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Imero Gobbato Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1256

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative material for 12 children's books, and includes ink illustrations, some with separations, charcoal and tempera illustrations, charcoal sketches, charcoal, ink and tempera sketches, charcoal and tempera sketches, pencil illustrations, pencil, watercolor and ink studies, ink and colored pencil studies, ink and watercolor illustrations, ink and watercolor sketches, pencil and watercolor sketches, a finished art jacket, and a pencil and watercolor illustrator's dummy with typescript.


  • Creation: circa 1965-circa 1970


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

Imero Gobbato was born December 28, 1923, in Milan Italy, and later became a naturalized American citizen. He worked as an architect, designer, and art restorer, and also illustrated many books for children. He died in 2010.

Biographical Source: "Imero Gobbato (1923-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 39. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1985.


2 boxes

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative material in various media, for a dozen children's books illustrated by Gobbato.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Imero Gobbato.

Imero Gobbato Papers, circa 1965-circa 1970
Jim Eyer
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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