Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980

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American illustrator and author of children's books; won the first Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible in 1938.

From the description of An angel in the woods : production material, [1947?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79893194

From the description of The three Mulla-mulgars : production material, [1919?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62451414

From the description of The grateful elephant : and other stories translated from the Pali : production material, [1923?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62443656

From the description of Hitty, her first hundred years : production material, [1929?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494545

From the description of Papers, 1919-1963 (bulk 1919-1954). (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62494544

From the description of Puffy and the seven leaf clover : production material, [1954?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62680570

From the description of An angel in the woods : production material, [1947?]. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62406003

Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was born April 16, 1891 in Albany, New York. She graduated from the Teacher's College at Columbia University and studied illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Students League. She taught high school for several years and in 1919 illustrated her first books, Japanese Prints by John Gould Fletcher, and Three Mulla-Mulgars, a children's book by Walter De la Mare. She always emphasized the importance of loving what you draw and throughout her long career illustrated many books for children, mostly about one of her favorite subjects, animals. In 1938 she received the first Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible by Helen Dean Fish. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop also illustrated the 1930 Newbery Award winner Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (1929) by Rachel Field. During her prolific career she illustrated several of her own works, beginning with The Fairy Circus in 1931. She continued to write and illustrate children's books until the 1960s. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop died on December 30, 1980 in Falls Village, CT.Biographical Sources:Something About the Author vol. 14, pp. 116-120.Something About the Author vol. 24, p. 140.

From the description of Dorothy Lathrop Papers 1919-1963. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 428024760

Dorothy Lathrop, a prominent illustrator of children's books, was born in Albany, NY. in 1891 and was trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. In 1938 Lathrop was awared the first Caldecott Award for her illustrations in Animals of the Bible. She was known for the accuracy of her drawings for books about animals and nature. Lathrop died in Falls Village, Conn. in 1981.

From the description of De la Mare Book illustrations, 1922-1931. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122582586

Epithet: author and illustrator

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000544.0x000039

Dorothy Pulis Lathrop was born April 16, 1891 in Albany, New York. She graduated from the Teacher's College at Columbia University and studied illustration at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Art Students League. She taught high school for several years and in 1919 illustrated her first books, Japanese Prints by John Gould Fletcher, and Three Mulla-Mulgars, a children's book by Walter De la Mare. She always emphasized the importance of loving what you draw and throughout her long career illustrated many books for children, mostly about one of her favorite subjects, animals. In 1938 she received the first Caldecott Medal for Animals of the Bible by Helen Dean Fish. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop also illustrated the 1930 Newbery Award winner Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (1929) by Rachel Field. During her prolific career she illustrated several of her own works, beginning with The Fairy Circus in 1931. She continued to write and illustrate children's books until the 1960s. Dorothy Pulis Lathrop died on December 30, 1980 in Falls Village, CT.

Biographical Sources:

Something About the Author vol. 14, pp. 116-120.

Something About the Author vol. 24, p. 140.

From the guide to the Dorothy Lathrop Papers, 1919-1963, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. An angel in the woods : production material, [1947?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Hays, Helen Ireland. Helen Ireland Hays papers concerning Paul Bransom, 1903-1979. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection of American children's literature, 1640-2001 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. An angel in the woods : production material, [1947?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. De la Mare Book illustrations, 1922-1931. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Correspondence, received unless otherwise stated, of Eleanor Farjeon with persons outside her family, writers L-R. Includes: Dorothy P Lathrop, Alison Leggatt, Henrietta Leslie, Leon M Lion (letters sent and received), Marie Belloc Lowndes, E V Lucas..., 1926-1965 British Library
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. Puffy and the seven leaf clover : production material, [1954?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Wilwerding, W. J. (Walter J.), 1891-1966. W. J. Wilwerding papers, [undated] and 1909-1957 (bulk 1947-1957). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. The grateful elephant : and other stories translated from the Pali : production material, [1923?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Stokes, Katherine Martin, 1906-. Katherine M. Stokes letters received, 1933. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. Dorothy Lathrop Papers 1919-1963. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. The three Mulla-mulgars : production material, [1919?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. Louise Seaman Bechtel papers, 1877-1980, 1913-1980 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Dorothy Lathrop Papers, 1919-1963 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. Hitty, her first hundred years : production material, [1929?]. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Lathrop, Dorothy Pulis, 1891-1980. Papers, 1919-1963 (bulk 1919-1954). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Lathrop, Dorothy F., 1891- : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
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associatedWith Bechtel, Louise Seaman, b. 1894. person
associatedWith Burlingame, Eugene Watson. person
associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. person
associatedWith Field, Rachel, 1894-1942 person
associatedWith Hays, Helen Ireland. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Shirley, Betsy Beinecke. person
associatedWith Stokes, Katherine Martin, 1906- person
associatedWith Wilwerding, W. J. (Walter J.), 1891-1966. person
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Maine
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Children's literature
Children's literature, American
Christmas--Fiction
Illustrated children's books
Dolls--Fiction
Monkeys--Fiction
Dogs--Fiction
Monkeys--Juvenile fiction
Christmas stories
Buddhist legends
Dolls--Juvenile fiction
Dogs--Juvenile fiction
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Illustrator
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Birth 1891-04-16

Death 1980-12-30

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