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Paul Goble Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1257

Scope and Contents

The Paul Goble collection includes production material for 13 children's books. Written material for one title includes manuscripts and typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and notes. Illustrative materials for the other titles include sketches and studies, dummies, pasteups, proofs, and some completed illustrations.


  • circa 1969-circa 1989


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

Paul Goble was born September 27, 1933, in Haslemere, Surrey, England. His interest in Native American legends began when he was a small boy in England, where his mother read the books of Grey Owl and Ernest Thompson Seton to her sons. After training at the Central School of Art and Design in London, Goble worked in industrial design for 18 years before becoming a full time author and illustrator of children's books. He was awarded the 1979 Caldecott Medal for The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses. He died in 2017 in South Dakota.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vols 25, 69, 131; Children's Literature Reviewvol. 21


6 boxes

Language of Materials




The collection contains illustrations, drafts, and related production material for over a dozen children's books created by Paul Goble.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Paul Goble.

Paul Goble Papers, circa 1969-circa 1989
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library