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Jean Day Zallinger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0077

Scope and Content

Collection consists of Ms. Zallinger's original artwork for more than 20 books. In addition to the original art, collection contains a number of book dummies, publisher's proofs, and print editions for a few of the titles.

NOTE: One printed copy of Whales, Nomads of the Sea (CLC D382) and 2 printed copies of Poems for Brothers, Poems for Sisters (CLC C1917) were removed from the collection for cataloging.

Dates

  • undated, 1969-1994

Creator

Access

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.

Biography

Jean Day Zallinger was born in February 1918, in Boston, Mass. She attended the Massachusetts College of Art and received a B.F.A. from the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1942. She married Rudolph Franz Zallinger (also an artist) in 1941. She spent most of her career living in North Haven, Connecticut, and teaching at the Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. Mrs. Zallinger has illustrated numerous children's books, mainly non-fictional works about animals and plants, including such titles as Biography of a Leaf, Discovering What Earthworms Do, The Earliest Americans, and Sea Creatures Do Amazing Things.

Extent

12 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Jean Day Zallinger was born in February 1918, in Boston, Mass. She attended the Massachusetts College of Art and received a B.F.A. from the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1942. Mrs. Zallinger has illustrated numerous children's books, mainly non-fictional works about animals and plants, including such titles as Biography of a Leaf, Discovering What Earthworms Do, The Earliest Americans, and Sea Creatures Do Amazing Things.

Acquisition Information

All materials donated to the Dodd Center by Jean Day Zallinger. A small donation was made in 1992, but most of the collection was donated in 1997.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to children's literature and associated artwork. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

General note

Illustrator

  1. Alligators and Crocodiles, undated.
  2. Jean C. George, The Moon of the Owls, Crowell, 1967.
  3. Seymour Simon, Discovering What Earthworms Do, McGraw-Hill, 1969.
  4. Lee Ford, Water Boatman's Journey, Seabury Press, 1969.
  5. Ross E. Hutchins, The Mayfly, Addison-Wesley, 1970.
  6. Burke Davis, Biography of a Leaf, Putnam, 1972.
  7. Lisbeth Zappler, Natural History of the Tail, Doubleday, 1972.
  8. Francine Jacobs, Sea Turtles, Morrow, 1972.
  9. Mary Adrian, Secret Neigbors, Holiday House, 1972.
  10. Alice L. Hopf, Biography of an Armadillo, Putnam, 1975.
  11. Herbert H. Wong, My Snail, Addison-Wesley, 1976.
  12. Gladys P. Conklin, I Watch Flies, Holiday House, 1977.
  13. Francine Jacobs, Sounds in the Sea, Morrow, 1977.
  14. Herbert S. Zim, Little Cats, Morrow, 1978.
  15. Herbert S. Zim, Your Skin, Morrow, 1979.
  16. Alice L. Hopf, Biography of a Komodo Dragon, Putnam, 1981.
  17. Arthur Myers, Sea Creatures Do Amazing Things, Random House, 1981.
  18. Caroline Arnold, Sex Hormones: Why Males and Females are Different, Morrow, 1981.
  19. Helen R. Sattler, Baby Dinosaurs, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1984.
  20. Daniel Cohen, Dinosaurs, Doubleday, 1986.
  21. Helen R. Sattler, Sharks, the Super Fish, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1986.
  22. Helen R. Sattler, Whales, The Nomads of the Sea, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987.
  23. Helen R. Sattler, The Book of Eagles, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989.
  24. Rita G. Gelman, Monsters of the Sea, Brown, 1990.
  25. Myra C. Livingston, Poems for Brothers and Sisters, Holiday House, 1991.
  26. Helen R. Sattler, The Earliest Americans, Houghton-Mifflin, 1993.
  27. Helen R. Sattler, The Book of North American Owls, Clarion Books, 1994.
Title
Jean Day Zallinger Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2000 July
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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