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Jacqueline Ayer papers

Identifier: CLRC-1227

Scope and Contents

The Jacqueline Ayer papers contains three ink illustrations from the children's book, A Wish For Little Sister, written and illustrated by Ayer, published in 1960.


  • Creation: circa 1960


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

Jacqueline Ayer was born May 2, 1930 in New York City. She studed at the Art Students League in New York, Syracuse University, and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. In addition to working as a book illustrator, she worked in the fashion industy as a designer. Her publications include the self-illustrated book A Wish for Little Sister in 1960. Ayer died in 2012 in London.

Biographical source:

"Jacqueline Ayer (1930-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 13. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978.


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The Jacqueline Ayer papers contains three ink illustrations from one children's book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the author in 1960.

Jacqueline Ayer papers, circa 1960
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library