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Wendy Anderson Halperin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2065

Scope and Contents

This collection contains pencil sketches, crayon studies, and related print production materials by Wendy Anderson Halperin for Thank You, World, a picture book written by Alice B. McGinty and illustrated by Halperin.


  • Creation: 2000 - 2006


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

Author and artist Wendy Anderson Halperin was born on April 10, 1952, in Joliet, IL. She studied at Syracuse University, the Pratt Institute, the California college of Arts and Crafts, and the American Academy in Chicago, IL. A children's author and illustrator, Halperin is known for her detailed pencil and watercolor paintings. In addition to children's books, she has worked as an art director and as an art workshop teacher, as well as exhibited her works in various galleries. She lives in Michigan.

Biographical sources: "Wendy Anderson Halperin." Something About the Author. Vol. 125. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [1 hollinger, 1 half-hollinger, and 1 flat box])

Language of Materials



This collection contains art and print production materials by Wendy Anderson Halperin for one published children's book illustrated by Halperin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wendy Anderson Halperin.

Wendy Anderson Halperin Papers, 2007
CLRC Staff.
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Revision Statements

  • April 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