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Glen Dines Collection

Identifier: CLRC-461

Scope and Contents

The Glen Dines papers contains sketches, color separations, and paste-ups for two children's books, Bull Wagonand Mountain Men, as well as a papier-mâché tiger Dines created to model for his illustrations in A Tiger in the Cherry Tree. Finally, it holds two dummies (one with original pencil sketches) for The Useful Dragon of Sam Ling Toy.


  • circa 1956-1966


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 illustrator Harry Glen Dines was born in 1925 in Casper, Wyoming. During World War II he served in the military, working as a staff artist for Stars and Stripes. He attended the University of Washington; Art Center School, Los Angeles; and Sacramento State College (where he earned a BA and MA). He wrote and illustrated several dozen books for children, many of which focused on events and figures of United States western and frontier history. Dines lived in California and died in 1995.

Biographical source:

(Harry) Glen Dines (1925-). Something About the Author. Vol. 7. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1975.


2.3 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of artwork related to four books by Glen Dines.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papier-mâché tiger gift of Dr. Irvin Kerlan; The Useful Dragon of Sam Ling Toy dummies gift of Irene Brown; all other material gift of Glen Dines.


Glen Dines Collection, circa 1956-1966
Caitlin Marineau
October 2015
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Revision Statements

  • June 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library