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Collection Title: Jeanne Bendick Papers

Collection Number: DG0078

Inclusive Dates:1949-1983

Volume: 5.2 cu. ft. (11 boxes)

Provenence : Donated by Jeanne Bendick between 1966 and 1984.

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:

Jeanne Bendick (nee Garfunkel) was born on February 25, 1919 in New York City.  She studied at the Parsons School of Design in 1939, before marrying Robert Bendick the next year.  They had two children together.  Ms. Bendick has been illustrating children’s books since 1943, and writing them since 1944.  She usually  writes non-fiction, especially books concerning science and nature.  She works frequently with teachers and children, in order to improve education, and in order to see life from her audience’s perspective.  Ms. Bendick illustrates her own books, as well as books for other authors.

Source:

Something About the Author, vol. 68.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains material for thirty-three titles.  The materials are arranged alphabetically by title.  Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.  Most of the books in this collection deal with scientific or ecological subjects, including those written by Glenn Blough, and those written by Ms. Bendick herself.  She has also written and/or illustrated books elucidating the mechanical principles behind ordinary objects, such as film, television, or automobiles.  Some of these books were written as introductions to their subjects for middle readers, while others were targeted at young adults.  Most of the titles in this collection include some combination of typescripts, dummies, layouts, and color separations. 

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1949-1983)

  • ADAPTATION (1971)

  • AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN (1961)

  • BIRD WATCHERS AND BIRD FEEDERS (1963)

  • CHRISTMAS TREES AND HOW THEY GROW (1961)

  • THE DAY THE NUMBERS DISAPPEARED (1963)

  • DISCOVERING INSECTS (1967)

  • DISCOVERING PLANTS (1966)

  • ECOLOGY (1975)

  • FILMING WORKS LIKE THIS (1971)

  • THE FIRST BOOK OF AUTOMOBILES (1949)

  • HAVE A HAPPY MEASLES, A MERRY MUMPS, AND A CHEERY CHICKENPOX (1958)

  • HEAT AND TEMPERATURE (1974)

  • HOW ANIMALS BEHAVE (1976)

  • HOW HEREDITY WORKS (1975)

  • MATHEMATICS ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY (1965)

  • MEASURING (1971)

  • NAMES, SETS AND NUMBERS (1971)

  • NOT ONLY FOR DUCKS (1954)

  • PUSHUPS AND PINUPS (1963)

  • SCARE A GHOST, TAME A MONSTER (1983)

  • SHAPES (1967)

  • SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, AND GASES (1974)

  • SPACE AND TIME (1967)

  • SUPER PEOPLE (1980)

  • TELEVISION WORKS LIKE THIS (1949)

  • THE TREE ON THE ROAD TO TURNTOWN (1953)

  • WHAT TO DO (1967)

  • WHEN YOU GO TO THE ZOO (1955)

  • WHO LIVES AT THE SEASHORE? (1962)

  • WHO LIVES IN THIS HOUSE? (1967)

  • WHO LIVES IN THIS MEADOW? (1961)

  • WHY CAN’T I? (1969)

B. Alphabetical Files

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A. Books (1949-1983)

Adaptation written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: F. Watts, 1971).

1/1 Dummy, illustrated, with text paste-ups, pp. 6-71.
1/2

Book cover proof, 1 item.

After the Sun Goes Down written and illustrated by Rainey Bennett (Cleveland: World, 1961).

1/3 Illustration for book jacket, 1 item.

Bird Watchers and Bird Feeders by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Whittlesey House, 1963).

1/4

Book jacket illustrations and materials, 7 items.

1/5

Illustrations and color separations; book jacket, title page, and pp. 4-48.

1/6 Artist dummy, pp. 2-48.

Christmas Trees and How They Grow by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1961).

1/7 Offset galleys, 29 items.
1/8-1/9

Layouts, with illustrations and text paste-ups,

1/8 Layouts, end papers, title page, and pp. 6-48.
1/9 Text paste-ups.
1/10 Color separations, title, half-title, book jacket, and pp. 6-48.

The Day the Numbers Disappeared by Leonard Simon and Jeanne Bendick, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Whittlesey House, 1963).

1/11 Layouts, with original sketches and pasted-up text.
2/1-2/2

Color separation layouts, with original illustrations,

2/1 Title page, and pp. 4-25.
2/2 pp. 26-48.
2/3 Book jacket materials, 5 items.

Discovering Insects by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1967).

2/4 Text sheets, 44 items.
2/5

Dummy, with sketches and pasted-up text.

2/6

Color separation layouts, with original illustrations; half-title, title, and pp. 4-48.

2/7 Blues, pp. 4-48.
2/8 Folded and gathered sheets, pp. 4-48.
2/9 Book jacket materials, 4 items.

Discovering Plants by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1966).

2/10 Dummy with sketches and pasted-up text.
2/11

Color separation layouts, with original illustrations, book jacket, title page, and pp. 4-47.

3/1

Book jacket materials, 6 items.

Ecology written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Watts, 1975).

3/2 Typescript, pp. 1-33, and captions, 3 pp.
3/3 Dummy, with sketches, and pasted-up text.
3/4 Folded and gathered sheets, front matter and pp. 6-72.
3/5

Book jacket art, 2 items.

Filming Works Like This by Jeanne and Robert Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill,  1971).

3/6 Layout with sketches and pasted-up text, pp. 1-95.
3/7 Color separation layouts with original illustrations, pp. 1-95.
3/8

Book jacket and binding materials, 12 items.

The First Book of Automobiles by Mary Elting, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: F. Watts, 1949).

4/1

Typescript, front matter, 9 pp., and pp. 1-53.

4/2

Typescript, front matter, 2 pp., and pp. 1-51.

4/3

Typescript, copy-edited, front matter, 3 pp., and pp. 1-61.

4/4

Galley, pp. 1-18, and back matter, 4 pp.

4/5-4/6 Dummy with sketches and pasted-up text,
4/5 pp. 1-61.
4/6

Preservation photocopies, pp. 1-61.

4/7

Layouts, pp. i, iv-v, and 62-65.

4/8

Book jacket art, preliminary illustrations, 3 items.

Have a Happy Measle, a Merry Mumps and a Cheery Chickenpox written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick with Candy Bendick and Rob Jr. (New York:  Whittlesey House, 1958).

4/9 Preliminary illustrations, endpapers and book jacket, 2 items.
4/10-4/11 Layouts, with sketches, and pasted-up text,
4/10 pp. 4-44.
4/11

Preservation photocopies, pp. 4-44.

4/12-4/13 Color separation layouts, with original illustrations,
4/12

Book jacket, front matter and pp. 10-45.

4/13

pp. 8-9, 36-37, and 40-41.

Heat and Temperature written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Watts, 1974).

5/1

Typescript, pp. 1-31.

5/2

Typescript, pp. 1-30.

5/3

Typescript, pp. 1-33, and captions, 4 pp.

5/4-5/5 Layouts, with sketches, and pasted-up text,
5/4 pp. 6-69.
5/5 Preservation photocopies, pp. 6-69.
5/6-5/8 Color separation layouts, with original illustrations,
5/6

Black, with text paste-ups.

5/7

“Benday of black.”

5/8 Red.
5/9

Layouts, pp. 2-61.

5/10

Book jacket material, 2 items.

How Animals Behave by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1976).

5/11

Typescript, pp. 1-22.

5/12 Typescript, 24 pp.
5/13 Typescript, pp. 1-30, and captions, 2 pp.
5/14-5/15 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations and pasted-up text,
5/14 pp. 4-62.
5/15 Preservation photocopies, pp. 4-62.
5/16 Jacket art, preliminary illustrations, 3 items.

How Heredity Works: Why Living Things Are as They Are by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1975).

5/17 Typescript, pp. 1-30, and captions, 2 pp.
5/18-5/19 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text,
5/18 pp. 4-62.
5/19

Preservation photocopies, pp. 4-62.

5/20 Jacket art, preliminary illustrations, 3 items.
 

Jacket proof, 1 item.

Mathematics Illustrated Dictionary; Facts, Figures, and People Including the New Math by Jeanne Bendick and Marcia Levin, in consultation with Leonard Simon, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1965).

5/21 Page separation, 1 item.
5/22 Book jacket materials, 8 items.
6/1-6/3

Printing plates for book jacket, 3 items.

Measuring written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Watts, 1971).

7/1

Typescript, pp. 1-31.

7/2-7/3 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations and pasted-up text,
7/2

pp. 6-69.

7/3 Preservation photocopies, pp. 6-69.
7/4 Jacket art, layout, 1 item.

Names, Sets and Numbers written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (London: F. Watts, 1971).

7/5

Manuscript, pp. 6-45.

7/6-7/7 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations and pasted-up text,
7/6 pp. 6-63.
7/7 Preservation photocopies, pp. 6-63.
7/8 Folded and gathered sheets, front matter, and pp. 6-65.
7/9

Book jacket illustrations, 2 items.

Not Only for Ducks; The Story of Rain by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Whittlesey House, 1954).

11/15 Color separations, with original illustrations, pp. 24-25, and 42-43, 2 items [Oversized].

Pushups and Pinups: Diet, Exercise, and Grooming for Young Teens by Jeanne Bendick and Marcia O. Levin, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1963).

7/10 Typescript, pp. 1-88, and index, 8 pp.
7/11-7/12 Layout, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text,
7/11 pp. 8-123.
7/12 Preservation photocopies, pp. 8-123.

Scare a Ghost, Tame a Monster written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983).

8/1 Typescript, copy-edited, front matter, 4 pp., pp. 4-89, and index, 6 pp.
8/2

Proof, pp. 1-87, and index, 3 pp.

8/3 Proof, 51 pp.
8/4 Proof, pp. 9-91.
8/5 Layout, 4 pp.
8/6

Blues, pp. 1-120.

Shapes written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: F. Watts, 1967).

8/7-8/8 Dummy,
8/7 pp. 6-67.
8/8 Preservation photocopies, pp. 6-67.

Solids, Liquids, and Gases written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Watts, 1974).

9/1 Typescript, pp. 1-30.
9/2 Typescript, pp. 1-30.
9/3 Typescript, pp. 1-32.
9/4-9/5 Layout, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text
9/4 pp. 6-67.
9/5 Preservation photocopies, pp. 6-67.
9/6 Book jacket materials, 6 items.

Space and Time written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: F. Watts, 1967).

9/7-9/8 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations and pasted-up text,
9/7 pp. 6-67.
9/8 Preservation photocopies, pp. 6-67.

Super People: Who Will They Be? by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill,  1980).

9/9

Typescript, pp. 1-68.

9/10 Typescript, copy-edited, pp. 1-66.
10/1-10/2 Layouts, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text,
10/1 pp. 8-123.
10/2 Preservation photocopies, pp. 8-123.

Television Works Like This by Jeanne and Robert Bendick (New York: Whittlesey House, 1949).

10/3-10/4 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text,
10/3 pp. 1-63.
10/4 Preservation photocopies, pp. 1-63.
10/5 Text paste-ups.
10/6 Layouts, with illustrations, and pasted-up text, pp. 4-61.
10/7 Layouts, with illustrations, and pasted-up text, pp. 4-64.
10/8 Blues, pp. 1-64.
10/9 Book jacket materials, 10 items.

The Tree On the Road to Turntown written by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York, Whittlsey House, 1953).

10/10 Book cover layout, 1 item.

What To Do; Everyday Guides for Everyone by Jeanne Bendick and Marian Warren, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1967).

10/11-10/12 Layouts,
10/11 pp. 3-73.
10/12 pp. 74-160.
11/1 Book jacket material, 4 items.

When You Go to the Zoo by Glenn O. Blough and Marjorie H. Campbell,  illustrated with photographs (New York: Whittlesey House, 1955).

11/2 Book jacket layout, 1 item.

Who Lives at the Seashore? Animal Life Along the Shore by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Whittlesey House, 1962).

11/3 Color separation layouts, with illustrations, pp. 1-48.

Who Lives in This House?: A Story of Animal Families by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill, 1957).

11/4-11/5 Dummy, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text,
11/4 pp. 1-48.
11/5 Preservation photocopies, pp. 1-48.
11/6 Blues, pp. 1-48.
11/7 Book jacket illustration and layout, 1 item.

Who Lives in This Meadow? A Story of Animal Life by Glenn O. Blough, illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: Whittlesey House, 1961).

11/8 Color separation for book jacket, 1 item.

Why Can't I? written and illustrated by Jeanne Bendick (New York: McGraw‑Hill,1969).

11/9-11/10 Layout, with preliminary illustrations, and pasted-up text,
11/9 pp. 1-48.
11/10

Preservation photocopies, pp. 1-48.

B. Alphabetical Files

11/11 Correspondence, 1964-1969, 8 items.
11/12 Greeting Cards, 3 items.
11/13 Menu, 1 item
11/14

Pamphlets for UNICEF, designed by Ms. Bendick, 2 items.


Processed: January 1999

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