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Chris Gall Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2103

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of pencil sketches, page proofs, reference images, typescripts, and correspondence for several children's books written and/or illustrated by Chris Gall.


  • 2005-circa 2009


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

Chris Gall was born in 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his B.F.A. from the University of Arizona. A graphic artist, illustrator, muralist, and author, Gall has worked at as an art director, adjunct professor, and stand-up comedian. His illustrations have been published in a number of periodicals, including the New York Times, Time, and Business Week. America the Beautifulwas the first children's book that Gall illustrated, and was partially inspired by the discovery that the patriotic poem was written by a distant ancestor. He also self-illustrated picture books for children and won a number of awards for his work. He currently lives in Tuscon, Arizona.

Biographical source:

"Chris Gall." Something About the Author. Vol. 176. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2007.


.44 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of production material for several children's books written and/or illustrated by Chris Gall.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Chris Gall.

Chris Gall papers, 2005-circa 2008
CLRC Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 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