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Anne Ophelia Dowden Papers

Identifier: CLRC-481

Scope and Contents

The collection includes production materials for 7 titles. Materials include photo reproductions, pencil studies, pencil and colored pencil studies, pencil and ink studies, mixed-media dummy with proof text, watercolor illustrations with separations, tempera studies, non-original material paste-ups, pencil and tempera studies on acetate, tempera studies on acetate, color samples in mixed media and in tempera, color sample proofs, finished cover jacket, un-cut page proof, pencil studies on tracing paper, holographs, typescripts, correspondence, a slide collection of artwork, photocopies of typescripts, front matter, transparency of illustrations, photographs of illustrations, photocopies of illustrations, clippings, research material, photo negatives, dummy sketches, galley proof, watercolor illustrations, ink and wash illustrations, several dummies.


  • 1963-1979


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Access and Use:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.

Biographical Sketch

Anne Ophelia Dowden was born September 7, 1907, in Denver Colorado. She became an artist and illustrator, specializing in botanical subjects. She has written under the names Anne Ophelia Dowden, and Anne Ophelia Todd (her maiden name).

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, vol. 7 ;Something About the Author Autobiography Seriesvol. 10


000 Linear Feet


Collection contains written and illustrative production materials for 7 titles, including lecture papers and a slide collection.

Physical Location

See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations

Anne Ophelia Dowden Papers
Jim Eyer
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library