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Yoko Mitsuhashi Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2148

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of original art, including drawings on paper and paintings on paper and canvas, some of which are related to children's books. Works that are unidentified as being with a particular publication are listed under the Miscellaneous series, which also includes various ephemera designed by Mitsuhashi. The Periodicals series includes full issues of periodicals that feature Yoko Mitsuhashi's art; some of these periodicals are in Japanese.


  • Creation: 1962-1992


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

Yoko Mitsuhashi was born in 1936 in Tokyo, Japan, where she studied art and design at the Women's College of Fine Arts, graduating in 1959. In 1962 she moved to New York and found work as a freelance children's book illustrator and graphic designer, working for companies including Scholastic, New York Magazine, McCall's, Good Housekeeping, and Doubleday. Her last major exhibit, New Yoko, took place in 1990 at the Ayoama Design Space in Tokyo. She passed away in 1993.


4.65 Cubic Feet (6 boxes)

Language of Materials




This collection consists of original art drawings and periodicals featuring original art by Yoko Mitsuhashi.


  1. Miscellaneous Artwork and Ephemera
  2. Periodicals
  3. The Serpent Prince
  4. The Silent Concert
  5. Such is the Way of the World
  6. Tall Tales

Source of acquisition

Gift of Ayako Sheldon.


Yoko Mitsuhashi Papers, 1962-1992
Kate Dietrick
June 2014
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Revision Statements

  • January 30, 2015: Collection reprocessed by Kate Dietrick, EAD updated by Teresa Tjepkes.
  • 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