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.
Gloria Kamen was born in New York City on April 9, 1923. She studied at the Pratt Institute from 1939 to 1942, and at the Art Student's League of New York from 1942 to 1945. In 1947, she married Elliot Charney, a research scientist. She worked for Fairchild Publications from 1947 to 1949, before becoming a freelance designer, doing magazine illustration, package design, book jackets and book covers.
Beginning in 1964, Ms. Kamen began illustrating books for children, starting with The Little Kingdom by Hughie Call. She also gives illustrated talks on books to children, and has had several one-person shows in galleries.
Scope and Content
The collection contains material for six books. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. Four of these titles are represented in this collection with illustrations and sketches. For Rupert Piper and Megan, the Valuable Girl there is only an illustration. For When Shoes Eat Socks, the collection holds a dummy.
Series and Subseries
A. Books (1970-1981)
B. Alphabetical Files (1981, 1998, n.d.)
Box/Folder A. Books (1970-1981) The Children of Mount Vernon: A Guide to George Washington's Home by Miriam Anne Bourne, illustrated by Gloria Kamen (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981). 1/1 Sketches, 9 items. 1/2-1/4 Illustrations, with overlays, 1/2 pp. 4, 8, 10, 12, 17, 5 items. 1/3 pp. 18, 20, 22, 32, 34, 37, 40, 48, 50, 52, 54, 55, 12 items. 1/4 Endpapers, half-title, 6 items. Gertrude Kloppenberg (private) by Ruth Hooker, illustrated by Gloria Kamen (Nashville: Abingdon, 1970). 1/5 Sketches, 2 items. Illustration, pp. 34-35. Lisa and Her Soundless World by Edna S. Levine, illustrated by Gloria Kamen (New York: Human Sciences Press, 1974). 1/6 Sketches, 8 items. 1/7 Dummy. 1/8 Illustrations with overlays, "opening page," pp. 24-25, and 31, 3 items. Rupert Piper and Megan, the Valuable Girl by Ethelyn M. Parkinson, illustrated by Gloria Kamen (Nashville: Abingdon, 1972). 1/9 Illustration, 1 item. When Shoes Eat Socks by Barbara Klimowicz, illustrated by Gloria Kamen (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1971). 1/10 Dummy. White House Children by Miriam Anne Bourne, illustrated by Gloria Kamen (New York: Random House, 1979). 1/11 Illustrations, pp. 14, 17, 28-29, 36, 42-43, 59, and 62-63, 7 items. B. Alphabetical Files (1981, 1998, n.d.) 2/1 Book jacket for The Ringdoves, 1 item. Greeting card, 1 item. 2/2 Michigan Author Award, acceptance speech, 1998, 6 pp. 2/3 Reviews and publicity material, 7 items.
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