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FEODOR ROJANKOVSKY PAPERS

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


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Creator: Feodor Stepanovich Rojankovsky
Title: Feodor Rojankovsky Papers
Dates: 1931
Quantity: 0.30 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: DG0834

Abstract: The Feodor Rojankovsky Papers consist of five watercolor illustrations for Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians (1931). A prolific illustrator, Rojankovsky received the Caldecott Medal in 1956.

Biographical Note

Feodor Rojankovsky was born in Mitava, Russia, on December 24, 1891. His father, a high school administrator, encouraged his five children to become well educated and to express themselves artistically. Deciding to become a painter, Rojankovsky entered the Moscow Fine Arts Academy in 1912, but left two years later to serve as an infantry officer with the Russian army during World War I. He began making children's book illustrations for the Ukrainian Republic during the Russian Revolution, but was conscripted into the White Army in 1919 and soon became a prisoner-of-war in Poland.

After his release, Rojankovsky remained in Poland and worked as an art director for both a fashion magazine and a book publishing company. He next went to Paris and worked for an advertising agency, film studios, and publishing firms between 1927 and 1941. Rojankovsky produced his first children's book for a Western publisher- Daniel Boone (1931)-while in Paris and commenced a career as an illustrator. He immigrated to the United States after the German occupation of France in 1941. Rojankovsky received the Caldecott Medal in 1956 for Frog Went A-Courtin' edited by John Langstaff. He died in 1970.

Sources:
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1980), 21:127-131.


Scope and Content Note

The Feodor Rojankovsky Papers consist of five watercolor illustrations for Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians (1931). Domino Press issued the book featuring Rojankovsky's lithographs simultaneously in French and English.


Series and Subseries

A. Book

Daniel Boone: Les Aventures d'un Chasseur Américain Parmiles Peaux-Rouges (1931)

Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians (1931)


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.


Related Material

Production material for A Crowd of Cows (1968) is kept in the John Graham Papers (DG 0387).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Feodor Rojankovsky Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (Cite the item's box/folder numbers).

Provenance

The illustrations were purchased from Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., by the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries in December 1973.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, June 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. Book

Daniel Boone: Les Aventures d'un Chasseur Américain Parmiles Peaux-Rouges lithographies en couleurs par Fedor Rojankovsky (Paris: Domino Press, 1931)
Daniel Boone: Historic Adventures of an American Hunter among the Indians lithographs in colour by Fedor Rojankovsky, edited by Esther Averill and Lila Stanley (Paris: Domino Press, 1931)
1/1 Watercolor illustrations for pp. 2, 11, 12 & 15, (5 items)



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