Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio papers, 1934-1968 PDF
- Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980Fatio, Louise
- Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio papers
- 1934-1968 (inclusive)19341968
- 0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
- Collection Number
- Ax 596
- Roger Duvoisin (1904-1980) a native of Geneva, Switzerland, was an author and illustrator of children's books. His wife, Louise Fatio, (1904-1993) from Lausanne, Switzerland, wrote many of the books Mr. Duvoisin illustrates. The collection includes various correspondence and several original manuscripts.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
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Historical NoteReturn to Top
Roger Duvoisin (1904-1980) a native of Geneva, Switzerland, was an author and illustrator of children's books. His wife, Louise Fatio, from Lausanne, Switzerland, wrote many of the books Mr. Duvoisin illustrates. After training at the Ecole de Beaux Arts. Mr. Duvoisin in 1924 became a potter in Ferney, Switzerland. In 1927 he entered the textile industry as a designer and was soon hired by an American firm, which brought him to the United States. In 1932, the company was bankrupt and Mr. Duvoisin began his career in children's literature. Louise Fatio, educated in Geneva, wrote her first book The Happy Lion, which Mr. Duvoisin illustrated, was widely translated and won the West German Republic First Prize for Children's Fiction in1956.
Roger Duvoisin has written and illustrated two successful series Petunia and Veronica, and other works, including The Happy Hunter, which was among the New York Times' 10 best Illustrated books of the Year for Children, a list of his works have appeared in 1952, 1954, 1955, 1961, 1965, and 1966. As an illustrator he won the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for White Snow, Bright Snow, written by Alvin E. Treselt. Hide-and-Seek Fog, also in conjunction with Treselt, was chosen as a runner-up for the Caldecott and was honored by the Graphic Arts Awards Competition, the New York Herald Tribune's Spring Festival Book Awards and the above mentioned New York Times annual listing. He received a Rugers Bi-Centennial award in 1966, a Hans Christian Anderson Biennial runner-up in 1968, and an award from the Society of Illustrators in 1961.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio Papers consist of a small amount of correspondence with various publishers, and 23 original manuscripts. Nine of these manuscripts are by Fatio and they include drafts, galley prints, and revisions. The other 14 are by Duvoisin; they also include drafts, galley prints, and revisions.
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[Identification of item], Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio Papers, Ax 596, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Correspondence, 1958-1968Return to Top
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard
Alfred A. Knopf
ManuscriptsReturn to Top
The Remarkable Egg
The Happy Lion
A Doll for Marie
The Happy Lion and the Bear
The Happy Lion in Africa
The Happy Lion Roars
Le Meunier, son fild, et l'ane
The Three Happy Lions
It's Time Now
The Word in the Candy Egg
The Missing Milkman
One Thousand Christmas Beards
Petunia, I Love You
Our Veronica Goes to Petunia's Farm
What is Right for Tulip
The Happy Hunter
A Vacation For the Happy Lion
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Authors, American--20th century
- Children's literature, American--Authorship
- Illustrated children's books--United States
- Illustrators--United States
- Women authors, American--20th century
- Personal Names :
- Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980
- Fatio, Louise