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PEARL HARWOOD PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0427
1964-1971
6.60 cu.ft. (11 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Pearl Harwood and her publisher, Lerner Publications, between 1966-1979.

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
Pearl Harwood was born Pearl Bragdon on December 21, 1903. She received her bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College, and her master's degree in education from Boston University. In 1933, she married Lester Harwood. Starting in 1948, Ms. Harwood worked as a teacher and children's librarian in several towns and cities in southern California.

Ms. Harwood published her first children's book in 1964. Between 1964 and 1966, she wrote ten picture books about Mr. Bumba and his humorous adventures with the children in his neighborhood. In 1967, she wrote a similar series of ten picture books about Mrs. Moon and her adventures. In 1971, she had Mr. Bumba and Mrs. Moon marry, chronicling their adventures in series of ten books. All of the Bumba and Moon books were published by Lerner Publications in Minneapolis.

Sources:

Scope and Content

This collection consists primarily of color separations for thirty children's books. The color separations also appear to have served as layouts. These color separations/layouts contain original watercolor and ink illustrations, and pasted-up text. The twenty-nine books represent every title in the Mr. Bumba series, the Mrs. Moon series, and the Mr. and Mrs. Bumba series. Mr. Bumba's New Job is the sole exception. There are no materials for this title. The collection also holds a manuscript or typescript for Mr. Bumba Rides a Bicycle, Mr. Bumba's Four-Legged Company, Mrs. Moon's Picnic, Mrs. Moon's Rescue, and A Special Guest for Mr. and Mrs. Bumba. The collection also includes a typescript from The Widdles, one of the few books by Ms. Harwood which wasn't part of the Bumba or Moon series.

Series and Subseries

A. Books (1964-1971)

B. Alphabetical File (Undated)

Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A.  Books (1964-1971)

     The Carnival With Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by
     George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     1/1-1/3     Color separations, 

     1/1              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     1/2              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     1/3              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     Climbing a Mountain With Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood,
     illustrated by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     1/4-1/6     Color separations,

     1/4              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     1/5              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     1/6              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     A Happy Halloween for Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood,
     illustrated by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     1/7-1/9     Color separations,

     1/7              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     1/8              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     1/9              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     A Long Vacation for Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood, illustrated
     by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     2/1-2/3     Color separations,

     2/1              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     2/2              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     2/3              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     The Make-it Room of Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood, illustrated
     by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     2/4-2/6     Color separations,

     2/4              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     2/5              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     2/6              pp. 24-32, 5 items.
     
     Mr. Bumba and the Orange Grove by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by
     Joseph Folger (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1964).

     2/7-2/11    Color separations,

     2/7              Book jacket, 3 items.

     2/8              pp. 2-9, 9 items.

     2/9              pp. 10-17, 10 items.

     2/10             pp. 18-27, 11 items.

     2/11             pp. 28-32, 8 items.

     Mr. Bumba Draws a Kitten by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph Folger 
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1966).

     3/1-3/3     Color separations,

     3/1              pp. 2-11, 5 items.

     3/2              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     3/3              pp. 22-31, 5 items.

     Mr. Bumba Has a Party by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph Folger 
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1964).

     3/4-3/5     Color separations,

     3/4              pp. 4-23, 9 items.

     3/5              pp. 26-31, 9 items.

     Mr. Bumba Keeps House by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph Folger 
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1964).

     3/6-3/8     Color separations,

     3/6              pp. 2-13, 7 items.

     3/7              pp. 14-21, 6 items.

     3/8              pp. 22-32, 8 items.

     Mr. Bumba Plants a Garden by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph 
     Folger (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1964).

     3/9-3/12     Color separations,

     3/9              pp. 1-9, 11 items.

     3/10             pp. 10-15, 9 items.

     3/11             pp. 16-23, 8 items.

     3/12             pp. 24-32, 10 items.

     Mr. Bumba Rides a Bicycle by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph 
     Folger (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1966).

     4/1         Manuscript, 3 pp.

     4/2-4/4     Color separations,

     4/2              pp. 2-11, 5 items.

     4/3              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     4/4              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mr. Bumba's Four-Legged Companion by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by
     Joseph Folger (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1966).

     4/5         Typescript, 5 pp.

     4/6-4/8     Color separations,

     4/6              pp. 2-11, 5 items.

     4/7              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     4/8              pp. 24-32, 6 items.
     
     Mr. Bumba's New Home by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph Folger
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1964).

     4/9-4/11    Color separations,

     4/9              pp. 2-13, 9 items.

     4/10             pp. 14-25, 8 items.

     4/11             pp. 26-32, 5 items.

     4/12        Press sheet, 1 item.

     Mr. Bumba's Tuesday Club by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Joseph 
     Folger (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1966).

     5/1-5/3     Color separations,

     5/1              pp. 2-11, 5 items.

     5/2              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     5/3              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mrs. Moon and Her Friends by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George
     Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     5/4-5/6     Color separations,

     5/4              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.
     
     5/5              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     5/6              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mrs. Moon and the Dark Stairs by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George
     Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     5/7-6/1     Color separations,

     5/7              Book jacket, and pp. 2-9, 5 items.

     5/8              pp. 10-21, 6 items.

     6/1              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mrs. Moon Goes Shopping by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George
     Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     6/2-6/4     Color separations,

     6/2              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     6/3              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     6/4              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mrs. Moon Takes a Drive by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     6/5-7/1     Color separations,

     6/5              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     6/6              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     7/1              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     Mrs. Moon's Cement Hat by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie 
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).
     
     7/2-7/4     Color separations, 

     7/2              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 7 items.

     7/3              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     7/4              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mrs. Moon's Harbor Trip by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie 
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     7/5-7/7     Color separations,

     7/5              Book jacket and pp. 2-13, 6 items.

     7/6              pp. 14-23, 5 items.

     7/7              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     Mrs. Moon's Picnic by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).
     
     8/1         Manuscript, pp. 3-6.
     
     8/2-8/4     Color separations, 

     8/2              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     8/3              pp. 12-23, 5 items.

     8/4              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     Mrs. Moon's Polliwogs by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie 
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     8/5-8/7     Color separations, 

     8/5              Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     8/6              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     8/7              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     Mrs. Moon's Rescue by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     9/1         Correspondence, 1965-1966, 3 items.

                 Typescript, 6 pp.

     9/2-9/4     Color separations,

     9/2              Book jacket and pp. 2-3, 6-11, 6 items.

     9/3              pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     9/4              pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     Mrs. Moon's Story Hour by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by George Overlie
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     9/5-9/7     Color separations,

     9/5              pp. 2-11, 5 items.

     9/6              pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     9/7              pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     New Year's Day with Mr. and Mrs. Bumba  by Pearl Harwood, illustrated
     by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     10/1-10/3   Color separations, 

     10/1             Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     10/2             pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     10/3             pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     The Rummage Sale and Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood,
     illustrated by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     10/4-10/6   Color separations,

     10/4             Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     10/5             pp. 12-21, 5 items.

     10/6             pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     A Special Guest for Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood, illustrated
     by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).

     10/7        Manuscript, 4 pp.
     
     10/8-10/10  Color separations, 

     10/8             Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 6 items.

     10/9             pp. 12-23, 6 items.

     10/10            pp. 24-32, 5 items.

     A Thief Visits Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by
     George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1971).

     11/1-11/3   Color separations,

     11/1             Book jacket and pp. 2-11, 5 items.

     11/2             pp. 10-21, 6 items.

     11/3             pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     The Very Big Problem of Mr. and Mrs. Bumba by Pearl Harwood,
     illustrated by George Overlie (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1967).
     
     11/4-11/6   Color separations,

     11/4             Book jacket and pp. 2-9, 5 items.

     11/5             pp. 12-21, 6 items.

     11/6             pp. 22-32, 6 items.

     The Widdles by Pearl Harwood, illustrated by Henning Black Jensen
     (Minneapolis: Lerner, 1966).                 

     11/7        Typescript, pp. 1-10.

B. Alphabetical File (Undated)

11/8 Layouts for an unidentified book, 3 items. 11/9 Publicity brochure, 5 copies.



Preservation Notes

The color separations in this collection frequently include pasted-up text. The text was pasted on with rubber cement, which eventually dries and loses its adhesive qualities. Pieces of text which were falling off the color separations were reattached using archival-quality Jade paste. Pieces which were still firmly attached were not altered.



Processed: June 1998
Revised: June 2001

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