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Lowell Houser Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1819

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two ink illustrations for the children's book, The Dark Star of Itza; The Story of a Pagan Princessby Alida Sims Malkus.


  • circa 1930


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

Lowell D. Hauser was an artist best known for modernist and landscape painting, and illustration. He was born in 1902 in Chicago and also raised in Iowa. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He taught at state colleges in both Iowa and California, prior to moving to Virginia in his retirement, where he died in 1971.

Source: "Lowell D. Hauser." Biography. AskArt.


2 items

Language of Materials

No linguistic content; Not applicable


The collection contains two ink illustrations for the children's book The Dark Star of Itza.

Lowell Houser Collection, circa 1930
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • August 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library