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David Geister Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2098

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of pencil sketches, oil studies, corrected typescripts, and research material for The Legend of Minnesota, written by Kathy-jo Wargin and illustrated by David Geister.


  • 2005, undated


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

David Geister is an artist who grew up in Prescott, Wisconsin. In 1984, he graduated from Dakota County Technical College with a degree in Applied Arts and later served for four years in the United States Marine Corps. Geister creates landscapes and depictions of American history with a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, and pencil. His illustrations have been featured by The Saturday Evening Post, The History Channel Magazine, The Minnesota Historical Society, and a number of historical children's books for the Sleeping Bear Press. Geister lives in Minneapolis.

Biographical Source: David Geister personal website.


2 folders

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production material related to the creation of illustrations for one picture book illustrated by David Geister.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of David Geister.

David Geister papers, 2005, undated
CLRC Staff
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Revision Statements

  • March 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