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Richard Erdoes Papers

Summary Information
Title: Richard Erdoes Papers
Dates: 1967
Creator: Erdoes, Richard
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-381
The collection consists of 42 pages of corrected typescript for a book published in 1967.

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

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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.


A Picture History of Ancient Rome, 1967

Biographical Sketch

Richard Erdoes was born July 7, 1912, in Vienna, Austria. He studied art in Vienna, Berlin, and Paris. While working as a free-lance illustrator, he came to America as a refugee fleeing from the Nazis. In New York he met his future wife, Jean Sternbergh. She was an art director at Time, Inc., and she had contacted him to illustrate a book for her. For thirty years he made his living as a magazine illustrator and photographer. He had many travel assignments that took him and his family to the American West. In 1970 he accidentally got into serious writing when a writer with whom he was on assignment became ill, and he had to write the story for him. He found writing so rewarding that it became his focus. His books have been translated and published in eight foreign countries.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 33, p. 63-67

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collections contains only 42 pages of corrected typescript for a book titled A Picture History of Ancient Rome .

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.
  • Erdoes, Richard
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
A Picture History of Ancient Rome 1967 
Note  New York: Macmillan, 1967
Box M. F. 292
Typescript, corrected (42 p.)  Box M. F. 292