Edward Gorey Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains jacket illustrative material for two books written by Mary Rodgers and illustrated by Gorey, and includes ink separations, correspondence, and printing notes.
- Creation: circa 1974-circa 1982
- Gorey, Edward, 1925-2000 (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
Edward Gorey was born February 22, 1925, in Chicago, Ill, and died April 15, 2000, in Hyannis, MASS. He followed a career as author, illustrator, and designer. His books for children are generally regarded as nonsense fiction, while his writing for adults is more satirical. He is best known, however, for his dark illustrations.
Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 27, 70, 118; Something About the Author Autobiography Series, vol. 29; Children's Literature Review, vol. 36
Language of Materials
The collection contains illustrative material, mostly ink separations, and correspondence for two books.
Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.
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Genre / Form
- Edward Gorey Collection, circa 1974-circa 1982
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library