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William (Bill) Sokol Collection

Identifier: CLRC-1860

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


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.


2 items

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.

Related Materials

Additional material related to this picture book available in the Beatrice Schenk De Regniers papers.

William (Bill) Sokol Collection, circa 1958
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • 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