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Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2137

Scope and Contents

The collection contains items related to works created by Jennifer and Matthew Holm. The bulk of the collection consists of production materials and artwork for their two graphic novel series Babymouseand Squish. Materials include sketches, layout designs, typescripts, dummies, page proofs, and some correspondence. The collection also includes some titles Matthew Holm created solo or with other collaborators, including Jonathan Follett.


  • undated, 2004-2016


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

Jennifer L. Holm was born in 1968 in California, but spent most of her childhood in Pennsylvania, where her brother Matthew was born in 1974. The sibling team began collaborating in the early 2000s, when they created the graphic novel series Babymouse, which they followed up with the Squishseries. Outside of their work together, Jennifer is also an independent children's author, having received three Newbery Honors for her works Our Only May Amelia, Penny From Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. She resides in California. Matthew works as a writer, illustrator, and graphic designer, and has also coauthored works with Joanthan Follett. He previously lived in Oregon, and now resides in New York State.


7.4 Cubic Feet (11 boxes (4 record cartons, 6 hollinger boxes, 1 flat box))

Language of Materials



This collection consists of art and manuscripts related to graphic novels created by Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm.


Series titles are arranged numerically, while other publications are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection was donated by Matthew Holm, with some additional material donated by Jennifer Holm.

Related Materials

For solo works written by Jennifer Holm, see the Jennifer L. Holm Papers.

Jennifer L. and Matthew Holm Papers, undated, 2004-2017
Caitlin Marineau, Alexandra Tippit
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Revision Statements

  • April 2017: New material added by Caitlin Marineau
  • November 2022: New material added by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library