A Guide to the Betsy & Guilio Maestro Papers, 1980s

A Guide to the Betsy & Guilio Maestro Papers An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Betsy & Guilio Maestro Papers
Creator
Maestro, Betsy.
Creator
Maestro, Guilio.
Extent
3.0 Linear feet
Abstract
Materials related to children's book authors and illustrators Betsy and Guilio Maestro. The materials include illustrations, manuscripts, and notes related to works published by the pair.
Call Number
1990.0053
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by My T. Nguyen. (April 2011)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], [Collection title]. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The papers wree donated to the Thomas J. Dodd Center by Betsy and Guilio Maestro in 1990.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], [Collection title]. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Galley proofs
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Publications
  • Sketches
  • Works of Art

Personal Name(s)

  • Maestro, Betsy.
  • Maestro, Guilio.

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Biography

Betsy Maestro was born and raised in  Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from  Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in early childhood education. After receiving a master's degree in elementary guidance Maestro taught kindergarten and first grade for eleven years before leaving to start a career in writing. Since then she has produced numerous children's books with her husband whom she married in 1972.

Guilio Maestro was born in  New York City and grew up in  Greenwich Village. He attended the  Cooper Union following high school, graduating with a fine arts degree. Maestro worked for several years as an advertiser before beginning his career in illustrating. He began working with his wife shortly afterwards, and has illustrated more than 125 children's books, including more than 50 that were written by his wife.

The Maestros have received various awards and honors for their books, which are non-fiction in focus.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of materials related to children's book authors and illustrators Betsy Maestro and  Guilio Maestro. Materials in the collection consist of manuscripts, sketches, notes, correspondences, book, drafts, prints, illustrations, and galleys. Included in the collection are materials related to books published by the authors, including  Snow Day,  A more perfect union,  Taxi: the book of city words, and  Ferryboat.

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Bibliography

For a complete listing of the works of the Maestros, please see http://maestrobooks.com/.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Inventory, 1980s 

Box

Manuscripts, sketches, notes, correspondences, book, drafts, print, illustrations, galleys, 1980s 

Scope and Contents note

[Subjects include: Materials associated with Snow Day,  A more perfect union,  Taxi: the book of city words, and  Ferryboat.]

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