Leslie Tillett Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a paste-up dummy with ink sketches, and a reproduction of an original Mexican codice on Amate bark paper related to the children's book, The Fall of the Aztecs, published in 1965 by St. Martin's Press.
- circa 1965
- Tillett, Leslie, 1915- (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
Leslie Tillett was an artist, textile designer, and screen printer who was born in the United Kingdom. He moved to Mexico and established a fabric printing workshop with his brother. He married Doris Doctorow, with whom he moved to the United States in 1946 and founded House of T Fabrics. He also created works on Native American and Mexican history, and was known for creating the "Tillett Tapestry," which featured scenes on the Spanish conquest of Mexico, inspired by the Bayeux tapestry.
"Leslie Tillett." Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/people/35459747/bio.
.23 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)
Language of Materials
Collection contains material related to one book designed by Leslie Tillett.
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mexico -- History -- Conquest, 1519-1540 -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Leslie Tillett collection, circa 1965
- Leslie Czechowski
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- August 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library