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Robert Quackenbush Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1786

Scope and Contents

The collection contains illustrations for the children's book Befana's Gift, written by Natalie Carlson and illustrated by Quackenbush.


  • Creation: circa 1969


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

Author and illustrator Robert Quackenbush was born July 23, 1929, in Hollywood, CA and raised in Phoenix, AZ. As a writer, he is best known for his mysteries and other books for children.He has also illustrated books in a variety of media, including watercolors, oil painting, drawings, and woodcuts. He lives in New York.

Biographical Source:

"Robert M(ead) Quackenbush (1929-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 133. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


1 box

Language of Materials



This collection consists of 12 ink and watercolor illustrations for Befana's Gift, illustrated by Robert Quackenbush.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material in this collection was given by Robert Quackenbush to the University of Minnesota.

Related Materials

Additional material related to Robert Quackenbush works available in the Robert Kraus/Windmill Books Papers.

Robert Quackenbush Papers, circa 1969
Larry Peterson, April 2005
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Revision Statements

  • September 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library