Thacher Hurd papers
Scope and Contents
Included are illustrations and manuscripts for Mama Don’t Allow, Art Dog, Zoom City, and Moo Cow Kaboom!, as well as unpublished works by Hurd and books he illustrated for other authors. The collection also contains photographs and artwork for projects unrelated to his children’s books, files related to Peaceable Kingdom Press, and a small amount of personal papers, which include early drawings and paintings by Hurd and artwork he created in college. Among the correspondents are Clement Hurd, Edith Thacher Hurd, Olivia Scott Hurd, James Marshall, Clyde Robert Bulla, Helen Frost, and Susan Terris, in addition to his literary agency Curtis Brown Ltd., and editors and executives from Harper & Row, Crown Publishers, and Henry Holt and Co.
- 1949 - 2017
- Hurd, Thacher (Author)
Conditions Governing Access
Box 40 (computer media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Box 41 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
50.93 Linear Feet ((41 boxes) + 1 art, 1 broadside)
Language of Materials
A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog
Thacher Hurd (1949-)
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 based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Folder titles in brackets were supplied by staff during processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Audiovisual materials
- Authors -- United States -- 21st century
- Born digital
- Bulla, Clyde Robert
- Children's literature -- Illustrations
- Children's literature, American -- 21st century
- Crown Group
- Curtis Brown Ltd
- Dummies (Printed matter)
- Etching plates
- Etchings (prints)
- Frost, Helen, 1949-
- Gouaches (paintings)
- Harper & Row, Publishers
- Hurd, Clement, 1908-1988
- Hurd, Edith Thacher, 1910-1997
- Hurd, Olivia, 1946-
- Hurd, Thacher
- Illustrators -- United States -- 21st century
- Illustrators -- United States -- Archives
- Mechanical toys
- Negatives (photographic)
- Peaceable Kingdom Press
- Picture books for children -- United States
- Proofs (printed matter)
- Terris, Susan
- Watercolors (paintings)
- Hurd, Thacher (Author)
- Guide to the Thacher Hurd Papers
- by Brooke McManus
- July 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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