Munro Leaf papers, 1918-1986.

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Leaf, Munro, 1905-1976. Munro Leaf papers, 1918-1986.

Munro Leaf papers, 1918-1986.

This collection contains the literary papers of author and illustrator Munro Leaf (1905-1976), with materials dating from 1918 to 1986. Manuscript drafts and illustrations from fifty-eight titles are represented (including fourteen titles produced as part of his work for the US Army and the Foreign Service). In addition to graphite and pen and ink illustrations and manuscript drafts, the collection includes audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, dummies, ephemera, photographs, promotional materials, proofs, published volumes, and a scrapbook. Of particular note: the original manuscript for The Story of Ferdinand (1936) as well as a sizeable collection of materials related to the book and its many adaptations; both published and unpublished art and drafts for the "Can Be Fun" series; and a large quantity of materials related to Munro Leaf's Watchbirds, serialized in periodicals and later published in six compilations.

10.34 linear feet.

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