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Walter Joseph Wilwerding Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1697

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, typescripts, and illustrations for five children's books and one magazine illustrated and/or written by Joseph Wilwerding.


  • circa 1935-circa 1963


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

Walter Wilwerding was born on February 13, 1891 in Winona, Minnesota. He was vice-president and director of education at the Art Instruction School, Minneapolis, Minnesota and an illustrator and author of children's books, mainly related to animal life. He was a member of the Society of Animal Artists, American Geographical Society and the Association of Professional Artists (Minneapolis). Mr. Wilwerding died on September 19, 1966.

Biographical Source: "Walter Joseph Wilwerding (1891-1966)." Something About the Author. Vol. 9. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.


3 boxes

Language of Materials



Collection contains correspondence, typescripts and illustrations for five children's books and one magazine illustrated and/or written by Walter Wilwerding.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the author and his wife from 1961-1971.

Walter Joseph Wilwerding Papers, circa 1935-circa 1963
Karen Spilman
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Revision Statements

  • November 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library