Aldren Auld Watson Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a small number of illustrations and studies, book jackets, and illustration proofs for eight books illustrated by Aldren Auld Watson.
- Creation: circa 1940-circa 1958
- Watson, Aldren Auld, 1917-2013 (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
Aldren Watson was born on May 10, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. He has been an author, illustrator, cartographer and bookbinding instructor. He has illustrated over 200 books for both children and adults and authored books for children, as well as books on bookbinding, carpentry and blacksmithing. He died in 2013.
"Aldren A(uld) Watson (1917-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 42. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1986.
Language of Materials
Collection contains illustrations, sketches, and related production material for several books illustrated by Aldren Auld Watson.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated the collection to the University of Minnesota.
translation missing: en.enumerations.subject_term_type.Topical
- Folk songs, English -- United States
- Illustration of books -- 20th century
- Illustrators -- United States
Genre / Form
- Aldren Auld Watson collection, circa 1940-circa 1958
- Karen Spilman
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- February 2021: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library