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Anne Rockwell Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-65

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for seventy-four titles published between 1966 and 1999. The collection includes typescripts, front matter, galley proofs, layout notes, notes and a style sheet, a small amount of correspondence, illustrations done in a variety of media many with mechanicals, separations, dummies, layouts, color samples, jackets, proofs and photocopies. Some of the work in this collection was done in collaboration with Harlow Rockwell, Anne Rockwell's husband and frequent collaborator. Additional material related to Anne Rockwell's work may be found in the Harlow Rockwell Collection.

Dates

  • 1966-1999

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Anne Rockwell was born February 8, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee. She studied at the Sculpture Center in New York and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Anne Rockwell wrote and illustrated her first book for children, Paul and Arthur Search for an Egg, in 1964. Throughout her long and prolific career, Anne Rockwell has written and illustrated dozens of books, many with her husband, the artist and author, Harlow Rockwell; their daughter, Lizzy also illustrates children's books. Anne Rockwell write and illustrates both fiction and non-fiction, the latter includes adaptation of folktales, and science and historical book. Her works for older children are noted for their detail in both text and illustration, and clarity. She has written a number of books including Temple on a Hilland Filippo's Domethat enlighten older readers about the history of several famous buildings and the men who planned and built them. Anne Rockwell's works for younger children, many done in collaboration with Harlow Rockwell, focus on the experiences, events, and places that make up the very young child's world. Her texts and illustrations are simple and realistic with careful attention to detail and realism, yet they are never simplistic or dull. The books in the "My World" series offer young readers the chance to encounter familiar yet stimulating situations. Anne Rockwell works in a variety of media, and is perhaps best-known for the ink and watercolor illustrations found in her books for young readers that are easily recognizable and admired by critics and children alike.

Extent

2.2 Linear Feet (2.2 linear ft (manuscripts) and 15.5 cu ft (illustrations))

Abstract

Anne Rockwell's papers focus on her work as an author and illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for seventy-four titles published between 1966 and 1994. The collection includes typescripts, front matter, galley proofs, layout notes, notes, and a style sheet, a small amount of correspondence, illustrations done in a variety of media many with separations, studies and sketches done in a variety of media, paste-ups and mechanicals, separations, dummies, layouts, color samples, jackets, proofs and photocopies. Some of the work in this collection was done in collaboration with Harlow Rockwell, Anne Rockwell's husband and frequent collaborator. Additional material related to Anne Rockwell's work may be found in the Harlow Rockwell Collection.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

This collection was placed on permanent loan in several installments at the Children's Literature Research Collection by Anne Rockwell, beginning in 1968 and continuing throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Gift of: Rockwell, Anne

Processing Information

This collection was processed with financial assistance from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Title
Anne Rockwell Collection
Author
Christina Cowan
Date
08/1996
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library