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David Small Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1838

Scope and Contents

The collection contains ink, pastel, and marker studies (loose dummy) for The Gardener, written by Sarah Stewart and illustrated by David Small.


  • circa 1997


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

David Small was born February 12, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan. He became an art professor, and an author and illustrator of children's books. In 1998 he received a Caldecott Honor for The Gardener, and in 2001 received the Caldecott Medal for So You Want to Be President?.

Biographical Source:

"David Small." Something About the Author. Vol. 126. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


.03 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains ink and pastel loose dummy for one children's book by David Small.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Small.

David Small Papers, circa 1997
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • September 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