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Robert Andrew Parker Collection (MGHL00005)

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Robert Andrew Parker Collection (MGHL00005), 1943-2006 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

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Title: Robert Andrew Parker Collection (MGHL00005), 1943-2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MGHL/mghl00005

Primary Creator: Robert Andrew Parker

Extent: 105.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The Robert Andrew Parker Collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Original Artwork

Series 2: Artwork Reproductions

Series 3: Personal and Professional Development (Some Reference Materials and Correspondence are kept with their projects.)

The contents of the collection are arranged as follows:

Boxes 1-3 2x Small-sized material

Boxes 4-12 1x Small-sized material

Boxes 13-60 Small-sized material

Boxes 61-140 Medium-sized material

Boxes 141-166 Large-sized material

Boxes 167-198 1x Large-sized material

Boxes 199-200 2x Large-sized material

Drawer 18.15 Over-sized material

Date Acquired: 00/00/2006. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Illustrated children's books--United States, Magazine illustration--20th century, Parker, Robert Andrew

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert Andrew Parker collection includes rich holdings of original artwork, book proofs, hundreds of tearsheets and related printed material.

Collection Historical Note

Robert Andrew Parker was born in Norfolk, Virginia, 1927. He has illustrated over forty highly praised books, many for children. He is also an acclaimed illustrator for magazines, including The New Yorker, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Mademoiselle, and has designed sets for operas. Parker has been the recipient of numerous awards and has exhibited his work extensively since the 1950s.

Parker attended the school of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1948 until 1952 and also worked at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and at Stanley William Hayter’s Atelier 17 in New York during the 1950s. His luminescent watercolor paintings and drawings are characterized by a loose, playful integration of subject and background, a metaphysical emphasis on the environment, natural or otherwise.

He has illustrated over forty children's books and has been recognized with awards including a Caldecott Honor and an American Library Association Notable Book award.

Subject/Index Terms

Illustrated children's books--United States
Magazine illustration--20th century
Parker, Robert Andrew

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: Some restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: The collection was donated to the Modern Graphic History Library by Robert Andrew Parker in December, 2006.

Related Publications:

Bierhorst, John, and Robert Andrew Parker. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation. New York: W. Morrow, 1993.

Brallier, Jess M., and Robert Andrew Parker. Who Was Albert Einstein? New York: Grosset & Dunlap/Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2002.

Bushnell, Jack, and Robert Andrew Parker. Circus of the Wolves. 1st ed. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994.

DeFelice, Cynthia C., and Robert Andrew Parker. The Dancing Skeleton. 1st American ed. New York : London: Macmillan Pub. ; Collier Macmillan, 1989.

Freedman, Florence B., and Robert Andrew Parker. Brothers: A Hebrew Legend. 1st ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Goldin, Barbara Diamond, Isaac Leib Peretz, and Robert Andrew Parker. The Magician’s Visit: A Passover Tale. New York, N.Y., U.S.A: Viking, 1993.

Greenberg, Jan, Sandra Jordan, and Robert Andrew Parker. Action Jackson. 1st ed. Brookfield, Conn: Roaring Brook Press, 2002.

Grinnell, George Bird, John Bierhorst, and Robert Andrew Parker, eds. The Whistling Skeleton: American Indian Tales of the Supernatural. New York, N.Y: Four Winds Press, 1982.

Hesse, Karen, and Robert Andrew Parker. Stowaway. New York: Scholastic, 2001.

Kimmel, Haven, and Robert Andrew Parker. Orville: A Dog Story. New York: Clarion Books, 2003.

Kraske, Robert, and Robert Andrew Parker. Marooned: The Strange but True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe. New York: Clarion Books, 2005.

Kuskin, Karla, and Robert Andrew Parker. A Great Miracle Happened There: A Chanukah Story. 1st ed. New York: Willa Perlman Books, 1993.

Lemieux, Margo, and Robert Andrew Parker. Full Worm Moon. 1st ed. New York: Tambourine Books, 1994.

Lyon, George Ella, and Robert Andrew Parker. Father Time and the Day Boxes. New York: Bradbury Press, 1985.

Parker, Robert Andrew. Piano Starts Here: The Young Art Tatum. 1st ed. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books, 2008.

Parker, Robert Andrew. Travels with Bob: Words and Pictures. 1st ed. New York: Ink, Inc, 2009. Peck, Sylvia, and Robert Andrew Parker. Seal Child. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1989.

Petroski, Catherine, and Robert Andrew Parker. Beautiful My Mane in the Wind. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983.

Preston, Edna Mitchell, and Robert Andrew Parker. Pop Corn & Ma Goodness. New York: Viking Press, 1969.

Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Robert Andrew Parker. Robert Andrew Parker’s Illustrated Frankenstein. 1st ed. New York: C.N. Potter, 1976.

Preferred Citation: Robert Andrew Parker Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed by Denise Hannibal in April 2010.

Finding Aid Revision History:

This finding aid was entered into Archon by Jolie Braun in July 2012.

This finding aid was updated by Andrea Degener in April 2017.


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Series 3: Personal and Professional DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Reference Material and Correspondence (grouped alphabetically by project)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Across the Blue PacificAdd to your cart.
Box 165Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 2 notes and 1 photocopyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Action JacksonAdd to your cart.
Box 166Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence and NotesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Ballet of ElephantsAdd to your cart.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Source material with notesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Gunga DinAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Source MaterialAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Barn BurnerAdd to your cart.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: MaroonedAdd to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 2: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Piano Starts HereAdd to your cart.
Box 148Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Handwritten notesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Notes and outlinesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: PhotocopyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Source MaterialAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Source MaterialAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: To Fly: The Story of the Wright BrothersAdd to your cart.
Box 149Add to your cart.
Item 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Who Was Albert Einstein?Add to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: The Woman Who Fell from the SkyAdd to your cart.
Box 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Personal Papers, Press, Other Artists' MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gallery cards in alphabetical order, 1955-2006Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Exhibit Catalogs in chronological order, 1955-2006Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Press and AwardsAdd to your cart.
Box 60Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Press: The Museum New Series (Complete Issue, page 26), Winter-Spring, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Caldecott award bookmarkAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Press Releases, 1956-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Brochure from the Alumni Association School of the Art Institute of ChicagoAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Promotional Materials from PublishersAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Pen & Brush (Complete issue), December 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Society of Illustrators Spring 1990 National Lecture Series brochure, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Press: Time magazine (Complete Issue + 2 tear sheets, page 82), March 11, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Society of Illustrators Annual National Exhibition Certificates of Merit from the 24th, 27th, 31st, 35th, and 44th Annual National ExhibitionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Awards and Certificates, 1975-1996Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Press: Unidentified tear sheetsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Quote from Marianne Moore about Robert Andrew ParkerAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: PressAdd to your cart.
Box 163Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Book ReviewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Litchfield County Times interview, January 24, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Interview in Parent's Choice (p 7 + 10), 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Interview in New York Times Extra, March 17, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Article in St. Louis Post Dispatch "Modern Posters and correspondence from MOMA about project, May 20, 1956.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The News-Times Interview, March 6, 1980Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Work or reproductions of work by other artistsAdd to your cart.
Box 163Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Work or reproductions of work by other artistsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Personal Correspondence and Business PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 012Add to your cart.
Item 1: Correspondance and Business PapersAdd to your cart.

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