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Hans Wilhelm Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1643

Scope and Contents

The collection contains watercolor illustrations, typescript, proofs and correspondence for the children's picture book With Lots of Love, written and illustrated by Wilhelm.


  • Creation: circa 2004


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

Hans Wilhelm was born on September 21, 1945 in Bremen, Germany. He spent over 12 years as an office and marketing manager in Johannesburg, South Africa before devoting himself entirely to illustrating and authoring children's books. Since the mid 1960s, Hans Wilhelm has illustrated or wrote and illustrated over 150 books for children. He is probably best known for his series about the shaggy dog, Waldo. He lives in Connecticut.

Biographical Source: "Hans Wilhelm (1945-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 135. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2003.


2 boxes

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Collection contains illustrations, typescript, page proof and correspondence for With Lots of Love.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Hans Wilhelm in 2004.

Hans Wilhelm Papers, circa 2004
Karen Spilman
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Revision Statements

  • January 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library