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Roz Abisch and Boche Kaplan (A.K. Roche) Papers

Identifier: CLRC-503

Scope and Contents

The Abisch Collection contains written and illustrative materials, inlcuding drafts, proofs, sketches, and illustrations, for three children's books published by Boche Kaplan and Roz Abisch under the penname A.K. Roche.


  • 1968 - 1970


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

Roslyn "Roz" Kroop Abisch was born April 2, 1927, in Brooklyn N.Y. Educated at Brooklyn College in the 40s, Abisch rotated regularly between teaching and copywriting until the mid-60s when her first book was published with collaborator Boche Kaplan (born December 7th, 1926 in Oceanside, N.Y.), entitled Open Your Eyes. Together the two women collaborated on many additional titles, mainly working under the pseudonym 'A.K. Roche'. Abisch died in January 2014.


1.2 Cubic Feet (1 half hollinger box, 1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written and illustrative material for three children's books published by Roz Abisch and Boche Kaplan under the name A. K. Roche.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Roz Abisch and Boche Kaplan.

Roz Abisch and Boche Kaplan (A.K. Roche) Papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2014, 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library