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Joe Servello Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1561

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative material, and a small amount of written material, for dozens of works illustrated by Joe Servello, many of them unpublished. The titles include children's books and magazine articles. There is also a small amount of miscellaneous material. Written material includes typescripts and notes. Illustrative material includes dummies, illlustrations, studies, and sketches in a variety of media, as well as layouts, separations, proofs, and pasteups.


  • Creation: circa 1969-2000


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

Joe Servello was born June 19, 1932, in Altoona, PA. He became an actor, TV art director, graphic artist, muralist, and teacher. He has also illustrated a number of children's books.

Biographical Sources: "Joe Servello (1932-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 10. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.


19 boxes

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative material, and a small amount of written material, for children's books, magazine, and unpublished works illustrated by Joe Servello.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Joe Servello.

Joe Servello Papers, circa 1969-2000
Jim Eyer
Description rules
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: New material added and collection guide updated.
  • 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