Eric Von Schmidt Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains ink and watercolor illustrations for the children's novel, By the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman and illustrated by Eric Von Schmidt.
- circa 1963
- Von Schmidt, Eric (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
Eric von Schmidt was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 1931. He worked as a graphic artist since that time and was engaged in numerous professions and hobbies, including as a songwriter and musician. He illustrated over fifty children's books and over one hundred record and book jackets. Eric von Schmidt died in 2007.
Biographical Source: "Eric von Schmidt (1931-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 50. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1988.
Language of Materials
Collection contains ink and watercolor illustrations for a children's novel illsutrated by Eric Von Schmidt.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the artist in 1970.
- California -- History -- 1846-1850 -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Drawings (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- watercolors (paintings) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Eric Von Schmidt Papers, circa 1963
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- November 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
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