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Collection Title: George and Doris Hauman Papers

Collection Number: DG0430

Inclusive Dates: 1942-1954

Volume: .60 cu. ft. (1 box)

Provenance : Material was donated by Doris Hauman from 1966-1974

Copyright: The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code).  Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research."  It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch:

Doris Holt Hauman was born on August 29, 1898 in West Somerville, Massachusetts. After graduating from high school, she entered the Normal Art School in Boston. In 1924, she married George Hauman, a children's book illustrator, who lived in the studio apartment below hers. Realizing that they had many of the same customers, the Haumans started working together on projects, signing all of their illustrations “Doris and George Hauman.” When their son was born, Doris began writing and helping George with the illustrations for their books. When George died in 1961, Doris stopped illustrating books and worked as an art instructor at the Derby Academy for 1962 to 1976. She died in 1978.

Source:

Something About the Author, vol. 32, p. 85-86

Scope and Content:

The collection contains illustrations for six titles. There is also an unpublished story written by Doris Hauman about her experiences during the 1978 hurricane, a color separation for a Christmas card, and 5 Christmas cards illustrated by the Haumans. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.

There are illustrations for all of the picture books in the collection. There are two illustrations with color separations for the Hans Christian Andersen story The Snow Queen (1942). Dollar for Luck (1951) is a Swedish folktale for which there are 2 pen and ink illustrations. There is also a preliminary dust jacket illustration for Fisherman's Luck (1954), a watercolor illustration for Happy Jack (1945), and a pen and ink illustration for Peter and the Stork (1951).

Hominy and his Blunt-Nosed Arrow (1950) is a chapter book about the Miami Indians. There is one pen and ink illustration for this title. There are also illustrations for 5 Christmas cards by the Haumans.

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1942-1954)

  • DOLLAR FOR LUCK (1951)

  • FISHERMAN'S LUCK (1954)

  • HAPPY JACK (1945)

  • HOMINY AND HIS BLUNT-NOSED ARROW (1950)

  • PETER AND THE STORK (1951)

  • THE SNOW QUEEN (1942)

B. Miscellaneous Materials

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A. Books (1942-1954)

Dollar for Luck by Elizabeth Coatsworth, illustrated by George and Doris Hauman (New York: Macmillan, 1951).

1/1

Illustrations, pen and ink, title page and p. 68, 2 items.

Fisherman's Luck by Jean Gould, illustrated by George and Doris Hauman (New York: Macmillan, 1954).

1/2

Preliminary dust jacket illustration, colored pencil, 1 item.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

Happy Jack by Miriam E. Mason, illustrated by George and Doris Hauman (New York: Macmillan, 1945).

1/3

Illustration, watercolor, pp. 44, 45, and 49, 1 item

Hominy and His Blunt-Nosed Arrow by Miriam Evangeline Mason, illustrated by George and Doris Hauman (New York: Macmillan, 1950).

1/4

Illustration, pen and ink, p. 4, 1 item.

Peter the Stork by Margarite Vaygouny, illustrated by George and Doris Hauman (New York : Macmillan, 1951).

1/5

Illustration, pen and ink, p. 16, 1 item.

The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by George and Doris Hauman (New York: Macmillan, 1942).

1/6

Illustrations with single color separation, pen and ink, pp. 17 and 35, 2 items.

B. Miscellaneous Materials

1/7

Unpublished story written by Doris Hauman about her experiences during the 1978 hurricane, 6 pp.

1/8

Color separation for Christmas card, 1 item.

1/9 Christmas cards illustrated by the Haumans, 5 items.

Processed: September 1998

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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