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ROBERT MCCLUNG PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


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Creator: Robert McClung
Title: Robert McClung Papers
Dates: 1951-1998
Dates: [bulk 1951-1991]
Quantity: 9.95 cubic feet (14 boxes)
Identification: DG0637

Abstract: The Robert McClung Papers contain research notes, manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, dummies, galleys, correspondence, photographs, and greeting cards created and accumulated by Robert McClung between 1951 and 1998. His papers were created from his composition of twenty-one published books and his design of five greeting cards related to wildlife and conservation.

Biographical Note

Robert McClung was born in 1916 in Butler, Pennsylvania, to Frank and Mary (Goehring) McClung. His interest in animals began in early childhood with a collection of small native wildlife, and he became an especially enthusiastic collector of butterflies and moths. He began writing stories and drawing pictures of animals while in grade school and continued to do so through his college years. McClung majored in biology at Princeton, graduated in 1939, and became a copywriter for a New York advertising agency. During World War II he served as a crew member on a Navy destroyer and as a flier and later landing signal officer on aircraft carriers. After the war McClung took an adult extension course at New York University on creative writing for young people. The course was taught by Elizabeth Hamilton, the new editor-in-chief of Morrow Junior Books. McClung's nonfiction animal stories impressed her enough to offer him a book contract with Morrow.

In the meantime, McClung went to Cornell University on the GI Bill and received a master's degree in zoology. He worked for seven years at the Bronx Zoo, first as an assistant in the animal departments, later as Curator of Mammals and Birds. His love of animals prompted him to leave the zoo and devote himself full time to freelance writing of children's books and articles about animals, including later work as a staff writer and editor with the National Geographic Society.

Between 1948 and 1998 McClung published more than sixty-five books, fifty of which were published under the William Morrow imprint. The general style and format of his wildlife books remained constant. Each book followed the life cycle of a particular animal, describing its growth and development, habitat, food, mating habits, and natural predators. McClung wrote many of his earlier works for the six-to-ten-year-old reader. By the 1970s his work mirrored the growing conservation awareness by venturing into the life cycle of endangered animals such as brown pelicans, California grizzly bears, or big alligators. He wrote these later works for an eight-to-twelve-year-old audience. McClung self-illustrated the majority of his books, but several were illustrated by Lloyd Sandford, staff artist and McClung's co-worker at the Bronx Zoo.

In addition to the de Grummond Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi, McClung has donated original materials to the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota and to his alma mater, Princeton University. Robert McClung died at his home in Amherst, Massachusetts in June 2006. He is survived by his wife (and sometimes co-author), Gale, and their two sons, William Marshall and Thomas Cooper.

Sources:
"The Stories Behind My Children's Books, 1948 to 1997: What, When, Where, and How They Were Written," by Robert McClung (unpublished annotated bibliography, August 2000)
Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults (Detroit: Gale Research, 1993) 4:1620-1624


Scope and Content Note

The Robert McClung Papers contain research notes, manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, dummies, galleys, correspondence, photographs, and greeting cards created and accumulated by Robert McClung between 1951 and 1998. McClung's papers were created from his composition of twenty-one published books and five greeting cards. The material is organized into two series: books and printed cards.

The papers in the Books Series include research notes, manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, dummies, galleys, correspondence, and photographs for twenty-one books published between 1951 and 1991. They are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. The records illustrate McClung's complete process of creation for several titles, revealing the meticulous research he conducted for each book. The papers often contain correspondence with field experts and wildlife researchers as well as observation notes by McClung or other interested parties. For example, to aid his research on the cardinal for his book Redbird, McClung sent a mimeographed questionnaire to Amherst area residents who answered his newspaper advertisement about cardinal sightings. McClung used their collective reporting as empirical evidence on the red bird's life cycle.

The author commonly revised his typescripts as many as five or more times, incorporating recommendations from his wildlife associates and book editors. Pen and ink illustrations and color separations are included for most of his self-illustrated titles. Of particular interest are the illustrations for Scoop, Last of the Brown Pelicans. Illustrator Lloyd Sandford died in an automobile accident having completed only preliminary sketches for the book. McClung finished illustrating the work himself, using Sandford's sketches as his starting point.

The Printed Cards Series contains illustrations, color separations, and printed cards for five cards created by Robert McClung. The bulk of the material concerns the annual de Grummond Collection Christmas card McClung designed in 1985. The series also includes four small printed cards featuring McClung illustrations. The material is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1951-1998)

Black Jack, Last of the Big Alligators (1967)

Black Jack, Last of the Big Alligators (1991)

Blaze: The Story of a Striped Skunk (1969)

Buzztail: The Story of a Rattlesnake (1958)

Caterpillars and How They Live (1965)

Green Darner: The Story of a Dragonfly (1956)

Green Darner: The Story of a Dragonfly (1980)

Ladybug (1966)

Leaper: The Story of an Atlantic Salmon (1957)

Lili: The Story of a Giant Panda of Sichuan (1988)

Luna: The Story of a Moth (1957)

Moths and Butterflies and How They Live (1966)

Otus: The Story of a Screech Owl (1959)

Possum (1963)

Redbird: The Story of a Cardinal (1968)

Scoop, Last of the Brown Pelicans (1972)

Screamer, Last of the Eastern Panthers (1964)

Sea Star (1975)

Stripe: The Story of a Chipmunk (1951)

Tiger: The Story of a Swallowtail Butterfly (1953)

Whitefoot: The Story of a Wood Mouse (1961)

B. Printed Cards [ca. 1985]


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Robert McClung Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (cite the item's box/folder number).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Robert McClung between 1966 and 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by C. Alder, May 2003. Encoded into EAD Version 1.0 by Danielle L. Bishop. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

Box/Folder

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A. Books

Black Jack, Last of the Big Alligators story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Lloyd Sandford (New York: Morrow, 1967)
1/1Literature regarding alligators and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, 1954-[ca. 1968], (4 items)
1/2Photographs of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, (11 prints)
1/3List of possible book titles, (1 item )
1/4Manuscript for outline, (2 pp. )
1/5Correspondence, January-November 1966, (58 items)
1/6Correspondence, December 1966-October 1967, (51 items )
1/7Second typescript for chapters 1-4, attached to first typescript for chapters 3-4, edited, November 1966, (31 pp.)
1/8Third typescript, edited, (31 pp.)
1/9Carbon copy of third typescript, with editing from typescript above replicated in a different handwriting and then further copy-edited, 12 December 1966, (31 pp.)
1/10Miniature sketches of page layouts, one dated 13 December 1966, (2 items)
1/11First galley, edited, January 1967, (15 pp. )
1/12Second galley, 20 February 1967, (17 pp. )
Black Jack, Last of the Big Alligators story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Lloyd Sandford (Hamden, Conn.: Linnet Books, 1991)
1/13Press release regarding alligators, July 1986, (1 item)
1/14Dust jacket, (1 item )
1/15Correspondence, October 1990-May 1991, (9 items)
Blaze: The Story of a Striped Skunk story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1969)
2/1Correspondence, September 1968-November 1976, (22 items)
2/2Pencil sketch of a farm environment featuring skunk dens, (1 item)
2/3First manuscript for outline, ( 1 p.)
2/4First typescript, edited, 18-19 October 1968, (9 pp.)
2/5Second typescript, edited, 24 October 1968, (8 pp. )
2/6Second manuscript for outline and miniature sketches of page layouts, both labeled 'final,' 29 October 1968, (2 items)
2/7Third typescript, edited, 4 November 1968, (14 pp.)
2/8Fourth typescript, edited, 13 November 1968, (14 pp. )
2/9Fifth typescript, edited, 15 November 1968, (13 pp. )
2/10Sixth typescript, 18 November 1968, (12 pp. )
2/11Seventh typescript, edited, 3 December 1968, (14 pp.)
2/12Photocopy of seventh typescript, further edited and with pencil thumbnail sketches in margins, December 1968, (14 pp.)
2/13Galley, edited, January 1969, (9 pp.)
2/14Page proofs for pp. 3-6, 8-13, 15-22, 24-44, and 46-48, labeled 'printer's proofs,' 1 April 1969, (42 pp.)
2/15Hardcover dummy with pasted printed text, (1 item)
2/16Pencil sketches on tissue paper, (7 items )
2/17Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for endpapers and pp. 1-5 and 8-9, (5 items)
2/18Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 10-13 and 16-21, (5 items)
2/19Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 22-31, (5 items )
2/20Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 32-41, (5 items )
2/21Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 42-48, (4 items )
Buzztail: The Story of a Rattlesnake story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1958)
3/1Correspondence, February 1957-July 1960, (31 items)
3/2Paste-up and ink illustration for title page, (2 items)
3/3Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 2-3, 6-11, 14-15, and 20-21, (6 items)
3/4Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 24-25, 28-29, and 32-39, (6 items )
3/5Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 40-47 and 50-53, (6 items )
3/6Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 55-61 and 64-65, (5 items )
3/7Black & white ink illustration for cloth cover, (1 item )
3/8Dust jacket lettering, (1 item )
3/9"Buzztail Hunts His Dinner," a pamphlet by the Science Research Association, 1961, (1 item)
Caterpillars and How They Live story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1965)
3/10Correspondence, January 1963-August 1998, (49 items)
3/11Black & white ink illustrations, some with pasted text, for pp. 1, 3-7, 9-11, and 28, (5 items)
3/12Black & white ink illustrations, some with pasted text, for pp. 12-13, 16-17, 19, 22-27, and 36, (5 items)
3/13Black & white ink illustrations, some with pasted text, for pp. 30-33, 40-45, and 48-49, (5 items)
3/14Black & white ink illustrations, some with pasted text, for pp. 46, 50-52, 54-55, and 57-64, (6 items)
3/15Black & white ink illustration for cloth cover and paste-up of text on spine, (2 items)
3/16Dust jacket, (1 item )
Green Darner: The Story of a Dragonfly story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1956)
4/1Correspondence, August 1955-March 1976, (15 items)
4/2Galley, edited, (7 pp. )
4/3 Pencil illustration of dragonfly wing venation, (1 item)
4/4Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations and pasted text, for endpapers, title page, and pp. 2-7, (5 items)
4/5Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 8-15 and 18-19, (5 items)
4/6Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 20-29, (5 pp. )
4/7Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 30-39, (5 items )
4/8Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations for pp. 40-48, (5 items )
4/9Black & white ink illustrations and color separations for dust jacket and cloth cover, (3 items)
4/10Preliminary color illustration for dust jacket, (1 item )
4/11Proofs of text for dust jacket, edited, (2 items )
4/12Dust jacket, (1 item )
4/13Tear sheet for "Dragonflies" by Robert McClung, in Nature Magazine, July 1957, (1 item)
Green Darner: The Story of a Dragonfly story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Carol Lerner (New York: Morrow, 1980)
4/14Correspondence, April 1979-December 1984, (35 items)
4/15Carbon copy of typescript, lightly edited, 30 April 1979, (8 pp.)
4/16Typescript, with editing from typescript above replicated in a different handwriting and further copy-edited, (8 pp.)
4/17Galley, lightly edited and labeled 'client's copy,' 15-17 August 1979, (5 pp.)
4/18Galley, 14 September 1979, (6 pp. )
4/19Dummy with photocopied pencil sketches, (1 item)
4/20Dust jackets, (3 items )
4/21Folded and gather sheets, with dust jacket, (1 signature)
Ladybug story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1966)
4/22Photocopied notebook sketches and notes, September 1964 and June 1965, (2 pp.)
4/23Correspondence, April 1965-October 1981, (25 items )
4/24Photocopy of dummy for pp. 6-9, with typed text and rough sketches, (2 pp.)
4/25Hardcover dummy with typed text and pencil illustrations, (1 item )
4/26First typescript, edited, 23 August 1965, (16 pp. )
4/27Carbon copy of second typescript with back matter, edited, 1 September 1965, (19 pp.)
4/28Second typescript, without back matter, with editing from second typescript above replicated and further copyedited, (15 pp.)
5/1Galley, edited, September 1965, (11 pp.)
5/2Layout for title page, (1 item )
5/3Black & white ink illustrations for title page and pp. 2-8, 10, and 48, (5 items)
5/4Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 13-21 and 46, (5 items)
5/5Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 22-31, (5 items )
5/6Black & white ink illustrations, one with color separation, for pp. 32-37 and 41-45, (6 items)
5/7Black & white ink illustrations for endpapers, cloth cover, and dust jacket, (3 items )
5/8Matted illustration of dust jacket, with painted overlay, (1 item )
5/9Paste-up layout of dust jacket, (1 item )
5/10Press sheet, (1 item )
Leaper: The Story of an Atlantic Salmon story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1957)
5/11Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 46-47 and 54-55, (2 items)
Lili: A Giant Panda of Sichuan story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Irene Brady (New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1988)
5/12Research notes, (1 item)
5/13Correspondence, April 1986-November 1987, (58 items)
5/14Outlines, one typed and dated 31 October 1986, (2 items )
5/15Typescript, 3 April 1987, (60 pp. )
5/16Photocopy of above typescript with back matter, edited, June-August 1987, (68 pp.)
6/1Photocopy of edited typescript in folder 5/15, (69 pp. )
6/2Galley, edited by author, 1-14 September 1987, (47 pp. )
6/3Galley, copy-edited, 14 September 1987, (47 pp. )
6/4Page proofs with attached notes, (50 pp. )
6/5Typescript and galley page for front matter, 14 October 1987, (2 pp.)
6/6Dust jacket, (1 item )
Luna: The Story of a Moth story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1957)
6/7Photocopied research notes, 21-24 July 1956, (1 item)
6/8Correspondence, August 1956-July 1968, (25 items )
6/9Typescript, edited, (12 pp. )
6/10Black & white ink illustration for cloth cover, (1 item)
6/11Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 2-13, (6 items)
6/12Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 14-25, (6 items )
6/13Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 26-37, (6 items )
6/14Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 38-48, (6 items )
6/15Color separations and paste-ups of dust jacket and title page, (2 items )
6/16Blues for pp. 2-15 [one signature] and paste-up blue of p. 34 [single page], (2 items)
6/17Blues of endpapers, (2 items )
6/18Dust jacket, (1 item )
Moths and Butterflies and How They Live story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1966)
7/1Typescript for suggested outline, Fall 1965, (1 item)
7/2Correspondence, October 1965-November 1997, (35 items)
7/3First typescript, edited and labeled 'L. Brower's Comments,' 7 December 1965, (41 pp.)
7/4Second typescript, edited, (45 pp. )
7/5Third typescript, edited and with cover letters, (29 pp.)
7/6Galley, edited, February 1966, (13 pp. )
7/7Printer's page proofs, 22 March 1966, (60 pp.)
7/8Blues, edited, 19 April 1966, (4 signatures)
7/9Preliminary drawings on tracing paper for all illustrations except pp. 15 and 31-33, (60 items)
7/10Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 4-5, 7-11, and 13-17, (5 items )
7/11Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 19-20, 22-24, 26-27, 29-31, and 36, (5 items)
7/12Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 32-33, 37, 40-41, 44-49, and 52, (5 items )
7/13Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 42, 50, 54-56, 58-62, and 64, (5 items )
7/14Paste-up of title page, (1 item )
7/15Shipping report for sheets shipped from lithographer to publisher, 26 April 1966, (1 item)
7/16Matted illustration for dust jacket, with painted overlay, (1 item )
7/17Color separation for dust jacket, (1 item )
Otus: The Story of a Screech Owl story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Lloyd Sandford (New York: Morrow, 1959)
7/18Correspondence with publisher, July 1958-January 1959, (13 items)
7/19Correspondence with Lloyd Sandford, November 1958-October 1959, (3 items)
7/20Typescript, edited, (13 pp. )
7/21Dust jackets, (2 items)
Possum story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1963)
8/1Correspondence, November 1961-November 1987, (30 items)
8/2Photographs with attached note, (16 prints)
8/3First typescript, edited and labeled 'draft 1,' (12 pp.)
8/4Second typescript, edited and labeled 'draft 2,' (12 pp. )
8/5Third typescript, edited and labeled 'final,' (13 pp. )
8/6Carbon copy of third typescript, labeled 'for author,' with editing from third typescript above replicated in a different handwriting, 4 May 1962, (13 pp.)
8/7Bound dummy with pasted typed text and pencil sketches, (1 item )
8/8Bound dummy with pasted printed text, edited, (1 item )
8/9Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 1-5, and 8-11, (5 items)
8/10Black & white ink illustrations, one with color separations, for pp. 12-15 and 20-25, (5 items)
8/11Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 26-37, (6 items )
8/12Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 38-48, (6 items )
8/13Layout and black & white ink illustration for cloth cover, (2 items )
8/14Color separation for dust jacket, (1 item)
8/15Proofs of dust jacket text, edited, (2 items)
Redbird: The Story of a Cardinal story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1968)
9/1Typescript of cardinal biography written by McClung for National Geographic Society's Song and Garden Birds of North America, November 1963, (6 pp.)
9/2Correspondence, March 1967-February 1977, (78 items )
9/3Typed notes regarding cardinals, May-June 1967, (3 items )
9/4Completed cardinal questionnaires, May-June 1967, (5 items )
9/5Photocopy of notebook page regarding cardinal sighting, 7 June 1967, (1 item)
9/6First typescript, labeled 'draft 1A,' edited, 30 July 1967, (10 pp. )
9/7Second typescript, labeled 'draft 2,' edited, 2 August 1967, (8 pp )
9/8Third typescript, edited, 10 August 1967, (14 pp. )
9/9Photocopied pages of third typescript combined with newly typed pages to form fourth typescript, edited, (12 pp.)
9/10Two carbon copies of fifth typescript, one edited, 25 August 1967, each (12 pp.)
9/11Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 2-7 and 12-17, (6 items)
9/12Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 18-19, 22-23, and 26-33, (6 items)
9/13Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 34-37 and 40-47, (6 items)
9/14Paste-up and color separation of title page, (2 items )
9/15Page layout, chart with jacket dimensions, and typed front matter, (3 items)
9/16Color samples, (1 item )
9/17Pencil and black & white ink illustration for cloth cover, (2 items)
9/18Layout for back of dust jacket and library cover, (1 item )
9/19Press sheet, (1 item )
Scoop, Last of the Brown Pelicans story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Lloyd Sandford (New York: Morrow, 1972)
10/1Correspondence, September 1970-May 1971, (51 items)
10/2Correspondence, June-August 1971, (43 items )
10/3Correspondence, September 1971-August 1974, (36 items)
10/4Manuscripts for outlines, June 1971, (2 items )
10/5Miniature sketches of page layouts, June 1971, (2 items)
10/6First typescript, edited and labeled 'draft 2,' 15 June 1971, (20 items)
10/7Second typescript, edited and labeled 'draft 3,' 20 June 1971, (40 pp. )
10/8Third typescript, edited, June-July 1971, (28 pp. )
10/9Fourth typescript, lightly edited and marked for publication, (31 pp.)
10/10Photocopy of fourth typescript further edited and with ink thumbnail sketches in margins, (27 pp.)
10/11Copyright page, marked for publication, (1 item )
10/12Galley, (12 pp. )
10/13Pencil sketches drawn on tissue paper, artist uncertain, (39 items)
10/14Photocopies of sketches drawn by Lloyd Sandford before his death, (22 items)
10/15Dummy incorporating pencil sketches by both McClung and Lloyd Sandford, (24 pp.)
10/16Penciled page layouts for dust jacket, table of contents, and text pages, (3 items )
10/17Black & white ink illustrations for cloth cover, title page, and pp. 2-19, (11 items )
10/18Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 20-41, (11 items )
10/19Black & white ink illustrations for pp. 42-64, (11 items)
10/20Color separation and paste-up of illustration and text for dust jacket, (2 items)
10/21Dust jacket, (1 item )
Screamer, Last of the Eastern Panthers story by Robert McClung, illustrations by Lloyd Sandford (New York: Morrow, 1964)
10/22Correspondence with publisher, January 1963-July 1974, (27 items)
10/23Correspondence regarding background research on eastern panthers, February 1963-June 1967, (30 items)
10/24Carbon copy of typescript chapter summaries with miniature sketches of page layouts, (4 pp.)
10/25First typescript, edited, (33 pp. )
10/26Second typescript, edited, (28 pp. )
10/27Bound dummy, labeled 'first dummy,' with typed text and rough pencil sketches, (1 item)
10/28Bound dummy, labeled 'final,' with typed text and a few pencil sketches, (1 item )
Sea Star story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1975)
11/1Correspondence, September 1973-July 1975, (43 items )
11/2Book concept, possible titles, and early layout with thumbnail sketches, one dated 5 September 1973, (3 items)
11/3First typescript, labeled 'draft 1,' 16 September 1974, (9 pp.)
11/4Manuscripts for outlines, 18 and 25 September 1974, (2 items )
11/5Second typescript, labeled 'draft 7,' edited, 15 October 1974, (10 pp. )
11/6Third typescript, 18 October 1974, (14 pp. )
11/7Fourth typescript, edited, 8 November 1974, (15 pp.)
11/8Fifth typescript, edited, 14 November 1974, (16 pp. )
11/9Photocopy of fifth typescript, labeled 'B,' copy edited, 14 November 1974, (16 pp.)
11/10Photocopy of fifth typescript, labeled 'A,' further edited by author, 22 November 1974, (18 pp.)
11/11Penciled page layouts, one with illustrations, (3 items )
11/12Later layouts with thumbnail sketches, (2 items )
11/13Dummy with pasted typed text and pencil illustrations, (1 item)
11/14Galley, edited, with attached front matter, (11 pp. )
11/15Dummy with pasted printed text and pencil illustrations, (1 item)
11/16Preliminary pencil sketches on tissue paper, (22 items )
11/17Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for title page and pp. 2-6, (4 items)
11/18Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 8-15, (4 items )
11/19Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 16-23, (4 items )
11/20Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 24-31, (4 items )
12/1Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 32-39, (4 items )
12/2Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 40-48, (4 items )
12/3Notes and illustrations regarding endpapers, 5 February 1975, (2 items )
12/4Color separations for two versions of endpapers, (2 items )
12/5Color separation for dust jacket, (1 item )
Stripe: The Story of a Chipmunk story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1951)
13/1Letters received from publisher, June 1950-May 1979, (15 items)
13/2Hardcover dummy with typed text and pencil illustrations, (1 item )
13/3Black & white ink illustrations for cloth cover and pp. 3-7, 12-13, 16-17, 20-21, 26-31, 34-37, and 46-47, (13 items)
13/4Paste-ups of dust jacket and title page, with black & white ink illustrations, (2 items)
13/5"Stripe-The Story of a Chipmunk," a pamphlet by the Science Research Association, 1961, (1 item)
Tiger: The Story of a Swallowtail Butterfly story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1953)
13/6Letters received from publisher, March 1952-October 1981, (12 items)
13/7Hardcover dummy with typed text and pencil illustrations, (1 item )
13/8Black & white pencil and ink illustrations for pp. 3-7, 10-15, and 18-23, (9 items)
13/9Black & white pencil and ink illustrations for pp. 26-31 and 34-45, (9 items)
13/10Black & white ink illustration for cloth cover, (1 item )
13/11Color separation for dust jacket illustration, (1 item )
13/12 Color guide, (1 item )
13/13Dust jacket, (1 item )
Whitefoot: The Story of a Wood Mouse story and illustrations by Robert McClung (New York: Morrow, 1961)
13/14Correspondence, July 1960-October 1961, (23 items)
13/15Typescript, (15 pp. )
13/16Black & white ink illustrations, one with color separation, for pp. 2-7, 10-11, and 14-15, (5 items)
13/17Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 17-25, (4 items )
13/18Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 26-27, 30-31 and 34-37, (4 items)
13/19Black & white ink illustrations, some with color separations, for pp. 38-41, 44-45, and 48, (4 items)
13/20Proofs of dust jacket flap copy, (2 items)



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B. Printed Cards

14/1Photocopies of preliminary sketches of proposed designs for the 1985 de Grummond Collection Christmas card, (12 items)
14/2 Color illustrations of proposed designs for the 1985 de Grummond Collection Christmas card, (6 items)
14/3Grid layout for the 1985 de Grummond Collection Christmas card, (1 item)
14/4Color separations for the 1985 de Grummond Collection Christmas card, with color samples, (2 items)
14/5Printed 1985 de Grummond Collection Christmas card, signed by Lena de Grummond, (1 item)
14/6Printed note cards featuring animal illustrations by McClung, (4 items )



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