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Paul O. Zelinsky Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1452

Scope and Contents

The collection contains pencil and ink drawings, and watercolors for two children's books published between 1982 and 1989, as well as one pair of embroidered jeans.


  • Creation: circa 1982-circa 1989, undated


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Biographical / Historical

Paul O. Zelinksy was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1953. He received his B.A. from Yale University and a M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art. He is an artist, author, and illustrator of books for children. He was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Rapunzelin 1998.

Biographical Source: "Paul O. Zelinsky (1953-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 102. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1999.


.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains pencil and ink drawings, and watercolors for two children's books illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.


Collection guide is arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul O. Zelinsky in 1997.

Paul O. Zelinsky Papers, circa 1982-circa 1989, undated
Leslie Czechowski, Jim Eyer and CLRC staff
December 2004
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Revision Statements

  • October 2013: Collection added to and reprocessed by Kate Dietrick; EAD updated by Kate Dietrick
  • 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