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Athena Magcase-Lopez (Tenni Magcase) papers

Identifier: CLRC-2361

Scope and Contents

The collection includes original watercolor illustrations, and one ink with text paste-up study, for the children's picture book Ballesteros on My Mind, written by Rey E. de la Cruz.


  • Creation: circa 2016


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

Athena Magcase-Lopez is a painter, visual artist, and illustrator (as an illustrator she publishes under the name Tenni Magcase). She was born in the Philippines and holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the College of the Holy Spirit in Manila. In addition to her art and illustration, she has worked as an art director and kindergarten teacher. She currently lives in New Jersey.

Biographical Source:

"Athena Magcase Lopez." Art in Embassies. U.S. Department of State. Accessed July 2023.

Aidasani, Serina. "A Purpose Driven Artist." Positively Filipino. October 18, 2016.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains original illustrations for one picture book illustrated by Magcase-Lopez.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Athena Magcase-Lopez.

Related Materials

Written material related to the picture book Ballesteros on My Mind can be found in the Rey E. de la Cruz papers.

Athena Magcase-Lopez (Tenni Magcase) papers
Caitlin Marineau
July 2023
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library