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LOUIS SLOBODKIN PAPERS

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


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Creator: Louis Slobodkin
Title: Louis Slobodkin Papers
Dates: 1918-2000
Dates: [bulk 1918 - 1973]
Quantity: 7.0 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Identification: DG0904

Abstract: The Louis Slobodkin Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, printed materials, correspondence, photographs, and pieces of sculpture created and accumulated by Louis Slobodkin and his son Lawrence between 1918 and 2000. Louis Slobodkin won fame as an American sculptor, designer, illustrator, and author of children's books. He is most well known for receiving the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in James Thurber's Many Moons (1944). Slobodkin's papers were created from his composition of 39 published books and three unpublished books, his creation of more than 65 pieces of sculpture and 130 illustrations, and his accumulation of items of personal interest.

Biographical Note

Louis Slobodkin was born on February 19, 1903 in Albany, New York. He loved kindergarten, but soon found school tedious and uninteresting. From the day his younger brother gave him a piece of red modeling clay, he knew he would be a sculptor. He persuaded his parents to allow him to drop out of school at age fifteen to begin his art studies. Slobodkin entered the Beaux Arts Institute of Design, where he studied sculpture, drawing, and composition for six years. During those six years he received twenty-two medals for life study, composition, and drawing and was the recipient of the Louis Tiffany Foundation Fellowship.

After graduation, Slobodkin worked for a short time with a commercial architectural modeling studio and in 1923 joined the crew of a steamer bound for South America. He made drawings of the men at work on the ship and later used these as inspiration for his sculptures. He also spent time in Paris where he completed further study in art and sculpture. Upon his return to New York City, he opened his own studio.

Slobodkin reached the height of his reputation as a sculptor in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly through his involvement with New Deal public works programs. He became head of the sculpture division of the New York City Art Project, and contributed statues, reliefs, and panels for government buildings in Washington, New York, and other cities. His "Young Abe Lincoln" currently graces the U.S. Department of the Interior building.

In 1927 Slobodkin married Florence Gersh, a poet and writer of books for children, but it would be many years before he would become involved with children's books. In 1941, his close friend author Eleanor Estes suggested he illustrate her newest book, The Moffats, and over the years the duo collaborated on a number of other books. In 1944, Slobodkin received the Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in Many Moons, a story written by James Thurber. During his distinguished career, Slobodkin illustrated nearly ninety titles, fifty of which he also wrote. Slobodkin died in 1975, several years after his last children's book, Wilbur the Warrior, was published.

Sources:
Something About the Author (Detroit: Gale Research, 1982), 26:173-80
Twentieth-Century Children's Writers (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995), 881-83
Junior Book of Authors (New York: H. W. Wilson, 1951), 275-6


Scope and Content Note

The Louis Slobodkin Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, printed materials, correspondence, photographs, and pieces of sculpture created and accumulated by Louis Slobodkin and his son Lawrence between 1918 and 2000. Slobodkin's papers were created from his composition of 39 published books and three unpublished books, his creation of more than 65 pieces of sculpture and 130 illustrations, and his accumulation of items of personal interest. The material is organized into six series: biographical material, children's literature, sculpture, illustrations, notebooks, and personal papers.

The Biographical Material Series contains records offering biographical information on Louis Slobodkin, including articles he wrote concerning his procedures for writing and illustrating children's books. The series also includes a recorded interview with Lawrence Slobodkin discussing his father's work. The papers in the series are arranged chronologically.

The Children's Literature Series is organized into six subseries: published books, unpublished books, unidentified illustrations, play, recordings, and ephemera. The Published Books Subseries contains typescripts, dummies, illustrations, color separations, page proofs, and promotional material for 36 children's books published between 1941 and 1972. Slobodkin's Caldecott Award for Many Moons (1943) is also included. The papers in the Published Books Subseries are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. The Unpublished Books Subseries contains a manuscript, typescripts, a dummy, and a small number of illustrations for three unpublished children's books, one of which is the early stages of an alphabet book. The papers in the subseries are arranged in descending order by quantity of material available for each book.

The Unidentified Illustrations Subseries contains 14 children's book illustrations, but it is not known whether they belong to a finished work. The Play Subseries consists of a script and playbill for the dramatization of Slobodkin's The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree. The playbill was issued for a single performance by the Boston Children's Theatre, but it is unknown whether the play was presented more than once or in more than one place. The Recordings Subseries contains seven long playing records: a recording of Magic Michael, three discs of a New York City radio program produced in 1945, and three unidentified recordings. The Ephemera Subseries includes a poster and items for a bookmark, both of which were illustrated by Slobodkin and intended for children.

The Sculpture Series includes pieces of sculpture, illustrations, photographs, correspondence, and printed material pertaining to Slobodkin's work as a sculptor between 1918 and 1964. The series is organized into three subseries: pieces, book & articles, and public works & service.

The Pieces Subseries contains illustrations, photographs, printed material, and carvings concerning more than 65 pieces of sculpture conceived or completed by Louis Slobodkin between 1918 and 1964. Included are photographs of Slobodkin's earliest sculptures done while still at art school, including his first two figures sculpted from life. Several of Slobodkin's most noted works are represented in this subseries, particularly the Abraham Lincoln sculpture entitled "Rail Joiner." Slobodkin originally created "Rail Joiner" for the 1939 New York World's Fair, but the statue created controversy and was removed from that site. Materials from a 1983 Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit regarding controversial art are included and provide illumination on that debate. Also of interest are illustrations for "Pioneer Woman," a statue produced in celebration of the Texas centennial that now stands at the Texas Woman's University in Denton. Rounding out the subseries are two statues of an upside-down ‘Jane' character from The Moffats. The papers in the subseries are arranged alphabetically by title of piece followed by untitled pieces listed in no particular order. Several pieces had different names at different times. In these cases, the container listing provides all the titles ever given to a particular piece, listing its titles in alphabetical order.

The Book & Articles Subseries consists of material for a book and periodical articles written by Slobodkin and others between 1939 and 1949. It includes the photographic acknowledgement and an illustration created for his well-received sculpting book, Sculpture: Principles and Practice. Items created by Slobodkin precede those created by others in the subseries' arrangement.

The Public Works & Service Subseries contains correspondence, photographs, and printed material regarding Slobodkin's sculpture-related activities between 1935 and 1943. Included is correspondence concerning sculpture designs Slobodkin submitted for public works projects in the 1930s. Much of this correspondence refers to submissions for sculpting competitions for post office buildings in Washington, D.C.; New York City; and North Adams, Massachusetts. The subseries also contains material documenting Slobodkin's role as a sculpture instructor for New York City's Master Institute of United Arts. The bulk of this material concerns the achievements of Mark Shoesmith, a blind sculptor taught by Slobodkin.

The Illustrations Series is organized into two subseries: loose illustrations and sketchbooks. The Loose Illustrations Subseries contains more than 130 unbound illustrations representing portraits, landscape drawings, nude or semi-nude figures, drawings that might relate to sculpture, animals, and cartoons. Some illustrations depict two particular people: an unidentified woman who might have been a family member, and self-portraits of a young Louis Slobodkin. Several of the illustrations have been removed from frames to preserve the drawings, and have been designated as such.

The papers in the Loose Illustrations Subseries originally were kept by the Bass Museum in Miami, Florida, and are marked with that institution's accession numbers. The Bass Museum, with Lawrence Slobodkin's approval, opted to divest itself of Louis Slobodkin's illustrations while keeping his sculpted pieces. The museum then donated the illustrations to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. The subject folders in the Loose Illustrations Subseries are arranged in descending order by quantity. The Sketchbooks Subseries consists of three sketchbooks containing mostly anatomical illustrations.

The Notebooks Series contains two small notebooks that originally may have been one notebook cut in two. The notebooks are ordinary school composition notebooks with lined paper. They contain a variety of material, including the early stages of at least two book dummies, unidentified manuscripts, handwritten notes concerning police and fire departments, and room dimensions drawn for an unknown purpose.

The Personal Papers Series contains assorted items of personal interest created and accumulated by Slobodkin between 1930 and 1967. It includes a 1930 Will and Testament, form letters and photographs for replying to fan mail, photographs and a playscript for the 1950/1951 New Year's Artists' Equity Ball, publicity photographs, exhibit catalogueues, and Florence Slobodkin's newspaper obituary. The material is arranged chronologically where possible.


Series and Subseries

A. Biographical Material (1945-2000)
B. Children's Literature (1941-1973)

1. Published Books

The Adventures of Arab (1946)

The Amiable Giant (1955)

Circus April 1st (1953)

Clear the Track for Michael's Magic Train (1945)

Colette and the Princess (1965)

The Cowboy Twins (1960)

Dinny and Danny (1951)

Evie and the Wonderful Kangaroo (1955)

The Friendly Animals (1944)

Gertie the Horse Who Thought and Thought (1951)

Gogo the French Sea Gull (1960)

The Horse with the High-Heeled Shoes (1954)

The Hundred Dresses (1944)

Hustle and Bustle (1948)

Io Sono: I Am (1962)

Jonathan and the Rainbow (1948)

The King and the Noble Blacksmith (1950)

Lenin (1945)

Luigi and the Long-Nosed Soldier (1963)

Magic Michael (1944)

Many Moons (1943)

Mr. Mushroom (1950)

Mr. Spindles and the Spiders (1961)

The Moffats (1941)

Nomi and the Lovely Animals (1960)

Peter the Great (1943)

The Polka Dot Goat (1964)

Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws (1946)

Sarah Somebody (1969)

The Seaweed Hat (1947)

The Space Ship in the Park (1972)

The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree (1958)

The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree (1952)

The Sun and the Wind and Mr. Todd (1943)

Too Many Mittens (1958)

Young Man of the House (1944)

2. Unpublished Books

3. Unidentified Illustrations

4. Play

5. Recordings

6. Ephemera

C. Sculpture (1918-1983)

1. Pieces

2. Book & Articles

3. Public Works & Service

D. Illustrations ([ca. 1920s]-[ca 1958])

1. Loose Illustrations

2. Sketchbooks

E. Notebooks ([ca. 1949] and n.d.)
F. Personal Papers (1930-1967)


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), Louis Slobodkin Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (cite the item's box/folder numbers).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Jean Poindexter Colby in 1970 and Lawrence Slobodkin, son of Louis and Florence Slobodkin, in 1998 and 2000. The materials for the sculpture and illustrations series were donated by the Bass Museum in Miami, Florida. Louis Slobodkin's 1943 Caldecott Medal is on loan courtesy of Lawrence Slobodkin.

Processing Information

Processed by C. Alder, 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. Biographical Material

1/1 Early illustrations for pp. 28, 146, and 178 of Fo'Castle Waltz by Louis Slobodkin, 1945, 3 items (also see folder 7/11)
1/2"How? When? Where?" by Louis Slobodkin, Child Life 26 (May 1947): 17-20, (1 item)
1/3Tear sheet for article by Louis Slobodkin in ‘Bookmaking' section of Publishers' Weekly, [ca. September-October 1948], (4 pp.)
1/4Biographical sketches of Louis Slobodkin, [ca. 1957-1964], (5 items)
1/5Reader's Digest poster on creative writing techniques, featuring Slobodkin and other children's book authors, 1973, (1 item)
1/6Audiocassette of Lawrence Slobodkin discussing his father's work, February 2000, (1 item)



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B. Children's Literature

1. Published Books
The Adventures of Arab story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1946)
1/7Pen & ink sketch of two horses with legs extended in a jump, (1 item)
1/8 Watercolor illustration with pasted text for pp. 72-73, (1 item )
The Amiable Giant story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1955)
1/9Carbon copy of typescript for dramatized version of book, edited and with pencil sketches, (43 pp.)
1/10Typescript for dramatized version of book, with editing from typescript above duplicated and further copy-edited, (43 pp.)
Circus April 1st story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1953)
2/1Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 56, 58, 65-66, and 68-69 on one board, (1 item )
Clear the Track for Michael's Magic Train story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1945)
2/2Preliminary watercolor illustration for pp. 21-22, (1 item)
Colette and the Princess story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Dutton, 1965)
2/3Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 1-3, 6-13, and 15-27, (11 items)
2/4Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 28-39 and 41-48, (10 items )
2/5Ink and watercolor illustrations, with pasted text, for pp. 1-3, 6-13, and 16-27, (12 items)
2/6Ink and watercolor illustrations, with pasted text, for pp. 28-48, (11 items)
The Cowboy Twins by Florence and Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1960)
2/7Pen & ink illustrations for dust jacket, title page, and pp. 5-17, (9 items)
2/8Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 18-32, (8 items )
2/9Preliminary ink and watercolor illustrations for title page, (2 items)
2/10Proofs of text for half title and copyright pages, pp. 30-32, and dust jacket flaps, (2 items)
Dinny and Danny story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1951)
2/11Dummy with ink and watercolor illustrations and pasted-on typed text, attached to overlays with pasted-on printed text, (33 pp.)
Evie and the Wonderful Kangaroo story by Irmengarde Eberle, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Knopf, 1955)
3/1Pen & ink illustrations for cover, frontispiece, and pp. 5, 13, 17, 25, 33, 36, 41, 45, 56, 61, 68, 77, 85, 89, 94, 103, 111, 115, 123, and 129, (23 items)
3/2Ink and watercolor illustrations for pp. 5, 13, 33, 36, 41, 45, 56, 61, 68, 77, 85, 89, 94, 103, 111, 115, 123, and 129, (18 items)
3/3Color separations for pp. 45, 61, and 129, (3 items)
3/4Unused ink and watercolor illustrations, (17 items )
The Friendly Animals story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1944)
3/5Pencil sketch for illustration on p. 15, (1 item)
3/6Proofs of illustrations used for endpapers, (2 items )
Gertie the Horse Who Thought and Thought story by Margarite Glendinning, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Whittlesey House, 1951)
3/7 Cardboard tabletop promotional display created by publisher, (1 item)
Gogo the French Sea Gull story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1960)
3/8Layouts with ink and watercolor illustrations and pasted printed text for cover art, title page, and pp. 4-25, (13 items)
3/9Layouts with ink and watercolor illustrations and pasted printed text for pp. 26-48, (13 items)
3/10Unused watercolor illustrations, (2 items)
The Horse with the High-Heeled Shoes story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1954)
3/11Dummy of title page and pp. 6-9 using photocopied proofs of originals, with original color dummy of pp. 8-9, (2 items)
The Hundred Dresses story by Eleanor Estes, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1944)
3/12Folded and gathered sheets, (6 signatures)
Hustle and Bustle story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1948)
3/13Manuscript, (1 p.)
3/14Typescript with photocopy of same, (each 3 pp. )
3/15Dummy pieces for early dust jacket designs, (5 items )
3/16Dummy pages for pp. 5, 10-14, 28-29, 39-40, and dust jacket, (9 items)
Io Sono: I Am story by Florence Slobodkin, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1962)
4/1Dummy of pp. 6-12, (4 items)
4/2Pen & ink illustrations for jacket art and pp. 2-3, 6-7, and 11-17, (11 items)
4/3Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 18-27, (11 items )
Jonathan and the Rainbow story by Jacob Blanck, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948)
4/4Dummy of pp. 42-43, with watercolor illustration and pasted-on typed text, (1 item)
The King and the Noble Blacksmith story by Jacob Blanck, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1950)
4/5Dummy with watercolor illustrations and pasted-on typed text, (44 pp.)
Lenin story by Nina Brown Baker, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1945)
4/6Pen & ink illustrations used as chapter headings, (9 items)
Luigi and the Long-Nosed Soldier story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1963)
4/7Pen & ink illustrations, on layout sheets, for dust jacket and pp. 2-40, (21 items)
4/8 Layouts with ink and watercolor illustrations and pasted-on printed text for dust jacket and pp. 4-11, 14-25, and 30-40, (18 items)
Magic Michael story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1944) (also see phonograph recording in folder 6/27)
4/9Preliminary color sketches for unused illustration and illustration on p. 7, (2 items)
Many Moons story by James Thurber, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1943)
4/10Unused preliminary watercolor illustration, possibly for end papers, (1 item)
4/11Color proofs for dust jacket, endpapers, and pp. 37-44, (4 items )
4/12Blue line proofs for endpapers, (3 items )
4/13 Caldecott Medal for 1943, in case, (1 item )
Mr. Mushroom story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1950)
4/14Watercolor illustrations with handwritten lettering for pp. 7-8, (1 item)
Mr. Spindles and the Spiders story by Andrew Packard, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1961)
5/1Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 2-32, (16 items)
5/2Ink and watercolor illustrations, with hand written lettering, for pp. 2-23 and 28-32, (14 items)
The Moffats story by Eleanor Estes, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1941) (also see sculpture in box 9)
5/3Preliminary pen & ink sketches for pp. 3, 7, 15, 33, 115, 141, and 147, (7 items)
5/4Blue line proofs for 9 illustrations for endpapers, (1 sheet )
5/5Photostat paste-up of cover, (1 item )
Nomi and the Lovely Animals story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1960)
5/6Pen & ink and watercolor illustrations, with hand written lettering, for pp. 4-32, (14 items)
Peter the Great story by Nina Brown Baker, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1943)
5/7Preliminary ink sketches for jacket and title page, (2 items)
5/8Pen & ink illustrations for title page, chapter headings, and pp. 39, 81, 85, 106, 111, 135, 145, 171, 181, 187, 209, 223, 233, 247, 277, 297, and 304, (20 items)
5/9Unused pen & ink illustrations, (6 items )
The Polka Dot Goat story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1964)
5/10Brown ink illustrations for dust jacket and pp. 1-11 and 13-40, (22 items)
5/11Brown ink and watercolor illustrations, with pasted-on printed text, for dust jacket and pp. 1, 6-29, 32-33, 36-37, and 40, (21 items)
Robin Hood and His Merry Outlaws story by J. Walker McSpadden, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (Cleveland: World, 1946)
5/12Pencil sketches for frontispiece and plate opposite p. 25, pp. 34-35, 46-47, 59, 64-65, 76-77, 90-91, 95, 100-101, 108-109, 114, 117, 128-129, 135, 141, 148-49, 157, plate opposite p. 161, pp. 176-77, 190-91, plate opposite p. 192, pp. 197, 204-205, 209, 212-213, 219, 222-223, 228-229, 233, 239, 244-245, 250, 254-255, 259, 268-269, 276-277, 286-287, and unused, (32 items)
5/13Pen & ink illustrations for endpapers, plate opposite p. 24, and pp. 43, 46-47, 59, 64-65, 76-77, 95, 100-101, 108-109, 114, 117, 128-129, 141, 148-149, 157, 171, 176-177, 197, 204-205, 212-213, 219, 222-223, 228-229, 233, 239, 250, 254-255, 259, 268-269, 276-277, and 286-287, (32 items)
5/14Unused pen & ink illustration, (1 item)
Sarah Somebody by Florence and Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1969)
6/1Photocopy of typescript, marked ‘first version,' (23 pp. )
6/2Photocopy of typescript, edited and marked ‘revised,' 14 December 1966, (22 pp.)
6/3Preliminary pencil sketches for characters and p. 10, (4 items)
The Seaweed Hat story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1947)
6/4Preliminary watercolor sketch for illustration on p. 30, (1 item)
The Space Ship in the Park story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1972)
6/5Preliminary watercolor sketch for dust jacket illustration, (1 item)
The Space Ship Returns to the Apple Tree story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1958)
6/6Pen & ink illustration for p. 18, (1 item)
The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree story and illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Macmillan, 1952)
6/7Pen & ink illustrations for pp. 19 and 25 on single board, (1 item)
6/8Preliminary watercolor illustration for dust jacket, (1 item )
The Sun and the Wind and Mr. Todd story by Eleanor Estes, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1943)
6/9Color pencil, crayon, and pen & ink sketches for front cover, p. 15, and unused, (4 items)
Too Many Mittens by Florence Slobodkin and Louis Slobodkin (New York: Vanguard Press, 1958)
6/10Pen & ink illustrations for dust jacket and pp. 5-15 and 18-32, (14 items)
6/11Unused watercolor illustrations for pp. 19 and 32, (2 items )
6/12Watercolor illustration for dust jacket, (1 item)
Young Man of the House story by Mabel Leigh Hunt, illustrations by Louis Slobodkin (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1944)
6/13Preliminary watercolor illustration for dust jacket, (1 item)
2. Unpublished Books
Untitled (what children see on a walk in the woods) [n.d.]
6/14Manuscript, (3 pp.)
6/15First typescript, edited, (1 p.)
6/16Second typescript, edited, (2 pp.)
6/17Carbon copy of third typescript, edited, (2 pp.)
6/18Carbon copy of fourth typescript, edited, (3 pp.)
6/19Carbon copy of fifth typescript, edited, (2 pp.)
6/20Carbon copy of sixth typescript, edited, (2 pp.)
6/21Dummy, (6 pp. )
Untitled (a timid little rhinoceros discovers his courage) [n.d.]
6/22Carbon copy of typescript, edited, (3 pp. )
Untitled (alphabet book) [n.d.]
6/23 Watercolor illustrations with hand lettered text, (4 items)
3. Unidentified Illustrations
6/24 Unidentified ink and watercolor illustrations, (14 items)
4. Play
The Space Ship Under the Apple Tree dramatized by Adele Thane from the book by Louis Slobodkin [ca. 1952-1955]
6/25Playscript, (54 pp.)
6/26Theatre program for presentation by the Boston Children's Theatre, March 1955, (1 item)
5. Recordings
6/27Phonograph record of Magic Michael and three other works by other authors, produced by Weston Woods, 1973, (1 item)
6/28Phonograph records of Bessie Beatty radio program produced by WOR-AM in New York City, December 1945, (3 items)
6/29Untitled phonograph records, damaged, (2 items)
6/30Untitled phonograph record, (1 item)
6. Ephemera
6/31Book poster featuring illustration by Slobodkin, 1959, (1 item)
6/32"Make Friends with Books" bookmark: pen & ink illustrations and printed bookmark, (3 items)



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C. Sculpture

1. Pieces
7/1Handwritten list of sculpture pieces created by Slobodkin, January 1965, (1 item)
7/2Handwritten lists of the locations of pieces of Slobodkin's sculpture in unidentified houses, with photographs of sculpture and painting in an unidentified house, (9 items)
7/3Photographs of 16 works of sculpture created by Slobodkin while at art school, 1918-1923, (17 items)
7/4 Photographs of 15 unnamed sculptures or models done by Slobodkin, [ca. mid-1920s - mid-1930s], (23 items)
7/5"Bald Eagle": photographs, (26 prints and 6 negatives)
7/6"Bather" / "Torso": illustrations, photographs, exhibit catalogueue, and publication, 1940-1948, (18 items)
7/7"Bathsheba": illustration, photographs, and negatives, (13 items)
7/8"Bucket Bath": exhibit catalogues, October-November 1938, (2 items)
7/9"Coiling Rope" / "Sailor Coiling Rope": exhibit catalogues, 1940-1941, 2 items (also see exhibit catalogues in folder 7/8)
"David Old" (see exhibit catalogues in folder 7/8)
7/10"Decorative Head": photographs, (3 prints)
7/11"Fo'Castle Waltz": photographs, 4 prints (also see folder 1/1)
7/12"Hawaiian Postman": photograph, (1 print)
7/13"Indian Rider": photograph and exhibit catalogue, 1941, (2 items)
7/14"Lincoln, Symbol of Unity" / "Rail Joiner": illustrations, photographs, exhibit catalogues, publications, poem, 1938-1939, 17 items (also see exhibit catalogues in folder 7/9)
7/15"Lincoln, Symbol of Unity" / "Rail Joiner": letters received, loan agreement, brochure, exhibit catalogue, and clippings for Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit "Controversial Public Art," 1983-1984, (4 items)
7/16"Me(e)rchild": photograph, (1 print)
8/1 "Mohawks": illustrations and photographs, (8 items)
8/2"Pioneer Woman": illustrations, [ca. 1946], (2 items)
8/3"Lorimar Rich": photographs, (5 prints and 1 negative )
8/4"Sailor's Music": exhibit catalogue, August-September 1940, (1 item)
8/5"Barbara Schron" / "Miss B" / "Barbara": photographs, 1938-1940, (4 prints)
8/6"Joseph Schron": photograph, (1 print )
8/7"Sea Lawyer": exhibit catalogue, September-October 1942, (1 item)
8/8"Security" / "Securing the Future": photograph, (1 print )
8/9"Shulamite" / "Standing Woman": photographs and exhibit catalogues, 1938, (25 items)
8/10"Larry Slobodkin": photographs, (4 prints )
8/11"Ralph E. Snyder": photographs and program, 1964, (10 items)
8/12"Standing Man": photographs, (2 prints)
8/13"Fritz Steffens": photographs, (2 prints)
8/14"The Student Jesus": photograph, (1 print)
8/15"Tony": photographs, (4 prints)
8/16"Torso": exhibit catalogue, January 1940, (1 item)
8/17"Tunnelmen": illustration and photographs, (4 items )
8/18"Abraham Walkowitz": photograph and exhibit catalogue, 1944, "The Wrecker" (see exhibit catalogue in folder 8/4)"Young Girl" (see exhibit catalogue in folder 8/16) (2 items)
8/19"Young Woman": exhibit catalogue, May 1935, (1 item)
8/20Photographs of untitled sandstone panel for North Adams, Massachusetts post office, (14 prints)
8/21Sketches and photograph of untitled male and female figures on stair steps, [ca. 1930s], (4 items)
8/22 Sketches of interior of unidentified public building featuring Slobodkin art, (2 items)
8/23Illustration of Christ and disciple (?), with photograph of sculpted crucifixion scene, (2 items)
9/1 Untitled plaster and terra cotta sculptures of "Jane" from The Moffats, [ca. 1941], (2 items)
2. Book & Articles
8/24Sketches for illustrations on p. 20 of Sculpture: Principles and Practice by Louis Slobodkin, [ca. 1949], (1 item)
8/25Handwritten note re acknowledgement of photography done by Sam Sandorf for Sculpture: Principles and Practice, (1 p.)
8/26"Notes on a Sculptor's Life," by Louis Slobodkin, Magazine of Art 32 (June 1939): 336-338, (1 item)
8/27"Sculptors' Guild Traveling Show," Magazine of Art 33 (December 1940): 698, (1 item)
3. Public Works & Service
8/28Correspondence with federal agencies, April 1935-January 1943, (29 items)
8/29Printed material, photographs, and letters received re Slobodkin's teaching of sculpture classes at the Master Institute of United Arts, 1937-1943, (20 items)



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D. Illustrations

1. Loose Illustrations
8/30Portraits, (18 items)
8/31Portraits, (16 items )
8/32Self-portraits of Louis Slobodkin, [ca. 1920s], (6 items )
8/33Portrait of a child, possibly a family member, 1928, (1 item)
8/34Portraits of a woman, possibly a family member, (11 items)
8/35Illustrations that may pertain to sculpting, (10 items)
8/36Nude and semi-nude illustrations, (17 items )
8/37Nude and semi-nude illustrations, (16 items)
10/1Landscape illustrations, (14 items)
10/2Ink illustrations drawn on ledger paper, (7 items)
10/3Illustrations of animals, (6 items)
10/4Sketches for cartoons and poster, (3 items)
10/5Assorted illustrations, generally caricatures and undefined people, (5 items)
10/6Color pencil illustration from p. 6 of The First Book of Drawing by Louis Slobodkin, [ca. 1958], (1 item)
9/2Framed color drawing, (1 item)
2. Sketchbooks
10/7Sketchbooks containing mostly anatomical illustrations, (3 items)



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E. Notebooks

10/8Composition notebook containing sketches, travel memoir, dummy pages for unknown children's books, and dummy pages for Bixxy and the Secret Message, [ca. 1949], (1 item)
10/9Composition notebook containing manuscript pages for unknown work, architectural measurements, and notes on firefighters and policemen, (1 item)



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F. Personal Papers

11/1Last Will and Testament of Louis Slobodkin, edited, December 1930, (2 pp.)
11/2"Children and their Friends, the Authors" by Virginia Haviland in More Books: The Bulletin of the Boston Public Library, May 1946, (1 item)
11/3Form letters and photographs used for replies to fan mail, (27 items)
11/4Postcard with ink doodling, December 1950, (1 item)
11/5Photographs, playscript, and program for New Year's Eve Jamboree and Midnight Picnic sponsored by the Artists Equity Association, 1950, (13 items)
11/6Exhibit catalogue, clippings, and letter sent re "Homage to Trajan" sculpture exhibit, May 1960-November 1973, (6 items)
11/7Letter received from Albany, New York, Board of Education re Slobodkin's high school attendance, December 1967, (1 item)
11/8Photocopy of Florence Slobodkin's obituary in the Miami Herald, 5 May 1994, (1 item)
11/9Sculpture photographs and exhibit catalogue collected by Louis Slobodkin, (20 items)
11/10Personal and publicity photographs of Slobodkin and others, (24 prints and 1 negative)



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