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- Descriptive Summary
- Biographical Note
- Administrative Information
- General note
- Collection Inventory
- Series 1: Original art
- Series 2: Notebooks and manuscript pages
- Series 3: Books
Wanda Gág papers, circa 1930-1947
|Wanda Gág papers|
|Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.|
|Artist/illustrator, translator and author Wanda Gág (1893-1946) created picture books that integrated a dynamic visual style and vitality with the stories. This collection consists of materials related to the book Tales from Grimm for which Gág translated, interpreted, and illustrated stories from Grimm.|
|1.28 Linear Feet|
|For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library catalog.|
|Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.|
Artist/illustrator, translator, and author Wanda Gág (1893-1946) bridged the gap between fine and commercial art in her influential picture books that helped revive the genre. Her translation and illustration of Grimm's fairy tales made an important contribution to American juvenile literature. Gág integrated a dynamic visual style and vitality with the stories. She is also noted for writing and illustrating the book Millions of Cats which won a Newbery Honor Award and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award.
The collection is arranged into the following series: original art, notebooks and manuscript pages, and books.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright, where it persists, is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
[Item Title], Wanda Gág papers, RBM 9555, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.
Purchased from Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., 1972.
Processed by Meredith Anne Weber, April 2014.
This collection consists of materials related to the book Tales From Grimm for which Gág translated, interpreted, and illustrated stories from Grimm. It includes preliminary and original drawings for the book; eighteen notebooks with handwritten notes about and translations of Grimm's fairy tales and radio dramatizations of the stories; trial pages and book covers; galley proofs with the author's notations; a paste-up dummy with Gág's instructions to the printers; a bound printer's trial copy with the author's notes for corections; and first edition copies of the published book.
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