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Aliki Brandenberg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1162
Aliki Brandenberg has created or helped create more than 100 publications for children, working as an illustrator or as both author and illustrator. Materials for 18 of her children's titles and one adult title have been contributed to the Kerlan Collection. Art production materials feature artist's dummy pasteups, ink illustrations (many with separations), proof sheets, some typescripts, and a small amount of correspondence and notes. The collection is arranged by title, with folder level control.

Dates

  • 1961-1998

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.

Copyright:

This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). 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.

Extent

000 Linear Feet

Overview

Aliki Brandenberg has created or helped create more than 100 publications for children, working as an illustrator or as both author and illustrator. Materials for 18 of her children's titles and one adult title have been contributed to the Kerlan Collection. Art production materials feature artist's dummy pasteups, ink illustrations (many with separations), proof sheets, some typescripts, and a small amount of correspondence and notes. The collection is arranged by title, with folder level control.

Biographical Sketch

Aliki Liacouras Brandenberg was born in New Jersey to parents who were recent immigrants from Greece. She graduated from Philadelphia Museum School of Art amd began working as a muralist and commercial artist in Philadelphia and New York City. On a trip to Italy she met Franz Brandeberg and married him, moving to his native Switzerland. She wrote her first book, The Story of William Tell (1960), drawing on her visit to the nearby Swiss state where Tell had lived. Later that year the Brandenbergs moved to New York where she was asked to illustrate books for other authors, began writing a second book of her own, My Five Senses. She has since created over 100 publications for children, fiction and nonfiction. She is well known for her science boooks, written on the primer level, but introducing subjects complex enough for adults to enjoy reading. Aliki biographies include George Washington Carver, Johnny Appleseed, William Tell, Ben Franklin, Diogenes, Willima Penn, and others. Biographical Source: Something About the Author, v. 113, pp. 16-22.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Aliki Brandenberg began corresponding with Dr. Kerlan in 1962. She responded generously to his request for donations to the growing Kerlan Collection with inscribed copies of three of her books. Seven years later, she began contributing reproduction materials, starting with Sherlock on the Trail. Over the years she has contributed illustrative and manuscript materials for 18 children's books and one adult book, Keeping Your Family Heathy Overseas. Materials include artist's paste up dummies, publisher's dummies and proofs, illustrations, holographs, typescripts, and some correspondence and notes.
Title
Aliki Brandenberg Papers
Author
Emilie Quast and Nancy Larsen
Date
10/13/2004
Language of description
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Children's Literature Research Collections Repository

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library