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Catherine Stock Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1912

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative material for three children's books, and includes illustrations in various combinations of ink, watercolor and pencil, many with overlays and text, pencil studies, photocopies of studies, and dummies with text paste-up.


  • Creation: circa 1988-circa 1995


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

Catherine Stock was born November 26, 1952, in Stockholm, Sweden. Here father was a career diplomat, so she spent her childhood in France, England, South Africa, Hong Kong, and the United States. The various cultural backgrounds in which she has spent her life are reflected in her books. She is best known as an illustrator whose work has been described as tender, fanciful, boldly colored, and factually accurate. She has received a number of awards and honors for her work.

Biographical Sources: "Catherine Stock." Something About the Author. Vol. 114. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2000.


1 box

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative material for three picture books illustrated by Catherine Stock.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Catherine Stock.

Catherine Stock Papers, circa 1988-circa 1995
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • 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