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Tony Palazzo Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1204

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for four children's books published between 1955 and 1959. Production materials include illustrations in a variety of mediums, proofs, and some separations. The pencil illustration for Goldilocks and the Three Bears(1959) was signed for Dr. Irvin Kerlan and dated November 27, 1962.


  • circa 1955-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

Tony (Anthony) Palazzo was born April 7, 1905 in New York, New York. He studied at Columbia and New York Universities before working as an art director for various magazines for many years. In 1937, he worked as the designer for the John Dos Passos book, The Villages Are the Heart Of Spain. In the 1940's, he began illustrating children's and young adult books. Mr. Palazzo received a Caldecott Honor Award in 1947 for Timothy Turtleby Al Graham. In 1949, he started to write children's books. Tony Palazzo illustrated and/or wrote and illustrated over 65 books for children and young adults. He died on September 10, 1970.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vol. 3, pp.152-155Illustrator's Of Children's Books 1946-1956, p. 163


1 box

Language of Materials



Contains illustrative work for several children's books illustrated by Tony Palazzo.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of this collection was originally given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who in turn donated his collection to the University of Minnesota. Additional material was added to the collection in 1985 by Tony Palazzo's family/estate.

Tony Palazzo papers, circa 1955-circa 1962
Christina Cowan, February 1999; Lois Steer, October 2004
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Revision Statements

  • February 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library