Hunter Family Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains three crayon drawings for a children's book by Evan Hunter, The Remarkable Harry, illustrated by the Hunter children and assisted by Anita Hunter.
The book describes the effort made by the family to create the project: "The book is a family project, slightly inspired the story of Icarus. When Evan Hunter made up the story of Harry, his wife and three boys fell in love with the character. The family created the book, which was written by Evan Hunter, illustrated by the sons, assisted by the mom, Anita Hunter, who wrote the introduction and offered encouragement and cookies."
- circa 1961
- Hunter, Evan, 1926-2005 (Author, Person)
- Hunter , Ted (Illustrator, Person)
- Hunter, Mark (Illustrator, Person)
- Hunter, Richard (Illustrator, 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
Evan Hunter (born Salvatore Albert Lombino) was born in 1926 in New York, and was an American author and screenwriter. He published under a variety of names, including Ed McBain, under which he published police procedurals, and others. He published the children's book The Remarkable Harry, with assistance from his family, including his then-wife, Anita Melnick, and his sons Ted, Mark, and Richard, who illustrated the book. Evan Hunter died in 2005.
Stasio, Marilyn. "Evan Hunter, Writer Who Created Police Procedural, Dies at 78." Obituary. The New York Times, July 7, 2005.
Language of Materials
The collection contains three crayon drawings for a children's book by Evan Hunter, The Remarkable Harry, illustrated by the Hunter children.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the collection through Dr. Irvin Kerlan.
- Children's art Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Drawings (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Humorous stories Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stories in rhyme Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hunter Family Collection, circa 1961
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- July 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library