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LEE SMITH ALBION PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0909
1961-1967
1.9 cu.ft. (4 boxes)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory

Provenance

Donated by Lee Smith Albion between 1970 and 1972.

Restrictions

Noncirculating; available for research.

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

Lee Smith Albion was born in Rochester, New York. She graduated from Radcliffe College and Columbia University and married an attorney in 1965. They have one son.

Publishing under the name Lee Smith, Albion illustrated a number of children's books, including Inside You and Me: A Child's Introduction to the Human Body (Harper, 1961), A Kite for Carlos (John Day, 1966), and Tomato Boy (Harper, 1967). Perhaps most noteworthy, Albion contributed illustrations to Mariana de Prieto's books about Latin-American children and Spanish folktales. Albion has also contributed illustrations to periodicals as varied as Jack and Jill, Saturday Review, Gourmet, and Scholastic.


Scope and Content

This collection contains primarily Lee Smith's color separations for eight books which she illustrated between 1961 and 1967. Also included, however, are color proofs of her illustrations as well as paste-up dummies and one manuscript.

Smith collaborated with Marianna Prieto on four books with Latin-American themes. Prieto frequently constructed stories from her research of Latin-American folklore and about Spanish-American families. In Ah Ucu and Itzo (1964) Smith illustrated the story of a Mayan familiy and their mysterious encouter with "the little people." The collection holds thirteen color separtions for this title. For Prieto's The Wise Rooster (1962), Smith contributed illustrations which portray the story of some special barn animals on the night of the Christ-child's birth. For this title the collection has twenty-six color separtions and color proofs (some duplicates). Smith also illustrated Tomato Boy (1967) , and A Kite for Carlos (1966) for Prieto.

In addition to these books with Prieto, Smith provided color illustrations for books concerning animals: Cato the Kiwi Bird (1962),The Lucky Little Porcupine (1963), and Monsters of Today and Yesterday (1967). The collection contains color separtions for the dust jackets, title pages and pages throughout.

Finally, Smith illustrated one book geared toward explaining human physiology to children:Inside You and Me: A Child's Introduction to the Human Body (1961). For this title the collection contains ink illustrations and color separations.


Related Collection

For original manuscripts of Mariana de Prieto's Ah Ucu and Itzo, Tomato Boy, The Wise Rooster and A Kite for Carlos, see DG0799.




Series and Subseries

A. Books (1961-1967)


Box Inventory



  Box/Folder

A. Books

AH UCU AND ITZO: A STORY OF THE MAYAN PEOPLE OF THE YUCATAN by Marianna Prieto, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: John Day Co., 1964). 1/1-1/3 Color separations 1/1 Separations with typeset text: 3 pieces, 2-page layout; 2 pieces, 2-page layout; 2 pieces, 2-page layout; 2 pieces, 2-page layout; 1/2 Separations without text: 2 pieces, 2-page layout; 2 pieces, 2-page layout; 3 pieces, 2-page layout; 2 pieces,2-page layout; 1/3 Separations without text: 2 pieces, 1-page layout; 2 pieces, 1-page layout; 2 pieces, 1-page layout; 2 pieces, 1-page layout; 2 pieces, 1-page layout. CATO THE KIWI BIRD by James Holding, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1963). 1/4-1/6 Color separations 1/4 Book jacket (3 pieces, 1-page layout), title page (2 pieces, 2 page layout), pg. 4 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), pgs. 5-6 (3 pieces, 2-page layout), pg. 7 (2 pieces, 1- page layout), pgs. 11-12 (3 pieces, 2-page layout), pg. 15 (2 pieces, 1-page layout); 1/5 pgs. 17-18 (2 pieces, 2-page layout), pgs. 19-20 (2 pieces, 2-page layout), pgs. 21-22 (3 pieces, 1-page layout), pg. 23 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), pgs. 25-26 (3 pieces, 2-page layout), pg. 27 (2 pieces, 1-page layout); 1/6 pg. 31 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), pg. 37 (2 pieces, 1- page layout), pg. 39 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), pg. 42 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), pgs. 43-44 (3 pieces, 2-page layout), pgs. 45-46 (3 pieces, 2-page layout), pgs. 49-50 (2 pieces, 2-page layout), pg. 52 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), pgs. 53-54 (4 pieces, 2-page layout), pgs. 55-56 (3 pieces, 2-page layout). pg. 57 (2 pieces, 1-page layout), 2 photographic prints of pgs. 3-4. INSIDE YOU AND ME: A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMAN BODY by Eloise F. Turner and Carroll L. Fenton, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: John Day Co., 1961). 1/7-2/1 Ink illustrations and color separations 1/7 Book jacket (color separation: 6 pieces), pg. 6-7 (ink illustration), pg. 13 (color separation: 2 pieces), pg. 15, 17, 19 (ink illustration); 1/8 pg. 21 (color separation: 4 pieces), pg. 23 (ink illustration), pg. 25 (color separation: 3 pieces), pg. 27 (ink illustration), pg. 29 (color separation: 2 pieces), pg. 31 (ink illustration); 2/1 pgs. 33, 35 (ink), pg. 37 (color separation: 3 pieces), pg. 39 (ink), pg. 41 (color separation: 2 pieces), pgs. 43, 45 (ink), pg. 47 (color separation: 2 pieces), pg. 49 (color separation: 2 pieces), pg. 51 (color separation: 4 pieces), pg. 53 (color separation: 3 pieces), pg. 55 (ink), pg. 57 (color separation: 2 pieces), pg. 61 (color separation: 2 pieces), pg. 63 (ink).

A KITE FOR CARLOS by Marianna Prieto, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: John Day Co., 1966). 2/2 Dummy, 3 ink and watercolor drafts of book jacket, miscellaneous ink and watercolor sketches of characters (12 items), color swatches (2 items), color separation of dust jacket (4 pieces), photostatic copy of dust jacket color separation (1 item); 2/3-2/4 Color separations 2/3 pg. 4 (2 pieces), pgs. 10-11 (2 pieces), pgs. 12-13 (1 piece), pg. 15 (2 pieces), pgs. 16-17 (2 pieces), pg. 19 (2 pieces), pgs. 22-23 (2 pieces), pg. 25 (2 pieces), pgs. 26-27 (2 pieces); 2/4 pg. 29 (2 pieces), pgs. 30-31 (2 pieces), pgs. 32-33 (2 pieces), pg. 34 (2 pieces), pgs. 36-37 (2 pieces), pg. 41 (2 pieces), pgs. 42-43 (4 pieces), pg. 46 (2 pieces), pg. 48 (2 pieces), 2 misc. color separations (4 pieces total), 2 color proofs (2-page layout), dust jacket dimension chart. THE LUCKY LITTLE PORCUPINE by Patricia Miles Martin, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1963). 3/1-3/2 Color separations 3/1 Title page (2 pieces), pgs. 3-4 (2 pieces), pgs. 9-10 (2 pieces), pgs. 15-16 (2 pieces), pgs. 19-20 (2 pieces), 4 (2 pieces), pgs. 25-26 (2 pieces), pgs. 27-28 (2 pieces), pgs. 29-30 (3 pieces), pgs. 31-32 (1 piece); 3/2 pg. 33 (2 pieces), pg. 35 (2 pieces), pg. 37 (2 pieces), pg. 38 (2 pieces), pgs. 39-40 (2 pieces), pg. 42 (2 pieces), pg. 43 (2 pieces). MONSTERS OF TODAY AND YESTERDAY by William Wise, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1967). 3/3 Ann Sperber to Lee Smith (October 13, 1966), 1 item; typescript, 10 pages; dust jacket samples, 3 items; dust jacket sample with color swatches; misc. color separation, 4 pieces; dust jacket dimension chart, 1 item. TOMATO BOY by Marianna Prieto, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: John Day Co., 1967). 4/1 Dummy, 48 pgs., misc. ink and watercolor sketches (4 items), ink and watercolor sketch of possible dust jacket, color separation of dust jacket (3 pieces); 4/2-4/6 Color separations 4/2 pg. 1 (4 pieces), pgs. 2-3 (2 pieces), pg. 5 (3 pieces), pgs. 6-7 (2 pieces); 4/3 pgs. 10-11 (3 pieces), pgs. 12-13 (3 pieces), pgs. 14-15 (2 pieces), pgs. 20-21 (3 pieces); 4/4 pgs. 22-23 (3 pieces), pgs. 24-25 (4 pieces), pgs. 26-27 (4 pieces), pgs. 28-29 (3 pieces); 4/5 pgs. 30-31 (4 pieces), pgs. 32-33 (4 pieces), pgs. 34-35 (2 pieces), pgs. 36-37 (3 pieces); 4/6 pgs. 38-39 (3 pieces), pgs. 40-41 (2 pieces), pgs.42-43 (3 pieces), pgs. 44-45 (4 pieces), pgs. 46-47 (2 pieces), color proof, pgs. 10-11. THE WISE ROOSTER / EL GALLO SABIO by Marianna Prieto, illustrated by Lee Smith (New York: John Day Co., 1962). 4/7 Color separations, 12 items; Color proofs: title page, pgs. 1, 3, 7 (2 copies), 8 (3 copies), 7-8 (5 copies), 12, 16, 23, 24, 23-24 (3 copies), 31, 32, 31-32 (3 copies), and 40.


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