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JEAN ZALLINGER PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG1084
1971-1986
1.60 cu.ft. ( 3 boxes)

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


Provenance
Material was donated by Jean Day Zallinger from 1977 to 1986.

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
Jean Day Zallinger was born on February 15, 1918 in Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art after four years. Because Massachusetts gave no degree she applied for a scholarship to go to Yale University. She graduated in 1942 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She taught classes at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut with her husband Rudolph Zallinger, who is also an artist. She has illustrated for Life, Collier's Encyclopedia, and a Time-Life series. In 1982, Dinosaurs, Asteroids, & Superstars: Why the Dinosaurs Disappeared (1982) won the Outstanding Science Book for Children. She retired from Paier in 1996 and is still illustrating. Her next book will be Lizards, which will be published in paperback by Scholastic.

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Scope and Content
The collection has original illustrations, sketches, layouts, dummies, and blues for five information trade books. There is also a few pieces of correspondence. The illustrations are done in pencil and some have color separations. All of the illustrations are very detailed and have complex color overlays. The Biography of the Ant (1974) is a trade book about how ants live, feed, and nest. There are layouts with the color separations, a dummy, and a mounted illustration of the jacket cover. Another trade book with color separations and black line illustrations is Discovering What Gerbils Do (1971). The book details the habits and peculiarities of owning gerbils and how they interact with humans. What We Find Under Rocks (1971) also has detailed illustrations with color separations of insects, larvae, and other small creatures found under rocks. There is also a set of blues with the final illustrations for this title.

The Natural History of the Nose (1976) is also a trade book that discusses the sizes, shapes, and varieties of noses for all sorts of land animals, birds, underwater creatures, and humans. The first set of layouts are sketches with text paste-ups. After the text was reworked, Zallinger went back and did the layouts again with final illustrations, color separations, and text paste-ups.

Zallinger's most awarded illustrations are in Dinosaurs, Asteroids, & Superstars: Why the Dinosaurs Disappeared (1982). The collection includes a dummy with pencil sketches, an illustration of the title page, and a sketch that was not used. After the dummy was finished, the size of the book and the arrangement of the text were changed. Because she was unsure of how the text would finally appear at the beginning of chapters 2-8, she drew a new sketch overlay and a final illustration when the changed text arrived. These chapter beginnings are all mounted, however, the final illustrations for the other pages are not.

Related Collections
See Franklyn M. Branley papers (DG 0112) for related materials about Dinosaurs, Asteroids, & Superstars: Why the Dinosaurs Disappeared (1982).

Series and Subseries

A. Books


Box Inventory

Box/Folder 

A. Books

     Biography of an Ant by Alice Lightner Hopf, illustrated by Jean Zallinger
     (New York:  Putnam, 1974).

     1/1       Dummy, includes original pencil sketches, 4 items.

     1/2-1/12  Layouts with text paste-ups and original pencil and ink illustrations
               with 2 piece color separations,

     1/2            pp. 1-5.

     1/3            pp. 6-11.

     1/4            pp. 12-17.

     1/5            pp. 18-23.

     1/6            pp. 24-29.

     1/7            pp. 30-35.

     1/8            pp. 36-41.

     1/9            pp. 42-47.

     1/10           pp. 48-53.

     1/11           pp. 54-59.

     1/12           pp. 60-64.

     1/13      Mounted illustration, pencil of jacket cover.

     Dinosaurs, Asteroids, & Superstars: Why the Dinosaurs Disappeared
     by Franklyn Mansfield Branley, illustrated by Jean Zallinger (New York:
     Crowell, 1982).

     1/14      Correspondence, 1982-1986, 4 items.     

     1/15-1/16 Dummy, includes original pencil sketches, 

     1/15           21 pp.

     1/16           20 pp.

     1/17      Illustration of title page, copied on lamination paper, 1 item.

     1/18      Original pencil sketch and illustration, not used, 1 item.

     2/1-2/4   Mounted illustrations, pencil originals with sketch overlays,

     2/1            pp. 10-11.

     		    pp. 28-29.

     2/2            pp. 40-41.

		    pp. 48-49.

     2/3            pp. 58-59.
     
     		    pp. 64-65.

     2/4            pp. 74-75.

     2/5-2/12  Original illustrations, "pencil finishes,"

     2/5            pp. "x"-1, 2-3, and 7.

     2/6            pp. 8, 9, and 12-13.

     2/7            pp. 14-15, 22, and 23.

     2/8            pp. 25, 26-27, and 31.

     2/9            pp. 34, 36, and 43.

     2/10           pp. 51-54.

     2/11           pp. 56, 62-63, and 66-67.

     2/12           pp. 68, 71, and 73.      

     Discovering What Gerbils Do by Seymour Simon, illustrated by Jean
     Zallinger (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971). 

     2/13      Correspondence, 1972, 1 item.

     2/14-2/15 Original illustrations, pencil with 2 piece color separations,        

     2/14           pp. 2, 6, 15, and 18.

     2/15           pp. 22, 30, 46, and 47.

     2/16-2/17 Original illustrations, pencil for black line only,

     2/16           pp. 1, 8, 13, 16, 20, and 25.

     2/17           pp. 28, 32, 36, 38, 40, and 44.

     The Natural History of the Nose by Lisbeth Zappler, illustrated by
     Jean Zallinger (Garden City: Doubleday, 1976).

     3/1-3/11  Layouts with text paste-ups and original pencil sketches,

     3/1            pp. 1-5.

     3/2            pp. 6-11.

     3/3            pp. 12-17.

     3/4            pp. 18-23.

     3/5            pp. 24-29.

     3/6            pp. 30-35.

     3/7            pp. 36-41.

     3/8            pp. 42-47.

     3/9            pp. 48-53.

     3/10           pp. 54-59.

     3/11           pp. 60-64.      

     3/12-3/22 Layouts with text paste-ups and original pencil illustrations with 2
               piece color separations,

     3/12           pp. 1-5.

     3/13           pp. 6-11.

     3/14           pp. 12-17.

     3/15           pp. 18-23.

     3/16           pp. 24-29.

     3/17           pp. 30-35.

     3/18           pp. 36-41.

     3/19           pp. 42-47.

     3/20           pp. 48-53.

     3/21           pp. 54-59.

     3/22           pp. 60-64.

     3/23      Mounted illustration, pencil of jacket cover.

     What We Find When We Look Under Rocks by Frances L. Behnke,
     illustrated by Jean Zallinger (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971).

     3/24-3/27 Original illustrations, pencil for black line only,

     3/24           pp. 2-3, 6-7, and 10-11.

     3/25           pp. 14, 15, 18, 19, and 21.

     3/26           pp. 22 top and bottom, 23 top and bottom, 26, 27, and 28.

     3/27           pp. 30 top and bottom, 31 top and bottom, 34, and 36 top
                    and bottom.

     3/28-3/30 Original illustrations, pencil with 2 piece color separations,

     3/28           pp. 8-9, 12, 13, and 16 top and bottom.
     
     3/29           pp. 20, 24, 25 and 29.

     3/30           pp. 32, 33, 35, and 37.

     3/31      Original illustration with paste-up text, pencil with 2 piece color
               separations, pp. 38-39.

               Original illustrations with paste-up text, pencil for black line only,
               p. 17 top and bottom.

     3/32      Blues, minor corrections, 3 items.
 


Processed: November 5, 1997
Revised: July 2001

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