Seuss, Dr.

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Author and illustrator of children's books and developer of Random House's division of Beginner Books.

Dr. Seuss was born as Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Mass. on 2 March 1904. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925, where he had been editor of the campus humour magazine "Jack-o-Lantern." In 1937, Geisel published his first book, "And to think that I saw it on Mulberry Street," which was followed by 14 more books over the next twenty years. In 1957, he published his most famous book, "The cat in the hat," which was in part a reaction to John Hersey's complaint in a 1954 Life Magazine article that the primers used to teach reading were dull and repetitious. "The cat in the hat" was followed by 47 more books before Seuss's death in La Jolla, Calif., in 1991.

From the description of Dr. Seuss collection, 1919-1997. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31695631

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. Alan Campbell and Dorothy Parker collection, [1930]-1949. University of Michigan
referencedIn Lathem, Edward Connery. Notes in preparation for an exhibition on the life and works of Dr. Seuss, 1975. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf [Dartmouth Lorax T-shirt] [realia]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. Green Eggs and Ham. Biblionix LLC BL
creatorOf Atovsky, Sheldon. Bartholomew and the Oobleck / music and lyrics by Philip Kraus [and] Sheldon Atovsky. Northwestern University
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. Dr. Seuss collection, 1919-1997. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. 25's 65th. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Geisel, Theodor Seuss, 1904-1991. Manuscripts, 1976 November. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Theodor Seuss Geisel 1904-1991 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. Small epic poem (size 2 3/4 B). Commencement address before Revelle College, University of California, San Diego, June 18, 1978. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Price, Jeffrey. How the Grinch stole Christmas : [screenplay] / by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman ; based on the book by Dr. Seuss. University of Michigan
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Biblionix LLC BL
creatorOf Seidel, Leonard. The Zax : written for mixed chorus, two pianos and percussion / Leonard Seidel ; based on the story The Zax by Dr. Seuss. Brooklyn College
referencedIn Geisel, Theodor : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Clingan, Judith. The lorax [music] / music: Judith Clingan ; words: Dr Zeuss [sic]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Authors clippings : "GROUP" folder 1942-1991. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Berg, Alec. Cat in the hat : screenplay, 2002. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn I do not like thee, Dr. Seuss, the reason why I can't deduce by Richard Lipez...The Atlantic Monthly, August 1977. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004. Anthony Hecht papers, 1894-2004. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Minnesota Orchestra. Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment (MOVE) records, 1995-2000. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Vanguard Press. Vanguard Press Records, ca. 1925-ca. 1985. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. Dr. Seuss : file of clippings and miscellanea. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Cott, Jonathan. Papers, ca. 1977-1985. Indiana University
referencedIn GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS, 1904-1991. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. To the P.T.A. [by Dr. Seuss, n.p.], October 1977. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Seuss, Dr. Ten Apples Up on Top. Biblionix LLC BL
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associatedWith Atovsky, Sheldon. person
associatedWith Berg, Alec. person
associatedWith Campbell, Alan, 1905-1963. person
associatedWith Clingan, Judith. person
associatedWith Cott, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Dartmouth College. Class of 1925. corporateBody
associatedWith Eastman, Terri. person
associatedWith GEISEL, THEODOR SEUSS, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004. person
associatedWith Lathem, Edward Connery. person
associatedWith Minnesota Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Price, Jeffrey. person
associatedWith Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Seidel, Leonard. person
associatedWith Vanguard Press. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New Hampshire
Class reunions
Film adapations
Baccalaureate addresses--Revelle College
Children's literature--History and criticism
Parent's and teachers' associations
Commercial art
Children's literature, American
Children's literature--Social aspects
Invitation cards


Birth 1904-03-02

Death 1991-09-24






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