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Leslie Tillett Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1563

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


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.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains material related to one book designed by Leslie Tillett.

Leslie Tillett collection, circa 1965
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • 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