Du Bois, William Pène, 1916-
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 3.25 linear ft. (8 boxes, 5 map case folders).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
The bulk of the collection consists of materials for twenty-two of the children's books he wrote and illustrated. The file for each book includes one or moreof the following: manuscripts, typescripts (edited or unedited), galley proofs, author's notes, mock-ups (text only or illustrated), dust jackets, original artwork, photostats of illustrations, or newspaper reviews. The collection also includes his original art work for books by other authors. In addition, the collection includes a small amount of correspondence with friends, his publisher,and with the company restoring his vintage Rolls-Royce. His personal files include a scrapbook containing clippings of his artwork published in magazines, and the articles he wrote as an Army newspaper editor/reporter during World War II; citations and awards; photographs; a recording of radio interview made during the early 1970s; files of information on his father, art critic and painterGuy Pène Du Bois, and his cousin, stage designer Raoul Pène du Bois.
William Sherman Pène Du Bois was an illustrator and award-winning children's author.
Controlled Access Terms
- Du Bois, William Pène, 1916-
- Children's books.
- Illustration of books.
- Rolls-Royce automobile.
- Galley proofs.
- Manuscripts for publication.
Additional Creator Names
- Chalmers, Mary, 1927-
- Pène du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958.
- Du Bois, Raoul Pène, 1914-1985.