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Evelyn Curro Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1400

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a scrapbook with greeting cards illustrated by Evelyn Curro and a note from Dr. Irvin Kerlan, several prints inscribed to Dr. Kerlan, as well as four calendars from the early 1950s illustrated by Curro.


  • 1949 - 1955


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

Evelyn Curro was an American artist. Born in 1907, she grew up near Wallace, Idaho and later moved to Mexico, then San Francisco where she became well known for her artwork depicting cable cars, trains, and Victorian houses. In 1970 she moved to Portugal where she spent the last 35 years of her life. She died in 2005.

Biographical Source: Guthrie, Julian. "Evelyn Curro -- noted Americana artist lived full, colorful life." San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA). March 22, 2005.


.2 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains various prints and other ephemera illustrated by Evelyn Curro.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Irvin Kerlan. Note in scrapbook says it was originally presented by Constance Spencer.

Related Materials

Typescript related to an unpublished title "A Day Full of Stars" available in the Rober Kraus/Windmill Book Papers.


Evelyn Curro Collection, 1949-1955
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • 2017: Finding Aid updated by Kristell Benson and Caitlin Marineau
  • October 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library