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Charlotte Steiner Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1898

Scope and Contents

The collection contains paste-up spreads with ink illustrations, and two watercolor illustrations with black line acetate overlays, for the children's picture book Birthdays are for Everyone, by Charlotte Steiner. The collection also holds an uncut proof sheet for the picture book Kiki Skates.


  • Creation: circa 1950-circa 1964


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

Charlotte Steiner was born in 1900 in Vienna, Austria, and came to the United States in 1938, She became a naturalized citizen in 1944, and died August 12, 1981. She was an author and illustrator of children's books; all of the books she authored are self-illustrated.

Biographical Source:

"Charlotte Steiner." Something About the Author. Vol. 45. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1986.


.23 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains paste-up spreads with illustrations for one picture book, and one uncut proof for a second.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Birthdays are for Everyone materials donated by Charlotte Steiner.

Charlotte Steiner Papers, circa 1950-circa 1964
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