Clare Turlay Newberry papers, 1910-1969  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Newberry, Clare Turlay, 1903-
Title
Clare Turlay Newberry papers
Dates
1910-1969 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 681
Summary
Collection comprises literary manuscripts and book illustrations by American artist Clare Newberry, including 242 original drawings, sketches and illustrations; three book dummies; and scrapbooks from childhood and early school days.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

American artist and illustrator Clare Turlay Newberry was born in Enterprise, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon, the California School of Fine Arts, and La Grande Chaumiere, Paris. Until 1934, she did portrait work almost exclusively; thereafter she produced books and portfolios about cats, for children.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection includes 242 original drawings, sketches and illustrations, three book dummies, and scrapbooks from childhood and early school days.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clare Turlay Newberry Papers, Ax 681, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Abyssinian cat no. 1
Pastel on velour. 10x13. Signed
June 24, 1963
1
Abyssinian cat, sleeping
Pastel on velour. 13x20. signed
1
Abyssinian kitten
Pastel on velour. 13x1O. signed. For "Cats and Kittens"
1956
1
Babette, asleep
Water color, b&w, pastel background. 9x11.5. signed. N247
1
Babette, cleaning paws
Water color. 1937. lOxl0.5. signed. N248
1937
1
Babette's father
Pastel on velour. llxlO. signed. N249
1
Black Persian
Pastel on velour. 11/21/55. 13x19. signed
November 21, 1955
1
Boy-Puss
Water color, b. 10xlO. N51
1
Cat "no. 3"
Water color. 7.5x9.5. signed
1
Cat asleep, head only
Pastel on green velour. 1Ox13
1
Cat, full face
Pastel on velour, b. 12x9.5. signed
1
Cat head, full face forward
Crayon, b. 1936. 9x10.5. signed
1
Cat on chair
Crayon, b. 1949. 12x18. signed
1949
1
Cat and kittens
Pastel on velour, b. 13x20
1
Cat and kittens
Pencil sketch. 4/20/54. 12x14
April 20, 1954
1
Cat and kittens
Pastel on velour. 4/25/57. 10x13. Signed on back.
April 25, 1957
1
Cat and kittens with blanket
Water color. 12x8.5
1
Cat sketch, facing away
Crayon, b. 12x16, mounted. signed
1
Cat sketches
Ink. 4 sheets of cat and kitten sketches, mounted. 1 published in "Portfolio of Cats and Kittens" (1956). 14 x11. N3O8 A,B,C,D
1
Cat sketches
Ink and crayon. 22 pieces. various sizes. some dated
1
Cat sketches
Ink and crayon. 18 pieces. various sizes. some dated
1
Cat and teddy bear
Pastel on velour. 10x13
1
Cat and teddy bear
Pastel on velour. 10x13. signed. N116
1
Clownie
Crayon. 8.5x9.5 signed. N151
1
Clownie
Water color, b&w. 8x10. N149
1
Clownie
Water color, b&w. 7x10. N150
1
Clownie
Pastel on green velour. 10x13. signed: C.T.N. N158
1
Clownie
Crayon, b&w. 1964. 8xl02. N154
1964
1
Clownie
Water color. 8x6. signed. N152
1
Clownie, head only
Crayon, b&w. 10x11. signed. N153
2
Clownie asleep
Pastel on velour, b&w. 1O/15/56. 10.5xl3. signed. N155
October 15, 1956
2
Clownie asleep
Water color, dry brush, b&w. 8.5x10. N156
2
Clownie asleep
Water color, b&w. 8.5xl0.5 N148
2
Clownie and teddy bear
Pastel on velour. ll.5xl4. signed
2
Clownie and teddy bear
Pastel on velour. 10x13, mounted. signed
2
Kitten and slipper
Water color, b&w. 7.5x1O. Signed: C.T.N. N218
2
Kitten and slipper
Water color, b&w, 7.5x9. Signed. N219
2
Kitten and slipper
Water color. 7x10.5. Signed. Used as illus.?
2
Kitten in tree
Water color, b&w. 8.5x1O. N171
2
Kitten washing
Water color, b&w. 1940. 13xl5. Signed. Original black from "April's Kittens"
2
Kittens
Water color, dry brush. 5 pieces, various sizes. N95, N96
2
Kittens playing, quick sketches
Water color, b&w. 3 items. 11.5xl4.5. 1 signed
2
Kitten sleeping
Pastel on green velour. 10x12. signed. Upper corner torn
2
Kitten sleeping, on side
Pastel on green velour. 8.5xl0.5. signed
Kitten sleeping, on back
Pastel on green velour. lOxl3.5. 3/8/57. Signed
March 8, 1957
Box
3
Lili, sealpoint Siamese
Pastel on velour. 20x13. signed. N17
3
Lili, sealpoint Siamese
Pastel on velour. 20x13. signed. N19
3
Lili, sealpoint Siamese ??
Pastel on velour. 20xl3. signed. Original for portfolio, "Cats and Kittens." N2O
3
Mala, bluopoint Siamese
Pastel on velour. 13x15.5. Left corner creased, tack holes upper left and right
3
Mittens
Water color, crayon. 1936. 17x14. 5 poses on one sheet. Signed. N041
1936
3
Pandora
Crayon, b&w. Sketch. 12x16.5, mounted. signed. N086
3
Pandora
Pencil. 3 pieces, ll.5xl3. N489-K
3
Persian cat, head
Pastel on green velour. 10x13
3
Persian cat, head
Crayon, b&w, 8.5x11. signed
3
Persian, sleeping
Pastel, b&w. 10x14, mounted. signed. Illustration for "Widget"
3
Persian, sleeping
Pastel on velour, b&w. 15x20
3
Persian, with golden eyes
Pastel on velour. 1Ox8. signed: C.T.N. Left corner cut out
3
Persian cat and chair
Water color, 10x11
3
Persian, and one kitten
Pastel on velour. 10x13
3
Persian mother and kittens
Pastel on velour. 5/3/57. 13x200 signed twice. Tear on upper right corner.
May 3, 1957
3
Persian mother and kittens
Pastel on velour. 5/4/57. 1Ox13
May 4, 1957
3
Persian kittens
Pastel on velour. 10xll
3
Peter, Persian cat head
Pastel on velour. 8xl0.5. signed. N740
3
Peter
Pastel on velour. 10x33. signed
3
Pudge, kitten
Dry brush. 7.5x10, N93
3
Pudge, kitten
Dry brush. 7.5x10. signed C.T.N. N94
3
Siamese cat no. 1
Pastel on velour. 20xl3.5. signed.
3
Siamese cat no. 1
Pastel on velour. 20x13. signed
3
Siamese cat no. 2
Pastel on velour. 20x13.5. signed
3
Siamese cat no. 2
Pastel on velour. 20x13. signed
3
Siamese cat, looking over one shoulder, eyes with pupils
Pastel on velour. 20x13.5. signed
3
Siamese cat, looking over one shoulder, eyes without pupils
Pastel on velour. 20x13.5. signed, creased
3
Siamese cat, curled up
Pastel on velour. 7x8. signed. N107
3
Siamese cat, lying down
Pastel on velour. 13x20. signed. N21
3
Siamese cat, lying down
Pastel on velour, 20x13, signed. N18
3
Siamese cat, seated, left to right
Pastel on velour. 2Ox13. signed
3
Siamese cat, seated, left to right
Pastel on velour. 2Ox13
3
Siamese cat, seated, left to right
Pastel on velour. 13x20. signed
3
Siamese cat, head
Pen and ink and water color. 7x6. signed: C.T.N.
3
Siamese cats, huddled
Ink and water color. 9x17. N07
3
Siamese cat and kittens
Pastel on pebble board. 9.5x10.5. signed
3
Widget learning
Water color, b&w, 8.5x10, N82
3
Widget no. 3
Water color, b&w, 7.5x11.5, signed
3
Widget. no. 81
Water color. b&w. 8.5x10.5
3
William, sleeping cat
Crayon on pebble board. b&w. 9.5x12.5. signed

Cats, wildReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Ocelot
Pastel on velour. 13x9.5. signed
3
Ocelot kitten
Pastel on velour. 13x20. 1946. signed
3
Pounce asleep, ocelot
Pastel on velour. 9.5x8.5. signed. For Cats (1943)
3
Cats on Bronx Zoological Park
Pencil, sketches. 1Ox8. signed.
3
Cats (Felis serval) in Bronx Zoological Park
Pencil, sketches. 17x15. signed

Frosty seriesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Felice and Frosty
Crayon, b&w. 9.5x11. N412
3
Felice in chair with toy animals
Crayon, b&w. 12x10. signed. N414
3
Frosty, head
Crayon, b&w. 8.5x9.5 N423
3
Frosty, head
Pastel on velour. 14.5x13. 1960. signed
3
Frosty, head
Crayon, b&w. 196O. 9x11. signed. Margin damage
3
Frosty and Roberto
Crayon, b&w. 14x11. signed. N406
3
Frosty at gate
Crayon, b&w. 16xll. 2 versions, 1 signed. N405
3
Frosty at shelter
Crayon, b&w. 14.5x10.5. signed N417
3
Frosty, cats at window
Crayon, b&w. 14.5x1O.5 signed. N413
3
Frosty, children dressing up
Crayon, b&w. 15x22. signed
3
Frosty, children dressing up
Crayon, b&w. 15x22. "Not to be used."
3
Frosty, dogs at shelter
Crayon, b&w. 9.5x10.5. signed. N4O7
3
Frosty, Felice and Frosty
Crayon, b&w. 15x22, on 2 sheets. signed. Title page
3
Frosty, Felice at shelter
Crayon, b&w. 15x22 on 2 sheets
3
Frosty, the dog door
Crayon, b&w. 7.5x10. signed
3
Frosty, on sofa
Crayon, b&w. 14.5xl7. signed
3
Felice watching TV
Crayon, b&w. 13.5x10.5. signed. N41O
3
Frosty, cats and rabbits
Crayon, b&w. 13.5x10.5. signed. N408
3
Felice asleep
Crayon, b&w. 13.5x10.5. N4O9
3
Frosty watching TV
Crayon, b&w. 13.5x10.5. signed. N411
3
Frosty, the Purdy children
Crayon, b&w. 15x22. signed

DogsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Gorgi
Crayon, b&w. 7.5x10. signed. N406
3
Barkis
Water color. ll.5xl4. signed. N157
3
Puppy in blanket
Water color. 1938. 11x14. signed. Tear on lower border

Teddy bearReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Teddy bear
Pastel on velour, b. 10x13
3
Teddy bear
Pastel on velour, b. 1949. 10x13. N114

Felicia seriesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Felicia, infant
Crayon, b&w. on pink paper. 12.5x15.5. 7/21/49
3
Felicia, studies
Ink. 1951. 9 studies of Felicia for "Percy, Polly and Pete." various sizes
3
Felicia, sketches
Pencil. 3/30/49. 12x18
3
Felicia sketches
Ink. 1956. 40 items, various sizes

Infants and ChildrenReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Gloria
Pencil sketch. 7/23/62. 10x11
3
Karem
Pastel on velour, 11/8/62. 13x10
3
Susie, head
Pastel on velour. 13x92.
3
Susie, head
Pastel on velour. 13x20. 2 sketches on 1 sheet, dated 2/23/65, 4/6/65.
3
Susie, head
Pastel on velour. 13x20, 4 studies infant head, 4/6/65.
3
Child sleeping
Ink and water color, b. 7.5x11.5. signed
3
Infant sleeping
Crayon. 3/11/49. 8x11. signed
3
Sketches of infants and children
Ink, crayon, charcoal. 219 pieces. Some dated and identified

PortraitsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Nan Easham
Pencil. 1932. 15x11.5. signed: Clare Newberry
3
Nan Easham
Pencil. 1932. 15x11.5. signed: Clare Turlay Newberry
3
Nan Easham
Pencil. 15x11. 1932, signed: Clare Newberry
3
Nan Easham
Pencil. 1932. 15x11, signed: Clare Newberry
3
Young woman
Pencil and crayon. 1931. 14.5x10. signed: Clare Newberry
3
Young woman
Pencil and crayon. 1936. 15x12. signed: Clare Turlay Newberry
3
Woman's head
Pencil. 1931. 9 pieces, various sizes. signed: Clare Newberry
3
Seated girl
Pencil. 1918 15x11. signed: Clare Turlay. "First life drawing, Manual Training School, Denver, Colo."
3
Minter 1922-1923
Water color, b&w. 8.5x7.5. 2 sketches, women walking, woman with child. signed: Clare Newberry

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description
Box
3
Dummy. Herbert the Lion
Two versions, and original drawings, with color separations. lv
3
Dummy. Kittens' A B C
1 volume
3
Dummy. Percy, Polly and Pete
1 volume
3
Manuscript. The Sad Giant
54 p., typed, with corrections
3
Notebooks
5 sheets with ink sketches of cats, toy animals, dogs, girl. 1 volume
3
Notebook
List of names of children, subjects of sketches, 1967-1969. Iv
3
Scrapbook
Juvenilia. Drawings, cut-outs, photographs. Undated. Iv.
3
Scrapbook
School work, drawings, photographs. undated. Iv
3
Letters
Group of 25 letters from children of Lincrest School, Yuba City, California, 197O

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Cats--Juvenile literature
  • Cats--Pictorial works
  • Children's literature, American
  • Illustrated children's books--United States
  • Illustration of books--United States--20th century
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women illustrators--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Newberry, Clare Turlay, 1903-
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Book illustrations
  • Scrapbooks.