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Janice Holland Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2296

Scope and Contents

The collection includes illustrations (some with separations) in color, watercolor, pencil, illustration dummies, progressive color proofs, pencil sketches, dust jacket illustration proofs, negatives and pasteups, illustrator's dummy, proof samples for lettering, manuscripts, notes, correspondence, royalty statements, original art including a Christmas card and menus, posters, and a copy of the 1929 Western High School Annual (Washington D.C.), decorated by Janice Holland.


  • 1929 - 1963


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

Janice Holland was an author and illustrator of children's books such as They Built a City and The Blue Cat of Castle Town. She was born and lived in Washington, D.C., and studied painting and drawing at the Corcoran School of Art and at the Pratt Institute. Holland died in 1962.


2.8 Cubic Feet (3 boxes [1 record carton and 2 flat boxes])

Language of Materials



Janice Holland was an author and illustrator of children's books. The collection includes illustrations, dummies, proofs, pencil sketches, manuscripts, correspondence, royalty statements, and some personal items.

Janice Holland Papers
Carter Lynn Thurmond
July 17, 2018
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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