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Rick Chrustowski Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-2027

<emph render="bold">Scope and Content</emph>

The collection contains written and illustrative production materials, including typescripts, sketches, watercolor illustrations, and correspondence for the picture book Bright Beetle, written and illustrated by Chrustowski, as well as miscellaneous illustrations. title, plus two non-book illustrations.

Dates

  • 2000 - 2007

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Rick Chrustowski grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana, the fifth of six children. He developed an interest in art at an early age, which, combined with his love of the outdoors, has led to his career as an illustrator of children’s books, mostly about animals. He currently lives in a rural area near River Falls, Wisconsin, where he has created various habitats to attract animals. Before writing or illustrating an animal, he does extensive research, and tries to put himself in the animals place—crawling through a meadow like a ladybug, for example. He tries to make his books both fun and informational.

Biographical Sources:

Rick Chrustowski personal website. www.rickchrustowski.com/about/about.html.

Extent

1 Linear foot

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Rick Chrustowski Papers contain both written and illustrative production materials for one picture book, plus two non-book illustrations.

Arrangement

Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is a gift from Rick Chrustowski and was placed on permanent loan at the Children's Literature Research Collection.
Title
Rick Chrustowski Papers, 2000-2007
Status
Completed
Author
Jim Eyer
Date
2007, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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