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Ellis Credle Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1353

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one charcoal illustration for the children's book Little Jeemes Henry, written and illustrated by Ellis Credle.


  • Creation: circa 1936


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

Ellis Credle was born in 1902 in North Carolina. She attended Louisburg College and numerous art schools in New York City. She worked as a teacher, librarian, and at other jobs before becoming a well-known artist and author of children's books. She is controversial for the racist caricatured deptions of African Americans in several of her books, including Little Jeemes Henry. Credle died in 1998.

Biographical source: "Ellis Credle (1902-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 1. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971. "Ellis Credle." Wikipedia. Accessed May 2023.


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Collection contains one charcoal illustration for a children's book written and illustrated by Ellis Credle.

Ellis Credle Collection, circa 1936
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • May 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