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Earl Thollander Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1530

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two sketches by Earl Thollander for Ramón Makes a Trade (Los Cambios de Ramón), a bilingual English/Spanish children's book written by Barbara Ritchie and translated by Kenneth Edwards.


  • Creation: circa 1959


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

Earl Thollander was born in Kingsburg, CA in 1922 and worked as a freelance illustrator, painter and author. He earned a BA from the University of California and attended the Art Institute, the Academy of Art, and the Art League of California. He created illlustrations for numerous children's books. He died in 2001 in California.

Biographical Source: "Earl Thollander (1922-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 22. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1981.


2 items

Language of Materials



Collection contains two sketches for a children's book by Barbara Ritchie, illustrated by Earl Thollander.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Irvin Kerlan.

Earl Thollander Collection, circa 1959
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • June 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library