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Ashley Bryan was born on July 13, 1923 in Harlem, New York, the second of six children of Antigua immigrants and childhood sweethearts, Ernest Bryan and Olive (Carty) Bryan. Bryan later recalled that he "cannot remember a time when I have not been drawing and painting." His artistic talent was recognized by his father, a printer by trade, who provided him with a steady supply of paper left over from printing orders. Bryan and his siblings were raised in an apartment in the Bronx, New York, and their mother, a seamstress by trade, decorated the naturally lit spaces in their home with flowers and plants, and "where there was no light she made colorful crepe paper flowers to brighten the shadowed areas." Bryan's father was an avid bird enthusiast, once housing "over 100 birds, canaries, finches, warblers, [and] parakeets," whose cages lined the living room (Ashley Bryan papers, Autobiography drafts).

During their early childhood, Bryan and his siblings were encouraged to take Works Progress Administration (WPA) art and music classes. While in kindergarten, Bryan authored, illustrated, published, and distributed an alphabet book, the first of many books Bryan would publish in his lifetime. Bryan and his siblings attended P.S. 2, where they were educated with Irish, Italian, German, Polish, Jewish, and fellow Black students, where each school day began with poetry recitations by students.

Bryan's mother read Bible stories to her children and the Bryan family became the first Black family to join St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Bronx, a building that Bryan had admired for its ornate stained-glass windows while walking to school.

Bryan attended Benjamin Franklin Junior High School and Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, where he developed his portfolio of artwork which he used to apply to leading art colleges. According to Bryan, an admissions officer from one institution claimed, that it was "the best portfolio that he had seen [but] that it would be a waste to give a scholarship to a 'colored' person" (Ashley Bryan papers, Autobiography drafts). Despite this setback, he applied to the Cooper Union School of Art and Engineering. In 1940, after a blind entrance exam process, Bryan was accepted to Cooper Union as the only Black student in his class, where he pursued painting as his primary discipline in addition to sculpture, calligraphy, design, and book illustration.

In March 1943, Bryan was inducted into the Army to serve in World War II, assigned to the segregated 207th Port Company, 502nd Port Battalion as a stevedore, forcing him to forgo his studies at Cooper Union. After receiving basic training at Camp Myles Standish in Taunton, Massachusetts, he was listed as a Winch Operator, graded as a Tech Sergeant, and assigned to work at the dockyards in Boston. Bryan befriended the children of the South Boston community where he lived and taught them to draw during his free time. Shortly thereafter, the battalion sailed from Boston to Scotland, and he was given special permission from Colonel Pierce, the battalion commander, to attend Glasgow School of Art, where he was educated to draw from plaster casts of Greek and Roman statues. On June 9, 1944–three days after D-Day–the battalion landed on Omaha Beach and was stationed in nearby Le Havre shortly thereafter. Bryan spent much of his free time drawing, later remarking that he "kept a sketch pad and art supplies in [his] gas mask" and that his fellow soldiers "admired and supported [his] artwork" (Ashley Bryan papers, Autobiography drafts). Bryan also wrote many letters during this time, regularly corresponding with Cooper Union friend, Eva Brussels [Mason].

In 1946, Bryan was honorably discharged from the Army and returned to Cooper Union, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in June. Shortly thereafter, Bryan was awarded a summer scholarship to the newly founded Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. During his time in Maine, Bryan discovered what would become the site of his annual summer painting retreats and eventual home on the Cranberry Islands.

Later in 1946, Bryan enrolled at Columbia University, where he studied as an undergraduate philosophy major. During his studies, Bryan befriended Kurt and Helen Wolff, founders of Pantheon Books, who were working on a book of African folktales with Professor Paul Radin. Impressed with his illustrations to Aesop's Fables from his time at Cooper Union, the Wolffs assigned Bryan the task of illustrating Radin's tales. Although these illustrations weren't used for publication, the experience working with and illustrating African folktales would later become a major artistic and professional focus for Bryan.

After graduating from Columbia University in 1950, Bryan sailed back to France to continue his education under the GI Bill in Aix-en-Provence at the Universite d'aix-Marseille and attended the festival commemorating the 200th anniversary of Johann Sebastian Bach's death in the small Catalan town of Prades, organized and led by legendary cellist, Pablo Casals. After discovering that rehearsals of the music took place in the ruins of St. Michel de Cuxa Cloister, Bryan began to sketch the musicians, later remarking that "the swift lines needed to capture the musicians rehearsing freed my hand […] I carried the rhythmic strokes in the drawings to the free brush strokes in painting the musical scene" (Ashley Bryan papers, Autobiography drafts).

In 1953, Bryan return to the United States and began to teach art full-time, at institutions including the Dalton's Lower School and Queen's College. He returned to the Cranberry Isles in Maine every summer to focus on painting.

In 1956, Bryan returned to Europe having received a Fulbright Scholarship to Germany, studying German at the University of Freiburg-im-Breisgau. Having already memorized the English versions of many Rainer Maria Rilke poems from German-English translations, Bryan brought these books to Germany to grasp "the rhythms of the German language," and also spent a considerable amount of time drawing the marketplace around the Freiburg Cathedral (Ashley Bryan papers, Autobiography drafts).

Upon his return to the United States in 1959, Bryan taught art classes and rented a studio in the Bronx. During this time, Bryan's parents took his sister Emerald and her five children into their home. After school, Emerald's children would visit Bryan at his studio to draw and paint and a portion of his earning went to supporting his family.

In 1962, Jean Karl, a legendary editor of children's books at Atheneum, visited Bryan in his studio studio in what would be the beginning of a long and fruitful personal and professional relationship. Karl, impressed by the variety of styles he used to illustrate text, sent Bryan a contract to begin work for Atheneum Publishers. In 1967, Karl and Bryan published a book of poems by Rabindranath Tagore, Moon, for what do you wait?, the first of many collaborative efforts until Karl's death in 1999, after which Caitlyn Dlouhy took over this role. Bryan illustrated—and in many cases, authored or translated—more than 70 books, dedicating himself to bringing African folktales, African-American spirituals, and poetry to life. Using the lyricism of the text to guide the artistic direction and style he used for his children's books, Bryan brought "diversity to an often white-dominated genre by introducing generations of young readers to Black characters and African folk tales" (Risen). Accompanying his publications, Bryan also began a decades-long effort to participate in school visits and public events, bringing his books to life through his reading performances, using "the devices of poetry to open the ear to the sound of the voice and the printed word" (Risen).

In 1978, Bryan joined the faculty at Dartmouth College's newly established art department, teaching courses in drawing, painting, and design. During this time, Bryan built a summer home in Islesford, Maine, a town on Little Cranberry Island. Upon his retirement from Dartmouth, Bryan winterized his Little Cranberry Island home and became a year-round resident. Bryan took daily walks along the shore, collecting bones, shells, drift wood, fishing net, and sea-glass. He used these materials to create hand-held puppets, held together by papier mâché, in addition to continuing to authoring and illustrating children's books.

Bryan received book awards including numerous ALA Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator awards and the ALA Newbery Honor Book award, among many other awards for at least 16 of his books. Bryan also received several lifetime achievement awards of distinction including the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in 2007, New York City Public Library Lion (with Salman Rushdie, Edward Albee, and Nora Ephron) in 2008, Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012, among many others. Several institutions have been named after Bryan, including the Ashly Bryan School in Islesford, Little Cranberry Island, Maine and the Ashley Bryan Children's Literature Illustrator Award at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, Georgia, among others. Additionally, Bryan received several honorary degrees, including honorary doctorates from the Oakland University in 2003 and University of Southern Maine in 2013.

In 2013, with help from Nick Clark, Director of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Bryan's legacy was ensured through the establishment of the Ashley Bryan Center, with the mission "to preserve, celebrate, and share broadly artist Ashley Bryan's work and his joy of discovery, invention, and community" (Ashley Bryan Center).

Ashley Bryan died on February 4, 2022 in Sugar Land, Texas, in the company of his family, survived by his nieces Vanessa Robinson and Bari Jackson, among many other family members and close friends.

References:

Ashley Bryan Center. "Ashley's Timeline." Accessed May 9, 2022. https://ashleybryancenter.org/ashleys-timeline.html.

Ashley Bryan papers, 1823-2019 (bulk: 1928-2019), Ms. Coll. 1439, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania, Autobiography drafts, Box 16, Folder 20-21.

Risen, Clay. "Ashley Bryan, Who Brought Diversity to Children's Books, Dies at 98." The New York Times. February 9, 2022. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/09/books/ashley-bryan-dead.html.

The Ashley Bryan papers document his professional activities, including drawing, painting, poetry, African folk tales, African-American spirituals, and storytelling. This collection is arranged in sixteen series: I. Personal and family material; II. Correspondence; III. Notebooks; IV. Sketchbooks; V. Artwork; VI. Writings; VII. Book projects; VIII. Professional engagements; IX. Ashley Bryan Center administrative records; X. Calendars and appointment books; XI. Certificates, awards, diplomas, and plaques; XII. Photographs; XIII. Greeting cards and post cards; XIV. School children thank you cards and artwork; XV. Research files and ephemera; XVI. Audiovisual material and computer files. Researchers should be aware that the material overlaps significantly between series, within boxes, and folders, retaining original order whenever possible. Correspondence, particularly with publishers, and research material is found throughout the collection, and it is probably necessary for researchers to consult large components of this collection, regardless of research topic.

This collection will be of value to scholars of children's book illustrators and the book publishing process (Series VII. Book projects; Sub-series. A. Published), artists and artwork, African folk tales, African-American spirituals, the craft of storytelling, and the experience of Black soldiers in World War II. This collection also documents familial, friendly, and collegial relationships where art and storytelling are a central focus, in addition to providing insight into the relationship between a children's book illustrator and young readers.

More detailed information about the contents of the collection is available at the start of each series.

Gifts of Ashley Bryan and the Ashley Bryan Center, 2019.

Publisher
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Sam Sfirri
Finding Aid Date
2022 May 9
Access Restrictions

The bulk of this collection is open for research use. However, volumes containing the grades of Ashley Bryan's students contained within box 11 (folders 1-2) and box 83 (folder 3) are restricted until 70 years from date of creation. Original audio, video, and digital images on machine readable media contained within box 56 (folders 21-22), 57, and 128 (folder 8) are restricted.

Access to original audio/visual materials and computer files is restricted. The Kislak Center will provide access to the information on these materials from duplicate master files. If the original does not already have a copy, it will be sent to an outside vendor for copying. Patrons are financially responsible for the cost. The turnaround time from request to delivery of digital items is about two weeks for up to five items and three to seven weeks for more than five items. Please contact Reprographic Services (reprogr@upenn.edu) for cost estimates and ordering. Once digital items are received, researchers will have access to the files on a dedicated computer in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Researchers should be aware of specifics of copyright law and act accordingly.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Scope and Contents

Series I. Personal and family material includes a very small amount of material relating to Ashley Bryan and to his family, including a cartoon (Wee Pals by Morrie Turner) depicting Bryan, architectural drawing for his home in Islesford, Maine (Cranberry Islands) and correspondence and various identification cards related to his time in the military with the 502nd Port Battalion and also his studies at the University of Freiburg (1956-1957). Materials related to Bryan's family include a pin from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday School belonging to his sister, Ernestine Bryan, and legal and insurance documents.

Researchers interested in Ashley Bryan's personal and family life will find more material throughout the collection, including correspondence in Series II. with family members including his mother, Olive Bryan. Also included are depictions of family members in the sketchbooks in Series IV. and artwork in Series V., including illustrated depictions of family members including Sarah Bryan (grandmother) and Emerald (sister) among others, and self-portraits. There are also many candid photographs of Bryan and his family throughout his life in Series XII, including photographs of his ancestors, his parents, his father in the military (World War I), his early childhood, but predominantly of Bryan as a middle-aged man with his siblings, cousins, and other relatives with their young children, including his nieces and nephews. Also included is children's artwork by family members including Ernestine Haskins (sister) and Valerie Knowles (niece). The material in this series is arranged alphabetically.

502nd Port Battalion military leave form, Ashley Bryan, 1945 June 9.
Box 1 Folder 1
Cartoon featuring Ashley Bryan (Wee Pals by Morrie Turner), proofs, preliminary, and facsimile, 1993.
Box 131 Folder 1
Cooke vs. Bryan legal documents, 1960.
Box 1 Folder 2
Little Cranberry Island home addition, architectural drawings, 1989 October 9.
Box 83 Folder 1
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Sunday School pin, Ernestine Bryan, circa 1930s.
Box 1 Folder 3
Tax returns, Form 1040 and Form IT-201, Ashley Bryan [RESTRICTED], 1960.
Box 1 Folder 4
United Mutual Benefit Association Contract, Ernest Bryan, 1941 July 21.
Box 1 Folder 5
University of Freiburg correspondence, foreign student card, identification card, and related material, 1956-1957.
Box 1 Folder 6

Scope and Contents

Series II. Correspondence features letters to and from Ashley Bryan with long-time friends and colleagues, where the lines are often blurred between personal and professional relationships. This series is arranged in three subseries: A. Incoming, B. Outgoing, and C. With publishers.

The first subseries features incoming correspondence. There is also a long run of correspondence received from Ashley's mother, Olive Bryan; Director of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and Founding Executive Director of the Ashley Bryan Center and long-time colleague Nick Clark; founder and leader of the children's division and young adult and science fiction imprints at Atheneum Books (originally Alfred A. Knopf, now Simon & Schuster), Jean Karl; American poet and author associated with the Black Mountain poets, Robert Creeley; among many others. Researchers may notice check marks and dates written onto some correspondence and envelopes, and it is understood that these were markings that Ashley Bryan made to verify that he responded to the sender on the date written. Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender when possible.

The second subseries features outgoing correspondence from Ashley Bryan, acquired from the Ashley Bryan Center, including the letters sent to long-time friend and fellow student at Cooper Union, Eva Brussel [Mason], over a nearly 70-year period (1944-2010); to Bernard Bauersfeld (also known as Erik Bauersfeld), a radio dramatist and voice of "Admiral Akbar" and other characters from the Star Wars saga, including manuscripts of various writings by Bauersfeld; to artist and teacher Rhoda Boughton (Sultzer); and letters of recommendation written by Bryan regarding various aspiring artists and other colleagues. Outgoing correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient when possible.

The third subseries of correspondence includes partial communications with various publishing companies with which Ashley worked on book projects. Publisher correspondence is arranged alphabetically by publishing company. Researchers interested in Ashley Bryan's correspondence with publishers will find additional material with the artwork, drafts, proofs, and other book projects material as noted in the book projects Series VII.

Researchers interested in Ashley Bryan's communications with others more generally will find additional material in the form of greeting cards, postcards, and holiday missives from family, friends, and colleagues in Series XIII. and from school children through thank you cards and artwork in Series XIV.

Bragdon, Elspeth, 1969-1971.
Box 1 Folder 7
Bryan, Olive, and other family members, 1943-1988.
Box 1 Folder 8
Bryan, Olive, and other family members, 1950-1982.
Box 1 Folder 9
Bryan, Olive, and other family members, 1960-1997.
Box 1 Folder 10
Bryan, Olive, and other family members, 2008-2019.
Box 1 Folder 11
Bryan, Olive, and other family members, 1980-1981.
Box 1 Folder 12
Bunker, George, 1953-1975.
Box 1 Folder 13
Bunker, George, regarding George R. Bunker Living Trust, 1992-1993.
Box 1 Folder 14
Bush, Laura, 2002.
Box 1 Folder 15
Clark, Nick, 2002-2016.
Box 1 Folder 16
Clark, Nick, 2003-2014.
Box 1 Folder 17
Clark, Nick, 1996-2019.
Box 1 Folder 18
Creeley, Robert, 1951.
Box 1 Folder 19
Eymard, Claudie and Robert, 1952-1973.
Box 1 Folder 20
Grusche, Anselm, 1964-2019.
Box 1 Folder 21
Hellman, Robert, 1977-2008.
Box 1 Folder 22
Herdman, Robin and Brenda, 1968-2011.
Box 1 Folder 23
Hillenbrand, William, and others (1/2) (arranged by Ashley Bryan Center), 1957-2003.
Box 1 Folder 24
Hillenbrand, William, and others (2/2) (arranged by Ashley Bryan Center), 1957-2003.
Box 1 Folder 25
Hopkins, Lee Bennett, 1970-2009.
Box 1 Folder 26
Karl, Jean, 1968-1990.
Box 2 Folder 1
Karl, Jean, 1970-2000.
Box 2 Folder 2
Kellman, Amy, 2001-2003.
Box 2 Folder 3
Keske, Walter, 1981-2010.
Box 2 Folder 4
King, Angus, 2014 October 4.
Box 2 Folder 5
Lafayette College, 1970-1976.
Box 2 Folder 6
Lang, Phyllis, 1979-2008.
Box 2 Folder 7
Leser, Wolfgang, 1990-2009.
Box 2 Folder 8
Leser, Irmgard and Wolfgang, 2009-2014.
Box 2 Folder 9
Marino, Joel, 2008-2009.
Box 2 Folder 10
Prudence, H. R. H. Princess, 2005-2007.
Box 2 Folder 11
Sarri, Bruna and Sergio, 1949-2001.
Box 2 Folder 12
Sarri, Bruna and Sergio, 1995-2008.
Box 2 Folder 13
Various individuals and institutions, including Pablo Casals (arranged by Ashley Bryan Center), 1951-1954, 1995, 2001.
Box 2 Folder 14
Various schools and educational institutions, 1969-1984.
Box 2 Folder 15
Various, empty envelopes, 1955-2005, undated.
Box 83 Folder 2
Wolff, Helen, 1969-1970.
Box 2 Folder 16
Yentsch, Clarice, regarding Charlie Yentsch, 2012-2013.
Box 2 Folder 17
Yoshimura, Fumio, 1992-2002.
Box 2 Folder 18
Personal and professional correspondence, 1943-1979.
Box 2 Folder 19
Personal and professional correspondence, 1948-1969.
Box 2 Folder 20
Personal and professional correspondence, 1967-1983.
Box 2 Folder 21
Personal and professional correspondence, 1968-1975.
Box 2 Folder 22
Personal and professional correspondence, 1968-1978.
Box 2 Folder 23
Personal and professional correspondence, 1970-1974.
Box 3 Folder 1
Personal and professional correspondence, 1970-1977.
Box 3 Folder 2
Personal and professional correspondence, 1972-1982, 2010.
Box 3 Folder 3
Personal and professional correspondence, 1973-1994.
Box 3 Folder 4
Personal and professional correspondence, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 5
Personal and professional correspondence, 1976.
Box 3 Folder 6
Personal and professional correspondence, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 7
Personal and professional correspondence, 1978-1984.
Box 3 Folder 8
Personal and professional correspondence, 1980-1982.
Box 3 Folder 9
Personal and professional correspondence, 1981-1984.
Box 3 Folder 10
Personal and professional correspondence, 1983-1984.
Box 3 Folder 11
Personal and professional correspondence, 1984-1985.
Box 3 Folder 12
Personal and professional correspondence, 1985-2017.
Box 3 Folder 13
Personal and professional correspondence, 1986-1988.
Box 3 Folder 14
Personal and professional correspondence, 1989-1990.
Box 3 Folder 15
Personal and professional correspondence, 1990.
Box 3 Folder 16
Personal and professional correspondence, 1991-1994.
Box 4 Folder 1
Personal and professional correspondence, 1995.
Box 4 Folder 2
Personal and professional correspondence, 1995-1996.
Box 4 Folder 3
Personal and professional correspondence, 1996.
Box 4 Folder 4
Personal and professional correspondence, 1996-1997.
Box 4 Folder 5
Personal and professional correspondence, 1997.
Box 4 Folder 6-8
Personal and professional correspondence, 1998.
Box 4 Folder 9-10
Personal and professional correspondence, 1998-1999.
Box 4 Folder 11-12
Personal and professional correspondence, 2000.
Box 4 Folder 13
Personal and professional correspondence, 2000-2006.
Box 5 Folder 1
Personal and professional correspondence, 2001.
Box 5 Folder 2
Personal and professional correspondence, 2002.
Box 5 Folder 3
Personal and professional correspondence, 2002-2003.
Box 5 Folder 4
Personal and professional correspondence, 2003.
Box 5 Folder 5-6
Personal and professional correspondence, 2004.
Box 5 Folder 7
Personal and professional correspondence, 2005.
Box 5 Folder 8
Personal and professional correspondence, 2006.
Box 5 Folder 9
Personal and professional correspondence, 2007.
Box 5 Folder 10-11
Personal and professional correspondence, 2007-2008.
Box 5 Folder 12
Personal and professional correspondence, 2008.
Box 5 Folder 13
Personal and professional correspondence, 2008.
Box 6 Folder 1-2
Personal and professional correspondence, 2009.
Box 6 Folder 3-4
Personal and professional correspondence, 2009-2010.
Box 6 Folder 5
Personal and professional correspondence, 2009-2017, undated.
Box 6 Folder 6
Personal and professional correspondence, 2010.
Box 6 Folder 7-8
Personal and professional correspondence, 2011.
Box 6 Folder 9-10
Personal and professional correspondence, 2011-2012.
Box 6 Folder 11
Personal and professional correspondence, 2012.
Box 6 Folder 12-13
Personal and professional correspondence, 2013.
Box 7 Folder 1-3
Personal and professional correspondence, 2014.
Box 7 Folder 4-5
Personal and professional correspondence, 2015-2017.
Box 7 Folder 6
Personal and professional correspondence, 2018-2019.
Box 7 Folder 7
Personal and professional correspondence, undated.
Box 7 Folder 8-9
Bauersfeld, Bernard, letters from Ashley Bryan, 1941-1945.
Box 7 Folder 10
Bauersfeld, Bernard, letters from Ashley Bryan, 1941-1946.
Box 7 Folder 11
Bauersfeld, Bernard, letters from Ashley Bryan, 1946-1949.
Box 7 Folder 12
Bauersfeld, Bernard, letters from Ashley Bryan, 1947-1959.
Box 7 Folder 13
Bauersfeld, Bernard, letters from Ashley Bryan, 1953, 1957-1958.
Box 7 Folder 14
Bauersfeld, Bernard, writings, undated.
Box 8 Folder 1-4
Boughton, Rhoda and her family, letters from Ashley Bryan, including clippings and printed materials, 1961-1969.
Box 8 Folder 5
Boughton, Rhoda and her family, letters from Ashley Bryan, including clippings and printed materials, 1970-1979.
Box 8 Folder 6
Boughton, Rhoda and her family, letters from Ashley Bryan, including clippings and printed materials, 1980-1999.
Box 8 Folder 7
Boughton, Rhoda and her family, letters from Ashley Bryan, including clippings and printed materials, 2000-2009.
Box 8 Folder 8
Boughton, Rhoda and her family, letters from Ashley Bryan, including clippings and printed materials, 2010-2019, undated.
Box 8 Folder 9
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1943.
Box 8 Folder 10
Brussel [Mason], Eva (photocopies), 1943-1944.
Box 8 Folder 11
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1944.
Box 8 Folder 12-13
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1945.
Box 8 Folder 14
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1945.
Box 8 Folder 15
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1945-1948.
Box 8 Folder 16
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1946-1956.
Box 8 Folder 17
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1960-1969.
Box 8 Folder 18
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1970-1979.
Box 8 Folder 19
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1980-1989.
Box 8 Folder 20
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1990-1996.
Box 8 Folder 21
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 1997-2000.
Box 9 Folder 1
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 2001-2002.
Box 9 Folder 2
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 2003-2005.
Box 9 Folder 3
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 2006-2008.
Box 9 Folder 4
Brussel [Mason], Eva, 2009-2010.
Box 9 Folder 5
Brussel [Mason], Eva, letter (facsimile) from Ashley Bryan regarding Woodbury University gift and related material, 1998-2009.
Box 9 Folder 6
Kane, Jaqueline, letters from Ashley Bryan, including related material, 1973-1985.
Box 9 Folder 7
Letters of recommendation by Ashley Bryan, 1967-2012.
Box 9 Folder 8
Letter of recommendation by Ashley Bryan for Cary Samuel, 2000 February 14.
Box 9 Folder 9
Letter of recommendation by Ashley Bryan for Coordinator of Children's Services, Milwaukee Public Library, 1991-1994.
Box 9 Folder 10
Return address stickers, undated.
Box 9 Folder 11
Various personal and professional correspondence, 1986-1996.
Box 9 Folder 12
American School Publishers, 1991.
Box 9 Folder 13
Atheneum, 1971-2006.
Box 9 Folder 14
Boyds Mills Press, 2002 October 4.
Box 9 Folder 15
Clarion, 1994 August 6-8.
Box 9 Folder 16
David R. Godine, Publisher, 1985.
Box 9 Folder 17
Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1982-1983.
Box 9 Folder 18
Fulcrum Publishing, 1997-1998.
Box 9 Folder 19
Greenwillow Books, 1997-2011.
Box 9 Folder 20
Harcourt Brace, 1971-1997.
Box 9 Folder 21
Harper & Row Junior Books, Harper Collins Publishers, 1989-2000.
Box 9 Folder 22
The Horn Book, Inc., 1983 May-June.
Box 9 Folder 23
Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987-2010.
Box 9 Folder 24
McGraw Hill, 2003-2012.
Box 9 Folder 25
Simon & Schuster, 1994-2009.
Box 9 Folder 26
Simon & Schuster, including drafts of "To Catch the Living Deer", 1994-1995.
Box 9 Folder 27
William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1985-1999.
Box 9 Folder 28
Permission requests regarding book projects, 1991-1993.
Box 9 Folder 29
Permission requests regarding book projects, 1992-1995.
Box 9 Folder 30

Scope and Contents

Series III. Notebooks is arranged into three subseries: A. Diaries and journals, B. Class notes and notebooks on the arts, music, poetry, and folklore, and C. Teaching notebooks and related material. The first subseries Diaries and journals include personal writings during his travels and time spent in Africa, Aix-en-Provence, Antigua, Cranberry Isle, Dartmouth, England, Freiburg, Germany, Italy, New York City, and Scotland. There is also a diary that Ashley Bryan kept during his time as active military during and after World War II, in addition to a variety of notebooks kept for personal use.

The second subseries features notebooks that document Ashley Bryan's time as a student, such as class notes on subjects including ancient architecture, astronomy, bookbinding, calligraphy, and Russian literature, in addition to some of the many disciplines Bryan would later become famous for incorporating into his work, including African folktales, children's literature, puppetry, poetry, and sculpture. Also included are personal notebooks dedicated to particular subjects of interest.

The third subseries includes material that aided in Ashley Bryan's efforts as a teacher at a variety of institutions. Materials include grade books, class lists, and course notes on a variety of subjects at various institutions where Ashley Bryan taught. Grade books contained within Box 11, Folders 1-2 and Box 83, Folder 3 are restricted until 70 years after date of creation.

Africa, Aix-en-Provence, Antigua, Cranberry Isle, Dartmouth, England, Germany, Italy, New York City, and Scotland, diary, 1952-1987.
Box 141 Folder 1
Aix-en-Provence, Freiburg, and New York City, notebook, 1956-1974.
Box 141 Folder 2
Calendar diary, 1950.
Box 10 Folder 1
Notebook and church finance document, 1965.
Box 10 Folder 2
Notes and printed material, 1949-1951, 1980-1981.
Box 10 Folder 3
Olive Bryan address books, undated.
Box 10 Folder 4
Various subjects and correspondence, notebook, 1953-1955.
Box 141 Folder 3
World War II, diary, circa 1943-1946.
Box 10 Folder 5
World War II, diary pages and drawings (facsimiles), circa 1943-1946, 2016.
Box 10 Folder 6
Columbia University: Bookbinding, course material, 1947-1949.
Box 10 Folder 7
Cooper Union: Calligraphy and lettering, course material, 1949.
Box 10 Folder 8
Cooper Union: Philosophy and architecture, course material, 1949 May 16.
Box 10 Folder 9
Hebrew Union: Israel trip, travel notebook, workbook, and photograph, 1963, undated.
Box 10 Folder 10
University of Norwich, Vermont College: Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children Program, Workshop 1, workbook, 1997 January.
Box 10 Folder 11
University of Norwich, Vermont College: Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children Program, Workshop 2, workbook, 1997 January.
Box 10 Folder 12
University of Norwich, Vermont College: Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children Program, Workshop 3, workbook, 1997 January.
Box 10 Folder 13
African folktales, notes, undated.
Box 10 Folder 14
African folktales, research notebook, circa 1974-1988.
Box 10 Folder 15
Ancient architecture, course notes, circa 1946-1950.
Box 10 Folder 16
"Art Quotes," notebook, 1948-1972.
Box 10 Folder 17
Astronomy and Russian literature, course notes, 1943 August 23.
Box 10 Folder 18
Bibliographies and resource lists, undated.
Box 10 Folder 19
Book lists and correspondence, 2002, 2010, undated.
Box 10 Folder 20
Calligraphy course, course notes, undated.
Box 10 Folder 21
Fiji, Islesford, Antigua reading lists, 1990-2003.
Box 10 Folder 22
Marion Anderson, Shostakovich, and Monteverdi, notes about, notebook, undated.
Box 10 Folder 23
Poems and poetry, loose notes and lists, undated.
Box 10 Folder 24
Poems and poetry, notebook, undated.
Box 10 Folder 25-26
Puppetry, handwritten script and play outline, undated.
Box 10 Folder 27
Philosophy and anthropology, course notebook, undated.
Box 10 Folder 28
Research, notebook containing printed materials and sketches, circa 1955-1956.
Box 10 Folder 29
Research and projects, small notebooks, 1987, undated.
Box 10 Folder 30
Sculpture, photographs, poems, prints, and course notes, 1956, undated.
Box 10 Folder 31
"Two Brother, Zulu," loose notebook pages, 1950 May 16.
Box 10 Folder 32
Dartmouth College: Grade book [RESTRICTED], 1971-1985.
Box 11 Folder 1
Lafayette College: African American Literature course, notes and grading sheets [RESTRICTED], 1970-1971.
Box 11 Folder 2
Lafayette College: Black American Poets course, notebook and course outline, 1973.
Box 11 Folder 3
Philadelphia Museum College of Art: Course material, 1960, undated.
Box 11 Folder 4
Undetermined institution: Grade book contents [RESTRICTED], 1960-1962.
Box 83 Folder 3
Undetermined institution: Poetry course, course material, 2000, undated.
Box 11 Folder 5

Scope and Contents

Series IV. Sketchbooks contains all bound drawings, paintings, and other two-dimensional artwork media by Ashley Bryan not associated with one of his book projects. Similar to the artwork in Series V., the sketchbooks are arranged in sections relating to important subjects and periods of Ashley Bryan's life, beginning with the sketchbooks that he filled during his time as active military during and after World War II; Bryan's school days while pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Cooper Union, his Bachelor of Science degree at Columbia University, and during the time of his studies at the University of Freiburg; during his various trips to Antigua; drawings of nude models and figures; and artwork depicting a variety of other subjects and places.

World War II, sketchbooks, circa 1943-1946.
Box 11 Folder 6-10
Cooper Union, two sketchbooks, 1947.
Box 11 Folder 11
Cooper Union, two sketchbooks, 1948.
Box 11 Folder 12
Cooper Union, sketchbooks, circa 1947-1948.
Box 11 Folder 13-14
Columbia University, sketchbooks, circa 1946-1950.
Box 11 Folder 15-18
Freiburg, three sketchbooks, 1956.
Box 11 Folder 19
Freiburg, eight sketchbooks, 1957.
Box 11 Folder 20
Freiburg, eight sketchbooks, 1958.
Box 11 Folder 21
Freiburg, eight sketchbooks, 1958.
Box 12 Folder 1
Freiburg, seven sketchbooks, 1958.
Box 12 Folder 2
Freiburg, sketchbooks, circa 1956-1958.
Box 12 Folder 3-10
Antigua, two sketchbooks, circa 1960s.
Box 12 Folder 11
Antigua, two sketchbooks, circa 1970s.
Box 12 Folder 12
Antigua, two sketchbooks, circa 1980s.
Box 12 Folder 13
Antigua, three sketchbooks, 1991, undated.
Box 12 Folder 14
Nude models and figures, one sketchbook, 1967.
Box 12 Folder 15-16
Nude models and figures, one sketchbook, circa 1970s.
Box 13 Folder 1
Nude models and figures, sketchbooks, circa 1980s.
Box 13 Folder 2-4
Nude models and figures, sketchbooks, undated.
Box 13 Folder 5-16
Nude models and figures, sketchbooks, undated.
Box 14 Folder 1-2
Various subjects, two sketchbooks, circa 1940s.
Box 14 Folder 3
Various subjects, one sketchbook, circa 1959.
Box 14 Folder 4
Various subjects, one sketchbook, 1962 July.
Box 14 Folder 5
Various subjects, four sketchbooks, 1970-1971.
Box 14 Folder 6
Various subjects, one sketchbook, 1971 June.
Box 14 Folder 7
Various subjects, two sketchbooks, 1981 October, 1982.
Box 14 Folder 8
Various subjects, one sketchbook, 1985 December.
Box 14 Folder 9
Various subjects, two sketchbooks, circa 1990s.
Box 14 Folder 10
Various subjects, sketchbooks, 2004.
Box 14 Folder 11-12
Various subjects, one sketchbook, 2014 September.
Box 14 Folder 13
Various subjects, one sketchbook, circa 2016.
Box 14 Folder 14
Various subjects, one sketchbook, undated.
Box 83 Folder 4
Various subjects, sketchbooks, undated.
Box 14 Folder 15-18
Various subjects, sketchbooks, undated.
Box 15 Folder 1-17
Various subjects, sketchbooks, undated.
Box 16 Folder 1-4

Scope and Contents

Series V. Artwork is arranged in two subseries: A. By Ashley Bryan and B. By others. The first subseries contains all unbound two-dimensional artwork by Ashley Bryan not associated with one of his book projects, featuring mostly drawings, paintings, and prints. Similar to the sketchbooks in Series IV., the artwork by Ashley Bryan is arranged in sections relating to important subjects and periods of his life, including artwork depicting his family and childhood home life in the Bronx and Harlem, children, his sisters Ernestine Haskins and Emerald Bryan, grandmother Sarah Bryan, and self-portraits; from his early schooldays including his high school art portfolio and WPA projects; depicting fellow soldiers, local civilians, and surrounding environment during his time as active military during and after World War II in Le Havre, France and Scotland; depicting his friends, including of Robert Creeley, and the surrounding environment during his stay in Aix-en-Provence while attending the University of Marseille; depicting musicians rehearsing in preparation for concerts of the Casals Festival in Prades, France; from his time studying at the University of Freiburg on a Fulbright Scholarship, depicting the marketplace and people, architecture, and other aspects of Freiburg; depicting the marketplace, people working, and other scenes during his various trips to Antigua; and artwork depicting a variety of other subjects and places. The contents of each section of artwork by Ashley Bryan is arranged alphabetically. The second subseries contains artwork by others and is arranged alphabetically by artist when known.

Family: Bronx, drawings and photocopies, 1928-1935.
Box 83 Folder 5
Family: Bronx, drawings, circa 1928-1935.
Box 58 Folder 1-2
Family: Bronx, drawings, circa 1928-1940.
Box 71 Folder 1
Family: Bronx, drawings, circa 1928-1940.
Box 83 Folder 6
Family: Bronx, matted drawing, circa 1928-1935.
Box 83 Folder 7
Family: Children, drawings, undated.
Box 71 Folder 2
Family: Children, drawings, undated.
Box 58 Folder 3-4
Family: "Drawings from the Block, 1969 Washington Ave.," drawings, undated.
Box 58 Folder 5
Family: Drawings, undated.
Box 71 Folder 3
Family: Drawings, undated.
Box 59 Folder 1-2
Family: George Weston, Ernestine Haskins (sister), and others, portrait drawings, 1942-2013, undated.
Box 59 Folder 3
Family: Emerald's (sister) children and Olive Bryan (mother), woodcut prints, circa 1960.
Box 71 Folder 4
Family: Emerald (sister), watercolor drawings, 1979-2014.
Box 71 Folder 5
Family: Emerald (sister), watercolor drawings, 1979-2013.
Box 72 Folder 1
Family: Emerald (sister), watercolor drawings, 1983-2009.
Box 72 Folder 2
Family: Children, drawings, undated.
Box 59 Folder 4
Family: Children, drawings, undated.
Box 60 Folder 1-3
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother) and family, drawings, undated.
Box 72 Folder 3
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), portrait drawings, 1942, 1977, 1981-1982.
Box 131 Folder 2
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), portraits, undated.
Box 131 Folder 3
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), charcoal portrait drawings, circa 1960.
Box 73 Folder 1
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), drawings, undated.
Box 60 Folder 4-5
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), drawings, undated.
Box 61 Folder 1
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), pastel and pencil drawings, undated.
Box 73 Folder 2
Family: Sarah Bryan (grandmother), drawings, undated.
Box 73 Folder 3
Family: Self-portraits, protestors, drawings, circa 1955-1959.
Box 61 Folder 2
Family: Self-portrait, drawing, undated.
Box 61 Folder 3
Family: Self portrait, collage and sketches, undated.
Box 83 Folder 8
Schoolwork: "Boy" and "Dance," lithograph prints, undated.
Box 73 Folder 4
Schoolwork: Calligraphy and watercolors, paintings, undated.
Box 73 Folder 5
Schoolwork: "Cartoons ABC," drawings, circa 1928.
Box 61 Folder 4
Schoolwork: Cooper Union, drawings, photographs and negatives, and note signed by Olive Bryan, circa 1940-1942.
Box 61 Folder 5
Schoolwork: Cooper Union, drawings, circa 1940-1942.
Box 61 Folder 6
Schoolwork: Cooper Union, drawings and negative prints, circa 1940-1942.
Box 61 Folder 7
Schoolwork: Drawings, paintings, etchings, and clippings, circa 1936, 2003.
Box 83 Folder 9
Schoolwork: Drawings (photocopies), 1937-1939.
Box 62 Folder 1
Schoolwork: "Early artwork 14-16 Years," drawings and paintings, circa 1937-1939.
Box 83 Folder 10
Schoolwork: "Early paintings," paintings, circa 1936.
Box 73 Folder 6
Schoolwork: High school, WPA, and home artwork, drawings, circa 1936-1940.
Box 131 Folder 4
Schoolwork: High school, WPA, and home artwork, drawings, circa 1936-1940.
Box 84 Folder 1-4
Schoolwork: High school, WPA, and home artwork, drawings and paintings, circa 1936-1940.
Box 84 Folder 5
Schoolwork: High school and WPA, portfolios, circa 1936-1937.
Box 131 Folder 5
Schoolwork: High school artwork, drawings and correspondence, 1938-1939.
Box 62 Folder 2
Schoolwork: School artwork, drawings, 1934-1935.
Box 62 Folder 3
World War II: "Band music," drawings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 62 Folder 4
World War II: Exhibition posters, circa 1943-1946.
Box 73 Folder 7
World War II: French children, matted drawings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 85 Folder 1
World War II: French children and scenes, drawings and correspondence, circa 1943-1946.
Box 62 Folder 5
World War II: French people and scenes, drawings (photocopies), circa 1943-1946.
Box 62 Folder 6
World War II: Men sleeping, drawings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 73 Folder 8
World War II: People and landscapes, paintings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 85 Folder 2
World War II: People and landscapes, paintings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 73 Folder 9
World War II: Port Battalion, drawings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 62 Folder 7
World War II: Scotland and France, drawings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 62 Folder 8
World War II: Soldiers, drawings and portraits, circa 1943-1946.
Box 63 Folder 1
World War II: Soldiers and French civilians, drawings and portraits, circa 1943-1946.
Box 85 Folder 3
World War II: Soldiers and French civilians, drawings and portraits, circa 1943-1946.
Box 74 Folder 1
World War II: Soldiers, French civilians, and port, drawings and facsimile, circa 1943-1946.
Box 63 Folder 2
World War II: Soldiers playing cards and dice, drawings, circa 1943-1946.
Box 63 Folder 3
World War II: Various subjects, drawings (photocopies and facsimiles) and correspondence, 2016, undated.
Box 63 Folder 4
World War II: Various subjects, matted drawings (photocopies), circa 1943-1946.
Box 85 Folder 4
Aix-en-Provence: Children and rock landscape, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 63 Folder 5
Aix-en-Provence: People and monkeys, matted etchings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 85 Folder 5
Aix-en-Provence: People at a social event, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 63 Folder 6
Aix-en-Provence: People at leisure, mother and baby, music, and landscapes, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 63 Folder 7
Aix-en-Provence: People at leisure, mother and baby, music, and landscapes, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 64 Folder 1-2
Aix-en-Provence: People at leisure, mother and baby, music, and landscapes, drawings and portraits, circa 1950-1953.
Box 64 Folder 3
Aix-en-Provence: Plants and animals, linocuts, circa 1950-1953.
Box 131 Folder 6
Aix-en-Provence: Robert Creeley, children, rock landscape, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 64 Folder 4
Aix-en-Provence: Stations of the Cross and monkeys, etchings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 85 Folder 6
Casals Festival: Musicians rehearsing, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 65 Folder 1-4
Casals Festival: Musicians rehearsing, drawings, circa 1950-1953.
Box 86 Folder 1
Casals Festival: Various artwork, stencils, prints, and sketches, 1951-1955.
Box 65 Folder 5
Freiburg: Animals, cathedrals, and landscapes, drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 65 Folder 6
Freiburg: Figures, marketplace, and landscapes, drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 65 Folder 7
Freiburg: Jerry Nadelman, portrait drawings, 1958-1959.
Box 74 Folder 2
Freiburg: Krippenfiguren (Nativity figurines) from the Freiburg Museum, drawings, 1956-1957.
Box 74 Folder 3
Freiburg: "Loose sketchbook sheets," drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 66 Folder 1
Freiburg: Marketplace, drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 66 Folder 2-3
Freiburg: Marketplace and groups of people, drawings and portraits, circa 1956-1959.
Box 67 Folder 1
Freiburg: People and buildings, drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 67 Folder 2
Freiburg: People in class and at leisure, drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 67 Folder 3
Freiburg: Workers and figure studies, drawings, circa 1956-1959.
Box 67 Folder 4
Antigua: Marketplace, drawing in glass housing, circa 1960-1969, 1977.
Box 74 Folder 4
Antigua: People outdoors, drawings, circa 1960s.
Box 68 Folder 1-2
Antigua: People outdoors, drawings, circa 1960s.
Box 74 Folder 5
Various subjects: Babies and children, drawings, undated.
Box 74 Folder 6
Various subjects: Bear, copper etching plate, undated.
Box 87 Folder 1
Various subjects: Birds and dog, woodcut prints, undated.
Box 87 Folder 2
Various subjects: Blue figures, prints, undated.
Box 86 Folder 2
Various subjects: Bookmarks, undated.
Box 16 Folder 5
Various subjects: Bookplates, undated.
Box 16 Folder 6
Various subjects: Children and people, drawings, undated.
Box 86 Folder 3
Various subjects: Chocolate bar box designed by Ashley Bryan, undated.
Box 16 Folder 8
Various subjects: "Christmas card silk screens", 1947-1948.
Box 16 Folder 7
Various subjects: Christmas cards and other themes, woodcut prints, 1955.
Box 70 Folder 3
Various subjects: "Cranberry Isles drawings misc.," drawings, undated.
Box 69 Folder 2
Various subjects: "Cranberry Isles Figure Studies," drawings, 1990-1992.
Box 69 Folder 3
Various subjects: Cranberry Island trees, drawings, undated.
Box 75 Folder 2
Various subjects: "Cundy's Harbor Maine," drawings, 1947.
Box 75 Folder 3
Various subjects: "The Drum," preliminaries, undated.
Box 86 Folder 4
Various subjects: Emerson Ham, drawings and related materials, 1995.
Box 86 Folder 5
Various subjects: Eva Brussel [Mason], woodcut print, 1959.
Box 68 Folder 3
Various subjects: Flowers, matted pen and brush drawings, undated.
Box 87 Folder 3
Various subjects: Full Moon (Deighan Wealth Advisors), proof, 2015.
Box 87 Folder 6
Various subjects: Groups of people, portraits, and monkeys, drawings, undated.
Box 68 Folder 4
Various subjects: "Hand colored block prints", undated.
Box 87 Folder 7
Various subjects: "It Takes a Village" and "Sankofa," block prints, undated.
Box 87 Folder 8
Various subjects: Japanese brush paintings, paintings, undated.
Box 131 Folder 7
Various subjects: Landscapes and a portrait, drawings, undated.
Box 75 Folder 4
Various subjects: Mallorca and Seville, drawings, undated.
Box 69 Folder 4
Various subjects: Maple leaves, matted drawings, undated.
Box 87 Folder 4
Various subjects: Medieval jousting, woodcut prints, undated.
Box 86 Folder 6
Various subjects: Medieval outfits and scenes, paintings, 1955, undated.
Box 68 Folder 5
Various subjects: Paint palettes, undated.
Box 16 Folder 9
Various subjects: People and figures, drawings, undated.
Box 74 Folder 7
Various subjects: People and landscapes, drawings, undated.
Box 86 Folder 7
Various subjects: People and landscapes, drawings, undated.
Box 68 Folder 6
Various subjects: People, landscapes, and portraits, drawings and paintings, undated.
Box 69 Folder 1
Various subjects: Portraits and landscapes, ink washes and watercolors, undated.
Box 86 Folder 8
Various subjects: Portraits, landscapes, and groups of people, drawings, undated.
Box 86 Folder 9
Various subjects: Portraits, watercolors, undated.
Box 74 Folder 8
Various subjects: Portraits, watercolors, undated.
Box 86 Folder 10
Various subjects: Portraits, woodcut prints, undated.
Box 75 Folder 1
Various subjects: Printed materials using artwork by Ashley Bryan, 1939-1999.
Box 16 Folder 10
Various subjects: Prints, undated.
Box 16 Folder 11
Various subjects: Prints and paper scraps, undated.
Box 16 Folder 12
Various subjects: Prints and sketches, undated.
Box 16 Folder 13
Various subjects: Seagull, painting, undated.
Box 132 Folder 1
Various subjects: Seagulls, studies for paintings, children, drawings, 1954.
Box 69 Folder 5
Various subjects: Seascapes, seagulls, and people at leisure, drawings, undated.
Box 70 Folder 1
Various subjects: "Silk screens," prints, circa 1950.
Box 87 Folder 9
Various subjects: Sketches and publicity, 1999.
Box 16 Folder 14
Various subjects: "Skowhegan, Maine," drawings, 1946-1956.
Box 75 Folder 5
Various subjects: The New Yorker covers, paintings, undated.
Box 75 Folder 6
Various subjects: Trees, matted drawings, undated.
Box 87 Folder 5
Various subjects: Various animals and medieval scenes, prints, undated.
Box 70 Folder 2
Various subjects: Watercolors in the style of Sing to the Sun and The Night Has Ears, undated.
Box 87 Folder 10
Various subjects: Wedding and engagement, prints and manuscript document, 1957-1958.
Box 70 Folder 4
Various subjects: Yugoslavian and Greek villages, watercolors, undated.
Box 87 Folder 11
Borges, Jose Francisco, print and clipping, 1997.
Box 16 Folder 15
Brussel [Mason], Eva and others, artwork and mail art, 1947-2007.
Box 88 Folder 1
Bunker, George, "Head of Promila," print, 1955.
Box 88 Folder 2
Coelho, Paula, sketches for a set design, 1958 May 31.
Box 16 Folder 16
Eymard, Robert and Claudie, in Aix-en-Provence, France, drawings, prints, painting, and photograph, 1950.
Box 88 Folder 3
Grusche, Anselm, prints, undated.
Box 16 Folder 17
Magid, Eleanor, mail art, 1997 August 29.
Box 132 Folder 2
Ratte, Michelle and Arnold, Ted artwork, undated.
Box 132 Folder 3
Thrasher, Matilda, sketchbook, undated.
Box 16 Folder 18
Unknown artist, seagulls and seascapes, paintings, 1950, undated.
Box 132 Folder 4
Unknown artist, trees, paintings, undated.
Box 132 Folder 5
Vazquez, Angelo, Claudie Eymard, and others, paintings and charcoal drawings, 1951, undated.
Box 132 Folder 6
Various, artwork, 2014-2015, undated.
Box 16 Folder 19
Various, classroom workshop, prints, undated.
Box 88 Folder 4
Various, mail art, 1951-2003.
Box 88 Folder 5
Various, paintings and prints, undated.
Box 88 Folder 6

Scope and Contents

Series VI. Writings is arranged in two subseries: A. By Ashley Bryan and B. By others. The first subseries features handwritten and typescript drafts of writings by Ashley Bryan including various autobiographies, stories he wrote during his childhood, poems, and various stories. There are also some writings and interviews published in The Horn Book Magazine, The Five Owls, and PRELUDE.

The second subseries features handwritten and typescript drafts of writings by others, including drafts of poems by Robert Hellman and others, in addition to various essays on childhood education and Civil Rights, and biographies of Ashley Bryan. Writings by Ashley Bryan and writings by others are both arranged alphabetically.

Autobiography drafts, undated.
Box 16 Folder 20-21
Autobiographies and interviews, undated.
Box 16 Folder 22
"Early writings," drafts, 1937-1938.
Box 16 Folder 23
The Horn Book Magazine, Ashley Bryan interview and correspondence, 1988 January 19.
Box 16 Folder 24
The Horn Book Magazine, February 1979 Poetry Issue, featuring "On Poetry and Black American Poets", 1979 February.
Box 16 Folder 25
"King of the Anunnaki," academic notes and typescript draft, undated.
Box 16 Folder 26
"Mrs. Olier," draft, undated.
Box 16 Folder 27
The Five Owls, essay on storytelling, notes and drafts, 1991.
Box 16 Folder 28
Poems, drafts, 1990, undated.
Box 17 Folder 1
Poems, drafts, undated.
Box 17 Folder 2
Prelude: Children's Book Council Mini-Seminars on Using Books Creatively, drafts and correspondence, 1982.
Box 17 Folder 3
"A Story About a Brown Mouse," draft, undated.
Box 17 Folder 4
"A Tender Bridge," drafts, undated.
Box 17 Folder 5
"To Catch the Living Deer," source material and draft, undated.
Box 29 Folder 11
"To Catch the Living Deer," drafts, undated.
Box 29 Folder 12
"To Catch the Living Deer," "The Woman Who Married a Fish," and other stories, notes and drafts, undated.
Box 29 Folder 13
Hellman, Robert, poems, 1989 April.
Box 17 Folder 6
Hollowell, Mary, "The Forgotten Room: Inside a Public Alternative School for At-Risk Youth", 2009.
Box 17 Folder 7-8
Josephs, Adele, "The Bright Retreat", 1960-1962.
Box 17 Folder 9
McCray, Leon W., "Black Introspections", 1974.
Box 17 Folder 10
Saumaiwai, Chris, "Fijian Lullabies and Social Change", 1981 October.
Box 17 Folder 11
Unknown, "Bud Bio", 1991 March.
Box 17 Folder 12
Unknown, carbon writings, undated.
Box 17 Folder 13
Unknown, "Story for Jennifer", 1984 January 6.
Box 17 Folder 14
Various, biographies of Ashley Bryan, undated.
Box 17 Folder 15
Various, poems, 1951-1954.
Box 17 Folder 16
Various, writings about or dedicated to Ashley Bryan, 1996, 1998, undated.
Box 17 Folder 17

Scope and Contents

Series VII. Book projects is a valuable resource for understanding the process of making a book with a variety of art media with text. Book projects are arranged in three subseries: A. Published, B. Unpublished or unfinished, and C. By others.

The first subseries represents the vast majority of material related to over sixty books that Ashley Bryan wrote, illustrated, or featured as a contributor. It is arranged chronologically by book project. Each book project consists of materials related to the creation and publication of a book, including materials such as publisher correspondence, sketches, drawings, preliminaries, final artwork, drafts, proofs, F and Gs, dust jackets, and books. Also included in some instances are posters and other publicity material advertising the publication of a book. Researchers should be aware that Ashley Bryan kept materials relating to several book projects together and that this original order has been retained.

Ashley Bryan also worked on a book of African folktales with Paul Radin that was never published. He produced artwork for this book in 1946 during his studies at Columbia University, and some of this artwork later appeared in Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum (1980), Lion and the Ostrich Chicks (1986), The Ox of the Wonderful Horns (1993), and possibly other books. Researchers interested in the artwork originally made for the book collaboration with Paul Radin will find this artwork in book project subseries B. Unpublished or unfinished [Box 122, Folders 2-4; Box 123, Folders 1-2]. Researchers interested in Ashley Bryan's final book, Infinite Hope should understand that the original artwork and other images used throughout the book were originally created during his time as active military during and after World War II. The original artwork used for Infinite Hope is located in the artwork by Ashley Bryan in Series V. in the World War II section.

The second subseries features material related to unpublished or unfinished potential books involving illustration including "Aesop's Fables," illustrations for an unpublished book of African folktales in collaboration with Paul Radin, illustrations of various scenes from the Bible, "The Hardy Tin Soldier," "Mother Goose," a book project about grandfathers, and "The Song of Solomon," among others. Each book project consists of all extant materials related to each book, including materials such as research materials, sketches, illustrations, preliminaries, proofs, final artwork, drawings, preliminaries, final artwork, dummy books, and correspondence. The unpublished or unfinished book projects are arranged alphabetically by book title.

The third subseries consists of book projects by others, including three books by Robert Creeley: Le Fou (October 1952), The Kind of Act (1953), and a one-of-a-kind handmade book of poetry written and made expressly for Ashley Bryan with accompanying correspondence. The book projects by other are arranged alphabetically by author.

Black Boy: Book, 1950.
Box 21 Folder 1
Fabliaux: Sketches, preliminaries, artwork, and working materials, circa 1965.
Box 21 Folder 2
Fabliaux: Preliminaries and artwork, circa 1965.
Box 21 Folder 3
Fabliaux: Preliminaries and artwork, circa 1965.
Box 21 Folder 4
Fabliaux: Preliminaries and artwork, circa 1965.
Box 21 Folder 5
Fabliaux: Preliminaries and artwork, circa 1965.
Box 21 Folder 6
Fabliaux: Final artwork, circa 1965.
Box 76 Folder 1
Fabliaux: Matted final artwork, circa 1965.
Box 89 Folder 1
Fabliaux: Book, 1965.
Box 21 Folder 7
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Sketches, circa 1967.
Box 21 Folder 8
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Sketches, artwork, preliminaries, layout documents, and publicity, circa 1967.
Box 21 Folder 9
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Sketches and preliminaries, circa 1967.
Box 89 Folder 2
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Artwork, circa 1967.
Box 76 Folder 2
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1967.
Box 89 Folder 3
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1967.
Box 89 Folder 4
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1967.
Box 90 Folder 1
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: F&Gs and dust jackets, circa 1967.
Box 21 Folder 10
Moon, For What Do You Wait?: Book, 1967.
Box 21 Folder 11
Bound to Violence: Advance uncorrected proof, circa 1971.
Box 21 Folder 12
Bound to Violence: Dust jacket preliminary artwork, circa 1971.
Box 76 Folder 3
Walk Together Children: Drawings and preliminary artwork, circa 1974.
Box 21 Folder 13
Walk Together Children: Preliminaries and publisher correspondence, 1973 July 26.
Box 21 Folder 14
Walk Together Children: Publisher correspondence, 1974 October 29.
Box 21 Folder 15
Walk Together Children: "Little David," preliminary artwork, circa 1974.
Box 90 Folder 2
Walk Together Children: Dust jacket preliminary artwork, circa 1974.
Box 133 Folder 1
Walk Together Children: "Spirituals blank staffs", circa 1974.
Box 21 Folder 16
Walk Together Children: Drafts, circa 1974.
Box 21 Folder 17
Walk Together Children: Artwork, circa 1974.
Box 76 Folder 4
Walk Together Children: Artwork, circa 1974.
Box 90 Folder 3
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 90 Folder 4
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 90 Folder 5
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 90 Folder 6
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 90 Folder 7
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 91 Folder 1
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 91 Folder 2
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 133 Folder 2
Walk Together Children: Matted final artwork, circa 1974.
Box 91 Folder 3
Walk Together Children: Galley proofs, circa 1974.
Box 21 Folder 18
Walk Together Children: F&Gs and dust jacket, circa 1974.
Box 21 Folder 19
Walk Together Children: Book (unbound), 1990.
Box 21 Folder 20
Walk Together Children: Publisher correspondence (Jean Karl), working files, sheet music, and galley proofs, 1978 July 27, circa 1982.
Box 23 Folder 19
Walk Together Children: Poster, circa 1982.
Box 91 Folder 4
Walk Together Children: Book, 2012.
Box 21 Folder 21
The Adventures of Aku: Sketches, notes, and supporting materials, circa 1976.
Box 21 Folder 22
The Adventures of Aku: Sketches, circa 1976.
Box 21 Folder 23
The Adventures of Aku: Drawings, circa 1976-1998.
Box 23 Folder 7
The Adventures of Aku: Sketches, circa 1976.
Box 76 Folder 5
The Adventures of Aku: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 5
The Adventures of Aku: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 6
The Adventures of Aku: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1976.
Box 91 Folder 7
The Adventures of Aku: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1976.
Box 92 Folder 1
The Adventures of Aku: Manuscripts, circa 1976.
Box 21 Folder 24
The Adventures of Aku: Manuscripts and galley drafts, 1975 October 16.
Box 21 Folder 25
The Adventures of Aku: Dummy, publisher correspondence, and cover, 1975 December 31, circa 1976.
Box 21 Folder 26
The Adventures of Aku: Book, 1976.
Box 21 Folder 27
The Dancing Granny: Sketches, circa 1977.
Box 92 Folder 2
The Dancing Granny: Portfolio cover, circa 1977.
Box 92 Folder 3
The Dancing Granny: Brush drawings and pencil drawings, circa 1977.
Box 22 Folder 1
The Dancing Granny: Photocopied drawings, reductions, and drafts, circa 1977.
Box 22 Folder 2
The Dancing Granny: Dust jacket preliminary artwork, circa 1977.
Box 22 Folder 3
The Dancing Granny: Finals and art restoration receipt and report, circa 1977, 1989 October 13.
Box 76 Folder 6
The Dancing Granny: Matted final artwork, circa 1977.
Box 133 Folder 3
The Dancing Granny: Matted final artwork, circa 1977.
Box 92 Folder 4
The Dancing Granny: Matted final artwork, circa 1977.
Box 92 Folder 5
The Dancing Granny: Matted final artwork, circa 1977.
Box 92 Folder 6
The Dancing Granny: Matted final artwork, circa 1977.
Box 93 Folder 1
The Dancing Granny: Proof, 1976 April 12.
Box 22 Folder 4
The Dancing Granny: Publisher correspondence (Jean Karl) and galley proofs, 1976.
Box 22 Folder 5
The Dancing Granny: Proofs, circa 1977.
Box 133 Folder 4
The Dancing Granny: F&Gs, circa 1977.
Box 22 Folder 6
The Dancing Granny: Book and bookmarks, 1977.
Box 22 Folder 7
The Dancing Granny: Publisher correspondence, 2005-2008.
Box 22 Folder 8
La Perdriole: Book, 1978.
Box 22 Folder 9
La Perdriole: Book bound in wrong sequence, 1978.
Box 22 Folder 10
La Perdriole: Dummy book, preliminaries, artwork, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 11
I Greet the Dawn: Sketches, circa 1978.
Box 93 Folder 2
I Greet the Dawn: 2 sketchbooks, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 12
I Greet the Dawn: Preliminaries, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 13
I Greet the Dawn: Preliminaries, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 14
I Greet the Dawn: Preliminaries, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 15
I Greet the Dawn: Preliminaries and drafts, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 16
I Greet the Dawn: Matted final artwork, circa 1978.
Box 93 Folder 3
I Greet the Dawn: Matted final artwork, circa 1978.
Box 93 Folder 4
I Greet the Dawn: Proofs, 1977 November 17.
Box 22 Folder 17
I Greet the Dawn: Proofs, 1978 March 27.
Box 22 Folder 18
I Greet the Dawn: Galleys, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 19
I Greet the Dawn: Publisher correspondence (Jean Karl), 1977-1978.
Box 22 Folder 20
I Greet the Dawn: Dust jackets, F&Gs, and layout document, circa 1978.
Box 22 Folder 21
I Greet the Dawn: Book, 1978.
Box 22 Folder 22
Jim Flying High: Roughs, sketches, and tracings, circa 1979.
Box 76 Folder 7
Jim Flying High: Sketches, working materials, and publisher correspondence, circa 1979, 1980 May 8.
Box 22 Folder 23
Jim Flying High: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1979.
Box 93 Folder 5
Jim Flying High: Matted dust cover preliminary artwork, circa 1979.
Box 94 Folder 1
Jim Flying High: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 94 Folder 2
Jim Flying High: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 94 Folder 3
Jim Flying High: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 94 Folder 4
Jim Flying High: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 95 Folder 1
Jim Flying High: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 95 Folder 2
Jim Flying High: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 95 Folder 3
Jim Flying High: Publisher correspondence, 1977.
Box 22 Folder 24
Jim Flying High: Proofs and publisher correspondence, 1978 June 13.
Box 22 Folder 25
Jim Flying High: Proofs, circa 1979.
Box 22 Folder 26
Jim Flying High: Proofs, 1978 June 13, circa 1979.
Box 22 Folder 27
Jim Flying High: Proofs, circa 1979.
Box 95 Folder 4
Jim Flying High: Galleys, circa 1979.
Box 22 Folder 28
Jim Flying High: Book, 1979.
Box 22 Folder 29
Jim Flying High: Publisher correspondence, 1993 February.
Box 22 Folder 30
Jethro and the Jumbie: Sketchbook, circa 1979.
Box 23 Folder 1
Jethro and the Jumbie: Sketchbook, circa 1979.
Box 95 Folder 5
Jethro and the Jumbie: Drawings, circa 1979.
Box 95 Folder 6
Jethro and the Jumbie: Sheet music, circa 1979.
Box 23 Folder 2
Jethro and the Jumbie: Preliminaries, circa 1979.
Box 96 Folder 1
Jethro and the Jumbie: Preliminaries and galley proofs, circa 1979.
Box 96 Folder 2
Jethro and the Jumbie: Dust jacket preliminary artwork, circa 1979.
Box 133 Folder 5
Jethro and the Jumbie: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 96 Folder 3
Jethro and the Jumbie: Matted final artwork, circa 1979.
Box 96 Folder 4
Jethro and the Jumbie: Cover proof, circa 1979.
Box 96 Folder 5
Jethro and the Jumbie: Publisher correspondence and galley proofs, 1977-1978.
Box 23 Folder 3
Jethro and the Jumbie: Book, 1979.
Box 23 Folder 4
Beat the Story Drum Pum-Pum: Publisher correspondence, 1980 December 16.
Box 23 Folder 5
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Source material, circa 1980, 2003.
Box 23 Folder 6
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Drawings, circa 1976-1998.
Box 23 Folder 7
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Preliminaries, circa 1980.
Box 96 Folder 6
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Tracings, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 8
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Artwork photocopies, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 9
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 5
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 6
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 96 Folder 7
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 97 Folder 1
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 97 Folder 2
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 97 Folder 3
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 97 Folder 4
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 98 Folder 1
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Matted final artwork, circa 1980.
Box 98 Folder 2
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Manuscript drafts, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 10
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Manuscript drafts, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 11
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Typescript drafts, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 12
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Galley proofs, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 13
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Galley proofs and page layout document, circa 1980.
Box 98 Folder 3
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Preliminaries, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 14
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Preliminaries, circa 1980.
Box 98 Folder 4
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Dust jacket preliminary, circa 1980.
Box 98 Folder 5
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Proofs and publisher correspondence, 1980 June 16.
Box 98 Folder 6
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Page proofs (uncut), circa 1980.
Box 98 Folder 7
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: F&Gs, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 15
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Dust jackets, circa 1980.
Box 133 Folder 6
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Book, 1980.
Box 23 Folder 16
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Posters, circa 1980.
Box 23 Folder 17
Beat the Story-Drum, Pum-Pum: Publisher correspondence, 1991 August 30, 1994 April 13.
Box 23 Folder 18
I'm Going to Sing: Drawings and preliminaries, circa 1974.
Box 23 Folder 13
I'm Going To Sing: Publisher correspondence (Jean Karl), working files, sheet music, and galley proofs, 1978 July 27, circa 1982.
Box 23 Folder 19
I'm Going To Sing: Publisher correspondence and galley proofs, 1982.
Box 23 Folder 20
I'm Going To Sing: Preliminaries, circa 1982.
Box 99 Folder 1
I'm Going To Sing: Preliminaries, circa 1982.
Box 77 Folder 1
I'm Going To Sing: Preliminaries, artwork, and tracings, circa 1982.
Box 77 Folder 2
I'm Going To Sing: Sheet music, circa 1982.
Box 23 Folder 21
I'm Going To Sing: Artwork, circa 1982.
Box 99 Folder 2
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 99 Folder 3
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 99 Folder 4
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 99 Folder 5
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 99 Folder 6
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 100 Folder 1
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 133 Folder 7
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 100 Folder 2
I'm Going To Sing: Matted final artwork, circa 1982.
Box 100 Folder 3
I'm Going To Sing: Dust jacket preliminary artwork and proofs, front matter proof, circa 1982.
Box 23 Folder 22
I'm Going To Sing: Galley proofs, circa 1982.
Box 100 Folder 4
I'm Going To Sing: F&Gs, circa 1982.
Box 23 Folder 23
I'm Going To Sing: Book, 1982.
Box 23 Folder 24
I'm Going To Sing: Poster, circa 1982.
Box 100 Folder 5
The Cat's Purr: Sketches, circa 1985.
Box 23 Folder 25
The Cat's Purr: Roughs, circa 1985.
Box 77 Folder 3
The Cat's Purr: Rough drafts, circa 1985-1986.
Box 23 Folder 26
The Cat's Purr: Manuscript drafts, galleys, photographs, and publisher correspondence, 1983-1984.
Box 23 Folder 27
The Cat's Purr: Manuscript drafts, working materials, publisher correspondence, 1983-1984.
Box 23 Folder 28
The Cat's Purr: Preliminary tracings and final artwork, circa 1985.
Box 77 Folder 4
The Cat's Purr: Matted final artwork, circa 1985.
Box 100 Folder 6
The Cat's Purr: Matted final artwork, circa 1985.
Box 100 Folder 7
The Cat's Purr: Preliminaries, circa 1985.
Box 23 Folder 29
The Cat's Purr: Galley proof, 1984 March 10.
Box 23 Folder 30
The Cat's Purr: Dummy and publisher correspondence, 1984 October 8.
Box 23 Folder 31
The Cat's Purr: F&Gs and publisher correspondence, 1985 January 7.
Box 23 Folder 32
The Cat's Purr: Softcover and hardcover book, publisher correspondence, 1985 February 13.
Box 23 Folder 33
The Cat's Purr: Flyers, 1985 July 8.
Box 23 Folder 34
The Cat's Purr: Publisher correspondence, 1994 March 2.
Box 23 Folder 35
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Sketches, circa 1986.
Box 78 Folder 1
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Sketches, circa 1986.
Box 101 Folder 1
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Sketches, roughs, and tracings, circa 1986.
Box 101 Folder 2
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Sketches and final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 101 Folder 3
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Manuscript drafts, circa 1986.
Box 23 Folder 36
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Rough drafts, circa 1985-1986.
Box 23 Folder 26
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Tracings, circa 1986.
Box 78 Folder 2
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Artwork, circa 1986.
Box 78 Folder 3
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Artwork photocopies and text source material, circa 1986.
Box 24 Folder 1
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 5
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 6
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 101 Folder 4
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 101 Folder 5
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 102 Folder 1
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 102 Folder 2
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 102 Folder 3
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 102 Folder 4
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Matted final artwork, circa 1986.
Box 133 Folder 8
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Proofs, circa 1986.
Box 102 Folder 5
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Galley proofs, circa 1986.
Box 24 Folder 2
Lion and the Ostrich Chicks: Book, 1986.
Box 24 Folder 3
What a Morning: Sketches and tracings, circa 1987.
Box 24 Folder 4
What a Morning: Sketches, drafts, and sheet music, circa 1987.
Box 78 Folder 4
What a Morning: Sketches and preliminaries, circa 1987.
Box 103 Folder 1
What a Morning: Matted final artwork, circa 1987.
Box 103 Folder 2
What a Morning: Proofs and preliminaries, circa 1987.
Box 103 Folder 3
What a Morning: Publisher correspondence, 1985-1986, 1990.
Box 24 Folder 5
What a Morning: Dust jackets, circa 1987.
Box 133 Folder 9
What a Morning: Hardcover and softcover books, 1987.
Box 24 Folder 6
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Source material and manuscript drafts, 1964 July 11, circa 1988.
Box 24 Folder 7
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Manuscript drafts and correspondence, circa 1988.
Box 24 Folder 8
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Galley proofs, circa 1988.
Box 24 Folder 9
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Preliminaries and publisher correspondence, 1987-1988.
Box 24 Folder 10
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Preliminaries, circa 1988.
Box 24 Folder 11
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Preliminaries, circa 1988.
Box 103 Folder 4
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Preliminaries, circa 1988.
Box 103 Folder 5
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Dummy book and F&Gs, circa 1988.
Box 24 Folder 12
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: F&Gs, circa 1988.
Box 24 Folder 13
Sh-Ko And His Eight Wicked Brothers: Book, 1988.
Box 24 Folder 14
Turtle Knows Your Name: Sketches, circa 1989.
Box 78 Folder 5
Turtle Knows Your Name: Manuscript drafts and publisher correspondence (Jean Karl), 1988 August 4, circa 1989.
Box 24 Folder 15
Turtle Knows Your Name: Drafts, circa 1989.
Box 24 Folder 16
Turtle Knows Your Name: Drafts and publisher correspondence, 1989 May 25.
Box 24 Folder 17
Turtle Knows Your Name: Preliminaries, circa 1989.
Box 78 Folder 6
Turtle Knows Your Name: Preliminaries, circa 1989.
Box 104 Folder 1
Turtle Knows Your Name: Final artwork, circa 1989.
Box 78 Folder 7
Turtle Knows Your Name: Matted final artwork, circa 1989.
Box 104 Folder 2
Turtle Knows Your Name: Matted final artwork, circa 1989.
Box 104 Folder 3
Turtle Knows Your Name: Galley proofs, circa 1989.
Box 24 Folder 18
Turtle Knows Your Name: Galley proofs, circa 1989.
Box 104 Folder 4
Turtle Knows Your Name: Proofs, 1989 February 21.
Box 104 Folder 5
Turtle Knows Your Name: Dust jacket proof, dust jacket, and posters, circa 1989.
Box 134 Folder 1
Turtle Knows Your Name: Book, 1989.
Box 24 Folder 19
Turtle Knows Your Name: Publisher correspondence, 1993 February 1.
Box 24 Folder 20
All Night, All Day: Source material and sheet music, circa 1991.
Box 24 Folder 21
All Night, All Day: Sheet music, circa 1991.
Box 24 Folder 22
All Night, All Day: Sheet music and correspondence, 1990-1991.
Box 24 Folder 23
All Night, All Day: Notes, preliminaries, and photocopies, circa 1991.
Box 104 Folder 6
All Night, All Day: Preliminaries, circa 1991.
Box 104 Folder 7
All Night, All Day: Preliminaries, circa 1991.
Box 104 Folder 8
All Night, All Day: Final artwork, circa 1991.
Box 134 Folder 2
All Night, All Day: Matted final artwork, circa 1991.
Box 134 Folder 3
All Night, All Day: Proofs, circa 1991.
Box 104 Folder 9
All Night, All Day: F&Gs, circa 1991.
Box 24 Folder 24
All Night, All Day: Dust jacket preliminary, circa 1991.
Box 134 Folder 4
All Night, All Day: Dust jackets, circa 1991.
Box 104 Folder 10
All Night, All Day: Book and publisher correspondence, 1991 January 29.
Box 24 Folder 25
All Night, All Day: Softcover book, 2004.
Box 24 Folder 26
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Contract agreement and publisher correspondence, 1989-1990.
Box 24 Folder 27
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Typescript drafts, circa 1991.
Box 24 Folder 28
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Roughs, circa 1991.
Box 79 Folder 1
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Final artwork, circa 1991.
Box 105 Folder 1
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Preliminaries, circa 1991.
Box 105 Folder 2
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Proofs, 1991 June 3.
Box 105 Folder 3
Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Book, 1991.
Box 24 Folder 29
Sing To The Sun: Preliminary artwork, circa 1992.
Box 79 Folder 2
Sing To The Sun: Matted final artwork, circa 1992.
Box 105 Folder 4
Sing To The Sun: Matted final artwork, circa 1992.
Box 105 Folder 5
Sing To The Sun: Matted final artwork, circa 1992.
Box 105 Folder 6
Sing To The Sun: Matted final artwork, circa 1992.
Box 106 Folder 1
Sing To The Sun: Matted final artwork, circa 1992.
Box 106 Folder 2
Sing To The Sun: Drafts, notes, text dummy, and ephemera, 1990-1991.
Box 24 Folder 30
Sing To The Sun: Publisher correspondence and proofs, 1991-1992.
Box 24 Folder 31
Sing To The Sun: Proofs, circa 1992.
Box 106 Folder 3
Sing To The Sun: Galley proofs, and publisher correspondence, 1991-1992.
Box 24 Folder 32
Sing To The Sun: Correspondence with Sukie Miller, 1991.
Box 25 Folder 1
Sing To The Sun: F&Gs, circa 1992.
Box 25 Folder 2
Sing To The Sun: Book, 1992.
Box 25 Folder 3
Sing To The Sun: The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award photocopy, 1993 March 23.
Box 25 Folder 4
Christmas Gif': Roughs and preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 5
Christmas Gif': Dummy book and publisher correspondence, 1997 January 13.
Box 25 Folder 6
Christmas Gif': Artwork, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 7
Christmas Gif': Matted final artwork, 1997 January 13.
Box 106 Folder 4
Christmas Gif': Matted final artwork, circa 1993.
Box 106 Folder 5
Christmas Gif': Proofs, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 8
Christmas Gif': Proofs, 1992 April 21.
Box 25 Folder 9
Christmas Gif': Dust jacket proofs, dummy book, and publisher correspondence, 1993.
Box 106 Folder 6
Christmas Gif': Book, 1993.
Box 25 Folder 10
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Publisher correspondence, 1971-1975.
Box 25 Folder 11
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Drawings, circa 1976-1998.
Box 23 Folder 7
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 5
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Matted preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 91 Folder 6
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Matted final artwork, circa 1993.
Box 107 Folder 1
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Matted final artwork, circa 1993.
Box 107 Folder 2
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Working files, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 12
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Manuscript drafts, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 13
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Galley proofs and publisher correspondence, 1980 May 5, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 14
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: F&Gs, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 15
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Book, 1993.
Box 25 Folder 16
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Background paper, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 17
The Ox of the Wonderful Horns: Stained glass window, circa 1993.
Box 142
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Drafts and publisher correspondence, 1991-1992.
Box 25 Folder 18
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Drafts and publisher correspondence, 1991-1992.
Box 25 Folder 19
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Artwork sketches and preliminaries, circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 20
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Preliminary artwork, circa 1993.
Box 79 Folder 3
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Final artwork, circa 1993.
Box 79 Folder 4
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Matted final artwork, circa 1993.
Box 107 Folder 3
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Galley proofs, 1992.
Box 25 Folder 21
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Galley proofs and mechanicals, 1993 March 15.
Box 134 Folder 5
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Proofs, 1993 March 15.
Box 107 Folder 4
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Proofs, 1993.
Box 107 Folder 5
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Proofs, 1993 April 14.
Box 107 Folder 6
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: F&Gs (Atheneum), circa 1993.
Box 25 Folder 22
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Book (Atheneum), 1993.
Box 25 Folder 23
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Poster, 1993.
Box 107 Folder 7
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: F&Gs (Aladdin), circa 1999 January.
Box 25 Folder 24
The Story of Lightning and Thunder: Book and publisher correspondence (Aladdin), 1998.
Box 25 Folder 25
My Song Is Beautiful: Publisher correspondence and contract agreement, 1993-1994.
Box 25 Folder 26
My Song Is Beautiful: Final artwork, proofs, and publisher correspondence, 1993-1994.
Box 134 Folder 6
What a Wonderful World: Publisher correspondence and contract agreement, 1992-1995.
Box 25 Folder 27
What a Wonderful World: Sketches and working materials, circa 1994.
Box 25 Folder 28
What a Wonderful World: Preliminaries, circa 1994.
Box 108 Folder 1
What a Wonderful World: Finals, circa 1994.
Box 135 Folder 1
What a Wonderful World: Proofs, circa 1994.
Box 135 Folder 2
What a Wonderful World: Galley proofs and publisher correspondence, 1993-1994.
Box 25 Folder 29
What a Wonderful World: Sheet music and working materials, circa 1994.
Box 108 Folder 2
What a Wonderful World: F&Gs, circa 1994.
Box 108 Folder 3
What a Wonderful World: Book, 1994.
Box 25 Folder 30
What a Wonderful World: Portfolio book, 1994.
Box 108 Folder 4
Kaleidoscope: Publisher correspondence, proof, and dust jacket, 1994-1995.
Box 108 Folder 5
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Publisher correspondence and contract agreement, 1993.
Box 25 Folder 31
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Sketches and preliminary artwork, circa 1995.
Box 25 Folder 32
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Preliminary artwork, circa 1995.
Box 79 Folder 5
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Final artwork, circa 1995.
Box 79 Folder 6
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Final artwork and publisher correspondence, circa 1995, 2010 May 19.
Box 108 Folder 6
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Publisher correspondence and drafts, 1994-1996.
Box 25 Folder 33
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Galley proofs, circa 1995.
Box 108 Folder 7
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: F&Gs and publisher correspondence, 1994 November 18.
Box 25 Folder 34
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Book, 1995.
Box 25 Folder 35
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Poster, circa 1995.
Box 108 Folder 8
The Story of the Three Kingdoms: Publisher correspondence, circa 1995.
Box 25 Folder 36
It's Kwanzaa Time: Sketches and preliminaries, publisher correspondence, and working materials, 1992-1995.
Box 108 Folder 9
It's Kwanzaa Time: Final artwork, circa 1995.
Box 108 Folder 10
It's Kwanzaa Time: Book, 1995.
Box 25 Folder 37
It's Kwanzaa Time: Publisher correspondence, 1996 May 14.
Box 25 Folder 38
Speaking of Poets 2: Artwork facsimiles, circa 1995.
Box 25 Folder 39
Speaking of Poets 2: Dust jackets, circa 1995.
Box 108 Folder 11
The Sun Is So Quiet: Author correspondence, dummy book, and preliminaries, 1994-1995.
Box 25 Folder 40
The Sun Is So Quiet: Publisher correspondence and preliminaries, 1994-1996.
Box 25 Folder 41
The Sun Is So Quiet: Preliminary artwork, circa 1996.
Box 80 Folder 1
The Sun Is So Quiet: Preliminary artwork, circa 1996.
Box 108 Folder 12
The Sun Is So Quiet: Preliminary artwork and final artwork, circa 1996.
Box 135 Folder 3
The Sun Is So Quiet: Proofs, circa 1996.
Box 108 Folder 13
The Sun Is So Quiet: Book, 1996.
Box 25 Folder 42
I Have A Dream: Publisher correspondence and contract agreement, 1996.
Box 26 Folder 1
I Have A Dream: Preliminaries, publisher correspondence, and contract agreement, 1995-1996.
Box 26 Folder 2
I Have A Dream: Final artwork, circa 1997.
Box 109 Folder 1
I Have A Dream: Proofs and publisher correspondence, 1996.
Box 26 Folder 3
I Have A Dream: Proofs, 1996 October 28.
Box 109 Folder 2
I Have A Dream: F&Gs, circa 1997.
Box 26 Folder 4
I Have A Dream: Book, 1997.
Box 26 Folder 5
Ashley Bryan's African Tales, Uh-Huh: Dust jacket proofs, 1998.
Box 26 Folder 6
Ashley Bryan's African Tales, Uh-Huh: Book, 1998.
Box 26 Folder 7
Carol of the Brown King: Publisher correspondence, 1997-1998.
Box 26 Folder 8
Carol of the Brown King: Sketches, circa 1998.
Box 26 Folder 9
Carol of the Brown King: Preliminary artwork, circa 1998.
Box 109 Folder 3
Carol of the Brown King: Dust jacket final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 135 Folder 4
Carol of the Brown King: Final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 109 Folder 4
Carol of the Brown King: Final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 80 Folder 2
Carol of the Brown King: Matted final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 109 Folder 5
Carol of the Brown King: Drafts, circa 1998.
Box 26 Folder 10
Carol of the Brown King: Dummy books and page layout document, circa 1998.
Box 26 Folder 11
Carol of the Brown King: Galley proofs and publisher correspondence, 1997-2001.
Box 26 Folder 12
Carol of the Brown King: Galley proofs, circa 1998.
Box 109 Folder 6
Carol of the Brown King: Mechanicals, 1997 December 4.
Box 109 Folder 7
Carol of the Brown King: F&Gs, circa 1998.
Box 26 Folder 13
Carol of the Brown King: Book, 1998.
Box 26 Folder 14
The House with No Door: Publisher correspondence and contract agreement, 1995-1996.
Box 26 Folder 15
The House with No Door: Sketches, preliminaries, dummy book, working materials, and publisher correspondence, 1995-1998.
Box 26 Folder 16
The House with No Door: Preliminaries, circa 1998.
Box 110 Folder 1
The House with No Door: Final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 110 Folder 2
The House with No Door: Matted final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 110 Folder 3
The House with No Door: Matted final artwork, circa 1998.
Box 110 Folder 4
The House with No Door: Mechanicals and publisher correspondence, 1997.
Box 111 Folder 1
The House with No Door: Proofs, 1997.
Box 111 Folder 2
The House with No Door: Dummy book, 1996 January 15.
Box 26 Folder 17
The House with No Door: F&Gs, circa 1998.
Box 26 Folder 18
The House with No Door: Book, 1998.
Box 26 Folder 19
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Publisher correspondence and contract agreement, 1997.
Box 26 Folder 20
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Notes, circa 1999.
Box 26 Folder 21
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Correspondence, sketches, and printed materials, 1997-1999.
Box 26 Folder 22
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Preliminary artwork, circa 1999.
Box 80 Folder 3
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Final artwork, circa 1999.
Box 80 Folder 4
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Dummy books, circa 1999.
Box 26 Folder 23
Aneesa Lee and the Weaver's Gift: Matted final artwork, circa 1999.
Box 111 Folder 3