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Hans Fischer Collection

Identifier: CLRC-819

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two drawings related to the children's book Puss in Boots, lithographic art prints from decorations made on the wall of a children's room at a hospital, and one letter addressed to Dr. Irvin Kerlan.


  • 1957, undated


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

Swiss artist Hans Fischer was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1909 and died in 1958. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts Industriels in Geneva and at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zürich. He worked in Zürich as a commercial artist, set designer, illustrator, and muralist.

Biographical Source:

"Hans Fischer." Simon and Schuster website. Accessed February 2023.


.6 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



Hans Fischer's papers include drawings related to one children's book illustrated by Hans Fischer, as well as one letter, and several lithograph prints.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was originally donated to Dr. Irvin Kerlan, who donated to the University of Minnesota.

Hans Fischer Collection, 1957, undated
Lois Steer
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Revision Statements

  • February 2023: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library