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Fritz Siebel Papers, undated

Summary Information
Title: Fritz Siebel, undated
Dates: undated
Creator: Siebel, Fritz
Extent: 2 boxes (0.40 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-1683
This collection consists of an artist's dummy and ink drawings on paper.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Siebel, Fritz and Siebel, Gretchen.

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Fritz Siebel Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Biographical Sketch

Born in 1913 in Vienna, Austria to Czechosolvakian parents, Frederick "Fritz" Siebel held dual citizenship in both countries. He attended the School of Applied Arts in Vienna studying illustration and design before immigrating to the United States in 1936. Siebel served in the United States Army during World War II, from 1941 to 1943; his family that remained in Czechosolvakia and Austria perished. Siebel worked with Paramount Pictures, illustrating posters, as well as for magazine ads and publications, including Colliers Magazine and Saturday Evening Post . In 1959 Siebel began working with Random House, illustrating children's books, including illustrating for Peggy Parish and creating the iconic Amelia Bedelia. Siebel passed away in 1991.

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Siebel's dummy of Amelia Bedelia as well as 40 drawings, ink on paper, for Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower .

Related Material

A number of titles illustrated by Fritz Siebel were written by Peggy Parish. For manuscript materials related to Amelia Bedelia and Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower , please refer to the finding aid for the Peggy Parish Papers.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This 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.
  • Siebel, Fritz
  • Amelia-Bedelia (Fictitious character) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Showers (Parties) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Drawings
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Amelia Bedelia, 1963 
Box Parish Box 1
Artist's Dummy, undated  Box Parish Box 1 , Folder 6
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower, 1966 
Box Siebel Box 1
Drawings, pen on paper, undated ( 40 items )  Box Siebel Box 1