Ruth Robbins Collection
Scope and Contents
The Ruth Robbins Collection contains illustrative production material for four children's books published between 1957 and 1964 with Parnassus Press. Material includes ink drawings and pencil sketches.
- Creation: circa 1957-circa 1964
- Robbins, Ruth (Person)
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
Ruth Robbins was born in the late 1910s in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1939 and continued on at the School of Design in Chicago. Robbins professional career began with the US Public Health Service, where she worked as an art director for four years. In 1956, she founded the publishing company Parnassus Press. As the vice president and art director, by 1978 Robbins had published over fifteen pieces of work, including her Caldecott Medal-winning story, Baboushka and the Three Kings.
Biographical source: "Ruth Robbins (1917?-)." Something About the Author. Volume 14. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978.
Language of Materials
The Ruth Robbins Collection contains illustrative production material for four children's books published between 1957 and 1964 with Parnassus Press.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Part of the collection was initially acquired from Ruth Robbins by Dr. Irvin Kerlan who gave the items to the University of Minnesota.
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Genre / Form
- Ruth Robbins Collection, circa 1957-circa 1964
- Sharlene Murphy
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- July 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library