Vera B. Williams Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains illustrations, cover proofs, sketch pads, typescripts and notes for two children's books created by Vera B. Williams.
- Creation: 1982-1993
- Williams, Vera B. (Person)
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
Vera Williams was born on January 28, 1927 in Hollywood, California. She earned her B.A. from Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, North Carolina, in 1949. In addition to being and author and illustrator for children, she also worked as an educator and teacher, including co-founding the Collaberg School in Stony Point, New York, an alternative school for children. Her books have been awarded the Caldecott Honor Book, Notable Book by the American Library Association and the Best Illustrated Book of the Year by the New York Times. Williams died in 2015.
Biographical Source: "Vera B. Williams (1927-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 102. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1999.
Language of Materials
Collection contains illustrations, cover proofs, sketch pads, typescripts and notes for two children's books.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Vera B. Williams.
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Genre / Form
- Vera B. Williams Papers, 1982-1993
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- 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