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Olive Lydia Earle

Summary Information
Title: Olive Lydia Earle
Dates: 1963-1967
Creator: Earle, Olive Lydia
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-303
Olive Lydia Earle's papers focus on her work as an illustrator of children's books. The collection contains two pencil illustrations done in 1963 and 1967.

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.


Squirrels in the garden, 1963

Strangler fig and other strange plants, 1967

Biographical Sketch

Olive Lydia Earle was born in London, England, in 1888. She attended a private school in England and National Academy of Design, New York, N. Y. She wrote and illustrated nature books for children and also illustrated on nature subjects for encyclopedias. Her work was exhibited in group shows at American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles Museum, and elsewhere. She died in 1982.

Something About the Author , vol 7 p. 75

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains 2 pencil illustrations for books published in 1963 and 1967.

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.
  • Earle, Lydia Olive
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Squirrels in the garden 1963 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1963
Box MC 87
1 pencil illustration (1 )  Box MC 87
Strangler fig and other strange plants 1967 
Note  New York: Morrow, 1967
Box MC 1492
1 pencil illustration (1 )  Box MC 1492