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Garth Williams Papers

Summary Information
Title: Garth Williams Papers
Dates: 1963-1968
Creator: Williams, Garth
Extent: 16 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1656
Collection contains illustration proofs and publisher's dummy with color changes for two children's books.

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

Access and Use


Materials are arranged by published title.

Biographical Sketch

Garth Williams was born on April 16, 1912 in New York City. He attended the City of London School, Westminster Art School, Royal College of Art and the British School of Rome. He was an organizer at the Luton Art School art editor of a women's magazine, but Garth Williams is best known as an author and illustrator of children's books. He is the illustrator of nearly 100 children's books. His artwork can be found in Stuart Little , Charlotte's Web , The Rescuers and the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Garth Williams died on May 8, 1996 in Marfil, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 66, pp. 228-235 and vol. 90, pp. 239.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustration proofs and publisher's dummy with color changes for two children's books.

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.
  • Williams, Garth
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Push Kitty 1968 
Note Wahl, Jan
New York: Harper and Row, 1968
Box MC 1212
proof with corrections for jacket (1 p.)  Box MC 1212
illustration proofs with taxt proof paste-up (14 p.)  Box MC 1212
The Sky was Blue 1963 
Note Zolotow, Charlotte
New York: Harper and Row, 1963
Box MC 1212
publisher's dummy with color changes (30 p.)  Box MC 1212