Lillian Hoban Papers
Scope and Contents
The Lillian Hoban papers includes typescripts, illustrations and separations, dummies, and related material for children's books written and illustrated by Hoban.
- Creation: circa 1966-circa 1980
- Hoban, Lillian (Person)
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
Lillian Hoban was born in Philadelphia in 1925 and died in 1998. She had written and illustrated over 25 children's books and has illustrated over 90. She is best known for her best-selling HarperCollins "I Can Read" Books about early childhood and works she created with her then-husband, writer Russell Hoban, who she married in 1944 and divorced in the 1970s.
Language of Materials
Collection includes typescripts and illustrations for children's books created by Lillian Hoban.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Lillian Hoban.
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Genre / Form
- Authors, American -- 20th century
- Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
- Children's literature -- Illustrations
- Children's stories, American
- Conduct of Life -- Juvenile fiction
- Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction
- Mothers -- Juvenile fiction
- Mothers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction
- Picture books
- Rabbits -- Juvenile fiction
- Reading -- Juvenile fiction
- Single parent families -- Juvenile fiction
- Swine -- Juvenile fiction
- Turtles -- Juvenile fiction
- Lillian Hoban Papers, circa 1966-circa 1980
- Elizabeth Langley
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library