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Emma Lillian Brock Papers

Identifier: CLRC-6

Scope and Contents

The Emma Lillian Brock Papers contains material related to works written and illustrated by Brock, including various types of illustrations and typescripts, newspaper clippings, reviews, proofs, outlines, dummies, postcards, photos, holographs, and sketches, including unpublished materials.


  • 1897 - 1976


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

Emma Lillian Brock was born in June 11, 1886 in Fort Shaw, Montana. As a child, she moved to a number of places in the United States, and developed a love of travel and seeing new places. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1908, and studied at the Minneapolis School of Art from 1910-1914, and later at the Art Student's League in New York City from 1917-1918 and 1921-1928. Emma Brock worked as a librarian for a number of years at the Minneapolis and New York public libraries, and in the 1920s began illustrating and writing children's books. Throughout her long and prolific career, Emma Brock illustrated and wrote dozens of children's books, including picture books and stories for older children. Emma Brock continued writing and illustrating through the 1960s, and died on August 17, 1974.


23 Linear Feet (23 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material related to works written and illustrated by Emma Lilliam Brock.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title or material type, with some miscellaneous art at the end..

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Emma Lillian Brock.

Emma Lillian Brock Papers, 1897-1976
CLRC staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library