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Robert Frankenberg Collection

Identifier: CLRC-845

Scope and Contents

The collection consists one watercolor study by Frankenberg created for the jacket of the book Somebody, Somewhere, written by Laura Nelson Baker and published in 1962.


  • circa 1962


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

Robert Frankenberg was born March 19, 1911, in Mt. Vernon, NY and studied at the Art Students League in New York City. In 1947 he became an instructor at New York's School of Visual Art, heading the drawing department from 1958 to 1967. He illustrated numerous books for children and several textbooks, and his work also appeared in many popular magazines. Frankenberg died in 2011.

Biographical Source:

"Robert Frankenberg (1911-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 22. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1981.


1 item

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The collection contains one watercolor study for the jacket of a book written by Laura Nelson Baker.

Robert Frankenberg collection, circa 1962
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