Research Catalog

William Pène Du Bois papers,

Title
William Pène Du Bois papers, 1940s-1970s.
Author
Pène du Bois, William, 1916-1993.
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
3.25 linear ft. (8 boxes, 5 map case folders).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Galley proofs.
  • Illustrations.
  • Manuscripts for publication.
  • Photographs.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Kim, Willa
Biography (note)
  • William Sherman Pène Du Bois was an illustrator and award-winning children's author.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Processed
Call Number
MssCol 851
Author
Pène du Bois, William, 1916-1993.
Title
William Pène Du Bois papers, 1940s-1970s.
Summary
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 more of 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 painter Guy Pène Du Bois, and his cousin, stage designer Raoul Pène du Bois.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
William Sherman Pène Du Bois was an illustrator and award-winning children's author.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Connect to:
Occupation
Authors.
Illustrators.
Added Author
Chalmers, Mary, 1927-
Pène du Bois, Guy, 1884-1958.
Du Bois, Raoul Pène, 1914-1985.
Research Call Number
MssCol 851
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