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Carole Kismaric Papers

Identifier: CLRC-652

Scope and Contents

The collection contains drafts, proofs, correspondence, and related material for the children's books A Gift from Saint Nicholas and The Rumor of Pavel and Paali, both written by Carole Kismaric and illustrated by her husband, Charles Mikolaycak.


  • 1975 - 1986


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

Carole Kismaric was born April 28, 1942 in Orange, New Jersey and graduated from Pennsylvania State University. She was an author and editor, best known for her work on photography books. She helped create the Time-Life Photography Series, and was editorial director for the Aperture Foundation. Kismaric was married to illustrator Charles Mikolaycak. She died in 2002.


2 folders

Language of Materials



The collection contains written production materials for two children's books written by Carole Kismaric and illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carole Kismaric.

Related Materials

See the Charles Mikolaycak papers for additional material related to these books.

Carole Kismaric Papers, 1975-1988
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library