Wanda Gág papers, circa 1930-1947

9555

Collection Overview

Title:
Wanda Gág papers
Dates (Inclusive):
circa 1930-1947
Creator:
Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.
Creator:
Gág, Wanda
Abstract:
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.
Collection Number:
9555
Size:
5.28 Linear Feet
Location:
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the  library catalog.
Repository:
Special Collections Library. Pennsylvania State University.
Languages:
English

Biographical Note

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.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following series: original art, notebooks and manuscript pages, and books.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

Copyright, where it persists, is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], Wanda Gág papers, RBM 9555, Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Justin G. Schiller, Ltd., 1972.

Processing Information

Processed by Meredith Anne Weber, April 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Justin G. Schiller, Ltd.

Personal Name(s)

  • Gág, Wanda

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General note

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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Collection Inventory

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General note

This series consists of preliminaries for drawings, original drawings, and trial pages and book covers for Tales from Grimm.

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11

12
Box

3
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13
Box

3
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14
Box

3
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15

16
Box

3
BoxFolder

17
Box

3
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18
Box

3
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19

110

111
Box

3
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112
Box

3
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113

114
Box

3
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115

116

117
Box

3
BoxFolder

118

119

120

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General note

This series includes eighteen notebooks of handwritten notes as well as manuscript pages on and translations of Grimm's fairy tales and radio scripts dramatizing them. Two additional notebooks contain translations of the works of German poets by Ludwig Lewisohn.

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121

122

123

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125-31

132

133

134

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General note

This series includes a paste-up dummy of Tales from Grimm with the author's instructions to the printers, galley proofs, a printer's bound trial copy with the author's notes for corrections, and first edition copies of the published book.

BoxFolder

135

136-37
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138
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139
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21

22

23

24

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