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HARRIET PINCUS PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0781
1967-1972
1.80 cu.ft plus 4 oversized items
(3 boxes, 1 map case)

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

Provenance
Material was donated by Harriet Pincus in 1973.

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
Harriet Pincus was born on October 13, 1938 in the Bronx, New York City. According to Ms. Pincus she knew she wanted to be an artist since the fourth grade, when she became the class artist. She attended the High School of Music and Art and the Art Students League on Saturdays. At sixteen, she contracted polio, became completely paralyzed and was kept in an iron lung. After two years in the hospital, she was given physical therapy and returned home to continue her drawing and painting, even though she was in a wheelchair.

Her first illustrated book was The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and Broom Handle and Who Was in It (1967) by Carl Sandburg. Since that time she has illustrated other books and written one of her own, Minna and Pippin (1972).

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Scope and Content
The collection contains illustrations, layouts, color separations and dummies for six titles. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created.

All of the books in the collection are picture books illustrated by Ms. Pincus. Only one of the titles was written by her as well, Minna and Pippin (1972). In the story, Minna gets a new doll named Pippin that she likes to take for a walk. There are two dummies, illustration layouts, color separations, and some publisher's promotional materials.

The other five books in the collection were written by different authors and illustrated by Ms. Pincus. Her first illustrated book was The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and Broom Handle and Who Was in It (1967) by Carl Sandburg. In this story, Broom Handle marries Rag Doll and all their friends join in the procession of funny characters. There are two bound dummies, color illustrations, illustration layouts, and a layout for promotional material. The Hunkendunkens (1968) is about a man who orders a wife and too many children who all want a puppy of their own. There are illustrations, layouts, and a bound dummy for this title.

Tell Me a Mitzi (1970) is made up of a group of three short stories about a girl named Mitzi and the adventures she has with her baby brother. There are illustrations, a bound dummy, illustration layouts, layouts with pasted text and illustrations, color separations, and a press sheet. Who is Paddy? (1967) is about a boy whose actions are compared to animals. There is a bound dummy and layouts for this title. Little Red Riding Hood (1968), by the Brothers Grimm, was illustrated by Ms. Pincus as well. There are layouts for this title.

Series and Subseries

A. Books

B. Unidentified illustration

Box Inventory

Box/Folder 

A. Books

     The Hunkendunkens by Richard R. Livingston, illustrated by Harriet
     Pincus (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968).

     1/1       Bound dummy, 1 item.

     1/2       Illustrations, pen and ink, 2 items.

     1/3       Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, front matter and pp. 4-
               36.
     
     ----      Layout for dust jacket, oversized item housed in map case 5M/1

     Little Red Riding Hood: A Story by the Brothers Grimm, illustrated
     by Harriet Pincus (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968).

     1/4       Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, pp. 1-13, 16-27, and
               30-32.

     1/5       Mounted layouts with pasted text and color illustrations, 
     	       pp. 6-7, 2 copies.

     Minna and Pippin written and illustrated by Harriet Pincus (New
     York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1972).

     1/6       Spiral bound dummy, 1 item.

     1/7       Bound dummy, 1 item.

     2/1       Illustration layouts, ink, front matter, pp. 7-32, and dust jacket.

     2/2       Color separations, front matter, pp. 7-32, and dust jacket.

     2/3       Publisher's promotional materials, 18 bookmarks.

     Tell Me a Mitzi by Lore Segal, illustrated by Harriet Pincus (New
     York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1970).

     2/4       Tape bound dummy, 1 item.

     2/5       Illustrations, pencil, 2 items.

     2/6       Color illustrations, 4 items.

     2/7       Proof of jacket, 1 item.

     2/8       Illustration layouts, ink, front matter, pp. 7-36, and dust jackets.

     2/9       Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, front matter and 
     	       pp. 7-36.

     3/1       Color separations, front matter, pp. 7-36, and dust jackets.

     ----      Color separations for end papers, oversized item, housed in map
               case 5M/1.

     ----      Press sheet, oversized item, housed in map case 5M/1.

     The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who
     Was in It, by Carl Sandburg, illustrated by Harriet Pincus (New York:
     Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967).

     3/2-3/3   Bound dummies, 2 copies.

     3/4       Color illustrations, pen and ink, 5 items.

     3/5       Illustration layouts, ink, front matter, pp. 2-8, 18-19, 24-32 and
               dust jacket.

     3/6       Layout for promotional material, 1 item.

     Who Is Paddy? by Elizabeth K. Cooper, illustrated by Harriet Pincus
     (New York: Harcourt, Brace & Wrold, 1967).

     3/7       Bound dummy, 1 item.

     3/8       Layouts with pasted text and illustrations, front matter and 
     	       pp. 2-32 and dust jacket.

B. Unidentified illustration

     ----      Illustration layout, endpapers, oversized item, housed in map
               case 5M/1.
          


Processed: June 25, 1998
Revised: July 2001

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