Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations
Scope and Content of the Collection
Principally completed original artwork published by Houghton Mifflin, Albert Whitman & Company, etc.; included are charcoal sketches, pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and color illustrations for Chang Chee (1939), Manuela’s Birthday in Old Mexico (1939), Gregorio and the White Llama (1944), Patty Paints a Picture (1946), Rogue Reynard (1947), Watchdog (1948), Horse on a Houseboat (1951). There is also a complete dummy for The Best House in the World (1952)
- Bannon, Laura (Person)
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).
Ownership and Literary Rights
The Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.
Biography of Laura Bannon
Laura Bannon (1895-1963) was a Chicago painter and children’s book illustrator and author. She was born in Acme, Michigan, studied at the Michigan State Normal School (Kalamazoo, now Western Michigan University) and at the Art Institute of Chicago. She also taught at the School of the Art Institute. The first children’s book she authored was published in 1939; in all she wrote and/or illustrated over twenty books. She received numerous awards including those of the Children’s Reading Round Table of Chicago and the Society of Typographical Arts. She died on December 14, 1963.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize envelope)
Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.
Collection Stack Location
4a 30 5
Gift, David Painter, 1988.
Arlene Hausman, 1998; Paul F. Gehl, 2009
- Albert Whitman & Company
- Bannon, Laura
- Children's books -- Illustrations
- Children's literature, American
- Dummies (Publishing)
- Gouaches (paintings)
- Houghton Mifflin Company
- Illustrated children’s books
- Illustration of books -- 20th century -- United States
- Illustrators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
- Inventory of the Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations, 1939-1958
- Arlene Hausman, 1998; Paul F. Gehl, 2009
- Language of description
- Script of description