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Feodor Rojankovsky Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1416

Scope and Contents

The collection contains various illustrative production material for several children's books published between 1931 and 1967. Items include a watercolor illustration, studies done in a variety of media, proofs, and dummies. The collection also contains a watercolor done for a cover of Story Parademagazine and some miscellaneous artwork done in a variety of media, with one item inscribed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan, as well as miscellaneous prints and posters.

Dates

  • circa 1931-circa 1967

Creator

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

Feodor Rojankovsky was born December 24, 1891 in Mitava, Russia. He attended the Moscow Fine Arts Academy from 1912-1914, served in the Russian Army during World War I, and began illustrating children's books during the Russian Revolution. After the Revolution, he left Russia and worked in Europe, living in France for many years. In 1931, he illustrated Daniel Boone: Les Adventures d'un Chasseur Americain Parmi les Peaux-Rouges. Feodor Rojankovsky came to the United States in 1941 and began illustrating books for many children's authors. He also wrote as well as illustrated several books beginning with The Great Big Animal Bookin 1952. In 1956 he received the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went-A-Countin'. Feodor Rojankovsky died in 1970.

Biographical source:

"Feodor (Stepanovich) Rojankovsky (1891-1970)." Something About the Author. Volume 21. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1980.

Extent

2 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains various illustrative material and prints related to illustrator Feodor Rojankovsky.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the original art was given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who in turn donated his collection to the University of Minnesota. Feodor Rojankovsky gave on additional piece to the University of Minnesota in the 1960s.
Title
Feodor Rojankovsky Collection, circa 1931-circa 1967
Status
Completed
Author
Christina Cowan
Date
02/1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • September 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library