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Barbara McClintock Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2331

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original watercolor illustrations, sketches, proofs, layouts, typescripts, and other production materials related to the creation of two picture books written and illustrated by Barbara McClintock: Adele & Simon and Dahlia.


  • Creation: 2001-2006, 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

Barbara McClintock was born in Clinton, New Jersey, and grew up in New Jersey and North Dakota. She attended Jamestown College, North Dakota, before moving to New York City to pursue a career in children's literature. She eventually began illustrating books for Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock series, before publishing the children's book The Heartaches of a French Cat, which earned a New York Times Best Book award. Since then, she has published numerous books for children, many of which are set in the past. She lives in Connecticut.

Biographical Source:

"About." Barbara McClintock, Children's Book Author and Illustrator (personal website). Accessed May 2021.


.79 Cubic Feet (2 boxes [1 flat box and 1 half-hollinger box])

Language of Materials



The collection contains illustrations and production material for two children's books created by Barbara McClintock.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by published title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara McClintock.

Barbara McClintock, 2001-2006, undated
Caitlin Marineau
May 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library