Suse MacDonald Papers
Scope and Content
The collection contains artwork, correspondence, book dummies, reviews and related materials pertaining to books authored and/or illustrated by Suse MacDonald. Also included are sketches, drawings and illustrations completed as part of her artistic training.
- undated, 1979-2002
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
Suse MacDonald was born 3 March 1940, in Evanston, IL. She attended Chatham College (1958-1960), University of Iowa (B.A., 1962;, Radcliffe College, Art Institute, and New England School of Art and Design. A member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Authors Guild, Authors League of America, and Graphic Artists' Guild, MacDonald began her artistic career as a textbook illustrator for Caru Studios (New York, NY, 1964-1969). From 1969 until 1976 she was an architectural designer for MacDonald & Swan Construction (South Londonderry, VT) and then a freelance advertising artist from 1982 to 1985. She has been an author and illustrator of children's literature since 1986.
Suse MacDonald has won several awards for her work including:
- Editor's Choice citation, 1986
- Booklist, 1986
- Best Books of the Year citation, 1986
- School Library Journal, 1986
- Pick of the Lists citation, American Booksellers Association, 1986
- Golden Kite Award, Society of Children's Book Writers, 1987
- Caldecott Honor Award, American Library Association, 1987
- Gold Medal for preschool book
- National Parenting Publication Awards
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Language of Materials
The collection contains artwork, illustrations, correspondence and related materials pertaining to Suse MacDonald, award winning author/illustrator of fourteen children's books as of 2010.
Series I: Class assignments (undated, 1979-1980, 1997-1999) includes sketches completed as class assignments.
Series II: Children's books (undated, 1986-2002) contains a materials related to books associated with Suse MacDonald arranged chronologically by publication date.
Series III: Project artwork (undated) includes all other materials in the collection that are not identified with the previous two series. Projects include textbook illustration, commerical projects and a few pieces that cannot be easily associated with any of the above.
The collection was donated to Archives & Special Collections of the University of Connecticut Libraries by Suse MacDonald in 2004.
- Alphabatics, Bradbury, 1986.
- (With Bill Oakes) Numblers, Dial, 1988.
- (With Bill Oakes) Puzzlers, Dial, 1989.
- (With Bill Oakes) Once upon Another, Dial, 1990.
- Space Spinners, Dial, 1991.
- Sea Shapes, Harcourt, 1994.
- Nanta's Lion: A Search-and-Find Adventure, Morrow, 1995.
- Peck, Slither and Slide, Harcourt, 1997.
- Elephants on Board, Harcourt, 1999.
- Look Whooo's Counting, Scholastic, 2000.
- Here-a-Chick, Where-a-Chick?, Scholastic, 2004.
- Hank de Zutter. Who Says a Dog Goes Bow-Wow?, Doubleday, 1993.
- Jean Marzollo. I Love You: A Rebus Poem, Scholastic, 2000.
- Jean Marzollo. I See a Star, Scholastic, 2002.
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- Children's literature Subject Source: Fast
- Contracts Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Financial records Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Illustrations (layout features). Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Illustrators Subject Source: Fast
- Notes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Photocopies Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Posters Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Works of Art Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- manuscripts (document genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
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