Hardie Gramatky Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection includes both written and illustrative materials for ten children's books. Written materials include correspondence, typescripts, and manuscripts. Illustrative materials include illustrations, sketches, and studies in a variety of media, dummies, proofs, separations, and layouts. The collection also contains correspondence with Dr. Irvin Kerlan, and a framed reproduction.
- Creation: circa 1939-circa 1975
- Gramatky, Hardie, 1907-1979 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Hardie Gramatky was born April 12, 1907, in Dallas, Texas, and died April 29, 1979 in Westport, Connecticut. He was an author and illustrator who was head animator for the Walt Disney Studio from 1930-1936. Following World War II he became a free-lance writer and illustrator. One of his best known works is Little Toot, a story about a tugboat that was made into a cartoon by Disney.
"Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979)." Something About the Author. Vol. 30. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1983.
12.5 Cubic Feet (9 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains both written and illustrative production materials for children's books created by Hardie Gramatky.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Hardie Gramatky.
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- Children's literature, American
- Illustration of books -- 20th century
- Illustrators -- United States
- Sea stories
Genre / Form
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Automobiles -- Juvenile fiction
- Children's literature -- Illustrations
- Children's stories, American
- Circus -- Juvenile fiction
- Donkeys -- Juvenile fiction
- Elephants -- Juvenile fiction
- Farms -- Juvenile fiction
- Fire engines -- Juvenile fiction
- Picture books
- Trolley cars -- Juvenile fiction
- Tugboats -- Juvenile fiction
- Hardie Gramatky Papers, circa 1939-circa 1975
- Jim Eyer
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- September 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library