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Beth Krommes Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2220

Scope and Contents

Contains production material for one title: original scratchboard of unused illustration for Page. 37 from Before Morning, practice watercolor scheme for page 37, color proof of final spread for p. 36-37, three pages of brainstroming notes (photocopies), email from editor (photocopy), and 11x17 photocopies of sketches of p.36 and 37


  • 2011 - 2016


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

Beth Krommes is a Caldecott-award winning illustrator, artist, and pattern designer. She was born in 1959 and grew up in Pennsylvania. She has earned a BFA in painting from Syracuse University, an MFA in art education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an AAS in textile and surface design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Her book The House in the Night, written by Susan Marie Swanson, won the Caldecott Award in 2009. She lives in New Hampshire.

Information sourced from: Krommes, Beth. "Biography." Beth Krommes personal website. Accessed June 2020.


1 folder

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Contains artistic and production material for one title, primarily focusing on the creative process for a single page's illustration, including an unused scratchboard illustration.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Scratchboard illustration gift of the Kerlan Friends, purchased from Beth Krommes. Additional material gift of Beth Krommes.

Beth Krommes Papers, 2011-2016
Caitlin Marineau
November 2016
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Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

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