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Stephen Savage Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2337

Scope and Contents

The Stephen Savage papers contain linoblocks used to create the art for various editorial illustrations, as well as the children's books The Father's are Coming Home, Polar Bear Night, and Polar Bear Morning. Also included are several paintings Savage created as a youth, between 1975 and 1980.


  • circa 1975-circa 2013


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 Stephen Savage was born in Los Angeles in 1965 and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned a BA in art history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is a children's book illustrator and author, as well as editorial artist for publications including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Since 2001 he has taught illustration at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Biographical source:

"Savage, Stephen." Something About the Author. Vol. 377. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2022.

Stephen Savage personal website. Accessed March 2022.


3.5 Cubic Feet (4 boxes [1 record carton and 3 flat boxes])

Language of Materials



The collection contains linoblocks for children's books and editorial art created by Stephen Savage.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title with Editorial illustrations and Juvenilia at the end.

Stephen Savage papers, circa 1975-circa 2013
Caitlin Marineau
March 2022
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library