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E.B. (Earl Bradley) Lewis Papers

Identifier: CLRC-713


The collection consists of production materials for fifty children's books illustrated by E.B. Lewis.


  • Creation: 1993-circa 2010


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 Sketch

Earl Bradley (E.B.) Lewis was born on December 16, 1956, in Philadelphia, PA. As a child he attended the Saturday Morning Art League with Clarence Wood, before majoring in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Art Education at the Temple University Tyler School of Art. His first children's book illustrations were created for Jane Kurtz's Fire on the Mountain, and since then has illustrated over seventy books for children. In 2003 he received a Coretta Scott King Award for Talkin' About Bessie, written by Nikki Grimes, and he has received multiple Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as a Caldecott Honor. He lives in New Jersey.

Biographical Source:

"About." E.B. Lewis personal website. Accessed August 2023.

"E.B. Lewis." Simon and Schuster author page. Accessed August 2023.


5 Cubic Feet (7 boxes [3 record cartons and 4 flat boxes])

Language of Materials



Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the University of Minnesota from E.B. Lewis.

E.B. (Earl Bradley) Lewis Papers, 1993-circa 2010
David E Byer
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Revision Statements

  • August 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