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Ed Young Papers

Summary Information
Title: Ed Young Papers
Dates: 1967, undated
Creator: Young, Ed
Extent: 17 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1446
Collection contains watercolor sketches for one children's book and three marker illustrations.

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.


Emperor and the Kite, The, 1967

Miscellaneous art,

Up a Tree, 1983

Biographical Sketch

Children's book illustrator and author, Ed (Tse-chun) Young was born in Tientsin, China in 1931 and emigrated to the United States when he was 20 years old. He studied at American universities and at the Art Center of College of Design and the Pratt Institute. He often uses the folklore and folktales of China for inspiration and captures the the feel of Chinese art in his illustrations. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po in 1990.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 122, p. 229-233.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains watercolor sketches for The Emperor and the Kite and three marker illustrations.

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.
  • Young, Ed
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Emperor and the Kite, The 1967 
Note Yolen, Jane H.
Cleveland: World, 1967
Box MC826
watercolor sketches with color samples for final illustration (14 p.)  Box MC826
Miscellaneous art  
Box MC1229
marker illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC1229
Up a Tree 1983 
Note  New York: Harper, 1983
Box MC1714
pencil studies (72 p.)  Box MC1714
pencil dummy (32 p.)  Box MC1714
pencil and marker dummy (30 p.)  Box MC1714