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Patricia Keeler Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2164

Scope and Contents

The Patricial Keeler papers contains original illustrations, sketches, dummies, typescripts, and page proofs for the nonfiction picture book Drumbeat in Our feet.


  • Creation: 2004 - 2013


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

Patricia Keeler attended college at Virginia Polytechnical and State University, and earned a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Keeler previously worked in advertising for the Richmond Times Dispatch, as well as an art director for PBS in Richmond, VA. She has written and illustrated numerous works, including Drumbeat in Our Feet, Thank You, Angels, Would You Still Love Me If, and Car Wash. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.


2 boxes (1.1 cubic feet)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of typescripts and art related to the publication of Drumbeat in Our Feet by Patricia Keeler.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Patricia Keeler.

Patricia Keeler Papers, 2004-2013
Caitlin Marineau
October 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library