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Jerome P. Connolly Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1138

Scope and Contents

The Jerome P. Connolly papers contains original pencil illustrations (color separations) for the children's book Naming Living Things, as well as two pencil and wash illustrations for the book Aise-ce-bon, a Racoon.


  • circa 1963-circa 1971


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

Jerome Patrick Connolly was born in Minneapolis in 1931 and earned a BS at the University of Minnesota after serving in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked as a book illustrator and freelance artist, primarily creating diorama backgrounds for natural history museums. He died in 2016 in Pennsylvania.

Biographical Sources: "Jerome P(atrick) Connolly (1931-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 8. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976. "Jerome Patrick Connolly." Obituary. The Daily Item. 16 August 2016.


.14 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains illustrations related to two children's books illustrated by Jerome Connolly.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jerome P. Connolly.

Jerome P. Connolly Papers, circa 1963-circa 1971
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • April 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library