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Stephani and Edward Godwin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1286

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative production materials for 14 titles, two unverified as published, and includes pencil studies, original ink drawings, separations, drafts, and other production material. The items include works illustrated and/or written by Edward and Stephani Godwin.


  • Creation: circa 1949-circa 1953


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

Edward Scott-Snell was born in 1912 and Stephani Allfree Scott-Snell (both later called Godwin) was born in 1917. They moved from England to the United States in 1948, settling in Woodstock, NY. They collaborated together on both writing and illustrating several works before their marriage ended in 1955. Additional biographical information may be found in The Starlight Years: Love and War at Kelmscott Manor, 1940-1948: the Paintings, Drawings, and Writings of Edward and Stephani Scott-Snell/Godwin.


1 Cubic Foot (2 flat boxes and 1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative and written materials for works illustrated and/or written by Stephani and Edward Godwin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Some of the collection was originally given by the Godwin's to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated it to the University. Additional materials were donated by the Godwins' son, Joscelyn Godwin.

Related Materials

Additional materials related to the Godwins (Scott-Snells), including correspondence and journals, are held in the Scott-Snell papers at Colgate Univesity. Stephani's (also spelled Stephanie) journals from 1949 to 1989 are held at the Historical Society of Woodstock, New York.


Stephani and Edward Godwin Papers, circa 1949-circa 1953
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Revision Statements

  • October 2019: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library