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Virginia Kahl Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2245

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.


  • Creation: circa 1956-1957


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.


5 items

Language of Materials



This collection contains 5 pieces of artwork from two different works illustrated by Virginia Kahl.

Virginia Kahl Papers, Undated
Kristell Benson
February 16, 2017
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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