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Olivier Dunrea Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2246

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original illustrations for two titles by Olivier Dunrea: The Painter Who Loved Chickens and The Boy Who Loved to Draw. The collection also contains typescripts for The Painter Who Loved Chickens.


  • 1993-circa 1999

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

Olivier Dunrea was born in Virginia in 1953. He holds a BA from West Chester State College and an MA from Washington State University. He is well known for his illustrating, including the Gossie and Friends series. In addition to his work in illustration, Dunrea is also a mapmaker. He lives in Narrowsburg, New York, with his partner.


.3 Cubic Feet (1 flat box)

Language of Materials



The collection contains original illustrations for two titles by Olivier Dunrea.


Finding Aid arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Painter Who Loved Chickens illustrations purchased by the University. All other materials gift of Olivier Dunrea.

Olivier Dunrea Papers, 1993-circa 1999
Caitlin Marineau
April 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