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DIANA KLEMIN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0558
1963-1992
27.60 cu.ft. (49 boxes)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Diana Klemin between 1972-1998.

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
Diana Klemin was born in New York City, and graduated from Vassar College in 1944 with a bachelor's degree. Between 1946 and 1952, she studied at the Art Students League, the New School for Social Research, and the Museum of Modern Art. Her teachers included Robert Josephy, Reginald Marsh, Alexei Brodovitch, and William Baziotes. After working briefly at G. P. Putnam's Sons, Ms. Klemin began her career with Doubleday in 1945. She worked as a book designer until 1953, when the company promoted her to the position of art director. She held this job until 1987. Since then, Ms. Klemin has worked part-time in the Doubleday Book and Music Clubs.

As an art director, Ms. Klemin visited museums and exhibits, and sorted through thousands of unsolicited submissions from graphic artists, looking for illustrations and book jacket art. During the 1960s, she oversaw the illustration of a forty-eight-volume children's classics series. She also directed the art for the "Best-in-Children's Books" book club, for which she obtained illustrations from numerous well-known artists, including Andy Warhol. During the 1970s, Ms. Klemin purchased art for Doubleday's Anchor Books, including The Anchor Bible.

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Scope and Content
This collection is arranged in five series: Published Books, Unpublished Books, Book Jacket Matierals, and Alphabetical Files.

Within the "Published Books" series, the materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. Since Ms. Klemin was both an author and a book designer, the materials for these books are unusually complete, and of special interest to researchers interested in the publication process. The series contains material used in the publication of The Art of Art for Children's Books (1966), How Do You Wrap a Horse? (1992), and The Illustrated Book: Its Art and Craft (1970). The Art of Art for Children's Books contains one example each from the work of sixty-four children's book illustrators, and commentary on each illustration by Ms. Klemin. For this title, the collection holds correspondence, notes, several typescripts, photograph negatives, photostats, dummies, a galley, two sets of mechanical layouts, and book jacket materials. Ms. Klemin used the artwork for this books as the basis of a traveling exhibit. The collection contains the materials used to create this exhibit. For How Do You Wrap a Horse?, the series includes correspondence, a typescript, two proofs, photocopies of dummies, and illustration photostats.

The concept and design of The Illustrated Book: Its Art and Craft was similar to that of The Art of Art for Children's Books, except that the former did not limit itself to children's illustrators. The material for this title includes, correspondence, typescripts, galleys, dummies and layouts.

As a book designer and art director, Ms. Klemin oversaw the illustrations and jacket designs on thousands of books. The "Book Jacket Materials" contains several hundred book jackets for which Ms. Klemin supervised the artwork. It's possible that she designed some of these book jackets herself.

The "Children's Illustrators" series includes .9 cubic feet of pamphlets, fliers and photocopies soliciting employment and presenting samples of the artists' work. The types of material in this series are roughly the same as those in the "Illustrators and Graphic Artists" series.

The "Illustrators and Graphic Artists" series contains several thousand publicity fliers and brochures, mostly unsolicited, from illustrators and graphic artists. Researchers surveying trends in graphic design and illustration may find this material useful.

The "Publishing Ephemera" series includes material which Ms. Klemin collected in her capacity as an art director. The series contains typeface samples, serial publications for art directors, and publishers' catalogs. It also contains three cubic feet of direct mail advertisements for supplies and services, and 1.2 cubic feet of professional society mailings and brochures.

Series and Subseries

A. Books (1966-1992)

B. Unpublished Books (1963-1965, 1977)

C. Book Jacket Materials (Undated)

D. Alphabetical Files (1965-1987)

E. Children's Illustrators (Undated)

F. Illustrators, Photographers and Graphic Artists

G. Publishing Ephemera (Undated)

H. Miscellaneous (Undated)


Box Inventory


  Box/Folder 

A. Published Books (1966-1992)

     The Art of Art for Children's Books; a Contemporary Survey by Diana
     Klemin (New York: C. N. Potter, 1966).

     1/1       Correspondence with the de Grummond Collection.

     1/2       Notes.

     1/3       Notes, "final choice of artists," 29 pp.

	       Notes, "alternatives considered," 23 pp.

     1/4       Acknowledgements, manuscript.

     1/5       Introduction, 

	            Manuscript, 2 pp.

	            Manuscript, 8 pp.

	            Typescript, 6 pp.

	            Typescript, 2 pp.

     	            Typescript, 2 pp.

	            Typescript, 2 pp.

	            Typescript, edited, 4 pp.

	            Typescript, edited, 7 pp.

	            Typescript, 5 pp.

	            Typescript, 6 pp.

	            Typescript, 6 pp.

	            Typescript, 6 pp.

	            Typescript, 6 pp.

     1/6       Front matter,

	            Notes, 5 pp.

	            Notes, 11 pp.
     
	            Manuscript, 12 pp.

  	            Manuscript, 9 pp.
 
 	            Manuscript/typescript, 6 pp.

	            Typescript, 5 pp.

	            Typescript, 10 pp.

	            Typescript, 3 pp.

 	            Typescript, 4 pp.
 
	            Typescript, 6 pp.

	            Typescript, 9 pp.

	            Typescript, 9 pp.

	            Typescript, 10 pp.

     1/7            Layouts, 3 items.
     
     1/8       Bibliography notes, 16 pp.

     1/9-2/1   Index notes, 

     1/9            57 pp.

     1/10           67 pp.

     2/11           23 pp.

     2/2       Manuscript, 46 pp.

     2/3       Typescript, "rough draft"; front matter, 19 pp., and 82 pp.

     2/4       Typescript, 83 pp.

     2/5-3/3   Typescript, 7 folders.

     3/4-3/6   Typescript, with typesetter's marks,

     3/4            Front matter, 34 pp.

     3/5            pp. 24-71.

     3/6            pp. 72-108, and back matter, 16 pp.

     4/1       Book pages used to illustrate The Art of Art for Children's
               Books, 19 items.

     4/2-4/4   Photograph negatives of book pages, 

     4/2            5 items.

     4/3            19 items.

     4/4            28 items.

     4/5       Photograph prints of book pages, 2 items.

     4/6       Negative photostats of book pages, 86 items.

     4/7       Negative photostats of full-color pages, 6 items.

     5/1-5/4   Dummy,

     5/1            pp. 1-44.

     5/2            pp. 45-64.

     5/3            pp. 65-92.

     5/4            pp. 93-128.

     5/5-6/1   Dummy, 

     5/5            pp. 1-64.

     6/1            pp. 65-128.

     6/2       Galley, "author's set," 31 pp.

     6/3       Pages from books, mounted for photographer, 6 items.

     6/4       Mechanical layouts,

     6/4            pp. 1-19.

     6/5            pp. 20-33.

     6/6            pp. 34-49.

     7/1            pp. 50-64.

     7/2            pp. 65-81.

     7/3            pp. 82-103.

     7/4            pp. 104-113.

     7/5            pp. 114-128.

     8/1-8/2   Mechanicals of color pages, 

     8/1            8 items.

     8/2            5 items.  

     8/3-8/6   Mechanical layouts,

     8/3            8 items.

     8/4            9 items.

     8/5            9 items.

     8/6            8 items.
     
     9/1       Press sheet, 1 item.

     9/2       Book jacket, 

	            Typescript, 1 p.

	            Sketch, 1 item.

	            Layout, 1 item.

	            Jacket, 3 items.

     9/3       Review, 1 item.
     
     9/4       Publicity brochure,

     9/4            Typescript, 4 pp.

     9/5            Proofs, 6 pp.

	            Mechanical layouts, 3 items.

                    Brochures, 1 item.

     9/6       Miscellaneous, 8 items.

     9/7-10/4  Exhibit of artwork and pre-publication material,

     9/7            Notes for the exhibit, 36 pp.

     9/8            Invitation, layout and finished announcement, 3 items.

                    Galley of exhibit explanation, 1 item.

     9/9-9/10  Captions, 2 folders. 

     9/11           Xeroxes, photographs and photostats of illustrations, 20 items.

     9/12           Color separations, 2 items.

     9/13           Color proofs, 5 items.

     9/14-11/1      Illustration reproductions for exhibit, 42 items.

     11/2           Poster announcement, 1 item.

     How Do You Wrap a Horse? by Diana Klemin, watercolors by Chris L. 
     Demarest (Honesdale, Pa.: Caroline House, 1992).

     11/3-11/6 Correspondence,

     11/3           1990, 2 items.

     11/4           1991, 29 items.

     11/5           1992, 42 items.

     11/6           Undated, 6 items.
     
     11/7      Typescript, 16 pp.

     11/8      Proof, pp. 3-14.

               Proof, pp. 1-10.

     11/9      Dummy, photocopy, 22 pp.

     11/10     Dummy, photocopy; front matter, 4 pp., and pp. 1-32.

     11/11     Dummy, photocopy, pp. 2-32.

     11/12     Illustration for endpapers, unused, 1 item.

     11/13     Negative photostats of illustrations, 23 items.

     11/14     Front matter, 5 pp.

     11/15     Book jacket material, 13 items. 

     11/16     Proofs of book jacket, 2 items.

     The Illustrated Book: Its Art and Craft by Diana Klemin (New York:
     Clarkson N. Potter, 1970).

     12/1      Correspondence, 3 items.

     12/2      Research material.

     12/3      Research notes.

     12/4-12/5 Front matter, 

     12/4           Notes cards, 

     12/5           Typescripts, 20 pp.

     12/6      Acknowledgements, 
     
                    Note cards, 19 pp.

                    Typescript, 3 pp.

     12/7-12/9 Introduction, typescripts and manuscripts, 

     12/7           3 versions.

     12/8           3 versions.
     
     12/9           Notes and miscellaneous typescript pages.
     
     12/10     Bibliography, typescripts, 10 pp.

     13/1-13/2 Book jacket and flaps, 

     13/1           Typescript and proof, 4 pp.

     13/2           Layout and illustrated proof, 3 items.

     13/3      Book cover, proof and layout, 5 items.

     13/4-14/1 Typescripts, several drafts interfiled, arranged alphabetically by
               illustrator's surname, 5 folders.

     14/2      Typescript, 96 pp.

     14/3      Typescript, pp. 1-142.

     14/4      Partial typescript, pp. 109-122.

     14/5      Galley, 88 pp.

     14/6      Partial galley, 3 pp.

     14/7-14/8 Dummy, 

     14/7           pp. 1-55.

     14/8           pp. 56-78.

     14/9      Dummy for final chapter, 7 pp.

     14/10          Miscellaneous, 7 items.

     15/1-15/6 Layouts (photograph prints and dummy pages)
     
     16/1-16/6 Layouts with pasted-up text and illustrations, 
     
     16/1           pp. 1-27.

     16/2           pp. 28-61.

     16/3           pp. 62-109.

     16/4           pp. 110-135.

     16/5           pp. 136-159.

     16/6           Color insert, pp. 1-8.

     16/7      Illustrated proofs for color insert, 3 items.

B.  Unpublished Books (1963-1965, 1977)

     "Saturday's Children"       

     16/8      Correspondence, 1963-1965, 12 items.

     16/9-16/11 Research materials, mostly newspaper clippings, 3 folders.

     16/12     Research notes, 49 pp.

     16/13     Summaries, 6 pp.

               Outlines, 9 pp.

     16/14     Manuscript pages, 5 pp.

     16/15     Partial typescript, 19 pp.

     16/16     Partial typescripts, 36 pp.

     17/1      Photographs and photostats, 8 items.

     17/2      Dummy with pasted-up text and photographs.

     "Laughter Is Precious, Don't Be Dour"
     
     17/3      Partial manuscript, 6 pp.
     
     17/4      Layout, with typesetter's marks, pp. 1-15.

     17/5      Galley, 6 May 1977, 15 sheets.

     17/6      Galley, 27 June 1977, 7 sheets.

     17/7      Partial galley, 30 June 1977, 2 sheets.

               Galley, 30 June 1977, 5 sheets.

               Galley, 30 June 1977, 5 sheets.

     17/8      Galley pages, 1 August 1977 to 8 August 1977, 6 sheets.


C.  Book Jacket Materials (Undated)

     17/9-18/1 Book jacket designs (matted), 

     17/9           8 items.

     17/10          8 items.

     18/1           7 items.

     18/2-18/4 Photographs,

     18/2           30 items.

     18/3           28 items.

     18/4           32 items.

                    Oversized photographs, 3 items, removed to Box 17, Folder
                    11.

     18/5-20/2 Book jackets.


D.  Alphabetical Files (1965-1987)

     20/3-20/10 Articles,

     20/3-20/4       Article submitted to Publisher's Weekly, 11 January 1971,

     20/3                 Notes, 18 pp.

     20/4                 Manuscript, 8 pp.             

     20/5-20/8       "The Book Illustration of Tony Chen,"

     20/5                 Notes, 15 pp.

                          Notes for captions, 9 pp.

     20/6                 Typescript, 9 pp.
     
                          Typescript, 12 pp.

     20/7                 Typescript, 16 pp.

     20/8                 Typescript, 16 pp.

     20/9-20/10      "The Portfolio of Robert Byrd,"

     20/9                 Notes, 29 pp.

     20/10                Manuscript, 12 pp.

                          Typescript, 12 pp.

     20/11      Book cover, dummy and layout, for The Fairy Ring, 2 items.

     20/12-20/13 Christmas cards,

     20/12           1987, Clarkson Potter 10th Anniversary, 26 items.

     20/13           Undated,

                          Dummy with sketch by artist, 1 item.
     
                          Color separation, 1 item.

                          Color key (ozochrome), 1 item.

     20/14      Colophon for title page of the "17th century Anchor series," 6 items.

     20/15      Color separations for various titles, 12 items.

     20/16      [Oversized Item -- Unidentified illustrations, removed from Box 20]

     21/1-21/3  Correspondence, 

     21/1            de Grummond Collection, 1966-1996, 26 items.

     21/2-21/4       Illustrators. 

     21/5            Publishing and book design, 1970, 1982-1992, n.d.

                Illustrations, colored pencil, by unidentified artist, 8 items [Oversized,
                Removed to Box 19].
     
     21/6       "The Limited Editions Club," advertising booklets, 1965-1968, 3 items.

     22/1       Miscellaneous and unidentified [Oversized items -- Removed to Box
                11, folder 20].

     22/2-22/4  Religious publications, 

     22/2-22/3       Catalogs from Doubleday, 6 items.

     22/4            Publicity material, newsletters and memos, 14 items.

     22/5      Stillman, Whit, (later a prominent film director), short note.

     22/6      Ward, Lady Mary.

     22/7      Writing for young people, speech notes, 15 pp.


E.  Children's Illustrators (Undated)

     23-24     Brochures, fliers and photocopies containing artwork samples from
               would-be children's illustrators, .9 cubic feet. 
     
F.  Illustrators, Photographers and Graphic Artists (Undated)

     25-31     Unsolicited fliers and pamphlets from illustrators containing examples
               of their artwork, 5.6 cubic feet.

     32-33     Stock photography catalogs, .6 cubic feet.   

G.  Publishing Ephemera (Undated)

     34        Art and illustration exhibits, announcements, .3 cubic feet.

     35-37     Direct mail advertisements to publishing companies and art directors,
               3 cubic feet.

     38-41     Professional societies for publishers and art directors, announcements
               for conferences, contests, and continuing educational opportunities,
               1.2 cubic feet.

     42-43/3   Publishers' catalogs, 

     42             Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. 

     43/1           Doubleday. 

     43/2-43/3      Miscellaneous.

     44-45     Serial publications for publishers and art directors (e.g. Graphic
               Design: USA; Art & Design News; Upper and Lower Case: The
               International Journal of Typographics; Electronic Publishing and
               Printing, etc.), 2 cubic feet. 

     46        Typeface samples, .3 cubic feet.


H.  Miscellaneous (Undated)

     47-49     Unidentified or unsorted materials, 3 cubic feet.

Processed: October 1998

Revised: June 2001


Separation List

Negative photostat of art by Andy Warhol for unidentified book (DG 1183).

Photocopy of dummy for Knee-High Nina by Jack Kent (DG 1184).

Photocopy of dummy and layouts for Up a Tall Tree by Anne Rockwell (DG 0828).

Color separations for Brunus and the New Bear by Ellen Stoll Walsh (DG 1185).

Color separations for Bumps in the Night by Harry Allard (DG 1186).

Sketches from The Constellations by Lloyd Motz and Carol Nathanson (DG 1187).

Color separations and proofs from the Doubleday Christmas Treasury compiled by Jane Olliver (DG 1188).

Color separation from The Man Who Tried to Save Time by Phyllis Krasilovsky (DG 1189).

Proofs from The Merry Mouse by Helen and Alf Evers (DG 1190).

Proofs from unidentified book by Joanna Cole (DG 1191).


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