Donated by Rosekrans Hoffman.
Non-circulating; available for research.
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Rosekrans Hoffman, a contemporary American author and illustrator, was born January 7, 1926 in Denton, Nebraska. She graduated with a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska in 1949 and since the 1970s has illustrated children's books, including one she authored as well as illustrated: Anna Banana (1974). Most of her work, however, has come from illustrating the books of other children's authors, including A. White's Walter in Love (Lothrop, 1971), Christine Tanz's An Egg is to Sit on (Lothrop, 1978), and Lee Bennett Hopkins' Go to Bed!: A Book of Poems (Knopf, 1979).
The deGrummond Collection holds Rosekrans Hoffman's original illustrations (in pencil, ink, and watercolor) for My Mother Sends Her Wisdom (1979) and Jet Black Pickup Truck (1990). These illustrations include drafts and final color-prints ready for the publisher. The drawings also reveal a remarkable continuity in Hoffman's style and her somewhat idiosyncratic portrayal of animal life.
Hoffman's papers also include several (5) letters between Hoffman and her publishers at William Morrow as she worked on My Mother Sends Her Wisdom. Located in deGrummond's Correspondence file (which is separate from the Hoffman papers) are numerous letters to Hoffman from appraisers and the deGrummond curator regarding her donations. The Correspondence file also contains three postcards from Hoffman, two of which she illustrated.
A. Correspondence (1978-1981)1/1 Letters from publishers at William Morrow to Hoffman, 5 items.
B. Books (1979, 1990)MY MOTHER SENDS HER WISDOM by Louise McClenathan, illustrated by Rosekrans Hoffman (New York: William Morrow and Co., 1979). 1/2-1/4 Original illustrations, pencil and watercolor, 26 items, 1/2 Book jacket cover (pencil, color, and proof); end papers (pencil, color); title page (pencil); 1/3 p. 3 (pencil); p. 5 (pencil); p. 7 (pencil); pp. 8/9 (pencil); pp. 10/11 (pencil, watercolor); p. 12 (pencil); pp. 14/15 (pencil, watercolor); p. 16 (pencil); 1/4 pp. 18/19 (pencil, watercolor); p. 21 (pencil); p. 21 (pencil); p. 23 (pencil); p. 24 (pencil); pp. 26/27 (pencil, watercolor); p. 28 (pencil); pp. 29/30 (pencil, watercolor);
JET BLACK PICK UP TRUCK by Patricia Lakin, illustrated by Rosekrans Hoffman (New York: Orchard Books, a division of Franklin Watts, Inc., 1990). 2/1 Line drawings, 2 items, 2/2-2/3 Watercolor illustrations, 16 items, 2/2 pp. 1, 2/3, 4/5, 6/7, 8/9, 10/11, 13, 14; 2/3 pp. 16/17, 20/21, 23, 24/25, 26/27, 29, 30/31, 32.
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