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BETSY LEWIN PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0612
1980-1981
.40 cu.ft. (1 box)

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Provenance

Material was donated by Betsy Lewin in 1981 and 1995.

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

Betsy Lewin was born May 12, 1937 in Clearfield, Pennsylvania to John and Winifred Reilly. She studied art at the Pratt Institute of Art and received a Bachelor's of Fine Art degree in 1959. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Ted Lewin, who is also an author and illustrator. Ms. Lewin has illustrated for her own stories as well as for other authors.

Source:

Scope and Content

Cat Count (1981) was originally a poem written and illustrated by Ms. Lewin for Humpty Dumpty Magazine. An editor at Dodd, Mead & Company suggested that she expand it into a picture book. The collection contains a copy of the original poem found in Humpty Dumpty Magazine, an original dummy with ink sketched illustrations, final original illustrations, master galley, master dust jacket, and a final dummy with paste-ups.




Series and Subseries

A. Book (1981)


Box Inventory


Box/Folder

A. Book

Cat Count written and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1981). 1/1 Original "Cat Count" poem as it appeared in Humpty Dumpty Magazine, 2 pp. 1/2 Ink sketched dummy, 10 pp. 1/3 Photocopied dummy, edited with typesetter's marks, 12 pp. 1/4 Final illustrations, including front jacket, 9 pp. 1/5 Proof of typescript only, labeled as "first master proof", dated 25 September 1980, 2 pp. 1/6 Master for book jacket, typesetter's marks, 1 item. 1/7 Final dummy with paste-ups, typesetter's marks, 15 pp.
Processed: September 19, 1997
Revised: June 2001

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Accession Number: 2000-026

Inclusive Dates: 1981-1993

Volume: .60 cu. ft.

Given By : Betsy Lewin

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Cat Count by Betsy Lewin; Dodd, Mead, 1981.

Original artwork for title page
Original artwork, [pp. 6, 7, 12, 13, 22, & 23]

Yo, Hungry Wolf! by David Vozar, illustrated by Betsy Lewin; Doubleday, 1993.

Partial dummy
Jacket sketch
Final jacket art
Finished art [pp. 3, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14, 15, 16-17, 18-19, 20, 21, 22-23, 24, 25, 29, 30-31, 32, 33-34, 35, 36-37, 38, 39, 40-41, 42-43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48]


Accession Number: 2005-077

Inclusive Dates: circa 2004

Volume: .40 cu. ft.

Given By : Betsy Lewin

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Animal Snackers by Betsy Lewin; Henry Holt & Co., 2004.

Cover proof
Proof pages, 1-16


Accession Number: 2006-012

Inclusive Dates: circa 2003

Volume: .60 cu. ft.

Given By : Betsy Lewin

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Cat Count by Betsy Lewin; Henry Holt and Company, 2003.

Original watercolor Illustrations
Finished jacket art
Finished illustrations
Press sheets


Accession Number: 2006-183

Inclusive Dates: 2003-2007

Volume: 1.8 cu. ft.

Given By : Betsy Lewin

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa by Erica Silverman and painted by Betsy Lewin; Harcourt Inc., 2005.

Correspondence
Original artwork
Preliminary sketches
Page layouts with pasted text
Miscellaneous drawings
Line art proofs
Page proofs, revised
Cover proofs
Dust jacket proof, edited
Final dust jacket proof
Preliminary watercolor illustrations
Line drawings
Reviews
Publicity

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: Partners by Erica Silverman and painted by Betsy Lewin; Harcourt Inc., 2006.

Preliminary watercolor illustrations
Preliminary sketches
Line drawings
Line art proofs
Revised page proof, photocopy
Page proof, edited
Correspondence
Page layouts with pasted text
Preliminary cover sketches/designs (2 versions)
Dust jacket proof

Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa: School Days by Erica Silverman and painted by Betsy Lewin; Harcourt Inc., 2007.

Correspondence
Dust jacket proof, edited (2 versions)
Galleys, edited
Page layouts with pasted text
Final galleys
Preliminary cover sketches/designs (2 versions)
Edited page proof, photocopy
Line drawings
Final color proof

Two Eggs, Please by Sarah Weeks and Betsy Lewin; Atheneum, 2003.

Preliminary watercolor illustrations
Correspondence
Galley w/notes, photocopy
Storyboard
Preliminary page layouts
Preliminary page layouts w/text
Final dust jacket
Final page layouts with text
Line art proof
Page layout w/pasted illustrations
Publicity/promotional material


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