William Jay Smith Papers, ca. 1924-2004.
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box-folder   72-84/339-414  
V. Children's Books. [series]: (1087 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward children's books by William Jay Smith including manuscripts, drafts, correspondence and miscellaneous publication and editorial matter.


box-folder   72-73/339-34  
V. 1. Laughing Time .   
Scope: Consists of material toward Laughing Time: Verses for Children, by William Jay Smith. 82 items (Atlantic Monthly Press, Little Brown & Co., 1954). Material from this book was later incorporated in another book entitled Laughing Time: Nonsense Poems by Smith which also includes poems from other works by Smith.


box-folder   72/339  
V. 1. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1953-1958 between William Jay Smith and editors of various publishing houses and magazines relating to the publication of Laughing Times and letters of thanks from friends and associates who received copies of the book. (63 items.)
box-folder   72/340-34  
V. 1. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Laughing Times. (3 items.)
box-folder   72/340  
V. 1. b. 1. Early drafts. Consists of a large body of Ts drafts of poems, some with auto revisions, for Laughing Times. (1 item.)
box-folder   72/341  
V. 1. b. 2. Final draft. Consists of 1 Ts (cb) S draft of LaughingTimes. (1 item.)
box-folder   72/342  
V. 1. b. 3. Setting copy. Consists of 1 draft of Laughing Times used as setting copy. (1 item.)
box-folder   72/343  
V. 1. c. Sketches. Consists of 5 sketches of illustrations by Jules Kepes for Laughing Times. (5 items.)
box-folder   72-73/344-345  
V. 1. d. Miscellany. Consists of miscellaneous material relating to Laughing Times including letters, notes and contract material pertaining to a recording of certain poems from the book and a large number of requests for permission to reprint items from the book. (8 items.)
box-folder   76/346-351  
V. 2. Boy Blue . (238 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Boy Blues's Book of Beasts by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Juliet Kepes (Boston: Little, Brown, 1957).


box-folder   74/f 346  
V. 2. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence between William Jay Smith and various authors at Little, Brown and Co, concerning the publication of Boy Blue's Book of Beasts. (41 item.)
box-folder   74/347-348  
V. 2. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Boy Blue's Book of Beasts. (2 items.)
box-folder   74/347  
V. 2. b. 1. Early draft. Consists of early Ts and Auto drafts of Boy Blue's Book of Beasts. (1 item.)
box-folder   74/348  
V. 2. b. 2. Final draft. Consists of Ts final draft of Boy Blue's Book of Beasts. (1 item.)
box-folder   74/349  
V. 2. c. Publication material. Consists of miscellaneous publication material for Boy Blue's Book of Beasts including copy for dust jacket, list of persons to receive complimentary copies of book and quotations by other authors. (9 items.)
box-folder   74/350-357  
V. 2. d. Permission requests (1958-1978). Consists of requests for permission to reprint poems from Boy Blue's Book of Beasts from 1958-1978. (184 items.)
box-folder   75/352-357  
V. 3. Puptents and Pebbles . (104 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Puptents and Pebbles; a Nonsense ABC by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Juliet Kepes (Boston: Little, Brown, 1959).


box-folder   75/352  
V. 3. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1956-1959 between William Jay Smith and various editors at The Atlantic Monthly Press, concerning publication of Puptents and Pebbles. (52 items.)
box-folder   75/353-357  
V. 3. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manucript material toward Puptents and Pebbles. (26 items.)
box-folder   75/353  
V. 3. b. 1. Early draft. Consists of early Ts(cb) draft of Puptents and Pebbles entitled From Afghan to Zebra: A Nonsense Alphabet. (1 item.)
box-folder   75/354  
V. 3. b. 2. Revised draft. Consists of revised Ts draft of Puptents and Pebbles entitled From Afghan to Zebra: A Nonsense Alphabet. (1 item.)
box-folder   75/355  
V. 3. b. 3. Final draft. Consists of final Ts draft of Puptents and Pebbles. (1 item.)
box-folder   75/356  
V. 3. b. 4. Notes. Consists of Ts partial drafts of Puptents and Pebbles and Ts and auto drafts of individual poems. (22 items.)
box-folder   75/357  
V. 3. b. 5. Setting copy. Consists of Ts draft of Puptents and Pebbles used as setting copy. (1 item.)
box-folder   76-78/358-374  
V. 4. Typewriter Town . (162 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Typewriter Town by William Jay Smith (New York: Dutton, 1960).


box-folder   76/358  
V. 4. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1959-1960 between William Jay Smith and editors from Atlantic Monthly Press and E.P. Dutton & Co, Inc. concerning the publication of Typewriter Town and a list of persons to receive complimentary copies of the book. (12 items.)
box-folder   76/359-360  
V. 4. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Typewriter Town. (25 items.)
box-folder   76/359  
V. 4. b. 1. Partial draft. Consists of Ts drafts of poems and sketches and drawings for illustrations for Typewriter Town. (1 item.)
box-folder   76/360  
V. 4. b. 2. Paste-up. Consists of paste-ups of poems and illustrations by William Jay Smith for Typewriter Town, dust jacket samples and drafts of individual poems. (24 items.)
box-folder   77-78/361-373  
V. 4. c. Transparencies. Consists of 42 transparencies for publication of Typewriter Town. (42 items.)
box-folder   78/374  
V. 4. d. Publication material. Consists of 1 unbound printed copy of Typewriter Town and paste-ups of the cover. (6 items.)
box-folder   79/375-377  
V. 5. What Did I See? (13 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward What Did I See? by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Don Almquist, (New York: Crowell Collier, 1962), including correspondence between Smith, his agent and editor at Collier Books, style sheets from Collier Books and Ts and auto drafts of poems and texts.


box-folder   79/378-380  
V. 6. My Little Book of Big and Little . (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward My Little Book of Big and Little by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Don Bolognese, (Riverside, N.J.: Rutledge Books, 1963), including 1 letter from Smith to Francis Keene, 1 auto draft and 1 set of page proofs.


box-folder   79/381-386  
V. 7. Ho for a Hat (92 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Ho for a Hat by William Jay Smith, designed and illustrated by Ivan Chermayeff, (Boston: Little, Brown, 1964).


box-folder   79/381  
V. 7. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1961-1963 between William Jay Smith and Emilie McLeod of The Atlantic Monthly Press and Seymour Lawrence concerning the publication of Ho for a Hat. (10 items.)
box-folder   79/382-386  
V. 7. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Ho for a Hat. (41 items.)
box-folder   79/382  
V. 7. b. 1. Drafts of poems. Consists of Ts and auto drafts of poems for Ho for a Hat. (37 items.)
box-folder   79/383  
V. 7. b. 2. Early draft. Consists of early Ts(cb) draft of Ho for a Hat with numerous auto revisions. (1 item.)
box-folder   79/384  
V. 7. b. 3. Final draft. Consists of final Ts(cb) draft of Ho for a Hat. (1 item.) (Ts(cb). 32p.)
box-folder   79/385  
V. 7. b. 4. Setting copy. Consists of Ts draft of Ho for a Hat used as setting copy. (1 item.) (Ts. 32p.)
box-folder   79/386  
V. 7. b. 5. Galley proofs. Consists of 1 set of galley proofs of Ho for a Hat. (1 item.)
box-folder   80/387-390  
V. 8. If I Had a Boat (25 items)   
Scope: Consists of material toward If I Had a Boat by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Don Bolognese, (New York: MacMillan, 1966).


box-folder   80/387  
V. 8. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1964-1965 between William Jay Smith and Richard W. Jackson of MacMillan Co. concerning the publication of If I Had a Boat. (7 items.)
box-folder   80/388-389  
V. 8. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward If I Had a Boat. (9 items.)
box-folder   80/388  
V. 8. b. 1. Early draft. Consists of early Ts, Ts(cb) and auto draft of If I Had A Boat including 42 pages of worksheets and Ts and auto partial drafts. (7 items.)
box-folder   80/389  
V. 8. b. 2. Final draft. Consists of final draft of If I Had a Boat. (1 item.)
box-folder   80/390  
V. 8. c. Unbound copy. Consists of 1 unbound printed copy of If I Had a Boat, signed by William Jay Smith. (1 item.)
box-folder   80/391  
V. 9. Mr. Smith & Other Nonsense . (2 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Mr. Smith & Other Nonsense by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Don Bolognese (New York: Delcorte Press, 1968), including photocopy of galleys.


box-folder   80/392-396  
V. 10. Children and Poetry . (291 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Children and Poetry by William Jay Smith.


box-folder   80/393-395  
V. 10. a. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Children and Poetry (141 items.)
box-folder   80/392  
V. 10. a. 1. Introduction. Consists of 3 partial drafts of introduction for Children and Poetry and some auto notes. (4 items.) (Ts, Auto.)
box-folder   80/393  
V. 10. a. 2. Drafts. Consists of Ts and auto synopses of works of children's poetry for Children and Poetry. (Item 59.) (Ts, Auto.)
box-folder   80/393  
V. 10. a. 3. Drafts. Consists of Ts(cb) synopses of works of children's poetry for Children and Poetry. (Item 59.)
box-folder   80/395  
V. 10. a. 4. Notes. Consists of auto notes toward Children and Poetry. (22 items.)
box-folder   80/396  
V. 10. b. Miscellany. Consists of miscellaneous materials toward Children and Poetry including lists of books for consideration, Library of Congress Information Bulletin and magazine clippings. (6 items.)
box-folder   81/397  
V. 11. Children of the Forest . (11 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Children of the Forest by Elsa Berkon, translated by William Jay Smith (New York: Delacorte Press, 1970), including 2 Ts(cb) drafts and 3 auto drafts, 3 letters to Smith and miscellaneous notes.


box-folder   81/393  
V. 12. The Pirate Book . (3 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward The Pirate Book by Lennar and Hellsing, illustrated by Paul Stroyer and translated by William Jay Smith (New York: Delacorte Press, 1972) including 1 letter to Smith and 3 pp. of Smith's notes.


box-folder   81/399-403  
V. 13. The Telephone . (34 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward The Telephone by Kornei Chukovsky, illustrated by Blair Lent and translated by William Jay Smith (New York: Delacorte, 1976).


box-folder   81/399  
V. 13. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1974 between William Jay Smith and Seymour Lawrence and Blair Lent concerning The Telephone. (19 items.)
box-folder   81/400-402  
V. 13. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward The Telephone. (6 items.)
box-folder   81/400  
V. 13. b. 1. drafts. Consists of Ts, Ts(cb) and auto drafts of The Telephone, some signed. (6 items.)
box-folder   81/402  
V. 13. b. 2. Miscellaneous manuscript material. Consists of galley proof of 1 poem from The Telephone. (1 item.)
box-folder   81/403  
V. 13. c. Unbound copies. Consists of 2 unbound printed copies of The Telephone. (2 items.)
box-folder   82-84/404-414  
V. 14. Laughing Time . (59 items.)   
Scope: Consists of material toward Laughing Time: Nonsense Poems by William Jay Smith, illustrated by Fernando Krahn (New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1980).


box-folder   82/404  
V. 14. a. Correspondence. Consists of correspondence from 1979-1980 between William Jay Smith, Merloyd Lawrence and others concerning the publication of Laughing Time, including auto notes and Ts publication information. (36 items.)
box-folder   82-84/405-413  
V. 14. b. Manuscript material. Consists of manuscript material toward Laughing Time. (10 items.)
box-folder   82/405  
V. 14. b. 1. Drafts. Consists of Ts draft of Laughing Time. (1 item.)
box-folder   82/406  
V. 14. b. 2. Paste-up. Consists of paste-up draft of Laughing Time. (1 item.)
box-folder   82-83/407-408  
V. 14. b. 3. Galleys. Consists of 3 sets of galley proofs for Laughing Time. (3 items.)
box-folder   83/409  
V. 14. b. 4. Setting copy. Consists of Ts draft of Laughing Time used as setting copy. (1 item.)
box-folder   83/410-411  
V. 14. b. 5. Page proofs. Consists of 2 sets of page proofs for Laughing Time. (2 items.)
box-folder   84/412  
V. 14. b. 6. Illustrations. Consists of photocopies of 49 illustrations by Fernando Krahn for Laughing Time. (1 item.)
box-folder   84/413  
V. 14. b. 7. Miscellany. Consists of a large number of paste-ups and photocopies of poems and other texts toward Laughing Time. (1 item.)
box-folder   84/414  
V. 14. c. Publication material. Consists of miscellaneous publication material for Laughing Time, including dust jacket samples and one unbound copy of the printed book. (3 items.)