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Georges Schreiber Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1512

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for five books published between 1947 and 1959. The collection contains illustrative materials only and includes illustrations done in a variety of media, some with separations, studies, layouts, separations, photostats, negative photostats, and dummies. The collection also includes some miscellaneous art consisting of lithographs not created for children's books.


  • Creation: 1947 - 1963


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

Georges Schreiber was born April 25, 1904, in Brussels, Belgium. He studied art in Berlin, London, Florence, and Paris, and came to the United States at 24. He worked as a cartoonist and painter. Throughout his career, he also worked as an illustrator for both magazines and books. In 1947 he illustrated his first book for children, Bambino the Clown, which received a Caldecott Honor citation. He died in 1977.

Biographical Source:

"Georges Schreiber (1904-1977)." Something About the Author. Vol. 29. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1982.


4.1 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative production material for five children's books illustrated by Georges Schreiber.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Georges Schreiber gave part(material for one title, Bambino Goes Home) of this collection to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who in turn donated it to the University of Minnesota. Georges Schreiber gave additional materials to the collection in 1964 and 1966.

Georges Schreiber Papers, 1947-1963
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • 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