Noncirculating; available for research.
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.
Diane De Groat was born on May 24, 1947 in Newton, New Jersey. She began painting at the age of seven and won a summer scholarship at the Phoenix School of Design her junior year in high school. After attending the Phoenix School of Design, she won another scholarship to the Pratt Institute and received a bachelor's degree in 1969. She began work as a book designer for the Basic Reading Program project at Holt, Rinehart & Winton and later became the art director.
Her first illustrated book, Luke Was There by Eleanor Clymer, was published in 1973. In 1977, after illustrating for other authors, De Groat self-illustrated Alligator's Toothache, based on a dream she had. She also illustrated Lois Lowry's Anastasia series.
Scope and Content
The collection contains pencil illustrations, negative proofs, and a color separation for the dust jacket for Part-Time Boy (1980). In the story, Jamie spends the summer with Mattie, a woman who takes care of animals at the Nature Science Center. The materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.
Series and Subseries
Box/Folder A. Books PART-TIME BOY by Elizabeth T. Billington, illustrated by Diane de Groat (New York: F. Warne, 1980). 1/1 Illustrations, pencil, pp. 5, 30, 45, 57, 66, 75, 82, and 89. 1/2 Illustration negatives, proofs, pp. 5, 30, 39, 45, 57, 75, and 89. 1/3 Layout for front jacket material, 1 item. 1/4 Illustration negatives, proofs, dust jacket, 2 items. 1/5 Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.
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The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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