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Blair Lent Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-49

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for eighteen titles published between 1964 and 1979, and some artwork for a Durr Reader published in 1969. The collection includes illustrations done in a variety of media and many with separations, studies, dummies, proofs, notes, and typescripts.

Dates

  • 1964-1979

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

Blair Lent was born January 22, 1930 in Boston Massachusetts. He graduated from the Museum of Fine Arts School of Art in 1953 and later studied art in Switzerland and Italy. In the 1950s, he worked as an assistant art director and creative designer and in the 1960s began illustrating and writing children's books. Many of his ideas for books and illustrations come from the folklore of Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa, and his own travel experiences. He received the Caldecott Medal in 1973 for The Funny Little Woman, a Caldecott Honor for Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Skyin 1969; he also received Caldecott Honors for The Angry Moon(1971) and The Wave(1965). Blair Lent works in a variety of media including cardboard cuts, pen and ink and wash drawings, and acrylic painting, His attention to detail and sense of place are evident in his works. Blair Lent has continued to write and illustrate children's books throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Extent

000 Linear Feet

Abstract

Blair Lent's papers focus on his work as an author and illustrator of children's picture books. The collection contains production material for eighteen titles published between 1964 and 1979, and some artwork for a Durr Reader published in 1969. The collection includes illustrations done in a variety of media and many with separations, studies, dummies, proofs, notes, and typescripts.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

This collection was placed on permanent loan at the University of Minnesota Children's Literature Research Collection by Blair Lent in 1979

Gift of: Lent, Blair

Creator

Title
Blair Lent Papers
Author
David E Byer
Date
05/31/2005
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

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library