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Hardie Gramatky papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1567

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the life and career of illustrator, author, and painter, Hardie Gramatky. Materials in the collection include correspondence, photographs, personal papers, and materials related to Gramatky's career as a children's book author and illustrator.

Dates

  • 1864 - 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Boxes 24, 57-59, 93 (audiovisual material): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Box 61 (born digital material): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.

Conditions Governing Use

The Hardie Gramatky Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Linda Gramatky Smith on the Jockey Hollow Fund, 2015. Gift of Linda Gramatky Smith, 2017.

Arrangement

Material within this collection has been organized by acquisition reflecting the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. Researchers should note that material within each acquisition overlaps with/or relates to material found in other acquisitions. Researchers should also note that similar material can be arranged differently in each acquisition, depending on how the material was organized when it was received by the library.

Extent

106.2 Linear Feet (103 containers)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.gramatky

Overview

The collection documents the life and career of illustrator, author, and painter, Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979). Materials in the collection include correspondence, photographs, personal papers, and materials related to Gramatky's career as a children's book author and illustrator.

Biographical / Historical

Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979) was an American illustrator, painter, and author. He was best known for writing and illustrating children's books, the most famous of which was Little Toot. As a painter, Gramatky gained recognition as a watercolorist, and his works are part of the permanent collections of many American art museums.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Hardie Gramatky Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
February 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
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Location

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New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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