Encyclopedia (unpublished)
Box
Folder
42 2 Correspondence
Physics. Irving Adler. Illustrated by Cornelius de Witt
Box
Folder
42 3 Correspondence
Planes. Richard Scarry
Box
Folder
SC 6 17 Photostat dummy
Planet Earth
Box
Folder
SC 6 18 1 gouache painting for cover
Pop-Up Alphabet Zoo. Robert Leyden Frost
Box
SC 6 Artist's scetch dummy
The Safety Book
Box
Folder
SC 6 19 Rough dummy
The Sailor Dog. Margaret Wise Brown. Illustration by Garth Williams
Box
Folder
42 4 Draft
SC 6 20 Rough sketch dummy by author and paste-up text dummy
SC 6 21 3 watercolor illustrations
Shakespeare. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen
Box
Oversize folio 10 printer's proof sheets
Shells of American Seas. Tucker Abbott
Box
Folder
42 5 Correspondence
SC 6 22 Layouts with plastic overlays (13 folders)
SC 7 1-5 Layouts with plastic overlays (13 folders)
SC 8 1-6 Layouts with plastic overlays (13 folders)
Space Travel
Box
Folder
SC 8 7 1 cover sketch and 1 original gouache illustration
Stories from Mary Poppins. P. O. Travers. Illustrated by Gertrude Eliot Espensheid
Box
Folder
SC 9 1 3 watercolor sketches
The Story of Russia. Basile Yanovsky
Box
Folder
42 6-9 Draft
Tarzan. Edgar Rice Burroughs
Box
Folder
SC 9 2 Dummy
Things That Go
Box
Folder
SC 9 3 Rough dummy
Tommy Learns to Tell Time
Box
Folder
SC 9 4 Rough dummy
Trains. Richard Scarry
Box
Folder
SC 9 5 Photostat dummy
Trees of North American
Box
Folder
SC 9 6 Cover sketch
Turtles. Bertha Parker
Box
Folder
SC 9 7 Sketches for layouts
Upside Over. Shirley Trammel
Box
Folder
42 10 Draft
Wheels
Box
Folder
SC 9 8 Printed, bound copy with typed corrections
Where Do We Get These Words?
Box
Folder
SC 9 9 Bound rough sketch dummy
Where Do You Live? Eva Knox Evans. Illustrated by Beatrice Darwin
Box
Folder
SC 9 10 Artist's sketch dummy
The Wonder of Life. Milton I. Levine
Box
Folder
42 11 Correspondence
SC 9 11 Layout and printer's proof
The Wonderful Picture Book. Feodor Rojankovsky
Box
Folder
42 12-13 Correspondence
SC 9 11 Printer's proof for cover
The World of Animals. Lorus and Margery Milne
Box
Folder
43 1 Correspondence
A Year Goes By
Box
Folder
SC 9 13 Rough dummy
Untitled workbooks
Box
Folder
43 2 Drafts
SC 9 14 Rough layouts and printer's proofs
Untitled. Illustration by R. P. Grossenheider
Box
Folder
SC 9 15 2 drypoint watercolor paintings of animals
Untitled. Illustration by Covarubias
Box
Folder
SC 9 16 1 water color, South Pacific theme
Magazines
Golden Magazine
Box
Folder
43 3 Correspondence
Golden Science Review (not published)
Box
Folder
43 4 Correspondence
SC 9 17 Paste-up demonstration dummy
SC 9 18 Cover art
Story Parade Magazine
Box
Folder
43 5-7 Correspondence
SC 9 19 1 original cover illustration
Guild Press
Interoffice communications
Box
Folder
43 8 1954
43 9-10 1955
43 11 1960-1962
43 12 1963
44 1 1964
44 2-4 1965
44 5-6 1966
44 7 Inventories
44 8 Promotional materials
Manuscripts
Catholic Children's Dictionary
Box
Folder
44 9 Draft
The Story of Jesus
Box
Folder
44 10 Draft
SC 9 20 Dummy
SC 9 21 Artist's Dummy
Manuscripts
Box
Folder
44 9 Draft
Les Editions des Deux Coqs d'Or
Box
Folder
45 1 Correspondence
Odyssey Press
Box
Folder
45 2-3 Correspondence
45 4-6 Promotional materials
Whitman
Correspondence
Box
Folder
45 7 Donkey Donkey. Roger Duvoisin
Other publishers
American Heritage Press
A Year in the Forest. Feodor Rojankovsky
Box
Folder
45 8 Galleys
SC 9 22 1 printer's proof, bear in snow
Chandler Publishing Co.
Reading Program
Box
Folder
45 9 Correspondence
45 10 Sample publications
Coalition of Publishers for Employment
Box
Folder
45 11 Promotional materials
Ford Motor Co.
Box
Folder
45 12 Christmas giveaway books by Richard Scarry
Franlin Watt
Box
Folder
45 13 Franklin Book Program correspondence
Ginn and Co.
Box
Folder
45 14 Promotional materials
Johnson Foundation
Box
Folder
45 15 Correspondence
Learning Materials, Inc.
Box
Folder
46 1 Promotional materials
Margaret Brent Fellowship
Box
Folder
56 2 Correspondence
New York Chappel
Box
Folder
46 3 2 keepsake calendars
Schmitt Music Center, Inc.
Songs for Our Small World
Box
Folder
45 8 Marked copy
UNICEF
The Children Came Running
Box
Folder
46 5 Correspondence
Vineyard Press
Houseplants
Box
Folder
46 6-10 First draft
47 1-8 Second draft
47 9 Second draft, Ogle's corrected copy
48 1-7 Second draft, Ogle's corrected copy (cont.)
48 8-12 Second draft, layout crew's corrected copy
49 1-3 Galleys
49 4-10 Layouts, photocopied
50 1-4 Revisions
50 5 Captions
50 6 Index
50 7 Artwork planning
50 8 Typesetting planning
SC 10 1-3 Layouts, oversize
Box
Folder
50 9-10 General publicity

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Rejection letters
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
51 1 1960-1961
51 2 January 1962-May 1962
51 3 September 1962-December 1962
51 4 1963
51 5 January 1963-April 1963
51 6 May 1963-July 1963
51 7 August 1963-October 1963
51 8 November 1963-December 1963
51 9 January 1964-February 1964
51 10 March 1964-April 1964
51 11 May 1964-June 1964
51 12 July 1964-August 1964
51 13 September 1964-October 1964
51 14 November 1964-December 1964
52 1 January 1965-March 1965
52 2 April 1965-May 1965
52 3 June 1965-July 1965
52 4 August 1965-September 1965
52 5 October 1965-December 1965
52 6 January 1966-February 1966
52 7 March 1966
52 8 April 1966
52 9 May 1966-June 1966
52 10 July 1966-August 1966
53 1 September 1966-October 1966
53 2 November 1966-December 1966
53 3 January 1967-February 1967
53 4 March 1967-April 1967
53 5 May 1967-June 1967
53 6 July 1967-September 1967
53 7 October 1967-December 1967
53 8 January 1968-April 1968
53 9 May 1968-November 1968

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Personal and professional interests
Container(s)
Description
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Box
Folder
53 10 Correspondence
International Union of Conservation Nations
Box
Folder
54 1-11 Proceedings of conventions and handouts
55 1-3 Proceedings of conventions and handouts (cont.)
League School
Box
Folder
55 4 Correspondence

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Artifacts
Container(s)
Description
Box
55 Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown
Boxed book bound in real fur. Inscribed to Lucille Ogle and signed by author.
55 "Number babies" card game, boxed
55 "Light and shadow" experiment, boxed
55 Mobile, wizard subject, artist unknown
55 Unifon flash cards, boxed
55 "Code-maker"
55 "Word-Go-Round" by Harper and Row
55 "How to Get Along in Business," 2 gag dummies
55 "Solor System Guide," Air Force giveaway item
55 "Abe Lincoln in New Salem," Show-n-Tell Picture-Sound Program (record only)
55 "Preview Record of the Sound and Sense in Spelling Series," by Harcourt Brace (record)
Folder
SC 11 27 1 watercolor poster with many signatures: "Happy Birthday Lucille Ogle."
SC 12 2 boomerangs, handmade and decorated

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Collected artwork
Container(s)
Description
Unframed works
Brausewetter, Gertraud
Box
Folder
SC 10 4 2 lithographs, 1917 and 1918
Champlain's manuscript map of 1607
Box
Folder
SC 10 5 7 photostats
Chappell, Warren
Box
Folder
SC 11 1 1 watercolor for "The Tinder Box"
Corraro, Hans von
Box
Folder
SC 11 2 1 lithograph of dragon and knights, 1914
de Witt, Cornelius
Box
Folder
SC 11 3 2 lithographic proofs of cowboy subjects
Gay Romney
Box
Folder
SC 11 4 1 ink drawing of children reading
Gergely, Tibor
Box
Folder
SC 11 5 1 watercolor celebrating Lucille Ogle's 10th anniversary at Western Publishing Co.
Horton, Anne V.
Box
Folder
SC 11 6 1 artist's print of flowers
Pitz, Henry C.
Box
Folder
SC 11 7 1 watercolor sketch inscribed to Lucille Ogle
Richardson, Ruth
Box
Folder
SC 11 8 4 lithographs, 1965
Rojankovsky, Feodor
Box
Folder
SC 11 9 2 watercolor landscapes and 1 watercolor depicting animals at school; 1 reproductive print of Christmas scene; 1 watercolor and ink cover design, "Capitaine Pamphille"
Scarry, Richard
Box
Folder
SC 11 11 2 drypoint watercolors: mouse and bear at birthday party and Christmas greeting for Lucille Ogle with two hedgehogs bearing gifts
Singer, Alan
Box
Folder
SC 11 11 1 artist's print of landscape and watercolor of truck subject
Singer, Arthur
Box
Folder
SC 11 12 9 reproductive prints of birds for American Home Magazine
Oversize folio 1 reproductive print of brown pelicans
Singer, Paul
Box
Folder
SC 11 13 1 watercolor of schooner subject and 1 artist's print of woodpecker
Slavetinsky, Margarete
Box
Folder
SC 11 14 1 artist's print of pastoral subject, 1918
Stern, Marie (Masha)
Box
Folder
SC 11 15 1 pencil study of Little Bo Peep
Tolmer, Paris
Box
Folder
SC 11 16 22 reproductive prints of various subjects
Vienna School for Arts and Crafts ("Professor Cizek's class")
Box
Folder
SC 11 17 8 lithographs
Williams, Garth
Box
Folder
SC 11 18 1 watercolor and charcoal illustration or sketch of dog subject
Unidentified
Box
Folder
SC 11 19 1 Austrian lithograph of wedding subject
SC 11 20 1 gouache sketch, inscribed to Lucille Ogle and signed "Jack"
SC 11 21 1 lithograph, "A Brief Chronicle of Numbers"
SC 11 22 2 tearsheets from an old color book of birds
SC 11 23 1 Tibetan prayer sheet
SC 11 24 1 watercolor illustration, calendar theme (November)
SC 11 25 1 reproductive print of children blowing bubbles
SC 11 26 1 woodcut of eye subject, signed illegibly
Framed works
Fireside Book of Love Songs. Alice and Martin Provensen
Box
SC 12-13 14 gouache paintings
Gergely, Tibor. Keepsake for office workers at Simon and Schuster
Box
SC 14 1 watercolor
Gergely, Tibor. Christmas keepsake for Artists and Writers Press
Box
SC 15 1 watercolor
Jones, Elizabeth Orton. Child on swing
Box
SC 15 1 artist's engraving
Rojankovsky, Feodor. Landscape inscribed to Lucille Ogle (glass broken)
Box
SC 14 1 watercolor
Scarry, Huck. Illustration for Moby Dick inscribed to Lucille Ogle
Box
SC 14 1 watercolor
Walt Disney Studios
Box
SC 14 1 pencil sketch (Thumper and friend from Bambi)
Unidentified
Box
SC 13 1 miniature color sketch of child with dog

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Photographs
Container(s)
Description
Box
Folder
SC 11 28 Matted travel photographs of Lucille Ogle
SC 11 29 Publicity photographs
SC 11 30 Other

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Ogle, Lucille--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Publishers and publishing--Correspondence
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women editors--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship

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