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John Warren Stewig Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1904

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material and a small amount of illustrative material for ten children's books by John Warren Stewig, plus some miscellaneous material. Written material includes typescripts, some corrected, photocopied or fax, correspondence, notes, clippings, corrected page proofs, dummies, research material, photocopies of illustrations, front matter, corrected galley proofs, jackets, an invoice, a legal agreement, jacket proofs, photographs, a receipt, and a holograph. Illustrative material includes a photocopied, corrected dummy, prints, and a jacket flap layout proof.


  • 1975 - 2013


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is 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.

Biographical / Historical

John Warren Stewig was born January 7, 1937, in Waukesha, WI. He became an educator, specializing in elementary education, and eventually began writing books for children. In 1977 he was chosen to chair the Caldecott Medal committee.

Biographical Sources:

"John Warren Stewig." Something About the Author. Vol. 110. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2000.


2 Linear Feet (1 record carton, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production material for children's books by John Stewig.


Collection arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Warren Stewig.

John Warren Stewig Papers
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated
  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library