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Esphyr Slobodkina Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-1834

Scope and Contents

The collection contrains illustrative material and related items for five children's books written and/or illustrated by Slobodkina, and includes colored illustrations, a musical play, a dummy, a pasteup book, a post card, and an unbound, inscribed copy of a book.

Dates

  • circa 1938-circa 1981

Creator

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

Esphyr Slobodkina was born September 22, 1908, in Cheliabinsk, Siberia. She was an abstract artist, author and illustrator. She came to the United States in 1928. She worked in paintings and sculpture. She began writing and illustrating children's books during the Depression, to make extra money. She died July 21, 2002, in Glen Head, New York.

Biographical Source:

"Esphyr Slobodkina." Something About the Author. Vol. 135. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2003.

Extent

4 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains illustrative and related material for several picture books written and/or illustrated by Esphyr Slobodkina.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.
Title
Esphyr Slobodkina Papers, circa 1938-circa 1981
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
3-22-05
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library