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Leonard and Diane Dillon Collection

Identifier: CLRC-459

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrations, photocopies of illustrations, proofs, dummies, and correspondence for 3 titles.


  • 1970-1989


Language of Materials


Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Leo DIllon was born March 2, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. He married Diane Sorber Dillon, an artist, and the two have collaborated in creating art work and illustrations ever since. Together the couple has received many honors and awards, including two Caldecotts, for Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Earsand Ashanti to Zulu. In addition to illustrating children's books, they have also done significant work in illustrating science fiction. Much of their work has African or African-American themes.

Biographical sources: Something About the Author vol. 15, 51, 106


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The collection contains primarily illustrative materials for 3 titles.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Leonard and Diane Dillon Collection
John Barneson and Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library