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William Stobbs Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1911

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative material for two children's books illustrated by William Stobbs, and includes ink illustrations, jacket art with separations, jacket layout, and map study.


  • circa 1959-circa 1969


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 Stobbs was born June 27, 1914, in South Shields, England, and died April 6, 2000. He was an administrator, illustrator, and author. He was head of the design department at the London School of Printing, and also served as principal at Maidstone College of Art in Kent. His books for children feature both retold and original stories.

Biographical Source: William Stobbs. Something About the Author. Vol. 120. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2001.


1 box

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative material for two children's books illustrated by Stobbs.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Stobbs. Bundle of Ballads art initially given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who donated them to the University.

William Stobbs Papers, circa 1959-circa 1969
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • May 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