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Winifred Lubell Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1995

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative material for 36 titles and includes illustrations, many with separations, in ink, pencil, scratchboard, cut paper, and photograph illustration, studies in collage, ink, pencil, watercolor, crayon, cut paper, and tempera, jacket studies, layouts, jacket proofs, illustration proofs, dummies, and an original colored sketch.


  • 1951 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

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

Boxes 18 and 19 have reproduction restrictions, please consult the archivist for more information.

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

Winifred Lubell was born June 14, 1914, in New York, NY. She became an artist and illustrator of children's books, and has had her art exhibited in several major cities in the U. S. Much of her work reflects her interest in nature and naturural subjects.

Biographical Source: "Winifred Lubell." Something About the Author. Vol. 6. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971.


18 Linear Feet (22 boxes (15 flat boxes, 7 hollinger boxes))

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative materials for 36 titles, and includes illustrations in various media, some with separations, a photograph illustration, collage studies, jacket studies, layout studies, jacket proofs, scratchboard illustrations, and an original colored sketch.


The collection guide is arranged alphabetically by publication title, with audio/visual materials at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Winifred Lubell with additional material donated by heirs David and Stephen Lubell.

Records with cover art by Winifred Lubell donated by David Bonner.

Related Materials

Additional materials related to Winifred Lubell available at Rutgers University and the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.


Winifred Lubell Papers, 1951-2005
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • October 23, 2014.: Collection reprocessed by Lindsey Geyer, EAD updated by Lisa Calahan.
  • April 2018: New material added by Caitlin Marineau
  • 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