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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2353

Jacob Blanck papers concerning Jonathan and the rainbow


Drafts of Joseph Blanck's Jonathan and the rainbow, as well as correspondence concerning its illustration and publication.


  • 1947-1966

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Includes typescript drafts with autograph revisions and corrections of Jonathan and the rainbow, as well as correspondence between Blanck and Houghton Mifflin. There is also correspondence between Blanck and the book's illustrator Louis Slobodkin, and between Houghton Mifflin and Slobodkin, as well as royalty accounts and other business records relating to the book.

Biographical / Historical

Blanck was a bibliographer and author. He was editor of the Bibliography of American Literature. His Jonathan and the rainbow was published in 1958 by Houghton Mifflin.


Organized into the following series:

  1. I. Jonathan and the rainbow
  2. II. Correspondence and other items relating to Jonathan and the rainbow.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

72M-16. Deposited by Mr. Jacob Blanck, 19 Reservoir Road, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 02167; received: 1972.

Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974. Jacob Blanck papers concerning Jonathan and the rainbow, 1947-1966: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description

Repository Details

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