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Loretta Lustig Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2238

Scope and Contents

The Loretta Lustig Papers contain original artwork for various children’s books illustrated by the creator. The majority of the works are different types of color (paint, markers, etc.) on paper. There are also some works of art not related to children’s literature, including commissioned works, some sketches and personal art. This collection also contains some finished materials (books, dust jackets, pamphlets, etc.).


  • 1972-2002, Undated


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

Loretta Lustig was an illustrator of children’s books and a graduate of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She was born in New York City and lived in Brooklyn.


4.7 Cubic Feet (6 boxes total: 5 flat art boxes, 1 legal sized Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains original artwork as well as prints and final copies of some work. There is art from the creator’s work as a children’s book illustrator as well as art from her personal life.


This collection is arranged by category (“children’s work” and “other work”) and then alphabetically by title/subject

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jennifer J. Sewall


Loretta Lustig Papers, 1972-2002
Kristell Benson
January 19, 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library