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Henry Clarence Pitz Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1753

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrative works for 15 titles (books and magazines) published between 1927 and 1962 and miscellaneous artwork. The production works included are ink illustrations with separations, black and white illustrations, rough sketches, and lithographs.


  • circa 1927-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

Henry Clarence Pitz was born June 16, 1895 in Philadelphia, PA. He married Molly Wheeler Wood June 10, 1935. From 1914-1918, he studied at the Philadelphia Museum College of Art and Spring Garden Institue. Mr. Pitz pursued a career of artist, illustrator, art editor, lecturer, and instructor. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and illustrated over 160 books. He died November 26, 1976.

Biographical Source: "Henry C(larence) Pitz (1895-1976)." Something About the Author. Vol. 4 and 24. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1971, 1981.


4 boxes

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrative material for 15 titles (books and magazines) published between 1927 and 1962 and miscellaneous art by Henry C. Pitz.

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. Mr. Pitz later donated additional materials.

Henry Clarence Pitz papers, circa 1927-circa 1962
Lois Steer
March 2005
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Revision Statements

  • October 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library