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Juvenile Miscellany Volume 13, Number 4; Spring 1983

From the de Grummond periodical collection. Issue of Juvenile Miscellany. Articles include "Highlights of the Sixteenth Annual Children's Book Festival" and "Contributions from the last issue." Notable attendees of the book festival include Katherine Paterson, Brian Alderson, Tomie de Paola, and Bette Green. Katherine Paterson was the awardee of the 1983 USM Medallion.

Juvenile Miscellany Volume 13, Number 3; Winter 1983

From the de Grummond Periodicals Collection. Articles include "Katherine Patterson named recipient of the 1983 USM Medallion," "Contributions as of January 24, 1983," "the Sixteenth Annual Children's Book Festival 1983 Program," and "The 1983 Traveling Exhibit Schedule." Photographs of Children's Book Festival people of note include Katherine Patterson, Berthe Amoss, Bette Green, and Tomie de Paola.

Juvenile Miscellany Volume 13, Number 2; Fall 1982

From the de Grummond Periodicals Collection. Articles include "The Children's Books of John Harris written by John M. Kelley," A checklist of John Harris's Books held by the de Grummond Collection," Contributions as of October 22, 1982," The Infant's Library," and "A message from Dr. de Grummond." Photographs of several book covers include "The Lily: A book for children, "Cinderella, or the Little Glass Slipper," "An excert from Cock Robin and Jenny Wren titled "The Marriage Ceremony,"" "The Butterfly's Birthday," "The Battledoor," and "The Peacock "At Home."" Other photographs include "Middleton's New Geographical Game of a Tour through England and Wales" and "The Infant's Library."

Caldecott Medal; 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers; Caldecott Medal awarded to Ezra Jack Keats.

Snowy Day Window Display; circa 1962

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Display of The Snowy Day in Scribner's Book Store window.

Telegram to Ezra Jack Keats; 15 July 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Telegram regarding decorated briefs created by friend for Keats to wear to the Caldecott banquet.

Caldecott underwear; 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers; Decorated briefs created by friend for Keats to wear to the Caldecott banquet.

Caldecott ’63 T-shirt; 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Decorated T shirt created by friend for Keats to wear to the Caldecott banquet. Shirt reads, "Caldecott '63 Ars Longa Vita Brevis Ave Keats."

Handwritten and typescript Caldecott acceptance speech; 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers; typescript and manuscript of Caldecott acceptance speech.

Letter to Mrs. James Weldon Johnson; 27 March 1964

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Letter to Mrs. James Weldon Johnson from Ezra Jack Keats.

Letter to Miss Crittenden; 18 February 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Letter to Miss Crittenden from Langston Hughes.

Horn Book Article; circa 1973

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers; "Dear Mr. Keats" typescript and full-length article from Horn Book.

Caldecott Banquet Photograph; 15 July 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Photograph taken at the Caldecott Banquet.

Newberry and Caldecott Awards Dinner Program; 15 July 1963

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Program for the banquet honoring Newberry winner, Madeleine L'Engle (A Wrinkle in Time) and Caldecott winner, Ezra Jack Keats (The Snowy Day.)

Model for Peter from Life Magazine; 13 May 1940

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Life Magazine clipping of an unknown boy from rural Georgia was the inspiration for the character of Peter.

Quilt square project; 1992

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers. Quilt square project of the Clearwater Florida Public Library System. To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Clearwater Public Library System and the 5th year of the Ezra Jack Keats Art Show.

Marbleized Paper Samples; circa 1968

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; collage materials, color marbleized paper samples. The Little Drummer Boy by Katherine Davis, illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats; Macmillan, 1968.

A hush settled over the hills. The sky swirled soundlessly round the moon; circa 1965

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; John Henry: An American Legend written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats; Pantheon, 1965; illustration, collage, paint (1 p.) 33 x 52 cm.

The Snowy Day; circa 1962

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; publicity for The Snowy Day.

Ezra Jack Keats in his studio; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; photograph of Ezra Jack Keats in his studio.

Japan group photo; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; group photo with Ezra Jack Keats in Japan.

Japan book signing; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Ezra Jack Keats signing books in Japan.

Japan group photo; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; group photo with Ezra Jack Keats in Japan.

Children’s Art & Letters; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; The 17 boxes in this series contain fan letters and drawings sent to Ezra Jack Keats from school children. Many were done as class projects, while others are letters from individuals. Photographs are included with some of the correspondence. The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation continues to receive packets of mail from schools via the publishers of Keats' books. When Keats was alive, he tried to answer as much of the mail as possible. Dr. Martin Pope, President of the Keats Foundation, has now assumed that duty.

Children’s Art & Letters; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; The 17 boxes in this series contain fan letters and drawings sent to Ezra Jack Keats from school children. Many were done as class projects, while others are letters from individuals. Photographs are included with some of

View of Bar; circa 1934-1936

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; "View of Bar?" - oil on board (30 x 41 cm.) An early work. Inventory #489. This series of 24 boxes contain original sketches, oil paintings, pastels, pen and ink drawings and other illustrations created by Ezra Jack Keats. Most of these works are of an adult nature, rather than being created to use in children's books. Two of the boxes contain collage materials, similar to those used in Jennie's Hat.

Journal notes on Tzadik; Undated

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Journal notes on Tzadik. These sketch books contain some of the preliminary manuscripts for A Letter to Amy, Louie's Search, Dreams, and Apt. 3.

God is in the Mountain: Weave us a garment of brightness; circa 1966

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; God is in the Mountain selected and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats; Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966; illustration, collage (1 p.) 27.4 x 55.3 cm. pp. [15-16]

Sam went into the hall and listened; circa 1971

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; Apt. 3 by Ezra Jack Keats; Macmillan, 1971; sketch, pencil (1 p.) p. 5.

God is in the Mountain: The heavens declare the glory of God; circa 1966

From the Ezra Jack Keats Papers.; God is in the Mountain selected and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats; Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966; illustration, collage (1 p.) 27.4 x 55.3 cm. pp. [11-12]

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