Martin Charlot Papers
Scope and Contents
The Martin Charlot Papers contain pencil, ink, and color illustrations; a dummy; a sketchbook; and paintings created and accumulated by Martin Charlot between 1969 and 1973. Charlot's papers were created from his illustration of three published books. The material is organized into a single series for books. The papers are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. The quantity of material for specific titles varies, but the container listing offers detailed descriptions of the holdings for each title and information on the material's process of creation may be gleaned easily from the container listing for each book.
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; Available for research
Conditions Governing Use
The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.
Biographical / Historical
Martin Charlot was born in Athens, Georgia, on March 6, 1944, to Jean and Zohmah (Day) Charlot. His French father, an internationally famous fresco painter who taught at the University of Hawaii, taught his sons art from an early age. Martin Charlot attended high schools in New York City and Hawaii and, although his father never encouraged him to become an artist, began painting as a career right after finishing high school. He is best known as a painter of finely detailed murals and oil paintings characterized by their vibrant colors. He also has lectured at universities, written screenplays, directed films, created commercial art, and illustrated books for both children and adults. He lives in Kaneohe, Hawaii.
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series, ed. James G. Lesniak (Detroit: Gale Research, 1992), 35:94-95.
Something About the Author, ed. Anne Commire (Detroit: Gale Research, 1991), 64:71-74.
.60 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The Martin Charlot Papers contain illustrations, a dummy, a sketchbook, and paintings created and accumulated by Martin Charlot between 1969 and 1973. His papers were created from his illustration of three published books. Although best known as a painter of finely detailed murals and oil paintings, Charlot also has illustrated books for both children and adults.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Martin Charlot in December 1976.
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- This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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