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Laurence Cruse Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1393

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a jacket proof, jacket color separation film, and double-page spreads original illustrations from the children's picture book Robert and the Statue of Liberty, written and illustrated by Laurence [Cruse].


  • 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

Laurence Cruse (who published under the single name Laurence) was a French artist. In 1964 she won a cultural fellowship from the French government, and soon after moved to New York. While in the United States she published three picture books for children, A Village in Normandy, Robert and the Statue of Liberty, and Seymourina. She then returned to France, where she settled in Paris with her family.

Biographical source:

Biographical note from jacket flaps. Robert and the Statue of Liberty and Seymourina. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968 and 1970.

"Laurence." Control number n50059508. Library of Congress Name Authority File.


.65 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


Collection contains illustrative material from one children's book by Laurence [Cruse]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Laurence Cruse.

Laurence Cruse Papers, circa 1968
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • May 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library