de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
University Libraries
University of Southern Mississippi


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5.80 cu.ft. (12 boxes)

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


Materials contributed by Leonard Everett Fisher from 1966 to 1981.


Non-circulating; available for research.


This 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

Leonard Everett Fisher was born June 24, 1924 in Bronx, New York. As a child he attended art classes, absorbed the wealth of New York's art museums and had his drawings exhibited alongside those of older students. During World War II, he served as a topographic specialist with the Operations Section of the 30th Topographic Engineers, a unit attached at home and abroad to the staff of the US Army's chief-of-staff, General George C. Marshall. In that role, Fisher participated in the mapping of most of the major invasions and campaigns in Europe and the Pacific. After receiving the B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Yale University in 1949 and 1950, he toured Europe on two traveling fellowships, then became dean of the Whitney School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut (1950-53). Fisher married Margery Meskin in 1951 and the couple eventually had three children: Julie Anne, Susan Abby and James Albert.

In 1954 Fisher illustrated his first children's book, The Exploits of Xenophon. After working with a variety of publishers from 1954-61, he became author as well as illustrator, beginning a long career as creator of literature for children. In the late 1950s and early 1960s Fisher worked on several important educational series, including: the six-volume Our Reading Heritage for Holt; the multilevel, eight-volume kit, The Reading Laboratory, for Science Research Associates; and the two-volume kit, The Literature Sampler, published by Learning Materials, Inc.

From 1964 to 1983 Fisher wrote and illustrated two series of children's books on American history, a favorite subject of his. These were The Colonial Americans series, which included nineteen volumes published from 1964 to 1976 by Franklin Watts, and the Nineteenth Century America series, which involved seven volumes published from 1979 to 1983 with Holiday House.

Other notable books for younger readers describing and illustrating the American experience, as well as the hazards faced by immigrants trying to become part of it, include America Is Born (Morrow, 1959), America Grows Up (Morrow, 1960), The Supreme Court (Morrow, 1962), The Story of Science in America (Scribner'1967), The Death of Evening Star (Doubleday, 1972), Across the Sea from Galway (Four Winds, 1975), and A Russian Farewell (Four Winds, 1980).

Not merely confined to American historical subjects, however, Fisher has written and designed a wide range of books on subjects including world history, the sciences, mathematics, archaeology and ecology. Representative of these are Sound and Ultrasonics (Knopf, 1959), Great Archaeologists (Crowell, 1962), Archimedes (Macmillan, 1965), Why the Earth Quakes (Holiday House, 1969), The Journey of the Gray Whales (Holiday House, 1974), Star Signs (Holiday House, 1983) and Earth Songs (Holiday House, 1986). He has also illustrated for Cricket and Ladybug magzines and illustrated audio-visual filmstrips based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and Robert Louis Stevenson.

In addition to his exhaustive career as author and illustrator, Fisher has also held numerous exhibitions of his own paintings, including a fifty-year retrospective at the University of Connecticut; produced public murals, such as one for the Washington Monument; and designed postage stamps for the United States Postal Service. Always an educator since the Whitney School of Art experience, he has been a teacher or administrator in several institutions, most notably the Paier College of Art (faculty member 1966-78; academic dean 1978-82; dean emeritus since 1982) but also at Case Western Reserve University, Silvermine School of the Arts and Fairfield University. Over the past twenty years he has been popular as a lecturer and speaker at art institutes, academic seminars, education workshops and children's book programs nationwide.

Examples of Fisher's many awards and honors are the Ten Best Illustrated Books award of the New York Times in 1964 for Casey at Bat; the Graphics Prize of the Fifth International Book Fair in Bologna, Italy in 1968; the Christopher Medal (8-12 nonfiction) for illustration in 1981 for All Times, All Peoples: A World History of Slavery by Milton Meltzer;, the Children's Book Guild/Washington Post Nonfiction Award (1979) and the Kerlan Award, University of Minnesota (1991). He has illustrated two Newbery honor books by Gerald W. Johnson: America is Born: A History for Peter in 1960 and America Moves Forward: A History for Peter in 1961. In 1979 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Silver Medallion.

Still living in Westport, Connecticut, as he has for decades, and having recently published The ABC Exhibit, Sailboat Lost and Cyclops in 1991, Fisher reiterates that one can always expect "more of the same" from his pen and brush and feels that "what seems to have been fundamental to me all of my life is a hunger to express the inexpressible, to make visible the invisible."


Scope and Content

The Fisher Papers have been divided into six series: biographical material, correspondence, books, educational materials, greeting cards and postage stamps. Biographical material, which is composed only of two newspaper clippings, is arranged chronologically. Correspondence is subdivided into selected correspondence to the de Grummond Collection and fan mail. Fisher filed fan mail, dated 1966 through 1979, by state, and this order has been retained but placed in stricter chronological order.

The eighteen book titles represented in the collection were published between 1956 and 1979. These titles are arranged alphabetically with material for each title arranged in the probable order of creation.

For Alphabet Art: Thirteen ABCs from around the World (1978), and ABC picture book, the collection holds an autographed press sheet. For The Death of Evening Star: The Diary of a Young New England Whaler (1972), the story of a boy who keeps a diary of his experience on his first voyage aboard a sinister whaling ship, the collection includes a typescript, galleys, specification sheets, dummy pages, and color separations. For Energy and Power (1958) by Robert Irving the collection holds an autographed press sheet. This book takes a scientific look at different forms of energy and power. For Exploring the Great River: Early Voyagers on the Mississippi from de Soto to La Salle (1969), adapted and edited by Robert Meredith and E. Brooks Smith, the collection holds sixteen illustrations plus color seprations for three maps and the dust jacket. This title includes eyewitness accounts of the first Spanish and French explorations, including narratives of the expeditions of De Soto, Marquette and Jolliet, Hennepin, and La Salle.

For The Factories (1979), which explores the introduction of factories into the United States at the close of the 18th century and discusses their contribution to America's becoming a major industrial power within 100 years, the collection holds two autographed promotional posters. Getting to Know the U. S. A. (1963), by Charles Wright Ferguson, is one of a series of "Getting to Know" books. The collection includes two color separations for this title. For Juan Diego and the Lady / La Dama Y Juan Diego (1974) by Jan Wahl, a bilingual edition of the story of the miraculous appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to a humble Mexican Indian in 1531, the collection holds English and Spanish galleys, publisher correspondence, specification sheets, color separations and paste-ups, and a sketch, color separation and proof for the dust jacket.

For Monsier Jolicoeur's Umbrella (1967) by Anico Surany, the collection holds two illustrations, one of which was not published. For My Eskimos: A Priest in the Arctic (1956) by R. P. Bullard the collection holds press sheets. For Picture Book of Revolutionary War Heroes (1970), which briefly recounts the heroic deeds of fifty men and women from the thirteen colonies and their foreign allies during the Revolutionary War, the collection holds paste-ups. For The Railroads (1979), which traces the growth of the railroads during the nineteenth century, the collection holds two autographed posters. For Sweeney's Ghost (1975), the story of a vacationing family who discover their rented Jamaican villa is haunted by the ghost of a pirate, the collection holds publisher correspondence, a typescript, galleys, sketches, illustrations, specification and layout sheets, color samples, a paste-up, dummy pages, a color separation, a dust jacket proof, and a promotional item. For To Unknown Lands (1956) the collection holds an illustration for the dust jacket. Two If By Sea (1970) recounts the events of the evening of April 18, 1775, when Paul Revere made his historic ride to warn the colonists of the approaching British. For this title the collection holds galleys. For Verity Mullens and the Indian (1960) by Natalia Maree Belting the collection includes sketches. White Falcon: An Indian Boy in Early America (1977) by Eileen Thompson is the story of a young Indian who witnesses the death and disease caused by the Spanish exploration of America during the sixteenth century. For this title the collection contains publisher correspondence, illustrations, a paste-up, sketches, and color separations. The Wicked City (1972) by Isaac Bashevis Singer retells the Old Testament tale of the destruction of Sodom. Included for this title is a proof of the dust jacket. For The World of Jo Davidson (1958) by Lois Harris Kuhn the collection holds a press sheet.

The educational materials are subdivided into two reading kits, illustrated by Fisher: The Literature Sampler and the Science Research Associates Reading Laboratory. Both are represented by publisher correspondence, charts made by Fisher, summaries, specification sheets, dummies, and other working papers, as well as by sketches, totalling more than 1,000 items. The Literature Sampler is arranged alphabetically by title, while the Reading Laboratory is arranged by color-coded reading level.

The greeting cards consist of original illustrations and printed cards, including the de Grummond Christmas card for 1974-1975. The postage stamps are original designs by Fisher on envelopes with original and engraved illustrations.


Series and Subseries

A. Biographical Material (1973)

B. Correspondence (1966-1981)

C. Books (1956-1979)

D. Educational Publications (1957-1963 and undated)

E. Greeting Cards (1974-1983)

F. Postage Stamps (1972-1977)

Box Inventory


A. Biographical Material

   1/1       Newspaper clippings, photocopies, 1973, 2 items.


B. Correspondence

   1/2       To the de Grummond Collection, 1966-1981, 19 items.

   1/3-2/20  Fan Mail,

   1/3            Arkansas, 1973, 2 items;

   1/4            California, 1978 and undated, 3 items;

   1/5            Connecticut, 1971, 28 items;

   1/6            Connecticut, 1972, 34 items;

   1/7            Connecticut, 1973-1975, 21 items;
   1/8            Connecticut, 1976-1977, 56 items;

   1/9            Connecticut, 1978, 39 items;

   1/10           Connecticut, Barlow Mountain School, 1978, 1 item;

   1/11           Connecticut, 1979, 1 item;

   1/12           Connecticut, 1979, 45 items;

   1/13           Connecticut, undated, 39 items;

   2/1            Illinois, 1976, 3 items;

   2/2            Indiana, 1971, 3 items;

   2/3            Kansas, 1974-1975 and undated, 38 items;

   2/4            Maine, 1971, 3 items;

   2/5            Massachusetts, 1976-1977, 4 items;

   2/6            Minnesota, 1971-1977, 7 items;
   2/7            New Hampshire, 1976, 2 items;

   2/8            New Jersey, 1971-1977, 30 items;

   2/9            New York, 1969-1978 and undated, 6 items;

   2/10           New York, Long Island Hawkins Path School, undated, 1 item;

   2/11           New York, Long Sikes School, undated, 1 item;

   2/12           New York, Port Chester Ridge School, undated, 1 item;

   2/13           North Carolina, 1970 and undated, 5 items;

   2/14           Ohio, 1974-1979 and undated, 19 items;

   2/15           Pennsylvania, 1976, 3 items;

   2/16           Texas, 1976 and undated, 12 items;

   2/17           Virginia, 1974, 2 items;

   2/18           Washington, 1970-1978 and undated, 7 items;

   2/19           Unknown,  1969-1978, 23 items;

   2/20           Unknown, undated, 9 items.


C. Books

   written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher 
   (New York:  Four Winds
   Press, 1978).

   3/1       Press sheet, autographed, 1 item [Oversize item, stored separately].

   ENGLAND WHALER written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher  
   (New York: Doubleday, 1972).

   3/2       Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, front matter and pp.

   3/3       Galleys, edited and marked for typesetter, 5 June 1971, pp. 1-24.

   3/4       Specification sheets, front matter and end matter, edited and marked for 
             typesetter, [removed from vinyl notebook], 15 pp.

   3/5-3/7   Dummy pages with photocopied typeset text and blueprint illustrations,

   3/5            front matter, pp. 10-41;

   3/6            pp. 42-81;

   3/7            pp. 82-123, and end matter.

   3/8       Color separation, with text overlays, dust jacket, 5 items. 

   ENERGY AND POWER by Robert Irving, illustrated by 
   Leonard Everett Fisher (New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, 1958).

   3/9       Press sheet, autographed, 1958, pp. 9, 21, 39, 63, and 79.

   by Robert Meredith and E. Brooks Smith, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher 
   (Boston:  Little, Brown and Company, 1969).    

   3/10-11   Illustrations, ink,

   3/10           pp. 9, 16, 25, 54, 61, 74, 81, 86;

   3/11           pp. 95, 98, 106, 118, 129, 132, 141, and 146.

   3/12      Color separations, with text overlays, maps, pp. 2, 42, and 78.

   3/13      Color separation, with preliminary title, "Explorers of the Mississippi," 
             dust jacket.

   THE FACTORIES written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher  
   (New York: Holiday House, 1979).

   3/14      Poster, promotional autographed, 2 items.

   GETTING TO KNOW THE U. S. A. by Charles Wright Ferguson, 
   illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher  (New York:  Coward-McCann, 1963).

   3/15      Color separations, mounted, pp. 56 and 79.

   Jan Wahl, Spanish translation by Dolores Janes Garcia, illustrated by Leonard 
   Everett Fisher (New York:  Putnam, 1974).

   3/16      Galleys, English, front matter, pp. 2-8.

   3/17      Correspondence with G. P. Putnam's Sons, 4 September 1972, 1 item.

             Galleys, Spanish, front matter, pp. 2-8.

             Galleys, Spanish, front matter, pp. 2-8.

   3/18      Correspondence with G. P. Putnam's Sons, 17 October 1972, 19 October 
             1973, and undated, 3 items.

             Instructions and specification sheets, 5 items.

   4/1       Paste-up, "inside art," rule line, 1 item.

   4/2-4/9   Color separations and paste-ups,

   4/2            pp. 48-1, 2-3, 4-5;

   4/3            pp. 6-7, 8-9, 10-11;

   4/4            pp. 12-13, 14-15, 16-17;

   4/5            pp. 18-19, 20-21, 22-23;

   4/6            pp. 24-25, 26-27, 28-29;

   4/7            pp. 30-31, 32-33, 34-35;

   4/8            pp. 36-37, 38-39, 40-41;

   4/9            pp. 42-43, 44-45, 46-47.

   4/10      Sketches, ink, graphite, and watercolor, dust jacket, 6 items.

   4/11      Color separation, dust jacket.

             Proof, dust jacket.

   pictures by Leonard Everett Fisher (New York:  Putnam, 1967).

   5/1       Illustration, opaque watercolor, dust jacket.

             Illustration, ink and acrylic, not published.

   (New York:  Farrar, Straus, and Company, 1956).

   5/2       Press sheets, 4 items.

   Leonard Everett Fisher (Harrisburg, PA:  Stockpole Books, 1970).

   5/3-5/6   Paste-ups, ink illustrations and scratchboard with paste-up 
	     typeset text,

   5/3            pp. 42, 43, 44, 45, 46;

   5/4            pp. 47, 48, 49, 50, 51;

   5/5            pp. 52, 53, 54, 55, 56;

   5/6            pp. 58, 59, 60, 61, and 62. 

   THE RAILROADS written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher 
   (New York:  Holiday House, 1979).

   5/7       Posters, promotional, autographed, 2 items.

   SWEENEY'S GHOST written and illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher 
   (Garden City, NY:  Doubleday, 1975).

   5/8       Correspondence with Doubleday, 22 January 1973, 1 item, with

             Enclosure:  Typescript, synopsis, 2 pp.

             Correspondence with Doubleday, 1973-1977, 6 items.

   5/9-5/10  Typescript, edited and marked for typesetter, 

   5/9            front matter, pp. 1-43;

   5/10           pp. 44-87 and end matter.

   5/11-5/12 Galleys, "final galley," edited and marked for typesetter,

   5/11           front matter, pp. 6-24;

   5/12           pp. 25-53, and end matter.

   5/13-5/14 Galleys, "foundary proof," "reader's set," marked for typesetter,

   5/13           front matter, pp. 1-62;

   5/14           pp. 63-133, and end matter.

   6/1       Sketches, graphite and marker, frontispiece, pp. 11-124, and dust jacket,
             27 items.
   6/2-6/6   Illustrations, ink and watercolor,

   6/2            frontispiece, facing p. 1, pp. 11, 15, 18;

   6/3            pp. 28, 36, 38, 40, 45;

   6/4            pp. 54, 59, 64, 74, 77;

   6/5            pp. 80, 82, 86, 92, 95;

   6/6            pp. 98, 107, 112, 115, 120, and 124.

   6/7       Specification and layout sheets, 10 items.

             Color samples, 4 items.

   6/8       Paste-up, title page.

   6/9-6/16  Dummy pages, with typeset text and photocopies of

   6/9            front matter, pp. 1-17;

   6/10           pp. 18-39;

   6/11           pp. 40-63;

   6/12           pp. 64-81;

   6/13           pp. 82-97;

   6/14           pp. 98-111;

   6/15           pp. 112-123;

   6/16           pp. 124-133, and end matter.

   7/1       Color separation, dust jacket.

             Proof, dust jacket.

             Promotional item, Doubleday, photocopy.

   TO UNKNOWN LANDS by Manly Wade Wellman, illustrated 
   by Leonard Everett Fisher ( New York:  Holiday House, 1956).

   7/2       Illustration, "To Lands Unknown," acrylic, dust jacket.

   TWO IF BY SEA by Leonard Everett Fisher (New York:  Random 
   House, 1970).

   7/3       Galleys, pp. 7-64 and type sample page.

   7/4       Galleys, type sample page and pp. 2-17.

   VERITY MULLENS AND THE INDIAN by Natalia Maree Belting, 
   illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (New York:  Holt, Rinehart and 
   Winston, 1960).

   7/5       Sketches, graphite, ink, and chalk, pp. 5-31 and not published, 14

   by Eileen Thompson, illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher (Garden City, 
   NY:  Doubleday, 1977).

   7/6       Correspondence with Doubleday, 3 October 1975, 1 item.

             Illustrations, scratchboard, prologue and chapter headings, pp. 11-275, 4 items.

   7/7       Illustrations, scratchboard, dust jacket.

             Paste-up, title page.

   7/8       Sketch, map, ink and graphite, pp. 8-9.

             Color separation, with text paste-ups, map, pp. 8-9.

   7/9       Correspondence with Doubleday, 28 August 1980, 1 item.

             Layout sheet, dust jacket.

             Sketch, marker, dust jacket.

             Color separation, with text paste-ups, dust jacket.

   THE WICKED CITY by Isaac Bashevis Singer (New York:  Farrar, 
   Straus and Giroux, 1972).

   7/10      Proof, dust jacket.

   THE WORLD OF JO DAVIDSON by Lois Harris Kuhn, illustrated 
   by Leonard Everett Fisher (New York:  Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1958).

   7/11      Press sheet, title page, pp. 7, 21, and 70, 1 item.


D. Educational Publications

THE LITERATURE SAMPLER, volumes 1 and 2, edited by 
   Dolores Betler (New York:  Learning Materials, Inc., 1962, 1964).

   8/1-8/4   Correspondence with specification sheets, objectives, summaries, 
             dummies, and color samples,

   8/1            14 March 1961 - 10 April 1962, 11 items;

   8/2            12 May - 19 May 1962, 13 items;

   8/3            8 March - 31 October 1963, 8 items;

   8/4            undated, 13 item.

   8/5       Color samples, 12 items.

   8/6       "Adam of the Road."  Sketch.

             "Against the Fall of Night."Sketch.


             "All Aboard for Freedom."  Sketch.

             "All About Eileen."  Sketch.

             "America Is Born."  Sketch with overlay.

             "Annapurna."  Sketch.

             "Around the World in 80 Days."  Sketch.

             "At Sword's Points."  Sketch.

             "Atoms in the Family."Sketch.

   8/7       "Babe Ruth."  Sketch.

             "Because of Madeline."Sketch.

             "Bewitching Betsy Bonaparte."  Sketch. 

             "Big Caesar."  Sketch.

             "Big Red."  Sketch.

             "Black Beauty."  Sketch.

             "The Black Cloud."  Sketch.

             "Black Tiger at Bonneville."Sketch.
             "Blow Bugles Blow."  Sketch.

   8/8       "Born Free."  Sketch and photo-mechanical reproductions, 11 items. 

   8/9       "Brighty of the Grand Canyon."  Sketch.

             "Call of the Wild."  Sketch.

             "Caves of Mystery."  Sketch.

             "The Circular Staircase."  Sketch.

             "The Coach Scores."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "The Currents of Space."  Sketch.

             Dance of the Cowboys." Sketch, photocopy.

             "Dance to the Piper."  Sketch.

             "Dangerous Voyage."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "The Darkened Heart."  Sketch, photocopy.

   8/10      "Decision at Delphi."Sketch.

             "Deliver Us from Evil."  Sketch.
             "The Door." Sketch.

             "Double Feature."  Sketch.

             "Down the Big River."  Sketch.

             "The Eagle of the Ninth."  Sketch.

             "The Edge of Tomorrow."  Sketch.

             "The Elopement."  Sketch, photocopy.

   8/11      "Elsa Learns to Be a Lion"  

                  Sketches, "final #1," 3 items.

                  Sketches, "final #2," 3 items.

                  Sketches, "final #3," 4 items.

                  Proof and sketches, "final #4," 4 items.

                  Photocopy of proof, "final #4".

                  Sketches, "final #5," 3 items.

                  Sketches, "final #6," 5 items.  

   8/12      "Escape to Adventure."Sketch.

             "Exodus."  Sketch.

             "The F.B.I. Story."  Sketch.

             "Fear Strikes Out."  Sketch.

             "Fife and Fandango."  Sketch.

             "First Lady of the Seeing Eye."  Sketch.

             "The First Women Doctor."  Sketch.

             "Flight Without Wings."  Sketch.

             "Flying Saucers:  Top Secret."  Sketch.


   8/13      "Francis to the Rescue."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "Freedom Train."Sketch.

             "Galactic Derelict."  Sketch.

             "God Is My Co-Pilot."  Sketch.

             "Gone Away Lake."  Sketch with overlay.

             "The Good Earth."  Sketch.

             "Good-bye Mr. Chips."  Sketch.

             "The Great Gold Piece Mystery."  Sketch.

             "Green Dolphin Street."  Sketch.

             "Guadalcanal Diary."  Sketch.

   8/14      "Half Magic."  Sketch with overlay.

             "Here I Stay."  Sketch.

             "Highpockets."  Sketch.

             "Hot Rod."  Sketch.

             "Houdini."  Sketch.

             "A Houseful of Love."  Sketch.

             "The House That Nino Built."Sketch.

             "I Can Jump Puddles."  Sketch.

             "I Love You, I Love You, I Love You."  Sketch.

             "I Was a Teen-Age Dwarf."  Sketch.

   8/15      "In the Hands of the Senecas."  Sketch.

             "Inside the Atom."  Sketch.

             "Island of the Blue Dolphin."  Sketch.

             "It's Good to Be Alive."  Sketch.

             "Jalna."  Sketch.

             "The Jinx Ship."  Sketch.

             "Junket to the Rescue."  Sketch with overlay.

             "Justin Morgan Had a Horse."  Sketch.

             "Karen."  Sketch.
             "The Kid from Tomkinsville."  Sketch.

   8/16      "King of the Wind."  Sketch.

             "Knockout."  Sketch.

             "Korean Boy."  Sketch.

             "The Lady."  Sketch.

             "Lightning on Ice."  Sketch.

             "The Lion."  Sketch.

             "Little Women."  Sketch.

             "Lost Horizon."  Sketches, 2 items.

             "The Lost Island."  Sketch.

             "The Lost Wagon."  Sketch.

   9/1       "Man-Eaters of Kumaon."  Sketch.

             "The Man Who Never Was."  Sketch.

             "Men Under the Sea."  Sketch.

             "Microbe Hunters."  Sketch.

             "Mosby:  Grey Ghost of the Confederacy."  Sketch.

             "The Moved Outers."  Sketch.

             "Mrs. `Arris Goes to Paris."  Sketch.

             "Mrs. Mike."  Sketch.

             "Much Ado about Me."  Sketch.

             "Mutiny on the Bounty."  Sketch.

   9/2       "My Name Is Aram."  Sketch.

             "My Zoo Family."  Sketch.

             "The Mysterious Old House."  Sketch, photocopy.
             "The Mystery of Bugle Ann."Sketch, photocopy.

             "The Naked Sun."Sketch.

             "The Night They Burned the Mountain."  Sketch.

             "A Night to Remember."Sketch.

             "Night Without End."  Sketch.

             "One Man and One Thousand Tigers."  Sketch.

             "An Otter's Story."  Sketch with overlay.

   9/3       "Our Hearts Were Young and Gay."  Sketch.

             "Outlaw Red."  Sketch.

             "The Panther and the Kitten."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "Pecos Bill."  Sketch.

             "Penrod."  Sketch.

             "Pilgrim's Inn."  Sketch.

             "Playing for Life."  Sketch.

             "Profiles in Courage."  Sketch with holograph note.

             "Rabble in Arms."  Sketch.

             "Rebecca."  Sketch.

   9/4       "The Red Badge of Courage."  Sketch.

             "The Red Chair Waits."  Sketch.

             "The Return of Hyman Kaplan."  Sketch.

             "Rings around Us."  Sketch.

             "Run Silent, Run Deep."  Sketch.

             "Scavengers in Space."  Sketch.

             "Sea Siege."  Sketch.

             "The Second Jungle Book."  Sketch.

             "The Shield Ring."  Sketch.
             "The Silkworm Killers."  Sketch, photocopy.

   9/5       "Skelton Coast."  Sketch.

             "Son of the Coach."  Sketch.

             "S.O.S. at Midnight."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "Sparkplug of the Hornets."  Sketch.

             "Star Surgeon."  Sketch.

             "Steps in Time."  Sketch.

             "Take Me to Your President."  Sketch.

             "The Testing of Big Red."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "Thanks to Noah."  Sketch.

             "30 Seconds Over Tokyo."  Sketch.

   9/6       "The 39 Steps."  Sketch.

             "Those Happy Golden Years."  Sketch.

             "Thunder Road."  Sketch.

             "Thunderhead."  Sketch.

             "Tiger of City High."  Sketch.

             "Tigermen of Anai."  Sketch.

             "Time Is the Simplest Thing."  Sketch.

             "The Time Machine."  Sketch.

             "The Time Traders."  Sketch.

             "To Beat a Tiger." Sketch.

   9/7       "The Trade Winds."  Sketch.

             "Treasure at 20 Fathoms."  Sketch.

             "The Trembling Years."  Sketch.

             "Trumpeter's Tale."  Sketch.

             "The Twenty-Third Street Crusaders."  Sketch.

             "20,000 Leagues under the Sea."  Sketch.

             "Twixt Twelve and Twenty."  Sketch.

             "The Ugly American."  Sketch.

             "Under Fire."  Sketch, photocopy.

             "Valiant, Dog of the Timberline."  Sketch.

   9/8       "The Virginian."  Sketch.

             "The Voice of Bugle Ann."  Sketch.

             "The Wahoo Bobcat."  Sketch.

             "Whaler Round the Horn."  Sketch.

             "Who Rides in the Dark?"  Sketch.

             "Wind, Sand and Stars."  Sketch.

             "Winter Thunder."  Sketch.

             "The Wreck of the Mary Deare."  Sketch.

             "The Year When Stardust Fell."  Sketch.

             "You Can't Win `Em All."  Sketch, photocopy.
   READING LABORATORY, volumes 1-8, edited by Don Parker, 
   Science Research Associates, 1957-1962).

   9/9-9/16  Correspondence, with specification sheets, objectives, notes, editorial
             comments, and color samples,

   9/9            1 December 1957 - 6 December 1959, 12 items;

   9/10           14 June 1960 - 6 December 1961, 16 items;

   9/11           3 January 1962 - 1 May 1962, 13 items;

   9/12           undated, 15 items;

   9/13           undated, 10 items;

   9/14           undated, 15 items;

   9/15           undated, 24 items;

   9/16           undated, 45 items.

   9/17      Color samples, 4 items.

   Orange Level

   9/18-9/21 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comment,

   9/18           19 items;

   9/19           25 items;

   9/20           14 items;

   9/21           15 items.

   9/22      Proofs, 9 items.

   Olive Level

   10/1-10/4 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   10/1           19 items;

   10/2           15 items;

   10/3           13 items;

   10/4           17 items;

   10/5      Proofs, 4 items.

   Blue Level

   10/6-10/9 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   10/6           16 items;

   10/7           23 items;

   10/8           16 items;

   10/9           20 items;

   10/10     Proofs, 3 items.

   Brown Level

   10/11-10/13 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   10/11          14 items;

   10/12          15 items;

   10/13          25 items.

   10/14     Proofs, 3 items.

   Green Level

   10/15-10/17 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   10/15          16 items;

   10/16          15 items;

   10/17          23 items.

   10/18     Proof, 1 item.

   Red Level

   10/19-11/3 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   10/19          25 items;

   11/1           18 items;

   11/2           22 items.

   11/3      Proofs, 3 items.

   Tan Level

   11/4-11/7 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   11/4           17 items;

   11/5           19 items;

   11/6           16 items;

   11/7           21 items.

   11/8      Proof, 1 item.

   Gold Level

   11/9-11/11 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments,

   11/9           23 items;

   11/10          27 items;

   11/11          22 items.

   Aqua Level

   11/12-11/16 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments, 

   11/12          17 items;

   11/13          24 items;

   11/14          18 items;

   11/15          26 items.

   11/16     Proofs, 7 items.

   Purple Level

   11/17-11/19 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, 

   11/17          19 items;

   11/18          13 items;

   11/19     Proofs, 5 items.

   Rose Level

   11/20     Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, 15 items.

   Silver Level

   11/21     Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, 

   11/22     Proof, 1 item.

   Violet Level

   12/1      Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, 19 items.

   Miscellaneous and Unidentified Levels

   12/2-12/11 Sketches, chalk, ink, and graphite, some with editorial comments, 
              some with paste-ups of typeset text,

   12/2           18 items;

   12/3           16 items;

   12/4           18 items;

   12/5           25 items;

   12/6           17 items;

   12/7           16 items;

   12/8           15 items;

   12/9           14 items.

   12/10          26 items.

   12/11     Proofs, 18 items.


E. Greeting Cards

   12/12     Illustrations, de Grummond Christmas card, ink and marker, 
             1974-1975 and undated, 2 items.

   12/13     Printed card, de Grummond Christmas card, 1974-1975.

             Printed greeting card, 1983, autographed. 


F. Postage Stamps

   12/14     Postage stamps, on envelopes with original and engraved illustrations,
             1972, 1974, 1975, and 1977, 4 items.  


Processed: December 1992
Revised: June 5, 2001

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