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Brian Selznick Collection

Identifier: CLRC-2351

Scope and Contents

The Brian Selznick collection contains a 2001 pencil sketch for an illustration featured in The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, written by Barbara Kerley and illustrated by Selznick.


  • 2001


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be 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. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Author and illustrator Brian Selznick was born in 1966 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. Prior to working as a writer and illustrator, he worked as a bookseller and window display artist at Eeyore's Books for Children in New York City. He published his first book for children The Houdini Box in 1991, and has published self-illustrated works, as well as illustrated for other authors. The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins was awarded a Caldecott Honor in 2002, and his illustrated novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, won the Caldecott Award in 2008. Several of his books, including Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, have been adapted into films (Selznick wrote the screenplay for Wonderstruck). Selznick lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

Biographical Sources:

Brian Selznick (1966-). Something About the Author. Vol. 385. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2023.

Brian Selznick personal website. Accessed March 2023.


2 items

Language of Materials



The collection contains a pencil sketch (in two pieces) for an illustration by Brian Selznick.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carol J. Erdahl.


Brian Selznick Collection, 2001
Caitlin Marineau
March 2023
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Collecting Area Details

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