Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


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I. CORRESPONDENCE. Arranged chronologically.

Box 1
  • 1937, 1972-1989
Box 4
  • Boggs, Ruth and Ray
  • Brokaw, Howard
  • Campbell, Maude
  • Eames, Wilmer B.
  • Johnston, Oliver
  • Kettler, Lew
  • Partch, Virgil and Helen; Paula
  • Pyle, Ben
  • Pyle, Denver
  • Pyle, Lorraine
  • Pyle, Willis
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Thomas, Frank
  • Unknown
  • A-H
  • I-M
  • N-Z


Box 1
  • Portraits of Pyle taken by UPA (United Productions of America) photographer, three 4 x 5," 1948
  • Pyle seated at drawing board with Lee Morehouse, working on Bambi, 4 x 5" and 8 x 10" of same shot, 1941
  • Pyle with Carol Channing and John La Touche in sound studio for the animated short The Peppermint Tree, directed by Pyle
  • Snow White party given by Walt Disney, eight 8 x 10", 1938
  • Snapshots: reproduction of Pyle and his sister, 3.5 x 5", 1918; on beach with Carl Erickson and others, 4 x 5"
Box 4
  • From Correspondence, Undated
  • Society of Illustrators, Undated
  • Virgil Partch, Undated


Box 1
  • Walt Disney Productions. Employee identification card, issued Nov. 14, 1938; life insurance policy, issued Nov. 18, 1937
  • Printed. Magazines. Script magazine, June 1947, July 1948 and March 1949, with cover illustrations by Pyle; Toy Values Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, Nov. [1991], with article about Pyle
  • Printed. Miscellaneous. Contains invitations to exhibits and other occasions honoring Pyle and his work, greeting cards illustrated by Pyle, 2003-2006
Box 4
  • Clippings
  • Colbean's Naked Eye; Colbean, Sam
  • Hair, from April 1934 copy of Colorado Dodo
  • Jack Wayman Information
  • Little Orchestra Society
  • Midnight the Outlaw Horse
  • Printed. Magazines. Colorado Dodo magazines. February 1933, November 1933, December 1933, April 1934, two undated issues, one copy of April 1935 cover only.
  • Printed. Magazines. Scholastic Vacation Fun magazines. June 4, 1966; July 1, 1966; July 8, 1966; July 15, 1966; July 22, 1966; July 29, 1966; August 5, 1966; August 12, 1966
  • Printed. Magazines. Script magazine. Cover only. June 1947.
  • Society of Illustrators
  • Writing

IV. ARTWORK. The animation drawings are arranged alphabetically by title or subject, followed by several early caricature drawings and the water-colors.

Box 2
  • Armed Services films. Three photocopies of model sheets of Trigger Joe and Chameleon, 1941-1945, two mounted on black board
Box 3
  • Bambi. Original drawing of Bambi's girlfriend in red and black pencil, 20 x 24 cm., on drawing board paper, signed; drawing of buck in red, blue and black pencil, 23.5 x 30.5 cm., on drawing board paper, signed, ca. 1942
  • Fantasia. Original drawing of young female centaur in blue and black pencil, 26 x 32 cm., on drawing board paper, signed; two photographs of model sheets, male Pegasus and male centaur
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing. Original drawing in black ink, 25.5 x 20 cm., on paper, signed and inscribed to Breon Mitchell
  • Goofy. Original drawing in blue and black pencil, 26 x 32 cm., on drawing board paper, signed in pencil
  • Pinocchio. Three original drawings of Pinocchio: in red pencil, 26.5 x 31.5 cm., on drawing board paper, signed in pencil; in blue and black pencil, 25.5 x 32 cm., on drawing board paper, signed in pencil; in blue and black pencil, 16.5 x 13.5 cm., on drawing paper; photograph of model sheet of "kid suggestions"; 35mm filmstrip of Jiminy Cricket
  • The Popcorn Story. Original drawing of Wilbur in blue and black pencil, 26 x 31.5 cm
  • Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure. Two drawings in blue and black pencil, on drawing board paper, signed in pencil: Raggedy Ann, 26.5 x 31.5 cm.; Raggedy Andy, 26.5 x 31.5 cm. ca. 1977
  • Ragtime Bear (aka Strike up the Banjo). Two photocopies of drawings of Ragtime Bear and Mr. Magoo; photocopy of model sheet of various characters, signed
  • Snow White. Original drawing of one of the seven dwarfs in blue pencil, 26.5 x 32 cm., on drawing board paper, signed in pencil; original drawing of Doc in black ink with additional black ink drawings of horses and a figure, 26.5 x 32 cm.
  • Early caricature drawings in pencil: profile of male wearing beanie smoking cigarette, undated, 12.5 x 7 cm.; standing male figure with hand in pocket, 1925, 16 x 9 cm.
  • Water-color of horses, 23 x 30.5 cm.; water-colors of nudes, two matted paintings, 30.5 x 40.5 cm. each
  • Four photographs of watercolors pasted to matting; 9 x 12.5 cm each.
  • Ink sketches of horses on pink paper, signed. 31 x 25 cm.
  • Ink sketched of horses and riders, cow, and dog on grey paper, signed. 25 x 33 cm.
Box 4
  • Armed Services Films – Trigger Joe and Chameleon copies
  • Around the Campus with Gando Downs. 17.5 x 18.5 cm. Eight on cardstock. Five photocopies. One on newsprint. One on magazine paper.
  • Colorado Dodo drawings
  • Drawings by others
  • Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Pluto sketches
  • Miscellaneous Sketches
  • Pinocchio, pencil sketches
  • Sketchbook, Paris 1956
  • Sketches of horses
  • Special Delivery
  • Watercolors of horses


Box 4
  • Biographical
  • Financial
  • United States Army
  • Clippings, Virgil Partch
  • Drawings, Virgil Partch
  • Magazines, Virgil Partch
  • Miscellaneous

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