David Pelletier Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection contains material pertaining to the publication The Graphic Alphabet. Materials include art, correspondence, reviews, clippings, art negatives, awards, catalogs and contracts. There is a silkscreen test of one of the images from the book that was not used for the final production as well as an x-ray print-out of hands that was used for the letter “X” in the book. There are several rejection letters from publishing houses and there are fan letters from students and teachers. There are also numerous clippings of reviews of the book.
- 1993 - 1997
- Pelletier, David (David E.) (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
David Pelletier is a graphic artist who lives in New York City. He is the Caldacott Award-winning creator of The Graphic Alphabet. The idea for this book came from his career and his personal interest in letterforms.
.94 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger and 2 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
David Pelletier’s papers focus on his work on the book The Graphic Alphabet. The collection consists of correspondence, reviews, clippings and research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of David Pelletier
- Alphabet books -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature 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
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- prints (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- David Pelletier Papers, 1993-1997
- Kristell Benson
- March 22, 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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