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Paul Frame Papers

Identifier: CLRC-843

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative material for eight books illsutrated by Paul Frame. The material primarily consist of original ink or black pencil illustrations, some with separations.


  • circa 1963-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

Paul Frame was born May 4, 1913, in Riderwood, Maryland. Frame gained prominence as the illustrator of more than three hundred children's books, including contributing art work for the Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew mystery series. As a book illustrator for other authors, he is credited with working on editions of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, as well as books by such varied writers as Joan Lowery Nixon, Sally Glendinning, O. Henry, and Mary Calhoun. He also wrote and illustrated several of his own works, including the drawing books Drawing Dogs and Puppies and Drawing Sharks, Whales, Dolphins, and Seals. He died November 8, 1994.

Biographical Source:

"Paul Frame (1913-1994)." Something About the Author. Vol. 83. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1996.


.76 Cubic Feet (2 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



The Paul Frame papers contain illustrative material for children's books illustrated by Frame in the 1960s.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Paul Frame papers, circa 1963-circa 1968
Larry Peterson, September, 2004
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Revision Statements

  • May 2023: Collection reprocessed and collection guide updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library