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Harlow Rockwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-98

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1966 and 1989; one title, My Spring Robin, was illustrated jointly with Lizzy Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell's daughter. The collection includes corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a note, illustrations done in a variety of media some with separations, studies, dummies, paste-ups, a photocopy and layouts. Additional material related to Harlow Rockwell's work may be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection, Harlow Rockwell's wife and frequent collaborator.

Dates

  • 1966-1989

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). 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.

Biographical Sketch

Harlow Rockwell was born in 1910. He studied at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, and at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He wrote and illustrated his first picture book for children, [the]ABC Book, in 1961. Throughout his long and prolific career, Harlow Rockwell collaborated on many picture books for very young readers with his wife, Anne Rockwell; he also co-illustrated My Spring Robinwith their daughter, Lizzy Rockwell. Harlow Rockwell's books focus on the experiences, events, and places that make up a young child's' world such as going to the dentist, or barber, or working in the kitchen. His books' text and illustration are simple and realistic with precise detail yet they are never simplistic or dull. Harlow Rockwell's illustrations and text have enough variety and high level of recognizability to capture and maintain a young child's interest. Harlow Rockwell worked primarily in ink and watercolor and his work alone or in collaboration with Anne Rockwell is easily recognizable, admired by critics, and enjoyed by young readers. Harlow Rockwell died on April 7, 1988

Extent

4 Cubic Feet

Abstract

Harlow Rockwell's papers focus on his work as an author and illustrator of picture books for children. The collection contains production material for six titles published between 1966 and 1989. One title, My Spring Robin, was illustrated with his daughter, Lizzy Rockwell. The collection contains corrected typescripts, corrected galley proofs, a note, illustrations done in a variety of media some with separations, studies, dummies, paste-ups, a photocopy, and layouts. Additional material related to Harlow Rockwell's work may be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection, Harlow Rockwell's wife and frequent collaborator.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

This collection was placed on permanent loan at the Children's Literature Research Collection by Harlow and Anne Rockwell. Additional information about the collection's provenance can be found in the Anne Rockwell Collection Papers

Gift of: Rockwell, Harlow

Processing Information

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Title
Harlow Rockwell Papers
Author
Christina Cowan
Date
1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library