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Irene Bowen Robinson Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1379

Scope and Contents

The Irene Bowen Robinson Collection contains illustrative production materia, including drawings and dummies, for ten children's books, all written by William Robinson, published between 1932 and 1947, and one in 1964.


  • Creation: circa 1932-circa 1964


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

Irene Bowen Robinson was an artist and illustrator. She was born in 1891 and died in 1973. She was married to W. W. Robinson, who wrote many of the works she illustrated.


1 box

Language of Materials



The Irene Bowen Robinson Collection contains illustrative production material for ten children's books illustrated by Robinson.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Dr. Irvin Kerlan beginning in the 1950s. He in turn donated them to the University of Minnesota.

Related Materials

The bulk of Irene Bowen Robinson's illustrations and artwork are located at the Ella Strong Denison Library, Libraries of The Claremont Colleges, Scripps College, in Claremont, California.

Irene Bowen Robinson papers, circa 1932-circa 1964
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • September 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library