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Holly Keller Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2260

Scope and Contents

The collection contains Holly Keller's original artwork and related material to titles illustrated by Holly Keller. In addition to illustrations, the collection contains dummies, proofs, some separations, and correspondence.


  • Creation: 1982 - 2018


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

Holly Keller was born in 1942 in New York City and studied at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, and Parsons School of Design. She is the author and illustrator of many children's picture books, and has earned Caldecott honors, as well as other awards. Keller lives in New Haven, Connecticut.


2.5 Cubic Feet (6 boxes [4 flat boxes, 2 hollinger boxes])

Language of Materials



The collection contains original art and process material for works illustrated by Holly Keller.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Holly Keller

Holly Keller Papers, 1982-2018
Caitlin Marineau
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2019: New material added and collection guide updated

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library