Virginia Kahl Papers
Scope and Contents
The Virginia Kahl papers contain 5 pieces of artwork from two books. The first book is titled Maxie and 3 of the color on board pieces are from that title. The other two items are from the book The Habits of Rabbits.
- circa 1956-1957
- Kahl, Virginia (Person)
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
Virginia Kahl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1919. She was a librarian and children’s book author and illustrator. Virginia worked as a librarian with the US Army in Germany and Austria, and eventually moved to the Washington DC area where she was a branch librarian in Alexandria, Virginia. She wrote and illustrated numerous books in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. She worked in the DC area until her retirement in 1993 and passed away in 2004.
Language of Materials
This collection contains 5 pieces of artwork from two different works illustrated by Virginia Kahl.
- Authors -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Children's literature -- Illustrations Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dogs -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dragons -- Juvenile fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustration of books -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- paintings (visual works) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Virginia Kahl Papers, Undated
- Kristell Benson
- February 16, 2017
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
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