Jack Sendak Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains written material for The Magic Tears, published in 1971 and illustrated by Mitchell Miller. The file contains several drafts, as well as page proofs.
- Sendak, Jack (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
Jack Sendak was born in 1923 Brooklyn, New York, and was the brother of author-illustrator Maurice Sendak, who illustrated several of his books. In addition to his writing, which was known for it's magical themes, Sendak served in the army during World War II, and worked for Emerson Radio and the US Postal Service. He died in 1995.
Source: Obituary, New York Times, 02/04/1995. http://www.nytimes.com/1995/02/04/obituaries/jack-sendak-71-a-writer-of-surrealist-books-for-children.html
Language of Materials
The collection contains written production material for one title by Jack Sendak.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Jack Sendak.
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Magic -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Jack Sendak Papers, 1971
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- August 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library