Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio papers, 1934-1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980Fatio, Louise
Title
Roger Duvoisin and Louise Fatio papers
Dates
1934-1968 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.5 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 596
Summary
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.
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

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Holl, Adelaide
1967
1 1
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard
1967-1968
1 1
McGraw-Hill/Whittlesey House
1964
1 1
Alfred A. Knopf
1958-1968
1 1
Alice
1967

ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
The Remarkable Egg
1968
1 3
The Happy Lion
1954
1 4
A Doll for Marie
1954
1 5
The Happy Lion and the Bear
1964
1 6
The Happy Lion in Africa
1955
1 7
The Happy Lion Roars
1961
1 8
Le Meunier, son fild, et l'ane
1963
1 9
Red Bantam
1963
1 10
The Three Happy Lions
1960
1 11
It's Time Now
1969
1 12
The Word in the Candy Egg
1967
1 13
Clover
1934
1 14
Lonely Veronica
1963
1 15
The Missing Milkman
1964
1 16
One Thousand Christmas Beards
1955
1 17
Petunia, I Love You
1965
1 18
Our Veronica Goes to Petunia's Farm
1962
1 19
Veronica's Smile
1961
1 20
Veronica
1961
1 21
What is Right for Tulip
1 22
The Happy Hunter
1961
1 23
A Vacation For the Happy Lion
1967
1 24
Petunia Beware
1958

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