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ROSALIE FRY PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0356
1932-1971
.25 cu.ft. (1 box)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Rosalie Fry from 1966 to 1971.

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
Rosalie K. Fry was born in Vancouver, Canada, and lived as an adult in England and Wales. She attended school in Wales and in London at the Central School of Arts.

Her earliest writings, Bumblebuzz (1938) and Ladybug, Ladyug! (1940), were self-illustrated books for young children. These books were small and featured watercolor and ink illustrations of moths, bees, beetles and other tiny insects involved in daily activities. Other books written later feature pen and ink wash, and longer text. Towards the end of her career, Ms. Fry concentrated more on the story, and had others illustrate her work. She also produced Christmas card illustrations, stationery and post cards.

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Scope and Content
The Rosalie K. Fry Papers contain an assortment of illustrations from her books, both watercolor, and pen and ink. The collection also has original illustrations for birthday cards, and published samples of postcards, stationery and greeting cards. The illustrations from the books are arranged by title, and range chronologically from 1938 (Bumblebuzz) to 1961 (The Mountain Door).

Series and Subseries

A. Books (1938-1961)

B. Cards and Stationery (1932 -1955)

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A.  Books
     
   Bumblebuzz written and illustrated by Rosalie Fry (New York: Dutton, 
   1938).
     
   1/1       Watercolor and ink illustrations, 10 items. 

             Pencil sketch, 1 item.
      
   Cherrywinkle written and illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry (New York: 
   Dutton, 1951).

   1/2       Watercolor and pen illustration,  p. 31, 1 item.

   The Cinderella Mouse and other Fairy Tales written and illustrated 
   by Rosalie K. Fry (New York: Dutton, 1953).

   1/3       Watercolor and pen illustrations, pp. 26, 46, 56, and 64, 6 
             items.

   The Little Shepard Girl written and illustrated by Rosalie Fry (New 
   York: Dutton, 1955).
     
   1/4       Ink illustration, 1 item.

   The Mountain Door written and illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry (New 
   York: Dutton, 1955).
     
   1/5       Watercolor illustration p. 41, 1 item.

             Ink illustrations pp. 38-39, and 47, 2 items.

   Pipkin Sees the World written and illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry 
   (New York: Dutton, 1951).

   1/6       Ink iIllustration, p. 41, 1 item.

   This Little Pony by Dorothy Haas, illustrated by Rosalie Fry (Racine,
   WI: Whitman, 1967).
     
   1/7       Preliminary illustration for book jacket, 2 items.

   The Wind Call written and illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry (New York:
   Dutton  & Deal, 1955).

   1/8       Watercolor illustrations, one with sketch on verso, 3 items.
     
             Printed illustration, 1 item.

   Wooden Toys from Yesterday (no publication information available).

   1/9       Watercolor illustrations, 2 items.
     
     
B.  Cards and Stationery

   1/10      Birthday card illustrations, 5 items.

   1/11      Postcard illustrations, 1946, 11 items.
     
   1/12      Children's writing paper designs, 1946, 14 items.

   1/13      Card designs, 1935-1955, 4 items. 
     
     

Processed: April 1998 Revised: June 6, 2001 Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory
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