de Grummond Collection

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The University of Southern Mississippi

JEROME WEXLER PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG1041
1953-1997
8.2 cu.ft. (27 boxes)

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


Provenance
Material was donated by Jerome Wexler between 1970 and 1997.

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

Jerome Wexler was born in New York City on February 6, 1923, to Lewis and Rose Leiberman Wexler. He received his education at the Pratt Institute and the University of Connecticut.

Wexler became interested in photography in his ninth grade science class, but he did not immediately pursue it as a profession. After high school, he served an apprenticeship as a machinist/toolmaker. During World War II, Wexler served in the U.S. Army. His career in photography began after his discharge in1946 when he took a job with the State Department as a civilian photographer in Europe. While overseas, Wexler saw a need for farmers to be instructed in the latest farming techniques. Upon his return to the United States in 1950, he started a stock photo company in Wallingford, Connecticut, called the Agricultural Photo Library.The photos demonstrated both good and bad farming practices, and approximately five thousand were published worldwide.

In 1958, Wexler gave up the photo library and worked as a tool and parts inspector in New Haven, Connecticut. Within five years, however, he returned to the field of photography. Using his machinist skills, he built some equipment designed to take photographs which produced an image twenty times an object's normal size. Using this equipment, Wexler began taking close-up shots of plants, animals, and insects.

Wexler began his book publishing career in 1967 with a book entitled Milkweed, for which he provided the photographs and Millicent E. Selsam wrote the text. Since then, his partnership with Selsam has led to the publication of eighteen books. In addition to Selsam, he has collaborated with several other authors. He published eleven books with Joanna Cole, two with Patricia Lauber, one with Carolyn Meyer, and twelve on his own, for a total of forty-four informational books for children relating to science and nature.

Wexler has received hundreds of awards for his books and photographs from organizations such as the American Institute of Graphic Arts for The Carrot and Other Root Vegetables and the National Science Teachers Association for A Calf Is Born, The Harlequin Moth, A Chick Hatches, Vegetables From Stems and Leaves, Apple and Other Fruits, and My Puppy Is Born. A Chick Hatches was also a Children's Books Showcase title in 1977.

Wexler has two children, and he currently lives in Madison, Connecticut. Some of his photographs have been published under the name Roy Delmar.

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Scope and Content

The Jerome Wexler Papers are divided into ten series: biographical materials, correspondence, published books, other publications using Wexler's photographs, scrapbooks of published photographs, miscellaneous photographs, royalty statements, unpublished materials, publishers' catalogs, and original newspapers. The biographical materials include a photograph of Wexler, numerous articles, and biographical sketches for Contemporary Authors and Who's Who in the East. The second series contains general correspondence with the de Grummond Collection, publishers, schools, and libraries. Items in this series are arranged in chronological order.

The third series comprises the bulk of the collection. It consists of original materials related to forty-four books published between 1967 and 1995, including correspondence, typescripts, galleys, proofs, photographs, and reviews. These materials are arranged alphabetically by title, and within each title, according to the probable order in which they were created.

Wexler contributed the photographs for a number of books written by Millicent E. Selsam. The Amazing Dandelion, Catnip, Cotton, Maple Tree, Milkweed, Mimosa, The Sensitive Plant, Mushrooms, Peanut, and Popcorn provide detailed narratives about the history, characteristics, and developmental stages of each of these plants, as well as tips on how to grow them. Bulbs, Corms, and Such differentiates between the types of bulbs and roots from which flowers and plants grow. Play With Plants illustrates how plants grow and offers suggestions and experiments to try at home. The Apple and Other Fruits, The Carrot and Other Root Vegetables, and The Tomato and Other Fruit Vegetables describe the growth and development of different kind of fruits and vegetables. Eat the Fruit, Plant the Seed explains how to grow plants from the seeds found inside some fruits. The Plants We Eat and Vegetables From Stems and Leaves tell about the fruits and vegetables humans can eat. The Harlequin Moth, Wexler and Selsam's only project that does not focus on plants, details the complete life story of this interesting insect.

Wexler's collaboration with Joanna Cole resulted in the publication of several series of children's books about animals. A Bird's Body, A Cat's Body, A Frog's Body, A Horse's Body, An Insect's Body, and A Snake's Body provide detailed descriptions of the unique bodies and habits of each of these animals. A Calf Is Born, A Chick Hatches, A Fish Hatches, and My Puppy Is Born document the process by which these animals are born, from conception to birth or hatching. Find the Hidden Insect discusses how insects blend into their surroundings and why it is necessary for them to do so.

Wexler's cooperation with Patricia Lauber produced two books about flowers and plants. From Flower to Flower examines the pollination process and Seeds: Pop-Stick-Glide explains the different methods in which seedlings travel away from their parent plants and form new plants.

Wexler also wrote a number of books himself. Everyday Mysteries features close-up photographs of a variety of plants, animals, and foods; Flowers, Fruits, Seeds explains that the primary function of a flower is to produce fruits that contain seeds; and From Spore to Spore illustrates the life cycle of a fern. Pet Gerbils, Pet Hamsters, and Pet Mice offer guidance and instruction on the best way to care for these kinds of pets. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Queen Anne's Lace, Secrets of the Venus's Fly Trap, and Wonderful Pussy Willows provide descriptive explanations about the development and characteristics of each of these unique plants. Sundew Stranglers describes the different kinds of plants that eat insects.

In addition to his other publications, Wexler worked with Carolyn Meyer on a book called Rock Tumbling: From Stones to Gems to Jewelry, which details the process of turning rocks into gems and jewelry. How to Tumble Polish Gemstones and Make Tumbled Gem Jewelry is a similar step-by-step guide to this process.

Following the book materials are a number of other publications that used Wexler's photographs, such as agricultural books, newsletters, advertisements, periodicals, and newspapers. These items are organized by type, and alphabetically within each subheading.

The fifth series consists of pages from a scrapbook of some of Wexler's photographs published between 1954 and 1959. The next series contains several miscellaneous photographs. All but one of these photographs were taken by Wexler. The last photograph is of publishing partner Millicent E. Selsam with a group of children. Following the photographs are royalty statements from books between 1966 and 1996. These statements are in chronological order and include both personal and publishers' records.

Also included in the collection are typescripts from four unpublished books written by Wexler. The titles, "African Violets," "Did You Know That," "Look What I Found in the Park," and "Magic Magnifying Glass," are arranged alphabetically. In addition to the typescript, photographs are also included for "African Violets."

The ninth series contains publishers' catalogs and guides dating from 1967 to 1986, including Crown Publishing Group, Dodd, Mead & Company, and William Morrow & Company. The catalogs are in alphabetical order according to publisher. The last series consists of original newspapers from which articles and photographs were photocopied and filed into the collection.

Related Collections

Series and Subseries

A. Biographical Materials (1970 - 1997)

B. Correspondence (1959 - 1997)

C. Published Books (1967 - 1997)


D. Other Publications Using Wexler's Photographs (1953 - 1973)

E. Scrapbook of Published Photographs (1954 - 1959)

F. Miscellaneous Photographs (undated)

G. Royalty Statements (1966 - 1996)

H. Unpublished Materials (1979 - 1992)

I. Publishers' Catalogs (1967 - 1986)

J. Original Newspapers (1954 - 1995)

Box Inventory

Box/Folder 

A. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL 1/1 Photograph, 1983, and articles, October 1970 - June 1997 and undated, 36 items. 1/2 Biographical sketches for Who's Who in the East and Contemporary Authors 1978 - March 1984 and undated, 13 items. B. CORRESPONDENCE 1/3 With the de Grummond Collection, 21 February 1970 - 7 July 1997, 65 items. 1/4 With publishers, 4 April 1974 - 12 November 1984, 10 items. 1/5 With libraries and schools, 18 May 1978 - 2 February 1994, 11 items. 1/6 General, 28 July 1959 - 9 October 1989 and undated, 14 items. C. PUBLISHED BOOKS The Amazing Dandelion by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1977). 1/7 Proof of dust jacket, color proofs, and press sheets (Oversized items, located in Box 34). 1/8 Photographs, 12 items. 1/9 " , 15 items. 1/10 " , 11 items. 1/11 " , 42 items. 1/12 Reviews, November 1977 - February 1984, 11 reviews. The Apple and Other Fruits by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1973). 2/1 Contract, 23 January 1973. 2/2 Correspondence, 21 March 1973 - 29 October 1985, 4 items. 2/3 Dummy with photographs and comments. 2/4 Dust jacket, 3 copies. 2/5 Photographs and negatives, 8 items. 2/6 Reviews, August 1973 - February 1975, 12 reviews. A Bird's Body by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1982). 2/7 Correspondence, 23 November 1981 - 18 May 1983, 4 items. 2/8 Photographs, 1982, 45 items. 2/9 Reviews, November 1982 - Fall 1983 and undated, 5 reviews. 2/10 Publications that mention the book, December 1977 - December 1985, 6 items. Bulbs, Corms, and Such by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1974). 3/1 Contract, 25 October 1973, and correspondence with the publisher, 11 March 1975, 1 item. 3/2 Dummy with photographs. 3/3 Dummy and press sheets (Oversized items, located in Box 35). 3/4 Proof of book with comments, 1974. 3/5 Dust jacket, 2 copies. 3/6 Photographs, 57 items. 3/7 Reviews, September 1974 - July 1975, 13 reviews. A Calf Is Born by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1975). 3/8 Contract, 1 October 1974, and correspondence with the publisher, 13 February 1976 - 10 May 1976, 2 items. 3/9 Photographs, 47 items. 3/10 Reviews, July 1975 - May 1976, 18 reviews, and Country Kids Magazine, April 1983, 2 copies. The Carrot and Other Root Vegetables by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1971). 3/11 Contract, 25 February 1971, and correspondence with the publisher, 2 December 1971, 1 item. 3/12 Photographs, 33 items. 3/13 Reviews, September 1971 - Spring 1975, 9 reviews. 3/14 Blue Corn & Square Tomatoes: Unusual Facts About Common Garden Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp, excerpt on carrots. Catnip by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1983). 4/1 Dust jacket. 4/2 Photographs, 1983, 30 items. 4/3 Reviews, November 1983 - September 1984, 7 reviews. A Cat's Body by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1982). 4/4 Correspondence, 21 January 1987, 1 item. 4/5 Photographs, 1981, 20 items. 4/6 " , 1981, 23 items. 4/7 " , 1981, 8 items. 4/8 Proof prints, 13 strips. 4/9 " , 36 items. 4/10 " , 6 items. 4/11 Slides, 20 items. 4/12 Proof omitted from the book. 5/1 Dummy of photographs, 25 pages. 5/2 Dust jacket, 9 copies. 5/3 Reviews, March 1982 - March 1983, 4 reviews. A Chick Hatches by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1976). 5/4 Correspondence and fan mail, 1 June 1977 - 11 May 1987, 23 items. 5/5 Author's dummy. 5/6 Designer's dummy. 5/7 Mechanical dummy and press sheets, 1976 (Oversized items, located in Box 35). 5/8 Proof of book, 1976. 5/9 Photographs, 1983, 2 items. 5/10 " , 41 items. 5/11 Reviews, January 1977 - February 1984, 29 reviews. Cotton by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1982). 5/12 Photographs, 1982, 10 items. 5/13 " , 1982, 10 items. 5/14 " , 1982, 10 items. 5/15 Dust jacket. 5/16 Reviews, October 1982 - April 1983 and undated, 10 reviews. Eat the Fruit, Plant the Seed by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1980). 6/1 Correspondence, 15 January 1981 - 29 October 1985, 3 items. 6/2 Photographs, 1978 - 1980, 44 items. 6/3 Slides, 1977 - 1979, 5 slides. 6/4 Dust jacket, 6 copies. 6/5 Reviews, September 1980 - May 1981, 11 reviews. Everyday Mysteries by Jerome Wexler (New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1995). 6/6 Correspondence, 5 May 1995 - 10 October 1995, 3 items. 6/7 Dummy with photographs, 1991. 6/8 Photocopy of dummy with a few corrections, January 1986. 6/9 Reviews, September - December 1995, 5 reviews. Find the Hidden Insect by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1979). 6/10 Photographs, 1976 - 1978, 28 items. 6/11 " , 10 items. 6/12 Reviews, October 1979 - May 1980, 9 reviews. A Fish Hatches by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1978). 6/13 Correspondence, 25 May 1979, 1 item, and with Reading Rainbow, 28 June 1982 - 13 June 1983, 4 items. 6/14 Photographs, 1978 and undated, 29 items. 7/1 " , 1978 and undated, 5 items. 7/2 " , 1 item (Oversized item, located in Box 35). 7/3 Reviews, February - December 1979, 7 reviews. Flowers, Fruits, Seeds by Jerome Wexler (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1987). 7/4 Correspondence and fan mail, 25 April 1990 - 11 October 1996, 3 items. 7/5 First manuscript draft of text, May 1985. 7/6 Manuscript draft of text, August 1985. 7/7 Dummy, January 1986. 7/8 Photocopies of dummy, January 1986, 2 copies. 7/9 Typescript and list of photographs. 7/10 Reviews, 15 December 1987 - March 1988, 2 reviews. A Frog's Body by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1980). 7/11 Correspondence with the publisher, 2 April 1982, 1 item. 7/12 Photographs, 1979 - 1981, 40 items. 7/13 " , 1 item (Oversized item, located in Box 34). 7/14 Reviews, September 1980 - April 1981, 15 reviews. 7/15 Periodicals that use photos from the book, January 1981 - June 1992, 2 items. From Flower to Flower by Patricia Lauber, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: Crown Publishers, 1986). 8/1 Correspondence, 15 March 1988 - 21 October 1988, 3 items. 8/2 Typescript, August 1984, 2 copies. 8/3 Reviews, February 1987 - June 1987 and undated, 11 items. From Spore to Spore: Ferns and How They Grow by Jerome Wexler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1985). 8/4 Correspondence, 30 November 1981 - 6 February 1986, 10 items. 8/5 Photocopy of original dummy, April 1983. 8/6 Photocopy of original dummy, April 1983, copy 2. 8/7 Photocopy of dummy. 8/8 Photocopy of dummy. 9/1 Typescript, January 1984. 9/2 Typescript, January 1984. 9/3 Typescript with comments, March 1984. 9/4 Typescript, April 1984. 9/5 Typescript, April 1984. 9/6 Typescript with comments, May 1984. 9/7 Typescript with comments, 1984. 9/8 Typescript with comments, 1985. 9/9 Galleys, May 1984. 9/10 Galleys with comments, client's proof, May 1984. 9/11 Galleys with comments, editor's proof, May 1984. 9/12 Galleys with comments, client's proof, August 1984. 9/13 Notes from Donna Brooks. 9/14 Photocopy proof of dust jacket. 9/15 Photographs, 1979 - 1984, 19 items. 9/16 " , 1979 - 1984, 18 items. 10/1 " , 1979 - 1984, 29 items. 10/2 " , 1979 - 1984, 21 items. 10/3 " , 1979 - 1984, 21 items. 10/4 " , 1979 - 1984, 13 items. 10/5 " , 1979 - 1984, 13 items. 10/6 Reviews, December 1984 - November 1986 and undated, 31 reviews. 10/7 Copies of pages from Life on Earth that use photographs from the book. The Harlequin Moth: Its Life Story by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1975). 10/8 Contract, 20 March 1975. 10/9 Correspondence, February 1978, 2 items. 10/10 Photographs, 45 items. 10/11 Reviews, October 1975 - October 1976, 11 reviews. A Horse's Body by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1981). 11/1 Photographs, 1982, 12 items. 11/2 " , 1980, 24 items. 11/3 " , 1980, 18 items. 11/4 " , 1 item (Oversized item, located in Box 34). 11/5 Slides, 1980, 1 slide. 11/6 Dust jacket, 9 copies. 11/7 Reviews, May 1981 - February 1982 and undated, 9 reviews. 11/8 Periodicals that use photos from the book, April 1982 - February 1983, 2 items. How to Tumble Polish Gemstones and Make Tumbled Gem Jewelry by Jerome Wexler (Mentone, California: Gemac Books, 1977). 11/9 Correspondence, 30 October 1972, 1 item. 11/10 Typescript with a few corrections. 11/11 Typescript with a few corrections, Part II. 11/12 Dummy with photographs, February 1977. 11/13 Dummy with photographs and a few comments. 12/1 Photographs, 1977, 30 items. 12/2 " , 1977, 25 items. 12/3 " , 1977, 26 items. 12/4 " , 1977, 19 items. 12/5 " , 1977, 32 items. 12/6 Proof prints, 18 pages. 12/7 " , 20 pages. 13/1 Slides, 23 slides. 13/2 " , 59 slides. 13/3 Periodicals that mention the publication, February 1977 - October 1981,4 items, and a publication order form. An Insect's Body by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1984). 13/4 Correspondence, 13 April 1984, 1 item. 13/5 Photographs, 1983, 16 items. 13/6 " , 1983, 7 items. 13/7 Proof prints, 9 pages. 13/8 " , 31 items. 13/9 Reviews, May - August 1984, 3 reviews. Jack-in-the-Pulpit by Jerome Wexler (New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1993). 13/10 Correspondence, 22 December 1993, 1 item. 13/11 Typescript, 1993. 13/12 Proof prints, 44 items. 13/13 Reviews, June - December 1993, 7 reviews. Maple Tree by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1968). 14/1 Contract, 30 January 1968. 14/2 Reviews, October 1968 - February 1970, 7 reviews. Milkweed by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1967). 14/3 Contract, 27 January, 1967. 14/4 Correspondence, 31 January 1967 - 14 October 1968, 4 items. 14/5 Photographs, 39 items. 14/6 Dust jacket. 14/7 Reviews, October - December 1967 and undated, 8 reviews. Mimosa, the Sensitive Plant by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1978). 14/8 Reviews, December 1978 - April 1980, 2 reviews. Mushrooms by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1986). 14/9 Correspondence, 1 item. 14/10 Photograph negatives, 10 items. 14/11 Proof prints, 8 items. 14/12 " , 13 pages. 14/13 " , 10 pages. 14/14 Reviews, April - June 1986, 4 reviews. My Puppy is Born by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1973). 14/15 Correspondence and fan mail, 6 November 1973 - 3 April 1987, 13 items. 14/16 Photographs, 18 items. 14/17 " , 11 items. 14/18 Reviews, July 1973 - May 1982, 17 reviews. Peanut by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1969). 15/1 Contract, 12 December 1968. 15/2 Photographs, 29 items. 15/3 " , 5 items. 15/4 Reviews, October 1969 - July 1973, 8 reviews. Pet Gerbils by Jerome Wexler (Niles, Illinois: Albert Whitman, 1990). 15/5 Correspondence with publisher, 16 December 1988, 3 items. 15/6 Typescript with comments. 15/7 Typescript, 1989. 15/8 Press sheets (Oversized items, located in Box 35). 15/9 Background information about gerbils. 15/10 Reviews, June 1991 and undated, 2 reviews. 15/11 Article about gerbils from Discover Magazine, July 1992. Pet Hamsters by Jerome Wexler (Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman, 1992). 15/12 Correspondence and fan mail, 21 August 1996 - 2 April 1997, 3 items. 15/13 Proof prints, 63 items. 15/14 Reviews, January 1992 - December 1995 and undated, 27 reviews. 15/15 Article about hamsters from an unknown publication. Pet Mice by Jerome Wexler (Niles, Illinois: Albert Whitman, 1989). 16/1 Correspondence and fan mail, 20 March 1990 - 1991, 5 items. 16/2 Typescript with comments. 16/3 Typescript, 1987. 16/4 Slides, 1987, 60 slides. 16/5 Dust jacket. 16/6 Review, July 1992, 1 review. The Plants We Eat by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler and Others (New York: William Morrow, 1981). 16/7 Photographs, 1980 - 1981, 31 items. 16/8 " , 1980 - 1981 and undated, 32 items. 16/9 Slides, 1981, 6 slides. 16/10 Reviews, October 1981 - April 1983, 3 reviews. Play With Plants by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1978). 16/11 Typescript. 16/12 Photographs, 1978, 68 items. 16/13 Reviews, April 1980 and undated, 2 reviews. Popcorn by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1976). 17/1 Dummy (Oversized items, located in Box 34). 17/2 Press sheets (Oversized items, located in Box 35). 17/3 Proof of book. 17/4 Photographs, 10 items. 17/5 " , 12 items. 17/6 " , 13 items. 17/7 " , 35 items. 17/8 Reviews, December 1976 - October 1978, 19 reviews. Queen Anne's Lace by Jerome Wexler (Morton Grove, Illinois: Albert Whitman, 1994). 17/9 Original typescript. 17/10 Typescript, June 1992. 17/11 Slides, 3 pages. 17/12 Reviews, April 1994 - September 1996 and undated, 20 reviews. Rock Tumbling: From Stones to Gems to Jewelry by Carolyn Meyer, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow and Company, 1975). 17/13 Contract, 28 January 1974. 17/14 Correspondence, 4 February 1974 - 11 February 1974, 3 items. 17/15 Photographs, 27 items. 17/16 " , 31 items. 18/1 " , 31 items. 18/2 " , 7 items. 18/3 Slides, 4 pages. 18/4 Reviews, July - December 1975 and undated, 8 reviews. Secrets of the Venus's Fly Trap by Jerome Wexler (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1981). 18/5 Correspondence and fan mail, 26 November 1980 - 28 March 1986, 7 items. 18/6 Typescript with comments, March 1977. 18/7 Typescript with notes on the side. 18/8 Dummy. 18/9 Dummy, Part II. 18/10 Dummy, 1979. 19/1 Dummy, February 1980. 19/2 Dummy, September 1980. 19/3 Dummy with comments, 1981. 19/4 Galleys with comments, January 1981. 19/5 Photographs, 1977 - 1980, 22 items. 19/6 " , 1979, 13 items. 19/7 " , 1977 - 1979, 14 items. 19/8 " , 1979 - 1980, 16 items. 19/9 " , 1977 - 1980, 38 items. 20/1 Reviews, June 1981 - February 1984 and undated, 31 reviews, and a packet of seeds. 20/2 Typescript for a slide show, November 1975. 20/3 Typescript for a slide show, February 1977. Seeds: Pop-Stick-Glide by Patricia Lauber, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: Crown Publishers, 1981). 20/4 Typescript with comments, 21 January 1980. 20/5 Photographs, 1980, 23 items. 20/6 " , 1980, 22 items. 20/7 " , 1980, 16 items. 20/8 " , 1980, 19 items. 20/9 " , 1980, 32 items. 20/10 " , 1980, 2 items. 21/1 Reviews, January 1982 - May 1987 and undated, 33 reviews. 21/2 American Book Awards, April 1992, 7 items. A Snake's Body by Joanna Cole, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1981). 21/3 Correspondence and fan mail, 1 November 1982 - 6 October 1986, 2 items. 21/4 Photographs, 1981, 4 items. 21/5 " , 1981, 29 items. 21/6 " , 1981, 55 items. 21/7 " , 1 item (Oversized items, located in Box 34). 21/8 Slides, 1981, 33 slides. 21/9 Reviews, October 1981 - February 1983, 10 reviews. 21/10 Cricket Magazine with excerpts from the book, October 1982. Sundew Stranglers: Plants That Eat Insects by Jerome Wexler (New York: Dutton Children's Books, 1995). 22/1 Correspondence, 14 January 1994 - 9 April 1996, 5 items. 22/2 Typescript, September 1994. 22/3 Reviews, June - August 1995, 4 reviews. The Tomato and Other Fruit Vegetables by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1970). 22/4 Contract, 22 January 1970. 22/5 Manuscript dummy with photographs (Oversized items, located in Box 34). 22/6 Dummy with photographs (Oversized items, located in Box 34). 22/7 Partial dummy, pages 33 - 47. 22/8 Press sheet (Oversized items, located in Box 35). 22/9 Photographs, 30 items. 22/10 Design of dust jacket. 22/11 Reviews, September - December 1970 and undated, 6 reviews. Vegetables From Stems and Leaves by Millicent E. Selsam, photographs by Jerome Wexler (New York: William Morrow, 1972). 23/1 Contract, 16 February 1972. 23/2 Reviews, October 1972 - Spring 1975, 12 reviews. Wonderful Pussy Willows by Jerome Wexler (New York: Dutton Children's Books,1992). 23/3 Correspondence and fan mail, 6 January 1992 - August 1993, 6 items. 23/4 Typescript with comments. 23/5 Typescript with comments. 23/6 Typescript, 9 pages. 23/7 Typescript with comments, 23 January 1991. 23/8 Galleys. 23/9 Dust jacket, 3 copies. 23/10 Reviews, March - Summer 1992 and undated, 5 reviews. D. OTHER PUBLICATIONS USING WEXLER'S PHOTOGRAPHS BOOKS 23/11 Better Dairying, 5th ed. (Boston:Wirthmore Feeds Inc., 1954) and 6th ed. (Waltham,Massachusetts: Wirthmore Feeds Inc., 1958). 23/12 Nature's Classroom by Michael Link (New York: National Audubon Society,1978). 23/13 Rabbits: Care and Feeding, 6th ed. (Waltham, Massachusetts: Wirthmore Feeds Inc.). 23/14 Timely Topics on Poultry Management, 12th ed. (Malden, Massachusetts:Wirthmore Feeds Inc., 1956). 23/15 Turkeys: Management and Marketing, 5th ed. (Malden, Massachusetts:Wirthmore Feeds Inc.). PERIODICALS 24/1 Audubon, January - February 1965. 24/2 Broiler Growing, August 1959. 24/3 Casa Claudia, March 1979. 24/4 The Christian Home Builder, Fall 1959. 24/5 Connecticut Artists, Spring - Summer 1980. 24/6 The Connecticut Writer, 1981. 24/7 Excavating Engineer, August 1958. 24/8 Flower and Garden, September 1978 - May 1983. 24/9 Gardening, April 1979. 24/10 House Plants and Porch Gardens, December 1976 - December 1978. 24/11 Instructor, March 1977. 24/12 Newsweek Focus, 19 July 1993. 24/13 Plants Alive, July 1975 - July 1976. 25/1 Ranger Rick's Nature Magazine, May - June 1970. 25/2 Science World, 10 January 1964 - 3 April 1964. 25/3 U.S. Camera, May 1963 - August 1964. 25/4 Miscellaneous, April 1954 - February 1977 and undated, 40 items. NEWSPAPERS 25/5 The Milford Citizen, "Closeups on Nature," 1970 - 1971. 25/6 The Orange County Register, 1 September 1992. 25/7 Miscellaneous, January 1954 - June 1986 and undated, 50 items. PAMPHLETS 25/8 Destructive Alfalfa Insects (Storrs, CT: Agricultural Extension Service). 25/9 Let's Grow 100 Bushel...20 Ton Corn Crops (West Springfield, Massachusetts: Eastern States Farmers' Exchange, August 1957). NEWSLETTERS 25/10 CABA Newsletter, March 1954 - December 1958. 26/11 Carolina Co-operator, January 1955 - September 1964. 25/12 Eastern States Cooperator, April 1956 - July 1958. 25/13 New England Farm Finance, December 1955 - March 1959. 25/14 Milky Way, May 1954 - July 1961. 25/15 NESBA Newsletter, January 1959 - December 1960. 25/16 New York Artificial Breeders' Co-operator, January 1956 - January 1960. 25/17 Science Newsletter, 3 September 1966. 26/1 Southern States Cooperative Farmer, August 1954 - August 1966. 26/2 Turkey World, January - June 1957. 26/3 Wirthmore newsletters, May 1954 - 1957. 26/4 Miscellaneous, September 1953 - Summer 1983 and undated, 75 items. ADVERTISEMENTS 26/5 FCX dairy feeds, January 1955 - August 1962 and undated, 18 items. 26/6 FCX chicken feeds, February 1954 - October 1963 and undated, 39 items. 26/7 Miscellaneous FCX products, February 1954 - December 1963 and undated, 23 items. 26/8 Hurlbut Calcium & Chemical Company's high calcium and barn lime, September - December 1955 and undated, 10 items. 26/9 Pfizer's Terramycin poultry formula, July 1956 - June 1959 and undated, 16 items. 26/10 Dr. Salsbury's Histostat, January 1957 - August 1958 and undated, 7 items. 26/11 Miscellaneous, March 1954 - March 1962 and undated, 111 items. E. SCRAPBOOK OF PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS 26/12 Materials from a personal scrapbook of publications and periodicals that used Wexler's photographs, February 1954 - June 1959 and undated, 15 items. F. MISCELLANEOUS PHOTOGRAPHS 27/1 Miscellaneous photographs taken by Wexler, undated, 5 items. 27/2 Miscellaneous photographs, undated, 9 items. 27/3 Miscellaneous photographs, undated, 5 items. 27/4 Miscellaneous photographs, undated, 6 items. 27/5 Miscellaneous photographs, undated, 4 items. 27/6 Miscellaneous photographs, 1951 - 1958, 79 items. 27/7 Miscellaneous photographs, 1951 - 1958, 72 items. 27/8 Photograph of Millicent E. Selsam with a group of children, undated, 1 item. G. ROYALTY STATEMENTS 28/1 Personal records, 1966 - 1981. 28/2 Publishers' records, 1968 - 1980. 28/3 " , 1980 - 1982. 28/4 " , 1983 - 1984. 28/5 " , 1985 - 1986. 28/6 " , 1987 - 1988. 29/1 " , 1988 - 1990. 29/2 " , 1990 - 1991. 29/3 " , 1991 - 1992. 29/4 " , 1992 - 1993. 29/5 " , 1993 - 1994. 29/6 " , 1994 - 1996. H. UNPUBLISHED MATERIALS "African Violets" 29/7 Typescript with photographs. 29/8 Photographs, 1979 - 1980, 25 items. "Did You Know That" 30/1 Typescript with photocopied photographs. "Look What I Found in the Park" 30/2 Typescript with photocopied photographs, revision 3, 1991. 30/3 Typescript with photocopied photographs, revision A, 1992. 30/4 Photographs, 1980 - 1983 and undated, 31 items. "Magic Magnifying Glass" 30/5 Typescript with comments. I. PUBLISHERS' CATALOGS 30/6 Albert Whitman, 1988 - 1991, 7 items. 30/7 Albert Whitman, 1992 - 1996, 5 items. 31/1 Crown Publishing Group, 1982 - 1987, 5 items. 31/2 Crown Publishing Group, 1988 - 1991, 5 items. 31/3 Dodd, Mead & Company, 1984, 2 items. 31/4 Dutton Children's Books, 1993 - 1995, 5 items. 31/5 William Morrow, 1967 - 1968, 3 items. 32/1 William Morrow, 1969 - 1971, 3 items. 32/2 William Morrow, 1972 - 1996, 6 items. 32/3 Miscellaneous catalogs and guides, 1981 - 1986, 8 items. 32/4 Miscellaneous catalogs, 1988 - 1990, 2 items. J. Original Newspapers 33/1 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1954 - 1995. 33/2 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1954 - 1995. 33/3 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1954 - 1995. 33/4 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1954 - 1995. 33/5 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1954 - 1995. 33/6 Miscellaneous newspaper articles, 1954 - 1995.

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