William (Bill) Sokol Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains two pencil sketches for the children's book Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats, illustrated by Bill Sokol and written by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers.
- circa 1958
- Sokol, Bill (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
William (Bill) Sokol was born November 21, 1923, in Warsaw, Poland. He was brought to the United States in 1930 and became a naturalized citizen. He became an artist and illustrator of children's books, and also published a few self-illustrated titles of his own. Sokol died in 2004.
Biographical Source: "William Sokol." Something About the Author. Vol. 37. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1985.
Language of Materials
The collection contains two sketches related to one children's book illustrated by Bill Sokol.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by Dr. Irvin Kerlan who gave the items to the University of Minnesota.
- Cats -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's stories, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Picture books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- William (Bill) Sokol Collection, circa 1958
- Jim Eyer
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 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