Rick Chrustowski Papers
<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.
- 2000 - 2007
- Chrustowski, Rick (Person)
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.
Rick Chrustowski personal website. www.rickchrustowski.com/about/about.html.
1 Linear foot
Language of Materials
The Rick Chrustowski Papers contain both written and illustrative production materials for one picture book, plus two non-book illustrations.
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.
- Authors, American -- 21st century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Drawings (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Illustration of books -- 21st century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ladybugs -- Juvenile literature Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- watercolors (paintings) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Rick Chrustowski Papers, 2000-2007
- Jim Eyer
- 2007, 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library