University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota LibrariesOnline Finding Aids
space Home | About Us | Search Tips | Finding Aids FAQ | View Basket |
Robert Quackenbush Collection

Summary Information
Title: Robert Quackenbush Collection
Dates: 1969-1978
Creator: Quackenbush, Robert
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1786
This collection consists of 12 ink and watercolor illustrations for Befana's Gift written by Natalie Savage Carlson and production material for The Most Welcome Visitor .

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.


Befana's Gift, 1969

The Most Welcome Visitor, 1978

Biographical Sketch

Robert Quackenbush was born July 23, 1929, in Hollywood, CA. Shortly after his birth the family moved to Phoenix, AZ. He is known for his many mystery books for young readers. In addition to his mysteries, Quackenbush has also written and illustrated many other children's books, including a series of humorous biographies of famous people. Quackenbush's artwork is as much appreciated as are his writings. He has illustrated his own books and many by other authors as well. His artwork ranges from water colors to oil paintings, and from pen-and-ink drawings to woodcuts. Over the years, Quackenbush has traveled the world speaking at schools and various events about his books. Biographical Source: Something About the Author , Vol. 133, p. 153-159

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material for three titles.

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.
  • Quackenbush, Robert
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Befana's Gift 1969 
Note  New York: Harper and Row, 1969
Box M. C. 1238
Ink and watercolor illustrations (12 p.)  Box M. C. 1238
The Most Welcome Visitor 1978 
Note  New York: Windmill/Dutton, 1978
Box M. F. 1264
Typescript (6 p.)  Box M. F. 1264
Correspondence, reviews (35 p.)  Box M. F. 1264
Biographic information, photograph (10 p.)  Box M. F. 1264
Contract information (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1264