Mozelle Thompson Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains tempera illustrations, separations, and related materials for the children's book, Pumpkinseeds.
- circa 1969
- Thompson, Mozelle, 1926-1969 (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
Mozelle Thompson was an African American artist and illustrator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1926 and educated at Parsons School of Design, the Art Students League, and New York University. He primarily worked as a commercial artist, illustrating book jackets, album covers, magazines, and posters. Thompson died in 1969.
Malls, J. "The Untold Story of Pioneering Cover Artist Mozelle Thompson." Carnegie Museum of Art. February 9, 2016. https://storyboard.cmoa.org/2016/02/the-untold-story-of-pioneering-cover-artist-mozelle-thompson/
Language of Materials
Collection contains tempera illustrations and production materials for one children's book illustred by Mozelle Thompson.
- African Americans -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Color separation (technique) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Tempera paintings Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Mozelle Thompson Papers, circa 1969
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- February 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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