Dr. Seuss Collection, 1919 - 2003 (MSS 0230)

Access: Restricted Collection. Use requires research purpose and permission of the Mandeville Special Collections Library department head.

Extent: 197.7 Linear feet (25 archives boxes, 7 records cartons, 4 card file boxes, 2 phonograph disc boxes, 559 mapcase folders, 75 flat box folders and 35 art bin items)

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Manuscripts and drawings of Theodor S. Geisel, author and illustrator known internationally as Dr. Seuss. The collection (1919-1992) includes early drawings, manuscripts and drawings for the majority of his children's books, scripts and storyboards for Dr. Seuss films, television specials and theatre productions, advertising artwork, magazine stories, speeches, awards, memorabilia, fan mail, Dr. Seuss products and photographs. Also included are videorecordings and cassette audiorecordings of UCSD events held to commemorate Geisel's life and work. The collection is arranged in twelve series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) BOOKS, 3) SCRIPTS, SCREENPLAYS AND ADAPTATIONS, 4) ADVERTISING ARTWORK, 5) MAGAZINE STORIES AND CARTOONS, 6) WRITINGS, SPEECHES AND TEACHING PROGRAMS, 7) AWARDS AND MEMORABILIA, 8) FAN MAIL, 9) SEUSS PRODUCTS, 10) BOOK PROMOTION MATERIALS, 11) PHOTOGRAPHS, and 12) UCSD EVENTS.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, beloved author and illustrator of children's books known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts to Theodor Robert and Henrietta (Seuss) Geisel. His father, the son of German immigrant parents, managed the family brewery and later supervised (1931-1960) Springfield's public park system. Ted Geisel grew up in the midst of a German American community coping with growing anti-German war sentiment, attended Springfield's Central High School as an average student and entered Dartmouth College in the fall of 1921, where he studied English and edited (1924-1925) the college's humor magazine, Jack O'Lantern. After graduating from Dartmouth, he attended Lincoln College at Oxford University to study English literature, but soon abandoned the effort in favor of pursuing a career in illustration. While at Oxford, Geisel courted his future wife, Helen Marion Palmer.

Geisel returned to Springfield in 1926 and began a career as a freelance illustrator by sending humorous pieces and cartoons to newspapers and magazines. With the encouraging sale of a cartoon for twenty-five dollars to the Saturday Evening Post, Geisel moved to New York and soon landed a job as a writer and artist for the humor magazine Judge. On November 29, 1927, he married Helen Palmer and a year later they made their first visit to La Jolla, California. In 1928, Geisel began what developed into a seventeen year advertising campaign for "Flit" insecticide, a product of Standard Oil of New Jersey. The "Flit" account provided financial security and time for the Geisels to travel abroad. Other advertising accounts included Essolube motor oil and Essomarine products (both for Standard Oil of New Jersey), the Ford Motor Company, the National Broadcasting Company, Holly Sugar, and Narragansett Lager and Ale.

In 1931, Ted Geisel illustrated his first book, entitled Boners, a collection of children's sayings, which generated enough interest to warrant a second volume, More Boners. But the beginning of Geisel's career as the author and illustrator of children's books came with the publication of And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), a work that combined rhyme and illustration. Geisel published four more books before the outbreak of the Second World War, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938), The Seven Lady Godivas (1939), The King's Stilts (1939) and Horton Hatches The Egg (1940). Although his first two books were published by Vanguard Press, Geisel soon switched to Random House as a result of the efforts of Bennett Cerf, editor and chief executive officer.

Between 1941 and 1943, Geisel regularly contributed incisive, humorous cartoons critical of American isolationist foreign policy to the daily, PM Newspaper. On December 31, 1942, he was commissioned as a captain in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Information and Education Division and was assigned to the Special Services Division in Hollywood. Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, Geisel's projects included illustrations for educational publications and a film entitled Your Job In Germany. He received the Legion of Merit award, and after the war, moved to a house in La Jolla, California, dubbed "The Tower."

Geisel resumed his career in children's books with the publication of McElligot's Pool (1947) and went on to publish another forty books under the pseudonym of Dr. Seuss, thirteen as Theo. LeSieg, and one as Rosetta Stone. In 1957, he published his most famous book, The Cat In The Hat, which was, in part, a reaction to John Hersey's complaint in a 1954 Life Magazine article that the primers used to teach reading were dull and repititious. The Cat In The Hat served as a prototype for Beginner Books, a publishing division of Random House headed by Geisel (1957-1991) that promoted children's literacy through the associative richness of works and images.

Three films for which Geisel wrote the original stories have won Academy Awards: Hitler Lives (1946); Design For Death (1947); and the animation short, Gerald McBoing-Boing (1951). Ted Geisel also wrote a musical entitled The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. Six Dr. Seuss books have been adapted into television specials, and Geisel wrote an additional four original works for television. In 1984, Geisel was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his "special contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents."

Helen Geisel died on October 23, 1967. Ted Geisel later married Audrey Stone Diamond and continued to live and work at "The Tower" in La Jolla until his death in 1991.

The Dr. Seuss Collection documents the artistic and literary career of Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly know as Dr. Seuss, from 1919 to 1992. Included are early drawings and writings; manuscripts, drawings and finished artwork for the majority of his children's books; manuscripts, drawings and storyboards for film, television and theatrical presentations; advertising artwork; manuscripts and drawings for magazine stories and cartoons; awards and memorabilia; fan mail; Seuss products; book promotion materials, and photographs. Notably absent from the collection is correspondence from Geisel and manuscripts and drawings related to his books And To Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street, The Lorax, and Daisy-Head Mayzie.

The Dr. Seuss Collection is arranged in twelve series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) BOOKS, 3) SCRIPTS, SCREENPLAYS AND ADAPTATIONS, 4) ADVERTISING ARTWORK, 5) MAGAZINE STORIES AND CARTOONS, 6) WRITINGS, SPEECHES AND TEACHING PROGRAMS, 7) AWARDS AND MEMORABILIA, 8) FAN MAIL, 9) SEUSS PRODUCTS, 10) BOOK PROMOTION MATERIALS, 11) PHOTOGRAPHS and 12) UCSD EVENTS.

SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

The BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL series contains the earliest known original drawings by Ted Geisel and also documents his military service during World War II. It is arranged in three subseries: A) Early Drawings and Artwork, B) High School and College Materials, and C) US Army Materials.

The Early Drawings and Artwork subseries contains the earliest examples of Geisel's drawings, including four titled ink drawings on paper (1926-1927) done while he was travelling in Europe after leaving Oxford University. Of interest are photographs of murals he designed for a children's playroom. The drawings are arranged chronologically.

The High School and College Materials subseries includes Geisel's wonderful Oxford University notebook (1925-1926), which contains lecture notes, abundant margin drawings, doodles and humorous jottings. Geisel's high school activities are documented by the program for a high school comedy he wrote and performed in called "Chicopee Surprised."

The US Army Materials document Geisel's service in the Army during World War II. Commissioned as a captain on December 31, 1942, Geisel was assigned to the Special Service Division in Hollywood where he helped produce films and pamphlets. The administrative files reflects his activities and projects and contains orders, vouchers for per diem reimbursement, memoranda and other miscellaneous documents. Memorabilia and documents from Geisel's trip to the European Theatre of Operations in late 1944 and early 1945 are also included in the subseries. Of particular interest is a collection of pencil-on-paper cartoons which take a humorous view of army life. Finally, the subseries contains the small instructional pamphlet on malaria entitled This Is Ann, which Geisel illustrated for the War Department. Materials in this subseries are arranged chronologically.

The Miscellany subseries contains a videorecording of Geisel's appearance on the television program To Tell The Truth in 1958.

SERIES 2: BOOKS

The BOOKS series contains the manuscripts, typescripts, rough sketches and finished drawings for the majority of books Geisel published under the pseudonyms Dr. Seuss, Theo. LeSieg, and Rosetta Stone. Notably absent from the collection are significant materials related to the books And To Think That I saw It on Mulberry Street, The Lorax, and Daisy-Head Mayzie. The series is arranged in four subseries: A) Drafts and Drawings, B) Book Dummies, C) Cut-Up Books and D) Unpublished Editorial Collaborations.

In the Drafts and Drawings subseries are located manuscripts, typescripts, color rough sketches, original finished drawings, hand-penciled color specification instructions and miscellaneous proofs from the printer for the majority of Geisel's published books. Also included are rough sketches for several unpublished projects such as "The Sad, Sad Story of the Obsks." The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are organized according to stages of production, from rough to finished.

Extant materials for individual titles vary. For early books, such as The Seven Lady Godivas and The King's Stilts, the extant drawings are finished pencil and gouache on board. Later books are typically represented by successive manuscript drafts of text, colored rough sketches and finished ink on board drawings which are subsequently photographed to produce prints which Geisel hand colored and numbered for the printer. For McElligot's Pool, Happy Birthday To You!, and I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today!, Geisel painted finished illustrations in gouache.

The Book Dummies subseries contains blank book samples that show cover cloth, paper weight, book size, board thickness and other binding variables.

In the Cut-Up Books subseries are published books from which Geisel clipped artwork and characters to use as color chart specifications. The books are arranged alphabetically by title.

SERIES 3: SCRIPTS, SCREENPLAYS AND ADAPTATIONS

The SCRIPTS, SCREENPLAYS AND ADAPTATIONS series contains original works for film, original works for television and adaptations of Dr. Seuss books from print medium to television or the stage. The series is arranged by format in five subseries: A) Films, B) Sound Recording Scripts, C) Television Scripts and Storyboards, D) Theater Productions and E) Interactive Media.

The major work in the Films subseries is The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, a musical released by Columbia in 1953. Included are numerous successive drafts of the screenplay, sketches and music scores. Scripts for Geisel's postwar films, Your Job in Germany (later released by Warner Brothers as Hitler Lives), Design For Death and Gerald McBoing-Boing are represented. The actual film versions of titles in this subseries are not included in the collection. The Films subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.

The Sound Recording Scripts subseries contains scripts for adaptations of books to phonograph discs. The actual discs are listed in the Seuss Products series. Materials are arranged alphabetically by title.

The Television Scripts and Storyboards subseries includes manuscripts, storyboard drawings, sketches, and song lyrics for Dr. Seuss television specials. Although extant materials vary for individual titles, the "Hoober-Bloob Highway," "Halloween is Grinch Night," "Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?" and "The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat" are particularly well documented. Drawings from the unfinished adaptation of Geisel's book Oh, The Places You'll Go! are also contained in this subseries. The following television specials are represented in the Dr. Seuss Collection:

"Butter Battle Book" (TNT, 11/13/89)

"The Cat in the Hat" (CBS, 03/10/71)

"Dr. Seuss On the Loose" (CBS, 10/15/73)

"The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat" (ABC, 05/20/82)

"Halloween Is Grinch Night" (ABC, 10/28/77)

"Hoober-Bloob Highway" (CBS, 02/19/75)

"Horton Hears a Who" (CBS, 03/19/70)

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (CBS, 12/18/66)

"The Lorax"

"Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?" (ABC, 03/02/80)

Broadcast versions in film format for several television specials are listed in the Seuss Products series. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.

The Theatre Productions subseries contains the only Dr. Seuss book adapted to the theatre, the 1980 Children's Theatre of Minneapolis production of "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins." Also included in the subseries are four designs for scenes in an untitled musical that was never produced.

Finally, the Interactive Media subseries contains production materials for CD ROM adaptations of Geisel's books.

SERIES 4: ADVERTISING ARTWORK

The ADVERTISING ARTWORK series documents Geisel's career as an advertising artist and cartoonist. His major clients included Standard Oil of New Jersey, Flit pesticide and the National Broadcasting Company. His remarkable and imaginative campaign for Standard Oil promoted Esso Motor Oil with the monsters Karbo-nockus, Moto-raspus, Zerodoccus, Moto-munchus and Oilio-gobelus. Other clients included Holly Sugar, Brevo Shaving Cream, Narragansett Lager and Ale and Hankey Bannister Scotch Whiskey. Geisel also produced a poster and cartoons for the War Department for use in their War Savings Campaign in 1943. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of company.

SERIES 5: MAGAZINE STORIES AND CARTOONS

The MAGAZINE STORIES AND CARTOONS series contains manuscripts, drawings and published clippings for articles and stories by Geisel. Arranged alphabetically by the name of the publication, the series includes his earliest contributions to the Dartmouth humor magazine Jack O'Lantern and his high school publication the Recorder. Particularly important in this series is the collection of original ink-on-board political cartoons (1941-1943) for PM Newspaper. Also included are Geisel's numerous contributions to Redbook. Finally, the series concludes with the adaptation of the text of his book Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now? applied to Richard M. Nixon and published in Art Buchwald's column.

SERIES 6: WRITINGS, SPEECHES AND TEACHING PROGRAMS

The WRITINGS, SPEECHES AND TEACHING PROGRAMS series is arranged in four subseries: A) Writings, B) Speeches, C) Workshops and D) La Jolla Museum.

In the Writings subseries are located the manuscript forward to the book Neil Morgan's San Diego and several songs and short stories. The Speeches subseries contains copies of Geisel's speeches, including the graduation speech he gave at Revelle College, University of California, San Diego in 1978. The Workshops subseries documents a class Geisel taught at the University of Utah in 1947, in which he developed the workshop around a story called "Mrs. Mulvaney and the Billion Dollar Bunny." The La Jolla Museum subseries contains manuscripts, typescripts and drawings for the planning of a proposed Dr. Seuss Museum at the La Jolla Art Museum. Although the project never materialized, the ideas detailed in the subseries reveal Geisel's recipe of interaction and imagination for simultaneously entertaining and educating children.

SERIES 7: AWARDS AND MEMORABILIA

The AWARDS AND MEMORABILIA series is organized in two subseries: A) Awards and B) Memorabilia.

The Awards subseries contains numerous awards and honorary degrees bestowed on Geisel throughout his life for his literary, artistic and educational contributions to society. The materials are arranged chronologically.

In the Memorabilia subseries are an odd assortment of items that Geisel kept in his studio, including an unauthorized tee shirt, a flag and a plaster cast of his hands. Several items relate to Dartmouth Class of 1925 reunion memorabilia.

SERIES 8: FAN MAIL

Geisel received large amounts of fan mail each year. The FAN MAIL series contains letters, posters, scrapbooks, photographs and artworks sent to him, including photocopies of the "thank you" notes he sent them. The series is arranged in five subseries: A) Ted Geisel Birthdays, B) Famous People Fan Mail, C) General Fan Mail, D) Scrapbooks and E) Letters of Condolence.

Geisel received the largest amount of mail each year on his birthday. The Ted Geisel Birthdays subseries begins with his 50th birthday and ends in 1991. The second subseries, Famous People Fan Mail, contains letters from notable individuals such as Ronald Reagan, Barbara Bush, Art Buchwald and Patrick Moynihan. In the General Fan Mail subseries are letters and photographs sent to Geisel for no other reason than to thank or praise him. The Scrapbooks subseries contains art projects created by school children. Finally, the Letters of Condolence subseries comprises letters sent to "Mrs. Seuss" after Geisel's death in 1991.

SERIES 9: SEUSS PRODUCTS

Materials in the SEUSS PRODUCTS series are related to the commercialization and promotion for sale of Dr. Seuss products, as distinct from the use of Dr. Seuss characters in advertising. The Series is arranged in nine subseries: A) By Company, B) Posters, C) Puzzles, D) Filmstrips, E) Videos, F) Films, G) Phonograph Discs, H) Audio Cassette Tapes and I) Reel-to-Reel Audio Tape.

Absent from the collection are any of Geisel's sculptures.

SERIES 10: BOOK PROMOTION MATERIALS

The BOOK PROMOTIONS series contains assorted types of materials related to the marketing of Seuss books and is organized in three subseries: A) Advertisements, B) Autograph Tours and C) Book Promotion Products.

In the Advertisements subseries are materials from Grolier, Houghton Mifflin Company and Random House. The Autograph Tours subseries contains newspaper clippings and photographs from promotional tours. The Book Promotion Products subseries contains realia used in promotional campaigns.

SERIES 11: PHOTOGRAPHS

The PHOTOGRAPHS series comprises a variety of images of Geisel, including a class photograph of Geisel at Oxford University, photographs from his Army service and images of Geisel with sculptures of his characters. There are also numerous photographs of Geisel at work in his studio.

SERIES 12: UCSD EVENTS

The UCSD EVENTS series contains videorecordings and cassette audiorecordings documenting events held at UCSD commemorating the life and work of Theodor S. Geisel.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS

Early Drawings and Artwork

Box 1 Folder 1
Dragon, after a painting by Piero di Cosimo in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Ca. 1926-1927, pencil and ink on paper. [2930]

Box 1 Folder 2
Gobelin

Ca. 1926-1927, pencil and ink on paper. [2931]

Box 1 Folder 3
Romulus and Remus

Ca. 1926-1927, ink on paper. [2928]

Box 1 Folder 4
Scene on the forum with Vestal Virgins

Ca. 1926-1927, pencil and ink on paper. [2929]

Box 1 Folder 5
Harkness Edwards playroom murals in Lexington, Kentucky, 1928 - 1929

Photographs. [2949]

Box 1 Folder 6 Oversize MC12701
Symphonix, 1932 - 1932

Negative stat on board. [2945] See Box 17, Folder 39 for published version.

Box 1 Folder 7
Christmas cards, circa 1940s
Box 1 Folder 8
Enoch Arden

Watercolor on board. [2922]

Box 1 Folder 9
Sketchbook - Austria, Switzerland, Venice, circa 195?

Spiral notebook, ink on paper. [2932]

Box 1 Folder 10
Bird Women

Original pencil on tracing paper. [2965]

Box 1 Folder 11
Bird Women

"Bezch-bird Woman," "Oh, I'd love to go to the party but I'm absolutely dead," and "Client with Architect, " photocopies. [2966]

High School and College Materials

Box 1 Folder 12
Central High School - Minstrel Show program, 1921

A program for the high school comedy entitled "Chicopee Surprised" which Geisel wrote. [2923]

Box 38 Folder 6-8
Oxford University Notebook, 1925 - 1926

A small, ring-binder notebook of lecture notes and marginal drawings. [2996]

US Army Materials

Box 1 Folder 14
Administrative - General, 1942 - 1942

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 15
Administrative - General, 1943 - 1943

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 16
Administrative - General, 1944 - 1944

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 17
Administrative - General, 1945 - 1945

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 18
Administrative - General, 1946 - 1946

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 19
Administrative - General, 1950 - 1950

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 20
Administrative - Letters of commendation, 1942 - 1945

[4025a]

Box 1 Folder 21
Administrative - Medical records, 1942 - 1945

[4025c]

Box 1 Folder 22
Trip to Europe - Disjointed notes on concentration camp, 1944 - 1945

[2394]

Box 1 Folder 23 Oversize MC12802
Trip to Europe - Maps of the areas visited by Geisel, 1944 - 1945

Includes holograph annotations. [2399]

Box 1 Folder 24
Trip to Europe - Memorabilia, 1944 - 1945

German and French printed materials. [2402]

Box 1 Folder 25 Oversize MC12704
Trip to Europe - Memorabilia

Copies of YANK and L'ARMEE ALLEMANDE magazines. [2402]

Box 1 Folder 26 Oversize MC12705
Trip to Europe - Memorabilia, 1944 - 1945

Newspaper articles. [2402]

Box 1 Folder 27
Trip to Europe - Memoranda from Geisel

Entitled "The Mystery of the Disappearing Guidebook to Germany," 11/29/44. [2396]

Box 1 Folder 28
Trip to Europe - Memoranda to Geisel from Horace Greeley McNab

[2398]

Box 1 Folder 29
Trip to Europe - Memoranda to Major Geisel, 1944 - 1945

[2402]

Box 1 Folder 30
Trip to Europe - Notebook describing war experiences, 1944 - 1945

[2393]

Box 1 Folder 31
Trip to Europe - Misplaced persons, American

Notes. [2397]

Box 1 Folder 32
Trip to Europe - Officer's mess card, 1944 - 1945

[2400]

Box 1 Folder 33
Trip to Europe - Ration card, 1944

[2401]

Box 1 Folder 34
Trip to Europe - Reports and memos filed by Geisel after trip, 1944 - 1945

[4025c]

Box 1 Folder 35 Oversize MC12703
Drawings - Army Cartoons

Pencil on paper. [3483-3504].

Box 1 Folder 36
Drawings - THIS IS ANN, 1943

Booklet about malaria, illustrated by Geisel and published by the War Department. [2926]

Box 1 Folder 37 Oversize FB02401
Memorabilia - Dog Tags and miscellaneous decorations

[4025c]

Box 1 Folder 38
Memorabilia - Honorable discharge and National War Savings Program citation, 1953

[4035c]

Box 1 Folder 39
Memorabilia - Information and Education Division memento, 1945

[2402]

Box 1 Folder 40
Memorabilia - Legion of Merit citation, 1946 - 1946

[4025b]

Box 1 Folder 41 Oversize FB02401
Memorabilia - Legion of Merit medal, 1946 - 1946

[4833]

Box 1 Folder 42
Memorabilia - Poem in commemoration of an allegorical painting "votes", 1944

Presented to R.C. by Le Grand Maitre Geisel. [4025c]

Box 1 Folder 43 Oversize FB03107
PRIVATE SNAFU, 1992

Videocassette release of cartoons, made by Warner Brothers, which appeared in the ARMY-NAVY SCREEN MAGAZINE beginning in June 1943. The cartoons were written by Ted Geisel and Phil Eastman with direction by Chuck Jones, Fritz Freleng and others.

Box 1 Folder 44 Oversize FB03109
YOUR JOB IN GERMANY / OUR JOB IN JAPAN

Videocassette (VHS), 33 minutes. See also Series 3A: SCRIPTS, SCREENPLAYS AND ADAPTATIONS -- Films.

Miscellany

Box 1 Folder 45 Oversize FB03108
TO TELL THE TRUTH, 1958

Videorecording of the television program featuring Ted Geisel as a mystery guest.

BOOKS

Drafts and Drawings

Box 2 Folder 1 Oversize MC07601
500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS

Cover

Box 2 Folder 2 Oversize MC07602
500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS

Charcoal, pencil and ink drawings.

Box 2 Folder 3 Oversize MC07603
500 HATS OF BARTHOLOMEW CUBBINS

Charcoal, pencil and ink drawings.

Box 2 Folder 4 Oversize MC07709
AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET

Note and letter. Includes photographs of pen and ink drawings.

Box 2 Folder 5 Oversize MC07703
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK

Mock-up book, includes pencil and charcoal drawings with typescript captions.

Box 2 Folder 6 Oversize MC07701
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK

Cover proof, Paperback Classic edition.

Box 2 Folder 7 Oversize MC07604
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK

Charcoal, pencil and ink drawings.

Box 2 Folder 8 Oversize MC07702
BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK

Charcoal, pencil and ink drawings.

Box 2 Folder 9 Oversize MC07704
BECAUSE A LITTLE BUG WENT KA-CHOO!

Typescript. [3969]

Box 2 Folder 10 Oversize MC07705
BECAUSE A LITTLE BUG WENT KA-CHOO!

Roughs, photocopy. [3968]

Box 2 Folder 11 Oversize MC07710
BECAUSE A LITTLE BUG WENT KA-CHOO!

Cover. [757]

Box 2 Folder 12 Oversize MC07707
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Typescripts. [451b-d, 456-458]

Box 2 Folder 13 Oversize MC07708
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Letter from Random House. [451e]

Box 2 Folder 14 Oversize MC07706
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Cover, photocopy. [451a]

Box 2 Folder 15 Oversize MC07711
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Color roughs, cover and endpapers. [459, 459a, 484-488]

Box 2 Folder 16 Oversize MC07712
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Color roughs. [460-481, 483]

Box 2 Folder 17 Oversize MC07713
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Original finished ink drawings. [512-533]

Box 2 Folder 18 Oversize MC07714
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Film negatives of finished ink drawings. [455]

Box 2 Folder 19 Oversize MC07715
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Photographic prints with typescript captions. [453]

Box 2 Folder 20 Oversize MC07716
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Photographic prints with typescript captions, photocopy. [454]

Box 2 Folder 21 Oversize MC07717
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Color specification chip chart with holograph notes. [482]

Box 2 Folder 22 Oversize MC07718
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Hand-colored photographic prints. [489-511]

Box 2 Folder 23 Oversize MC07719
BUTTER BATTLE BOOK

Hand-colored photographic prints, photocopies. [452]

Box 2 Folder 24 Oversize MC07801
CAT IN THE HAT

Cover layout and book jacket.

Box 2 Folder 25 Oversize MC07901
CAT IN THE HAT

Pencil and colored pencil sketches on paper with typescript captions.

Box 2 Folder 26 Oversize MC07802
CAT IN THE HAT

Pen and ink drawings with tissue overlays and a set of 4x5 photographs of the finished drawings. [3985]

Box 2 Folder 27 Oversize MC07902
CAT IN THE HAT

Pencil and colored pencil sketches with typescript captions.

Box 2 Folder 28 Oversize MC07803
CAT IN THE HAT

Pen and ink drawings with tissue overlays.

Box 2 Folder 29 Oversize MC07903
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Note by Ted Geisel, holograph.

Box 2 Folder 30 Oversize MC07904
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Cover designs.

Box 2 Folder 31 Oversize MC07905
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Layout materials.

Box 2 Folder 32 Oversize MC07906
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Dictionary starting process- Memorandum from Ted Geisel to Phil Eastman (11/02/62) and a note on pagination.

Box 2 Folder 33 Oversize MC07907
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

A - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 34 Oversize MC07908
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

B - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 35 Oversize MC07909
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

C - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 36 Oversize MC07910
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

D and E - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 37 Oversize MC07911
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

F - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 38 Oversize MC07912
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

G - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 39 Oversize MC07913
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

H - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 40 Oversize MC07914
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

I - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 41 Oversize MC07915
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

J - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 42 Oversize MC07916
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

K - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 43 Oversize MC07917
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

L- Roughs

Box 2 Folder 44 Oversize MC07918
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

M - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 45 Oversize MC07919
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

N - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 46 Oversize MC07920
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

O - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 47 Oversize MC07921
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

P - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 48 Oversize MC07922
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Q - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 49 Oversize MC07923
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

R - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 50 Oversize MC07924
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

S - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 51 Oversize MC07925
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

T - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 52 Oversize MC07926
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

U - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 53 Oversize MC07927
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

V - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 54 Oversize MC07928
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

W - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 55 Oversize MC07929
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

X - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 56 Oversize MC07930
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Y - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 57 Oversize MC07931
CAT IN THE HAT BEGINNERS BOOK DICTIONARY

Z - Roughs

Box 2 Folder 58 Oversize MC07932
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

Pencil and ink on board. [2436, 2445]

Box 2 Folder 59 Oversize MC07933
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

Pencil and ink on board.

Box 2 Folder 60 Oversize MC08001
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

Photographic print and colored marker with caption.

Box 2 Folder 61 Oversize MC08002
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

Photographic print and colored marker with caption.

Box 2 Folder 62 Oversize MC08101
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

Poorly printed edition with corrections.

Box 2 Folder 63 Oversize MC08102
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK

Braille book. In one volume, 1965. In one volume, 1960 (MC-081-02a)

Box 2 Folder 64 Oversize MC08103A
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Manuscript.

Oversize MC08103B
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Labelled "Gene's FINAL music mss, Ted's FINAL lyric mss."

Box 2 Folder 65 Oversize MC08104
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Rough sketches and text.

Box 2 Folder 66 Oversize MC08105
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 67 Oversize MC08106
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 68 Oversize MC11801
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Three pencil sketches, mounted.

Box 2 Folder 69 Oversize MC08107
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Pencil and ink on board.

Box 2 Folder 70 Oversize MC08201
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Hand-colored photographic prints.

Box 2 Folder 71 Oversize MC08202
CAT IN THE HAT SONGBOOK

Mounted materials.

Box 2 Folder 72 Oversize MC08301
CAT'S QUIZZER

Typescript, photocopy with holograph corrections [450], and galley proofs of Cat's Quizzer answers.

Box 2 Folder 73 Oversize MC08302
CAT'S QUIZZER

Bone pile, pencil, colored pencil and ink. [448]

Box 2 Folder 74 Oversize MC08303
CAT'S QUIZZER

Roughs, photocopy of first draft. [447]

Box 2 Folder 75 Oversize MC08203
CAT'S QUIZZER

Color roughs, first draft. [357]

Box 2 Folder 76 Oversize MC08204
CAT'S QUIZZER

Color roughs. [358-388]

Box 2 Folder 77 Oversize MC08205
CAT'S QUIZZER

Original finished ink drawings. [389-400]

Box 2 Folder 78 Oversize MC08206
CAT'S QUIZZER

Original finished ink drawings. [401-417]

Box 2 Folder 79 Oversize MC08207
CAT'S QUIZZER

Hand-colored photographic prints. [418-431]

Box 2 Folder 80 Oversize MC08208
CAT'S QUIZZER

Hand-colored photographic prints. [432-446]

Box 2 Folder 81 Oversize MC08209
CAT'S QUIZZER

Photocopy of layout. [449]

Box 2 Folder 82 Oversize MC08304
COME OVER TO MY HOUSE

Manuscript and illustrations for rough draft.

Box 2 Folder 83 Oversize MC08305
COME OVER TO MY HOUSE

Final manuscript, includes unedited carbons, February 2, 1966.

Box 2 Folder 84 Oversize MC08306
COME OVER TO MY HOUSE

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 85 Oversize MC08307
COME OVER TO MY HOUSE

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 86 Oversize MC08319
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE

Rough sketches, photographs of an early version by Geisel.

Box 2 Folder 87 Oversize MC08320
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE, 1994

Rough sketches with text from Random House.

Box 2 Folder 88 Oversize MC08323
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE, 1994

Colored text mechanicals with color chart.

Box 2 Folder 89 Oversize MC11807
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE

Page proofs, uncut.

Box 2 Folder 90 Oversize MC08321
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE

Page proofs, mock up.

Box 2 Folder 91 Oversize MC08324
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE

Dust jacket proofs.

Box 2 Folder 92 Oversize MC08322
DAISY-HEAD MAYZIE

Reviews.

Box 2 Folder 93 Oversize MC08317
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Bone pile. [1224-1239]

Box 2 Folder 94 Oversize MC08308
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Bone pile. [1223]

Box 2 Folder 95 Oversize MC11802
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Bone pile. [1242-1243]

Box 2 Folder 96 Oversize MC08309
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Bone pile, pencil colored pencil and ink on tracing paper. [1244-1267]

Box 2 Folder 97 Oversize MC08318
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Typescripts. [1240-1241]

Box 2 Folder 98 Oversize MC08310
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Dedication and half-title page. [1347-1348]

Box 2 Folder 99 Oversize MC08311
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Color roughs. [1269-1293]

Box 2 Folder 100 Oversize MC08312
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Original finished ink drawings. [1294-1306]

Box 2 Folder 101 Oversize MC08313
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Original finished ink drawings. [1307-1320]

Box 2 Folder 102 Oversize MC08314
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Photographic prints with captions. [1349]

Box 2 Folder 103 Oversize MC08315
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Photographic prints with captions. [1349]

Box 2 Folder 104 Oversize MC08316
DID I EVER TELL YOU HOW LUCKY YOU ARE?

Hand-colored photographic prints. [1321-1346]

Box 2 Folder 105 Oversize MC08401
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Manuscript, first notes.

Box 2 Folder 106 Oversize MC08402
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Manuscript, experimental ideas.

Box 2 Folder 107 Oversize MC08403
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Cover

Box 2 Folder 108 Oversize MC08404
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Cover proof, Japanese edition. [3025]

Box 2 Folder 109 Oversize MC08405
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 110 Oversize MC08406
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Color roughs mounted on board.

Box 2 Folder 111 Oversize MC08409
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Pencil and ink on board with pencil, colored pencil and ink on tissue overlays.

Box 2 Folder 112 Oversize MC08407
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Dust jacket layouts.

Box 2 Folder 113 Oversize MC08408
DR. SEUSS'S ABC BOOK

Endpapers.

Box 2 Folder 114 Oversize MC08601
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Phase I - Manuscript and notes.

Box 2 Folder 115 Oversize MC08602
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Phase II - Manuscript and notes.

Box 2 Folder 116 Oversize MC08603
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Phase III - Typescript draft.

Box 2 Folder 117 Oversize MC08604
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Phase IV - Final typescript draft.

Box 2 Folder 118 Oversize MC08503
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Phase IV - Galleys and final-final changes.

Box 2 Folder 119 Oversize MC08605
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Explanatory notes.

Box 2 Folder 120 Oversize MC08606
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 121 Oversize MC08607
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Color rough with caption, pp. 21-22.

Box 2 Folder 122 Oversize MC08609
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Original finished ink drawings, title page and endpapers, pp. 3-37.

Box 2 Folder 123 Oversize MC08610
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Original finished ink drawings, pp. 38-55.

Box 2 Folder 124 Oversize MC13301
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Original finished ink drawing, pp. 44-45.

Box 2 Folder 125 Oversize MC08501
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Hand-colored photographic prints.

Box 2 Folder 126 Oversize MC08502
DR. SEUSS'S SLEEP BOOK

Hand-colored photographic prints, pp. 28-55.

Box 2 Folder 127 Oversize MC08608
EYE BOOK

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 128 Oversize MC08701
FOOT BOOK

Cover. [2438-2439]

Box 2 Folder 129 Oversize MC08702
FOOT BOOK

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 130 Oversize MC08703
FOOT BOOK

Experimental verse, rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 131 Oversize MC08704
FOOT BOOK

Original finished ink drawings.

Box 2 Folder 132 Oversize MC08705
FOOT BOOK

Hand-colored photographic prints.

Box 2 Folder 133 Oversize MC08801
FOOT BOOK

Matted artwork.

Box 2 Folder 134 Oversize MC08706
FOX IN SOX

Rough draft.

Box 2 Folder 135 Oversize MC08707
FOX IN SOX

Rough draft.

Box 2 Folder 136 Oversize MC08708
FOX IN SOX

Typescript.

Box 2 Folder 137 Oversize MC08712
FOX IN SOX

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 138 Oversize MC08802
FOX IN SOX

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 139 Oversize MC08713
FOX IN SOX

Endpapers. [2442, 2444]

Box 2 Folder 140 Oversize MC08714
FOX IN SOX

Experimental illustrations.

Box 2 Folder 141 Oversize MC08715
FOX IN SOX

Color roughs with text, eliminated from final book.

Box 2 Folder 142 Oversize MC08716
FOX IN SOX

Color roughs. Final dummy of the book. Final manuscript hand lettered on drawings.

Box 2 Folder 143 Oversize MC08718
FOX IN SOX

Original finished ink drawings. Includes drawings for cover. [2443]

Box 2 Folder 144 Oversize MC08709
GO DOG GO

Manuscript and illustrations.

Box 2 Folder 145 Oversize MC08710
GREAT DAY FOR UP

Bone pile [758].

Box 2 Folder 146 Oversize MC08711
GREAT DAY FOR UP

Rough sketches, photocopy. [759]

Box 2 Folder 147 Oversize MC08717
GREAT DAY FOR UP

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 148 Oversize MC08901
GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Typescript.

Box 2 Folder 149 Oversize MC08902
GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 150 Oversize MC08903
GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 151 Oversize MC08904
GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Original finished ink drawings with colored pencil and pen on tissue overlays.

Box 2 Folder 152 Oversize MC08804
GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Original finished ink drawings, mounted.

Box 2 Folder 153 Oversize MC08803
GREEN EGGS AND HAM

Dust jacket layouts.

Box 2 Folder 154 Oversize MC08905
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Manuscript. Preliminary notes.

Box 2 Folder 155 Oversize MC08906
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Manuscript. First draft.

Box 2 Folder 156 Oversize MC08907
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Manuscript. First draft.

Box 2 Folder 157 Oversize MC09103
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Galleys.

Box 2 Folder 158 Oversize MC08908
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 159 Oversize MC09101
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 160 Oversize MC09001
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Gouache on board, includes pp. 22-23 [2435].

Box 2 Folder 161 Oversize MC09002
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Gouache on board.

Box 2 Folder 162 Oversize MC13302
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Gouache on board, pp. 12-13

Box 2 Folder 163 Oversize MC08909
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Cover separations, mounted.

Box 2 Folder 164 Oversize MC11803
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Page proofs, uncut.

Box 2 Folder 165 Oversize MC11804
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Page proofs, mounted.

Box 2 Folder 166 Oversize MC09102
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Cover separations.

Box 2 Folder 167 Oversize MC09104
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Cover proofs.

Box 2 Folder 168 Oversize MC08910
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Cover on binders board.

Box 2 Folder 169 Oversize MC09109
HOOPER HUMPERDINK --? NOT HIM!

Assorted typescripts and holographs. [3972]

Box 2 Folder 170 Oversize MC09110
HOOPER HUMPERDINK --? NOT HIM!

Typescript, photocopy and correspondence with Mike Firth. [3971]

Box 2 Folder 171 Oversize MC09111
HOOPER HUMPERDINK --? NOT HIM!

Autograph book - carbon of letter to Mike Firth, February 15, 1972. [3973]

Box 2 Folder 172 Oversize MC09112
HOP ON POP

Typescript with holograph edition.

Box 2 Folder 173 Oversize MC09113
HOP ON POP

Typescript, semi-final version, June 20, 1962.

Box 2 Folder 174 Oversize MC09105
HOP ON POP

Galleys.

Box 2 Folder 175 Oversize MC09106
HOP ON POP

Rough drawings with text experimentation.

Box 2 Folder 176 Oversize MC09107
HOP ON POP

Rough sketches.

Box 2 Folder 177 Oversize MC09114
HOP ON POP

Color roughs.

Box 2 Folder 178 Oversize MC09116
HOP ON POP

Original finished ink on board with ink and colored pencil on tissue overlays.

Box 2 Folder 179 Oversize MC09108
HOP ON POP

Mounted, matted art work.

Box 2 Folder 180 Oversize MC09115
HOP ON POP

Proof copy.

Box 2 Folder 181 Oversize MC09201
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG

Rough manuscript.

Box 2 Folder 182 Oversize MC09206
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG

Original finished pencil drawings.

Box 2 Folder 183 Oversize MC09207
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG

Original finished pencil drawings.

Box 2 Folder 184 Oversize MC09202
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG

Mock-up book with roughs.

Box 2 Folder 185 Oversize MC09203
HORTON HATCHES THE EGG