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Ilse-Margret Vogel Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1701

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material children's books published between 1964 and 1984. Production materials include both manuscript and illustrative materials. Manuscript materials include typescripts, proofs, and notes. Illustrative materials include illustrations, sketches, and studies done in a variety of media, pieces of text proof, and an ink calligraphy.

The collection also contains other materials including some art done for Humpty-Dumpty's Magazine for Little Childrenand other sketche sand unpublished works, and some general miscellaneous material including a photograph, reviews including one in German, and some correspondence dating up to 1987.


  • 1964-1992


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 Sketch

Ilse-Margret Vogel was born June 5, 1914 in Sybillenort, Germany [now Poland]. She was educated in Germany and studied art in Berlin prior to World War II; she later studied art in Basel, Switzerland after the war. In the 1940s, Ilse-Margret Vogel co-founded and co-owned the Rosen Art Gallery, the first modern art gallery in Berlin. She came to the United States in 1950, and in 1954 began writing for Humpty-Dumpty's Magazine for Little Children. Vogel wrote and illustrated her first book for children The Don't Be Scared Book: Scares, Remedies and Pictures,a picture book about fears, in 1964. During her long career, Ilse-Margret Vogel has illustrated many picture books including several for Golden Books. She has also written and illustrated several books for older readers such as The Rainbow Dress, and Other Tollush Tales(1975) and Dodo Every Day(1977) that draw on her experiences with her grandmother and the stories she heard from her as a child. In 1984, Ilse-Margret Vogel published Tikhon,a story about a young German girl and the Russian soldier she and her family befriend in post-World War I Germany. In 1992, she published Bad Times, Good Friends: A Personal Memoirthat told of her life in Berlin during World War II

Biographical Source: "Ilse-Margret Vogel (1914-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 14. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978.


48 boxes

Language of Materials



Ilse-Margret Vogel's papers focus on her work as an author and illustrator of children's books. The collection contains production material for children's books published between 1964 and 1984.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Accession Information:

Ilse-Margret Vogel gave this collection to the University of Minnesota in 1970 and placed additional materials in the collection in 1987.

Ilse-Margret Vogel Papers, 1964-1992
Christina Cowan
May 1999
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Revision Statements

  • November 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library