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Tad Hills Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2325

Scope and Contents

The Tad Hills papers contain pencil sketches related to the picture book How Rocket Learned to Read, written and illustrated by Tad Hills. It also contains a 2008 issue of Publisher's Weekly, which contains a cover illustration by Hills which inspired the picture book.


  • 2008, undated


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

Author and illustrator Tad Hills was born in April 1963 in Massachusetts and grew up in Norwell. He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he studied art, including painting, sculpture, and creative writing. His picture books include the Duck and Goose, and Rocket series. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Biographical source:

"About." Tad Hills personal website. Accessed September 1, 2020. www.


1 folder

Language of Materials



The collection contains pencil sketches related to one picture book by Tad Hills.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tad Hills.

Tad Hills papers, 2008, undated
Caitlin Marineau
September 2020
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Collecting Area Details

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