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Yumi Heo papers

Identifier: CLRC-2334

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original illustrations, primarily oil with collage paintings, for six children's books illustrated by Heo. The collection also holds a small amount of production material, including dummies and related items, for two books.


  • circa 1995-circa 2006


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

Yumi Heo was born in 1964 in Korea, where she grew up. She came to the United States in 1989 where she earned an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The creator of more than 30 children's books, much of her work was done with oil paint and collage. She lived with her husband, Steven Dana, and children in White Plains, NY, prior to her death from cancer in 2016.


1.75 Cubic Feet (3 flat boxes)

Language of Materials



The Yumi Heo papers contain original art related to six children's books illustrated by Heo.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased for the collection from the Yumi Heo estate.

Yumi Heo papers, circa 1995-circa 2006
Caitlin Marineau
August 2021
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library