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Fermin Rocker Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1385

Scope and Contents

The Fermin Rocker Collection contains illustrative material for three children's books illustrated by Fermin Rocker in the 1960s, two written by Carol Ryrie Brink. The collection contains ink and wash illustrations, jacket illustrations and paste-ups, and watercolor jacket studies.


  • Creation: circa 1965-circa 1968


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

Fermin Rocker was born December 22, 1907 in London. He attended the Municipal School of Arts and Crafts in Berlin, Germany before moving to the United States. An illustrator, commercial lithographer, animated cartoonist and commercial artist, Rocker published his first book in 1962. Between 1962 and 1977 he illustrated over thirty-five children's books. He eventually returned to the United Kingdom and died in 2004 in London.

Biographical source: "Fermin Rocker (1907-)." Something About the Author. Volume 40. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1985.


.15 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The Fermin Rocker Collection contains illustrative material for three children's book illustrated by Rocker.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Fermin Rocker Collection, circa 1965-circa 1968
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • 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