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Edward Gorey Papers

Summary Information
Title: Edward Gorey Papers
Dates: 1974-1982
Creator: Gorey, Edward
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1294
The collection contains illustrative material, mostly ink separations, and correspondence for 2 titles.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is 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.


Billion for Boris, A, 1974

Summer Switch, 1982

Biographical Sketch

Edward Gorey was born February 22, 1925, in Chicago, Ill, and died April 15, 2000, in Hyannis, MASS. He followed a career as author, illustrator, and designer. His books for children are generally regarded as nonsense fiction, while his writing for adults is more satirical. He is better known, however, for his illustrations.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author , vols. 27, 70, 118; Something About the Author Autobiography Series , vol. 29; Children's Literature Review , vol. 36

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative material for 2 titles, and includes ink separations, correspondence, and printing notes.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Gorey, Edward
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Billion for Boris, A 1974 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1974
Box MC473
ink separations for jacket (4 p.)  Box MC473
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MC473
Summer Switch 1982 
Note  New York: Harper & Row, 1982
Box MC473
ink separations for jacket, with 2 sheets of printing notes (3 p.)  Box MC473