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Collection Title: Ethel and Leonard Kessler Papers

Collection Number: DG0547

Inclusive Dates: 1958-1991

Volume: 17.85 cu. ft. (24 boxes)

Provenence : Material was donated by Ethel and Leonard Kessler from 1970-1994.

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:

Ethel Kessler was born on January 7, 1922 in Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania . She received a bachelor's degree in 1944 from Carnegie-Mellon University . She attended the Bank Street College of Education from 1955 to 1956 and received her teaching certification in 1965 from Saint Thomas Aquinas College. In 1946 she married author and illustrator Leonard Kessler. In addition to writing, she also worked as a summer camp program director, a social worker, and kindergarten and first grade teacher.

Leonard Kessler was born on October 28, 1921 in Ohio . He earned a bachelor of fine arts from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He was a staff sergeant during World War II and received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Throughout his career he wrote and illustrated many of his own books, but in 1954 he and his wife decided to collaborate, with Leonard doing the illustrations. Leonard also illustrated books for authors Miriam Schlein, Franklyn Mansfield Branley, C. Paul Jackson, and Nina and Herman Schneider.

Sources:

Something About the Author, vol. 14, pp. 106-108.
Something About the Author, vol. 44, pp. 96-97.
Contemporary Authors, vol. 121, p. 237.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains typescripts, illustrations, dummies, layouts, color separations and galleys for 54 titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The correspondence is separated by title. The books in the collection can be separated into three categories - those written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler, those written and illustrated by Ethel and Leonard Kessler, and those illustrated only by Leonard Kessler.

Throughout his career Leonard Kessler wrote and illustrated many of his own books. His Old Turtle series featured a turtle playing various sports. There are color separations and a dummy for Old Turtle's Baseball Stories (1982), correspondence, a dummy, layouts and color proofs for Old Turtle's Soccer Team (1988), and color separations, a dummy, galleys, and folded and gathered sheets for Old Turtle's Winter Games (1983). He later added two riddle and joke books to the series. There are sketches, dummies, illustrations, and a typescript for Old Turtle's 90 Knock-Knocks, Jokes, and Riddles (1991) and typescripts, preliminary illustrations for dust jackets, and dust jacket proofs for Old Turtle's Riddle and Joke Book (1986). There are also illustration materials for Are We Lost, Daddy? (1967), The Big Mile Race (1983), Did You Ever Hear a Klunk Say Please? (1967), and Here Comes the Strikeout (1965).

In 1954, Leonard and Ethel began collaborating on books with Ethel doing most of the writing and Leonard doing the illustrating. Together the couple concentrated on concept books and board books for young children. There are typescripts, story boards, sketches, illustrations and dust jackets for Are There Hippos on the Farm? (1987), Are There Seals in the Sandbox? (1990), Is There a Horse in Your House? (1990), and Is There an Elephant in Your Kitchen? (1987). When a big snowstorm hits the city, Stan comes to the rescue in Stan the Hot Dog Man (1990). There are typescripts, dummies, correspondence, sketches, galleys, illustrations, color proofs folded and gathered sheets, and dust jackets for this title.

In addition to his own stories, Mr. Kessler also illustrated many picture books for other authors. There are illustration materials for many of Franklyn Mansfield Branley's books about science, space, and astronomy including Age of Aquarius: You and Astrology (1979), A Book of Flying Saucers for You (1973), A Book of Satellites for You (1971), and A Book of Stars for You (1967). He also illustrated a series of occupational picture books by Carla Green. There are dummies for What Do They Do? Policemen and Firemen (1962) and Cowboys: What Do They Do? (1972), and sketches and a dummy for Truck Drivers: What Do They Do? (1967). Other books in the collection that Mr. Kessler illustrated include Harry Milgrom's Adventures with a Straw (1967), James Lawrence's Binky Brothers and the Fearless Four (1970), Augusta Goldin's Ducks Don't Get Wet (1965), Charles Keller's Colossal Fossils: Dinosaur Riddles (1987), and What's Up, Doc?: Doctor & Dentist Jokes (1984).

Related Collections

There are related typescripts in the C. Paul Jackson Papers (DG0502) and the Franklyn Branley Papers (DG0112).

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1958-1991)

  • ADVENTURES WITH STRAW (1967)

  • AGE OF AQUARIUS: YOU AND ASTROLOGY (1979)

  • ALL ABOARD THE TRAIN (1964)

  • ALL FOR FALL (1974)

  • ARE THERE HIPPOS ON THE FARM? (1987)

  • ARE THERE SEALS IN THE SANDBOX? (1990)

  • ARE WE LOST, DADDY? (1967)

  • ARE YOU SQUARE? (1966)

  • THE BIG MILE RACE (1983)

  • BINKY BROTHERS AND THE FEARLESS FOUR (1970)

  • A BOOK OF FLYING SAUCERS FOR YOU (1973)

  • A BOOK OF SATELLITES FOR YOU (1971)

  • A BOOK OF STARS FOR YOU (1967)

  • COLOSSAL FOSSILS: DINOSAUR RIDDLES (1987)

  • COWBOYS: WHAT DO THEY DO? (1972)

  • DID YOU EVER HEAR A KLUNK SAY PLEASE? (1967)

  • DO BABY BEARS SIT IN CHAIRS? (1961)

  • DUCKS DON'T GET WET (1965)

  • THE ELLIPSE (1971)

  • THE FAMILY UNDER THE MOON (1976)

  • THE FORGETFUL PIRATE (1974)

  • GRANDPA WITCH AND THE MAGIC DOOBELATOR (1981)

  • HELLO, AURORA (1974)

  • HERE COMES THE STRIKEOUT (1965)

  • HOMER THE HUNTER (1972)

  • HOW TO PLAY BETTER BASKETBALL (1968)

  • IS THERE A HORSE IN YOUR HOUSE? (1990)

  • IS THERE AN ELEPHANT IN YOUR KITCHEN? (1987)

  • LAST ONE IN IS A ROTTEN EGG (1969)

  • MR. PINE'S STORYBOOK (1982)

  • NIGHT STORY (1981)

  • OCEAN WONDERS (1965)

  • OLD TURTLE'S 90 KNOCK-KNOCKS, JOKES, AND RIDDLES (1991)

  • OLD TURTLE'S BASEBALL STORIES (1982)

  • OLD TURTLE'S RIDDLE AND JOKE BOOK (1986)

  • OLD TURTLE'S SOCCER TEAM (1988)

  • OLD TURTLE'S WINTER GAMES (1983)

  • THE PIRATES' ADVENTURE ON SPOOKY ISLAND (1979)

  • THE SAD TALE OF THE CARELESS KLUNKS (1965)

  • SLUSH, SLUSH! (1973)

  • STAN THE HOT DOG MAN (1990)

  • SUPER BOWL (1980)

  • THE SWEENEYS FROM 9D (1985)

  • THAT'S NOT SANTA (1981)

  • TOMMY LEARNS TO DRIVE A TRACTOR (1958)

  • TOO MANY RABBITS (1974)

  • TRUCK DRIVERS: WHAT DO THEY DO? (1967)

  • TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT: A BOOK ABOUT LEGS (1980)

  • WHAT DO THEY DO? POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN (1962)

  • WHAT DO YOU PLAY ON A SUMMER DAY? (1977)

  • WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOX? (1976)

  • WHAT'S UP, DOC?: DOCTOR & DENTIST JOKES (1984)

  • WHO TOSSED THAT BAT? SAFETY ON THE BALLFIELD AND PLAYGROUND (1973)

  • THE WORM, THE BIRD, AND YOU; A LONG AND SHORT LOOK AT THE WORLD ABOUT YOU (1962)

  • THE WORST TEAM EVER (1985)

Box Inventory

Box/Folder

A. Books (1958-1991)

Adventures with a Straw by Harry Milgrom, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Dutton, 1967).

1/1-1/4

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations,

1/1

pp. 1-9, 5 items.

1/2 pp. 10-17, 4 items.
1/3 pp. 18-27, 5 items.
1/4

pp. 28-32 and dust jacket, 4 items.

1/5-1/6 Color separations,
1/5

pp. 1-17, 18 items.

1/6

pp. 18-32, 16 items.

Age of Aquarius: You and Astrology by Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1979).

1/7 Dummy, 1 item.
1/8 Illustrations, pen and ink, 50 items.

All Aboard the Train by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1964).

1/9

Storyboard, 4 mounted items.

1/10

Dust jacket, 1 item.

All for Fall by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1974).

Map Case 5Q/1

Press sheets, 3 items. [Oversized]

Are There Hippos on the Farm? by Ethel and Len Kessler (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987).

2/1 Typescript, edited, 2 versions.
2/2

Sketches, ink, 8 items.

2/3 Dummy, photocopied, 1 item.
2/4 Storyboard layouts, ink, 3 versions.
2/5 Galley, 1 pp.
2/6 Proofs, photocopied, 16 pp.

Are There Seals in the Sandbox? by Ethel and Len Kessler (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990).

2/7

Typescript, photocopied, 5 versions.

2/8

Storyboards, 2 items.

2/9

Sketch for dust jacket, photocopied, 1 item.

 

Illustrations for dust jacket, 3 items.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

Are We Lost, Daddy? written and illustrated by Leonard P. Kessler (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1967).

2/10 Color separations, pp. 19-26 and 27-28, 5 items.

Are You Square? by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1966).

2/11 Galley, 1 p.

The Big Mile Race written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1983).

2/12

Correspondence, 1983, 2 items.

2/13

Dummy, 1 item.

2/14-2/18 Color separations with text layout,
2/14 pp. 1-7, 5 items.
2/15 pp. 8-17, 5 items.
2/16 pp. 18-27, 5 items.
2/17 pp. 28-39, 6 items.
2/18 pp. 40-48 and dust jacket, 6 items.
2/19 Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.
2/20 Dust jacket, 3 items.

Binky Brothers and the Fearless Four by James Lawrence, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1970).

2/21 Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.
3/1

Bound proof, 1 item.

A Book of Flying Saucers for You by Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1973).

3/2 Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, 3 items.
3/3

Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.

A Book of Satellites for You by Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1971).

3/4

Dummy, 1 item.

3/5-4/5

Color separations,

3/5

pp. 1, 4-6, and tittle page, 5 items.

3/6 pp. 7-11, 5 items.
3/7 pp. 12-16, 5 items.
3/8 pp. 17-21, 5 items.
4/1 pp. 22-26, 5 items.
4/2 pp. 27-31, 5 items.
4/3 pp. 32-36, 5 items.
4/4 pp. 37-41, 5 items.
4/5 pp. 42-47, and jacket matter, 7 items.
4/6 Proofs of jacket material, 2 items.

A Book of Stars for You by Franklyn M. Branley, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1967).

4/7

Satellite photographs, 3 items.

5/1-5/5

Color separations,

5/1

pp. 1-11, 6 items.

5/2

pp. 12-23, 6 items.

5/3 pp. 24-35, 6 items.
5/4 pp. 38-51, 7 items.
5/5

pp. 52-64, 7 items.

Colossal Fossils: Dinosaur Riddles compiled by Charles Keller, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Prentice-Hall Books for Young Readers, 1987).

6/1

Sketches, ink, 48 items.

6/2-6/5

Illustrations, pen and ink,

6/2

pp. 8-12, and 14-20, 12 items.

6/3

pp. 21, and 23-33, 12 items.

6/4 pp. 34-36, 38-43, and 45-47, 12 items.
6/5 pp. 48-51, 53-59, and 61, 12 items.
6/6

Mechanical for dust jacket, mounted, 1 item.

Cowboys: What Do They Do? by Carla Greene, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1972).

6/7 Dummy, 1 item.

Did You Ever Hear a Klunk Say Please? written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1967).

6/8 Dummy, 1 item.
6/9-7/4 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations,
6/9

pp. 1-9, 5 items.

7/1 pp. 10-19, 5 items.
7/2 pp. 20-29, 5 items.
7/3 pp. 30-39, 5 items.
7/4

pp. 40-49 and dust jacket, 6 items.

Do Baby Bears Sit in Chairs? by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1961).

7/5

Partial layout with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 4-5, 1 item.

Ducks Don't Get Wet by Augusta Goldin, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1965).

7/6

Correspondence, 1987, 2 items.

7/7

Dummy, 1 item.

7/8

Illustration for dust jacket, watercolor, 1 item.

Map Case 5Q/1 Press sheets, 8 items. [Oversized]

The Ellipse by Mannis Charosh, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1971).

8/1

Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, 3 items.

The Family Under the Moon by Nancy Jewell, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1976).

8/2-8/3

Layouts with text and watercolor and ink illustrations,

8/2 pp. 2-5, and 10-13, 5 items.
8/3 pp. 14-15, 22-25, and 30-32, 6 items.
8/4

Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, 3 items.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

The Forgetful Pirate written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1974).

8/5

Typescript, edited, pp. 1-12.

Grandpa Witch and the Magic Doobelator by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Macmillan, 1981).

8/6 Correspondence, 1981, 2 items.
8/7 Typescript, edited, pp. 1-16.
8/8 Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, ink, 2 items.
8/9

Partial folded and gathered sheets, 2 pp.

Hello, Aurora by Anne-Catharina Vestly, translated from the Norwegian by Eileen Amos, adapted by Jane Fairfax, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: T. Y. Crowell, 1974).

9/1

Dummy, 1 item.

9/2-9/6

Illustrations, pen and ink,

9/2 pp. ii, viii, xii, 3, 7, 12, and 19, 7 items.
9/3

pp. 23, 29, 32, 36, 39, 42, and 45, 7 items.

9/4 pp. 48, 53, 56, 62, 71, 83, and 85, 7 items.
9/5 pp. 89, 94, 100, 106, 109, 111, and 114, 7 items.
9/6

pp. 117, 120, 128, 130, 132, and 135, 6 items.

9/7 Dust jackets, 2 items.

Here Comes the Strikeout written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1965).

9/8

Correspondence, 1990-1991, 2 items.

9/9

Photographs of little league players, 4 items.

9/10

Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-16.

9/11 Sketches, pencil, 11 items.
10/1 Preliminary layouts with handwritten text and sketches, pp. 1-63.
10/2

Illustrations, pen and ink, some photocopied, 16 items.

10/3-10/5 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations,
10/3

pp. 1-19, 10 items.

10/4 pp. 20-39, 10 items.
10/5 pp. 40-64, 13 items.
10/6

Galleys, pp. 1-16.

10/7

Partial color proofs, 5 items.

10/8 Proofs, photocopied, pp. 2-63.
Map Case 5R/1. Press sheets, 10 items. [Oversized item]

Homer the Hunter by Richard J. Margolis, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Macmillan, 1972).

10/9 Correspondence, 1972, 2 items.
10/10-11/2 Color separations with text layout,
10/10 pp. 1-9, 5 items.
10/11 pp. 10-19, 5 items.
10/12 pp. 20-29, 5 items.
11/1 pp. 30-40, 6 items.
11/2

dust jacket, includes specifications, 1 item.

How to Play Better Basketball by C. Paul Jackson, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1968).

11/3 Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, pen and ink, 2 items.
 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

Is There a Horse in Your House? by Ethel and Len Kessler (New York: Little Simon, 1990).

11/4

Typescript, photocopied, 4 versions.

11/5

Storyboards, 2 items.

11/6 Sketch for dust jacket, photocopied, 1 item.
 

Illustrations for dust jacket, 2 items.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

Is There an Elephant in Your Kitchen? by Ethel and Len Kessler (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987).

11/7

Correspondence, 1986, 2 items.

11/8 Sketches, ink, 6 items.
11/9 Dummy, photocopied, 1 item.
11/10 Storyboard, pen and ink, 2 versions.
11/11

Galleys, 2 items.

11/12

Proof, photocopied, 13 pp.

Last One in is a Rotten Egg written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1969).

11/13 Dust jacket, 1 item

Mr. Pine's Storybook with story and pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1982).

11/14 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 4-7, 10-15, 22-23, 26-27, 30-33, 36-39, 42-43, and 46-47, 13 items.
11/15 Dust jacket, 1 item.

Night Story by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Macmillan, 1981).

11/16 Storyboard, ink, 2 pp.

Ocean Wonders by Eunice and Faith Holsaert, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1965).

11/17-12/4

Color separations with text layout,

11/17 pp. 1-11, 5 items.
12/1 pp. 12-21, 5 items.
12/2 pp. 22-31, 5 items.
12/3 pp. 32-41, 5 items.
12/4

pp. 42-47 and dust jacket, 4 items.

Old Turtle's 90 Knock-Knocks, Jokes, and Riddles written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1991).

12/5

Typescript, “early draft,” 17 pp.

 

Partial typescript, 4 pp.

12/6

Sketches, 6 items.

13/1

Dummies, 3 items.

13/2

Illustrations, ink, 5 items.

13/3

Preliminary illustration for dust jacket, 1 item.

13/4 Proofs for posters, 3 items.

Old Turtle's Baseball Stories written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1982).

13/5 Dummy, 1 item.
14/1-14/3

Color separations with text layout,

14/1

pp. 1-19, 10 items.

14/2 pp. 20-39, 10 items.
14/3

pp. 40-56 and dust jacket, 5 items.

Old Turtle's Riddle and Joke Book written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1986).

14/4 Typescripts, carbon copies, 2 versions.
14/5 Preliminary illustrations for dust jackets, 5 items.
14/6 Dust jacket proofs, 5 items.
 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

Old Turtle's Soccer Team written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1988).

14/7

Correspondence, 1988, 2 items.

14/8

Dummy, 1 item.

14/9

Preliminary layouts with pasted text and sketches, pp. 1-48.

14/10-14/11

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations,

14/10 pp. 1-23, 12 items.
14/11

pp. 24-47 and dust jacket, 12 items.

14/12-14/14

Color proofs, “first proof,” pp. 1-47 and dust jacket, 2 sets.

15/1 Dust jacket, 1 item.

Old Turtle's Winter Games written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1983).

15/2 Dummy, 1 item.
15/3

Galley, photocopied, pp. 1-12.

15/4-15/7

Color separations with text layout,

15/4

pp. 1-11, 6 items.

15/5

pp. 12-23, 6 items.

15/6

pp. 24-35, 6 items.

15/7

pp. 36-48 and dust jacket, 7 items.

15/8 Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.
15/9

Dust jackets, 3 items.

The Pirates' Adventure on Spooky Island written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (Champaign, Illinois: Garrard, 1979).

15/10-15/11 Illustrations, pen and ink,
15/10

dust jacket, pp. 1, 5, and 8-10, 5 items.

15/11 pp. 26-31, 38-41, and 48, 6 items.

The Sad Tale of the Careless Klunks written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1965).

15/12

Dummy, 1 item.

15/13-16/2 Layouts with pasted text and illustrations,
15/13

pp. 1-3, 6-7, 10-11, and 14-17, 6 items.

16/1

pp. 18-21 and 24-31, 6 items.

16/2 pp. 36-37, 40-45, and endpapers, 7 items.
16/3

Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.

Slush, Slush! by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1973).

Map Case 5S/1 Press sheet, 1 item. [Oversized]

Stan the Hot Dog Man by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1990).

16/4

Correspondence, 1985-1989, 5 items.

16/5

Notes, handwritten, 6 pp.

16/6 Typescripts, edited, 5 versions.
16/7

Dummy, 1 item.

16/8

Dummy, photocopied, 1 item.

16/9 Sketches, 22 items.
16/10 Galleys, 4 sets.
16/11

Illustrations, pen and ink, pp. 4-63 and dust jacket, 29 items.

17/1 Color proofs, 16 items.
17/2 Folded and gathered sheets, 2 sets.
17/3 Dust jackets, 3 items.

Super Bowl written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1980).

17/4

Correspondence, 1980, 1 item.

17/5

Dummy, 1 item.

17/6-17/9

Color separations with text layout,

17/6

pp. 6-17, 6 items.

17/7 pp. 18-29, 6 items.
17/8 pp. 30-41, 6 items.
17/9

pp. 42-55, 7 items.

17/10

Preliminary illustrations for dust jacket, 3 items.

The Sweeneys from 9D by Ethel and Leonard Kessler ( New York : Macmillan, 1985).

17/11

Correspondence, 1984, 1 item.

 

Typescripts, edited, 2 versions.

That's Not Santa story and pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Scholastic, 1981).

18/1

Typescripts, edited, 2 versions.

18/2

Dummy, 1 item.

18/3 Sketches, pencil, 4 items.
18/4 Storyboards, ink, 2 items.
18/5

Folded and gathered sheets, 1 item.

Tommy Learns to Drive a Tractor by John Lewellen, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Crowell, 1958).

18/6-18/10

Layouts with pasted text and illustrations,

18/6 pp. 2-9 and dust jacket, 6 items.
18/7 pp. 10-19, 7 items.
18/8 pp. 20-29, 5 items.
18/9 pp. 30-37, 5 items.
18/10

pp. 38-48, 7 items.

19/1

Color separations, 46 items.

19/2 Negative proofs, 12 items.
19/3

Partial proofs, 5 items.

 

Typeset proofs for front matter and title page, 5 items.

19/4

Partial folded and gathered sheets, 3 items.

Too Many Rabbits by Peggy Parish, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Macmillan, 1974).

20/1

Sketch of rabbit, ink, 1 item.

Truck Drivers: What Do They Do? by Carla Greene, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper & Row, 1967).

20/2

Dummy, 1 item.

Two, Four, Six, Eight: A Book About Legs by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1980).

20/3

Correspondence, 1979, 4 items.

20/4 Typescripts, edited, 4 versions.
20/5

Dummy, 1 item.

20/6

Sketches, 2 items.

 

Color swatch chart, 1 item.

 

Folded and gathered sheets, 3 items.

20/7-20/11

Color separations with text layout,

20/7

pp. 4-13, 5 items.

20/8 pp. 14-23, 5 items.
20/9

pp. 24-33, 5 items.

20/10

pp. 34-43, 5 items.

20/11 pp. 48, endpapers and dust jacket, 4 items.
20/12

Partial proofs, photocopies, 6 copies.

20/13

Proofs, 2 pp.

20/14

Dust jackets, 14 items.

What Do They Do? Policemen and Firemen by Carla Greene, pictures by Leonard Kessler (New York: Harper, 1962).

21/1

Sketches, 5 sets.

What Do You Play on a Summer Day? by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1977).

21/2 Illustration for dust jacket, ink, 1 item.
21/3

Partial layout with text and watercolor illustration, pp. 22-23, 1 item.

Map Case 5S/1 Press sheets, 5 items. [Oversized]

What's Inside the Box? by Ethel and Leonard Kessler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976).

21/4

Typescript, edited, pp. 1-8.

 

Dust jacket, 1 item.

What's Up, Doc?: Doctor & Dentist Jokes compiled by Charles Keller, illustrated by Leonard Kessler (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984).

21/5

Correspondence, 1986, 1 item.

 

Color separation for dust jacket, 1 item.

21/6

Dust jacket, 2 items.

Who Tossed That Bat? Safety on the Ballfield and Playground written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1973).

21/7 Typescripts, edited, 2 versions.
21/8

Dummy, 1 item.

21/9

Preliminary dust jackets, 4 items.

The Worm, the Bird, and You; A Long and Short Look at the World About You written and illustrated by Leonard P. Kessler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1962).

21/10 Dust jacket, 1 item.

The Worst Team Ever written and illustrated by Leonard Kessler (New York: Greenwillow Books, 1985).

21/11

Folded and gathered sheets, 2 items.

21/12

Proof for dust jacket, 1 item.

B. Illustrations for See Saw Magazine

21/13

Sketches, photocopied, 7 items.

21/14

Illustrations for puzzles and games, ink, 12 items.

21/15 Color illustrations with pasted text, mounted, pen and ink, 2 items.

C. Story for Reading Book (unknown publication)

“Mr. Pine's Town”

21/16

Illustrations, watercolor, 5 items.

 

Sketches, 4 photocopies.

D. Filmstrip for Scholastic Magazine

“Your Five Senses”

21/17

Typescript, edited, pp. 1-10.

  Photocopied dummy with pasted text and illustrations, 28 pp.

E. Unidentified Illustrations

21/18

Illustrations, various mediums, 5 items.

F. Christmas cards drawn for the de Grummond Collection and Children's Book Festival

21/19

Illustrations for cards, pen and ink, 2 items.

 

Cards, 2 items.

G. Fan Mail

21/20

Fan mail, 1989-1990, n.d., 34 items.

H. Promotional Items and Bookmark Materials

21/21

Promotional items and bookmark materials, 26 items.

F. Illustrations Drawn on Correspondence and Shipping Packages to the de Grummond Collection

22/1

Illustrations, variety of mediums, 15 items.


Processed: December 1998

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