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Gloria Kamen Papers

Identifier: CLRC-592

Scope and Contents

The written materials in the collection incluide corrected typescripts, correspondence, notes, front matter, and a dummy. Illustrative materials include ink and crayon illustrations, pencil and ink studies, an ink and watercolor cover study, ink sketches, paste-ups, ink illustrations, ink and watercolor illustrations, a dummy, ink illustrations with separations, ink negatives, a jacket cover, color pencil and watercolor illustrations, felt pen and ink studies, ink and wash illustrations with separations, ink, wash and pencil illustrations, pencil, ink and watercolor studies on tracing paper, a colored pencil and pencil illustration, a felt tip pen, watercolor, ball point pen and colored pencil sketch, and felt tip pen and watercoalor studies.


  • 1971-1996


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Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Gloria Kamen was born April 9, 1923, in New York, New York. She has made her career as an illustrator, and later an author, and has received several awards for her illustrations. She writes both fiction and non-fiction for children. Her non-fiction, all self-illustrated, consists of biographical works of Rudyard Kipling, Charlie Chaplin, Fiorello La Guardia, Edward Lear, and Fanny Mendelssohn. Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols. 9, 98


6 Cubic Feet (32 folders -- manuscript; 9 partial boxes -- illustrative)


The collection is about evenly divided between manuscript materials and illustrative materials, for 13 titles. Manuscript material includes corrected typescripts, a dummy, and front matter. Illustrative materials include illustrations, sketches, and studies in various media, a few with separations.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Accession Information:

Gift of: Kamen, Gloria
Gloria Kamen Papers
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library