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Constance Bergum Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-2203

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original watercolors, ink illustrations, pencil sketches, and other process material for thirteen titles illustrated by Constance Bergum. The collection also contains some professional correspondence and contracts.

Dates

  • 1987-2015, undated

Creator

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

Constance Bergum was born in 1952 and grew up in Montana. She earned a degree in painting and worked for a period as a graphic designer before beginning a career in picture books. Her first children's book was the alphabet book M is for Montana. She lives in Helena, Montana.

Extent

4 Cubic Feet (5 boxes [1 hollinger box, 4 oversize flat boxes])

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Constance Bergum papers contain original artwork and related materials for works illustrated by Bergum.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Constance Bergum
Title
Constance Bergum Papers, 1987-2015, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Caitlin Marineau
Date
September 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library