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David Melton Papers

David Melton Papers 1               


Collection Inventory

Drawer 1
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     
Although the Day is Not Mine to Give, I’ll Show You the Morning Sun.  Los Angeles: Stanyan Books/Random House, 1971.

  1. Page 23—11” X 14”--African-American boy with hands in pockets—Media: Pencil
  2. Page 34—22 ½” X 27 ½”--Little girl with flower headdress and beads—Media: Marker
  3. Page 37—11” X 14”--Two kids-girl with pigtails and jacket with paper on forehead and boy in jacket—Media: Pencil
  4. Page 47—22 ⅛” X 25 ⅞”--Young boy with head tilted back—Media: Pencil
  5. Proof—33 ½” X 22”—Nine color pictures—reproductions of book artwork
  6. Proof
  7. Dummy books—Two complete working copies of book
  8. Slides (9)

Drawer 2
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     Judy: A Remembrance. Hollywood: Stanyan Books, 1972.

  1. Dummy Book – with original illustrations
  2. 30”  X 21 ¾” - Young Judy with glasses sitting cross legged and reading—Media: Pencil
  3. 13 ¾”  X 20 ½” - JUDY spelled out with three different poses—Media: Pencil
  4. 23”  X 14 ½”  - relief illustration—Media: Pencil
  5. 20”  X 13” – Relief with Judy in tuxedo and microphone—Media: Pencil
  6. 20”  X 22”-- Judy in three poses –Media: Pencil
  7. Copy of book
  8. Slides (48)
  9. Typed manuscript—1st draft

     When Children Need Help.  Independence, MO:  Independence Press, 1972.

  1. 17 3/8” X 24”—PR poster
  2. Typed manuscript with revisions

Drawer 3
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     This Man Jesus.  New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1972.

  1. 14 ½”  X 22 ¾”--- Isaiah the Prophet—Media: Watercolor
  2. Page 2—14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—John the Baptist— Media: Watercolor
  3. Page  4—14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus being baptized— Media: Watercolor
  4. Page  6—14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus being tempted by Satan— Media: Watercolor
  5. Page  8—14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus talking to Peter and Andrew (2 versions)— Media: Watercolor
  6. Page 10--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus giving Sermon on the Mount (5 versions)—Media: Watercolor, pencil
  7. Page 12--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus giving Sermon on the Mount—Media: Watercolor
  8. Page 14--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus giving Sermon on the Mount (2 versions)—Media: Watercolor
  9. Page 16--14 ½” X 22 ¾”—Jesus giving Sermon on the Mount—Media: Watercolor
  10. Page 18--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus giving Sermon on the Mount –Media: Watercolor
  11. Page 20--14 ½”  X 22 ¾” —Jesus telling people not to worry—Media: Watercolor
  12. Page  22--14 ½” X 22 ¾”—People listening to Jesus—Media: Watercolor
  13. Page  24--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus with children—Media: Watercolor, pencil
  14. Page 26--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus talking to twelve followers—Media: Watercolor
  15. Page 28--14 ½” X 22 ¾”—Jesus feeding a large crowd—Media: Watercolor
  16. Page  30--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Peter walking on water—Media: Watercolor
  17. Page 32--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey—Media: Watercolor
  18. Page 34--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus chasing money lenders from temple—Media: Watercolor
  19. Page 36--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus washing the disciples’ feet—Media: Watercolor
  20. Page 38--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus giving Judas bread at Last Supper—Media: Watercolor
  21. Page 40--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus praying at Gethsemane—Media: Watercolor
  22. Page 42--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Judas kissing Jesus—Media: Watercolor
  23. Page 44--14 ½:  X 22 ¾”—Jesus before the High Priest—Media: Watercolor
  24. Page 46--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Peter denied knowing Jesus—Media: Watercolor
  25. Page 48--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus before Pilate—Media: Watercolor
  26. Page 50--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus with crown of thorns—Media: Watercolor
  27. Page 52--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus on cross—Media: Watercolor
  28. Page 54--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Women preparing Jesus’ body for burial—Media: Watercolor
  29. Page  56--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Jesus preparing to return to Heaven—Media: Watercolor
  30. Page 58--14 ½”  X 22 ¾”—Face of Jesus—Media: Watercolor
  31. Cover—29” X 23”—Face of Jesus—Media: Watercolor
  32. Page layout sheets--18”  X 12 ¼”
  33. Proof book cover photo --9”  X 12”
  34. Booklets—4 copies
  35. Book jackets (49) --23”  X 10 ¾
  36. Book jacket proof sheets—17”  X 24 ¾”-- 2 copies
  37. Page 6—10 ⅜”  X 13 ½”--color proof
  38. Page 58—19” X 21 ⅝”--Proof
  39. Mounted book cover --10” X 14 7/8”
  40. Specification sheets—2 pages
  41. Photo --4 ¼”  X 5”
  42. Slides (45)
  43. Photos (19)
  44. Typed manuscript
  45. Typed manuscript with revisions

Drawer 4
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     I Love You.  New York:  Dell, 1973.

  1. Book cover and Page 2—9 ¼” X 14 ¾”; 21 ¾” X 16 ¾” (with mat 24” X 20”)--Couple embracing with flowers in lower right corner—Media: Pencil
  2. Page 10--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--City sky line with buildings and skyscrapers—Media: Pencil
  3. Page 12--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Man with jacket over shoulder and headed toward a sidewalk—Media: Pencil
  4. Page 15--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Person on city street “one-way” street sign with grocery store in background—Media: Pencil
  5. Page 18--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Couple holding each other at waist with shadows in foreground on left—Media: Pencil
  6. Page 20--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Plants without flowers—Media: Pencil
  7. Page 22—9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Plants in field—Media: Pencil
  8. Page 24--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Water lily and lily pads—Media: Pencil
  9. Page 28--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Tree and lawn—Media: Pencil
  10. Page 31—9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Flowers—Media: Pencil
  11. Page 34--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”—Seagulls—Media--Pencil
  12. Page37--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Couple kissing woman on bottom with man’s face/head inverted—Media: Pencil
  13. Page 38--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Tall and skinny birch trees—Media: Pencil
  14. Page 42--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Couple embracing in front of window—Media: Pencil
  15. Page 46--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Unknown – possibly abstract trees with leaves or winter seascape—Media: Pencil
  16. Page 51--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Seeded dandelion—Media: Pencil
  17. Page 57--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Seascape with water and rocks—Media: Pencil
  18. Page 58--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”—Hanging vine—Media: Pencil
  19. Page  60--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Woman looking out window—Media: Pencil
  20. Page 64--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Couple embracing and kissing woman with head back and man with head on back of woman’s head leaning into her—Media Pencil
  21. Page 66--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Woman looks out train window—Media: Pencil
  22. Page 69--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Man waiting at train station—Media: Pencil
  23. Page 70--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Street with people using umbrellas—Media: Pencil
  24. Page 72--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Street, raining with people walking under umbrellas—Media: Pencil
  25. Page 76--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Two stories of a building man in upstairs window—Media: Pencil
  26. Page 82--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--City block with buildings both small and large—Media: Pencil
  27. Page 88--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Trees with leaves and branches—Media: Pencil
  28. Page 91--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Trees jutting out from bank of water—Media: Pencil
  29. Page 94--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Deer with wooded background—Media: Pencil
  30. Page 102--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Canadian geese—Media: Pencil
  31. Page 106--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Three maple leaves—Media: Pencil
  32. Page 109--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Tree leaves falling from branches—Media: Pencil
  33. Page 110--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”—One bird—Media: Pencil
  34. Page 116--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Tree branches over water—Media: Pencil
  35. Page 119--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Trees – three different branches—Media: Pencil
  36. Page 120--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Old oak tree with fence-line in winter—Media: Pencil
  37. Page 122--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Evergreen trees with snow cover—Media: Pencil
  38. Page 124--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Forest with trees and water—Media: Pencil
  39. Page 127--9 ¼” X 14 ¾”--Field of daises—Media: Pencil
  40. Book jacket dummy on book (Pastorale by Rod McKuen)

Drawer 5
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     Burn the Schools--Save the Children. New York: Crowell, 1975.

  1. Book jacket
  2. Outline for a proposed book
  3. Photo of book cover
  4. Slides (2)                                                                                                                                                            

     A Boy Called Hopeless By:  M.J.  Independence, MO:  Independence Press, 1976.|

  1. Page –20 ¾” X 30”—Boy with toy car—Media:  “Fuzzy” art
  2. Page –12 ⅞” X 30”—Boy with hands coming toward him 9 (3 color variations)—Media: “Fuzzy” art
  3. Proof--8 5/8” X 19 ½” (14” X 22” with mat)--Fuzzy pictures (boy with car, boy with hands coming toward him)
  4. Proof--5 ½” X 11” and 7 ¼” X 11”—Boy with hands coming toward him
  5. Christmas card with pictures (3)
  6. Book cover print
  7. Two copies of book (one hardback, one paperback)
  8. Poster:  Book Announcement—5 copies
  9. Pamphlet:  Patterning explanation and an update of subject—2 copies
  10. Poster—16” X 23”—Book cover with white background--2
  11. Photos (6)
  12. Slides (4)

Drawer 6
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     
And God Created....  Independence, MO:  Independence Press, 1976.

  1. Dummy book:  complete working copy of book
  2. Page 16-17—29” X 18 ½”--Series of circles with different types of land – mountains, plains, desert, aquatic, forest, and jungle—Media: Pencil and colored ink
  3. Pages 16-17—29” X 18 ½”--Copy with more colors – purple, tan, orange—Media: Pencil and colored ink
  4. Pages 22-23—29” X 18 ½”—Birds flying over clouds passing celestial symbols—Media: Pencil and colored ink
  5. Pages 22-23—29” X 23”—Birds flying over clouds passing celestial symbols—Media: Pencil and colored ink
  6. Pages 24-25--Giraffe, lizard, zebra, elephant – scenes in grasslands (NOTE:  different than artwork in book)-- Media: Pencil and colored ink
  7. Pages 34-35—29” x 19 3/8”--Adam and woman holding each other and watching over mountain skyline-- Media: Pencil and colored ink
  8. Pages 36-37—23” X 14 ½”--Serpent in garden-- Media: Pencil and colored ink
  9. Pages 44-45—29” 18 ¾”--Couple standing in mist-- Media: Pencil and colored ink
  10. Pages 46-47—29” X 19 ¼”--Adam and Eve with baby-- Media: Pencil and colored ink
  11. Book cover—22” X 9 ¾”—Red prints
  12. Book cover—22” X 9 ¾”—All color print
  13. Book cover pasted on illustrator paper
  14. Two copies of book
  15. Page 2—9” X 9” and 20” X 20”--Tree of Life
  16. Page 7—20 ½” X 15” (24 ½” x 20” with mat)—“the beginning” white letters on black background
  17. 30” X 24”--Display title – (two pieces)
  18. Page 2—4 ¾” diameter—Tree of Life

David Melton Papers

Drawer 7
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     
And God Created . . .

  1. Pages 8-9—27” X 17 ¼”—Black with text
  2. Pages 10-11—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Day and night with text—Media: Colored Ink
  3. Pages 12-13—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Stars and planets—Media: Colored Ink
  4. Pages 14-15—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Land and water—Media: Colored Ink
  5. Pages 16-17—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Grass and trees—Media: Colored Ink
  6. Pages 18-19—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Sun and stars—Media: Colored Ink

Drawer 8
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     And God Created . . .

  1. Pages 20-21—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Sea creatures—Media: Colored Ink
  2. Pages 22-23—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Flying creatures—Media: Colored Ink
  3. Pages 24-25—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Land—Media: Colored Ink
  4. Pages 26-27—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—World—Media: Colored Ink
  5. Pages 28-29—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—God created man—Media: Colored Ink
  6. Pages 30-31—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Garden of Eden—Media: Colored Ink
  7. Pages 32-33—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—God created woman—Media: Colored Ink
  8. Proof

Drawer 9
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     And God Created . . .

  1. Pages 34-35—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Adam and Eve—Media: Colored Ink
  2. Pages 36-37—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)--Serpent—Media: Colored Ink
  3. Pages 38-39—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Eve with fruit—Media: Colored Ink
  4. Page 40—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Adam and Eve talk to God—Media: Colored Ink
  5. Page 42—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Adam and Eve—Media: Colored Ink
  6. Pages 44-45—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Adam and Eve sent from garden—Media: Colored Ink
  7. Pages 46-47—27” X 17 ¼” (with mat 37” X 20”)—Adam and Eve had son—Media: Colored Ink
  8. Book jacket (16)—22” X 10”
  9. Copies of cover art (2)
  10. Calendar
  11. Slides (2)

Drawer 10
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     
How to Help Your Preschooler Learn More . . . Faster . . . & Better. New York: D. McKay Co., 1976.

  1. Pages ii and iii (2 copies) title page –16” X 15 ¼”– Photo from which illustrator drew
  2. Cover page – 14”  X 11” - Adult with child sitting in lap –Media: Pencil
  3. Page xiv – 14”  X 11” – Chapter 1 – Little girl pouring liquid from one cup to another with adult looking on—Media: Pencil
  4. Page 6 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 2 – Adult and baby playing with truck—Media: Pencil
  5. Page 22 – 14” X 11” –Chapter 3 – Man and little girl sitting on the floor playing —Media: Pencil
  6. Page 50 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 4 – Woman and little boy reading “c o w”—Media: Pencil
  7. Page 74 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 5 – Woman and little boy playing —Media: Pencil
  8. Page 90 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 6 – African-American woman holding boy —Media: Pencil
  9. Page 102 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 7 – Two children painting with Mom—Media: Pencil
  10. Page 120 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 8 – Man helping girl climb —Media: Pencil
  11. Page 156 – 14” X 11” – Chapter 9 – Woman with girl playing violin —Media: Pencil
  12. Page 180 – 14” X 11” – Three children playing dress up —Media: Pencil
  13. Page 194 – 14” X 11” – Adult and child point to things on a map —Media: Pencil
  14. Kit—Glenn Doman—How to teach Your Baby to Read—in box
  15. Poster—19 ¾” X 12 ¾”—Picture of baby with caption “If your baby is so smart—why don’t you teach him to read?—Media: Pencil/Ink
  16. Poster—19 ¾” X 12 ¾”—Picture of baby with caption “I may only be three years old but I can read 208 words”—Media—Pencil/Ink
  17. Poster—19 ¾” X 12 ¾”—Picture of girl with pig-tails with caption “Read Baby Read”—Media: Pencil/Ink
  18. Poster—19 ¾” X 12 ¾”—Picture of young baby in chair “Don’t you wish someone you love would teach you to read”—Media’ Pencil/Ink
  19. Illustrations used in workshops—27” X 21 ¾”--Baby sitting—Media: Pencil/ink
  20. Illustrations used in workshops--26 ¾” X 21 ½” - Toddler girl with ponytail on top of head laughing—Media: Pencil/ink
  21. Illustrations used in workshops--26 ¾” X 21 ½” - Toddler with hand in mouth and hair over eyes—Media: Pencil/ink
  22. Illustrations used in workshops--28 ½”  X 23” – Baby with wide eyes—Media: Pencil
  23. Illustrations used in workshops--26 ½” X 21 ½” - Boy in stripped shirt with chin in hand—Media: Pencil/ink
  24. Illustrations used in workshops--26 ¾”  X 21 ½”--Girl with pigtails and bow showing teeth while smiling—Media: Pencil/ink
  25. Illustrations used in workshops—12 ¾” X 20”—“Do only bright intelligent…”—Media: Ink
  26. Illustration—11 ⅜” X 7 1/2'”—Mom, Dad, three children—Media: Colored ink
  27. Illustration—7” X 7 ½”—Mom, Dad, one child—Media: Colored ink
  28. Illustration—6 ⅝” X 7 ⅜”—Mom and one child—Media: Colored ink
  29. Poster with six illustrations—22” X 14 ½”
  30. Dummy Book: “You can teach your preschooler to read and more – book one:  All About Me”
  31. Typed manuscript—“You Can Teach Your Preschooler to Read & More”
  32. Dummy Book: “My First Reader – A Book All About Me”
  33. Typed manuscript with notes and revisions—“I Can Read”
  34. Dummy Book—“I Can Read”
  35. Pages from vocabulary book for babies
  36. Display boards (14) –21 5/8” X 12 ½”--Display of vocabulary words for babies.
  37. Doman Delacato Developmental Profile—Paper copies and  transparencies of chart
  38. Typed manuscript
  39. Proposal for a book
  40. Photo of book cover
  41. Typed manuscript—1st rough draft
  42. Slides (23)

Drawer 11
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     Theodore.  Independence, MO:  Independence Press, 1977.

  1. Display—33” X 29 ½”—Two sided support system with dummy book attached--“Soon to become a major motion picture”
  2. Poster—17” X 22”—Announcement for Theodore the Movie (3 copies)
  3. Book cover
  4. Book cover dummy—22” X 14”—tissue on cardboard
  5. Book jacket (8)—19 ½” X 8 ½”
  6. Book jacket (18)—20 ¼” X 13”
  7. Book jacket dummy—8 ⅛” X 21”
  8. Poster—22 1/2'” X 29”—Featuring book (3)
  9. Promotional poster with order form—19” X 12 ½” (11)
  10. Promotional poster with cover information (24)—17 ½” X 22 ⅛”
  11. Promotional poster (17)—17 ½” X 22 ⅛”
  12. Dummy of promotional poster—17” X 23”
  13. Picture from cover of book—19 ½” X 17 ½”
  14. Picture from introduction—19 ½” X 15 ¾”
  15. Picture from introduction—11 ½” X 14 ¼” and 15 ⅞” X 17”—Media: Pencil
  16. Proofs of cover—4 copies
  17. Lettering from title page—24” X 18”
  18. Sample lettering from title page
  19. Poster layout page—18” X 24”
  20. Section 1 (2)—pp. 1-17
  21. Proof (2)
  22. Advanced readers copy (2)
  23. Slides (30)
  24. Typed manuscript (Missing pages 123-128)
  25. Typed manuscript—pp. 1-55
  26. Typed manuscript (Missing pages 1-49, 53-55, 67)
  27. Partial typed manuscript
  28. Typed manuscript (Missing pages 1-3, 52-57)
  29. Typed manuscript—second revision (not finished)
  30. Typed manuscript (Missing pages 10-12, 30-41, 51-52, 62-69, 71)

Drawer 12
32” X 43.25” X 2”

     
Good-Bye Mommy.  Philadelphia:  Better Baby Press, 1977.

  1. Book dummy – translated to French
  2. Cover – 12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy waving – 2 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  3. Page 3 – 12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy with grin – 2 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  4. Page 7--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Mommy in dress and apron – 2 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  5. Page 11--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Mommy dressed to go out with boy behind her – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  6. Page 21--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding in closet – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  7. Page 25--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding in kitchen – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  8. Page 29--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding in bathroom – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  9. Page 33--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding in bedroom – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  10. Page 37--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding behind chair – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  11. Page 41--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding behind table – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  12. Page 45--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding behind door – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  13. Page 49--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding behind TV – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  14. Page 53--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Boy hiding in bed – 2 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  15. Page 67--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Father finds boy in bed – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  16. Page 73--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Hippopotamus – 3 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  17. Page 77--12 ½” X 7 ⅛”--Giraffe – 4 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  18. Page 81--Rhinoceros – 3 pieces—Media: Colored Ink
  19. Twenty-two pieces of artwork not in book
  20. Transparency of book jacket—3 pieces
  21. Photo of book cover
  22. Slides (6)