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Wanda Gág: Illustrator & Author: Newspapers

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  • March 11, 1893: Born in New Ulm, MN.
  • 1909: Wanda Gág's ten-part illustrated story "Robby Bobby in Mother Gooseland" is published in the Junior Journal section of the Minneapolis Journal.
  • 1913: Begins studying at the St. Paul Institute of Arts and Sciences on a scholarship.
  • December 1914: Transfers to the Minneapolis School of Art, focusing on illustration training.
  • 1926: The Weyhe Gallery in New York City holds Gág's first major art show.
  • 1928: Millions of Cats is published by Coward-McMann.
  • 1929: Millions of Cats wins a Newbery Honor award.
  • 1942: Nothing at All becomes a Caldecott Honor book. 
  • June 27, 1946: Dies in New York, NY.
  • 1977: Posthumously awarded the Kerlan Award.


"Sculpture of Wanda Gág Proposed for New Ulm Site," by Edie Schmierbach.
Article in Mankato Free Press, February 6, 2014.

"No Cigarettes, No Cider at Artists' Gathering."
Article in Minneapolis Tribune, August 19, 1917.

"Wanda Gág Dies in N.Y."
Article in Minneapolis Times, June 28, 1946.

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Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

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