|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
Arranged in three series Manuscripts (uncataloged); Uncataloged Correspondence; Book Illustrations; Addition 2018
Scope and Content
Correspondence, manuscripts, drawings, watercolors, sketches, proofs, and printed materials. The collection includes original watercolor, pen-and-ink, and pencil illustrations for fifty books by various authors, beginning with Georges Duplaix's TOPSY TURVY CIRCUS (1940), and continuing with Golden Book's Scuffy the Tugboat & Tootles the Train by Gertrude Crampton; Duplaix's The Merry Shipwreck; Kipling's The Jungle Books, and the artist's dummy for The Wheel on the Chimney by Margaret Wise Brown, a Caldecott Honor book. Also included are illustrations for nineteen books by Gergely; advertising and commercial art of the 1940s, political cartoons and carricatures from the 1930s 1940s in Europe and America; designs for greeting cards, posters, and record jackets; and eighteen watercolor drawings for NEW YORKER covers, many of which were published in the 1940s. A selection of manuscripts, correspondence, and printed materials is also included in the collection.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Tibor Gergely papers & drawings; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
See also the Gergely correspondence in the Oscar Jaszi Papers
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Gift of Greta Loebl & Mr & Mrs Leslie J. Schreyer, 1980-1981; gift of Greta Loebl, 1983.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Loebl, Greta. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1980. Accession number--M-1980.
2018-- gift of William Catlin (box 11).
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed ADS 12/18/85.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Hungarian-born painter and illustrator who came to New York in 1939 & died in 1978. best known in this country for his work on the popular Golden Book series for children.