de Grummond Collection

McCain Library and Archives
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University of Southern Mississippi


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1.50 cu.ft. (3 boxes)

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Material was donated by Carolyn Haywood from 1966-1982. Two illustrations were transferred from the Lietta Papers (DG0616).

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.

Biographical Sketch
Carolyn Haywood was born on January 3, 1898 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Philadelphia Normal School for Girls and also attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. During her lifetime, Haywood taught at the Friends Central School and was an art studio assistant for Violet Oakley, a student of Howard Pyle. Because of Oakley's influence, Haywood started painting murals in banks and schools in Philadelphia.

She began writing and illustrating books about a little girl named Betsy in 1939 with her first book "B" Is for Betsy . In 1947, she introduced readers to a little boy named Eddie in Little Eddie. She continued writing and illustrating series books about Besty and Eddie for nearly half of a century. In the 1970's, Haywood stopped illustrating and let other artists, including Victor Ambrus, illustrate for her stories. She is also noted for her holiday stories, which were published in the children's magazine Jack and Jill. Book of Honor, a collection of biographies of famous Pennsylvanian women was one of several adult books that she wrote and illustrated. Haywood died on January 11, 1990.


Scope and Content
The collection contains typescripts, layouts, illustrations, press sheets and proofs for two titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. There is also a typescript for a short story and an illustrated Christmas card.

A Christmas Fantasy (1972) is about Santa Claus' boyhood and how he began delivering presents on Christmas Eve. There is a typescript and a galley for this title. Eddie, with the help of his friends, tries to grow a garden in Eddie's Green Thumb (1964). There are 30 pen and ink illustrations, a typescript, a sketch of the dust jacket, illustration proofs, galley proofs, mounted color separations, and press sheets for this title. There are also color proofs for the dust jacket, a layout for advertisements, and a proof of the front matter.

The two mounted pencil and ink illustrations that were added to the collection from the Lietta Papers DG 0616, were given to Lietta as a gift from Haywood. One illustration is from Betsy's Little Star and the other is from Eddie and the Fire Engine. The mountings are inscribed by Haywood to Lietta as well.

"The Night Santa Wanted to Quit" (1981) was published in the Inquirer Magazine Today on December 20, 1981. There is a copy of the magazine and a typescript for this short story. There is also a Christmas card illustrated by Haywood.

Series and Subseries

A. Books

B. Short Stories

C. Other Illustrated Material

Box Inventory


A. Books

     A Christmas Fantasy by Carolyn Haywood, illustrated by Glenys and
     Victor Ambrus (New York: Morrow, 1972).

     1/1       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, 4 pp.

     1/2       Galley, 2 pp.

     Betsy's Little Star written and illustrated by Carolyn Haywood (New
     York: Morrow, 1950). Transferred from the Lietta Papers DG 0616.

     1/3       Mounted illustration, pencil and ink, for chapter 2, 1 item.

     Eddie and the Fire Engine written and illustrated by Carolyn Haywood
     (New York: Morrow, 1949). Transferred from the Lietta Papers DG 0616. 

     1/4       Mounted illustration, pencil and ink, for chapter 5, 1 item.

     Eddie's Green Thumb written and illustrated by Carolyn Haywood (New
     York: Morrow, 1964).

     1/5       Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-90.

     1/6       Sketch of dust jacket, 1 item.

     1/7-2/1   Illustrations, pen and ink,

     1/7            Dust jacket,  title page, title page and pp. 13 and 23, 5

     1/8            pp. 29, 33, 37, 43, and 53, 5 items.

     1/9            pp. 59, 63, 70, 75, and 79, 5 items.

     1/10           pp. 87, 97, 105, 109, and 115, 5 items.

     1/11           pp. 121, 126, 133, 143, and 146, 5 items.

     2/1            pp. 149, 153, 167, 173, and 183, 5 items.

     2/2       Illustration proofs, 2 pp.

     2/3       Galley proofs with illustrations, pp. 13-188.

     2/4       Proof for front matter, 4 pp.

     2/5       Press sheets, 24 pp.

     2/6       Layout for advertisements, 1 item.

     2/7       Mounted color separations for dust jacket, 6 items.

     2/8       Color proofs for dust jacket, 6 items.       

B. Short Stories

     "The Night Santa Wanted to Quit" (1981)

     2/9       Typescript, 8 pp.

     2/10      Copy of Inquirer Magazine Today, 20 December 1981, 1 item.

C. Other Illustrated Material

     2/11      Mounted Christmas card illustration, 1970, 1 item.

     3/1       Mounted oil painting of girl, unidentified, 1 item.

Processed: September 21, 1998
Revised: June 2001

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