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Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson Papers

Summary Information
Title: Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson Papers
Dates: 2002
Creator: Fancher, Lou, Johnson, Steve, 1960-
Location: Materials are housed in the Andersen Library caverns. Please allow 30 minutes for retrieval.
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1985
This collection contains art production material for one published title.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Fancher, Lou


Materials are arranged alphabetically by published title and chronologically within each title.

Biography of Lou Fancher

Lou Fancher was born in Michigan in 1960. She went on to study dance at the University of Cincinnati and work as a writer, illustrator, book designer, ballet dancer, and choreographer. Steve Johnson was born in Minnesota in 1960. He received his B.F.A in illustration and painting at the School of Associated Arts in St. Paul, MN. He works as a commercial artist and illustrator and began working as freelance illustrator with his wife, Lou Fancher, in 1986. Johnson and Fancher received the Minnesota Book Award for Children’s Book in 1992 for The Salamander Room. They are also known for their work in production set and character design on animated films such as Toy Story and A Bug's Life .

Biographical sources: Something About the Author , vol. 177, p. 50-52

Collection Scope and Content Note

This collection contains art production material for one published title.

Subject 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.
  • Stoves, Wood
  • North Dakota
  • Fancher, Lou
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Box MC 914
The Range Eternal, text by Louise Erdrich, published New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2002  Box MC 914
Note  Contains: research material (16 p.); typescript with illustration notes (3 p.); dummies (14 p., 15 p.); 2 jacket proofs; 1 ink study; 2 pencil studies; 50 pencil and ink studies; 10 oil and ink illustrations