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H. A. Rey papers

Identifier: CLRC-1306

Scope and Contents

The H. A. Rey papers contains three pages of illustrative material for two titles by Rey, including one Curious George book.


  • circa 1942-circa 1958


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 Hans Augusto Rey was born September 16, 1898, in Hamburg, Germany, immigrated to the US in 1940, became a citizen in 1946 and spent the majority of his life until his death in 1977, writing and illustrating children's literature, his best known works being the Curious George books, featuring the monkey Curious George. He created over forty children's books, many with his wife Margaret, and a few under the pseudonym Uncle Gus.

Biographical sources: "H(ans) A(ugusto) Rey (1898-1977)." Something About the Author. Volume 100. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1999.


1 box

Language of Materials



The H. A. Rey papers contains a small amount of illustrative production material for works created by H. A. Rey.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifted by the author beginning in 1958 to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who in turn donated it to the University of Minnesota.

Related Materials

The bulk of H. A. and Margaret Rey's papers are available at the deGrummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.

H. A. Rey papers, circa 1942-circa 1958
Sharlene Murphy
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Revision Statements

  • January 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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