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William Steig Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1896

Scope and Contents

The William Steig papers includes a paste-up dummy for Roland the Minstrel Pig and original ink studies and illustrations for CDB!, both published in 1968.


  • circa 1968


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

Author and illustrator William Steig was born November 14, 1907, in New York City. He attended City College of New York (1923-25) and the National Academy of Design (1925-29), and began his career as a cartoonist for The New Yorker in 1930. His first children's books were published in 1968. His third children's book, Sylvester and the Magic Pebblewon the 1970 Caldecott Medal. He died in 2003.

Biographical Source: "William Steig." Something About the Author, vol. 149. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004.


2 folders

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The collection includes a paste-up dummy for Roland the Minstrel Pig and original illustrations for CDB!, by William Steig


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of William Steig.

Related Materials

Production material for additional titles by Steig are available in the Robert Kraus/Windmill Books Papers.

William Steig Papers, circa 1968
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • April 2017: Material previously moved to this collection returned to the Robert Kraus/Windmill papers and Finding Aid updated April 2017
  • June 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library