David McPhail Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains illustrative material, and a small amount of written material, for 3 titles. The written material contains a corrected holograph, typescripts, one photocopied, sketches with a holograph, and correspondence. Illustrative material includes illustrations in ink, pencil and ink, watercolor, sheets with combinations of all three, ink studies with notes, photocopied illustrations, photocopied dummy, proof dummy, ink dummies, ink and watercolor illustrations with separations, separations, ink sketches, correspondence, pasteups, and ink wash separations.
- McPhail, David, 1940- (Person)
Language of Materials
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David McPhail was born June 30, 1940, in Newburyport, Mass. As a young man he had a factory job, which he found depressing. For a while he also played guitar (he knew four chords) in a rock band. Eventually he attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, which led to his becoming an author and illustrator of children's books. Most of the books he has written are self-illustrated. His first series character to become will known was Pig Pig, which is only one of a number of animal characters that he developed. Another favorite character is Edward, a small boy. His books are characterized by vivid detail, lively action, and humorous characters. McPhail has received numerous awards and honors for his work.
Biographical Sources: Something About the Author,vols. 32, 47, 81, 140
3 Cubic Feet (1 folder -- written; 3 boxes -- illustrative)
The collection contains illustrative material and a small amount of written material for 3 titles.
See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Gift of: McPhail, David
- David McPhail Papers
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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- Description is in English
Collecting Area Details
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