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Katherine Evans Papers

Summary Information
Title: Katherine Evans Papers
Dates: 1955-1957
Creator: Evans, Katherine
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-513
Katherine Evans' materials include art work for three titles.

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

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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.


City boy, country boy, 1955

Six foolish fishermen, 1957

Sleepy forest,

Biographical Sketch

Katherine Floyd was born in Sedalia, MO, in 1901. She married Clinton B. Evans in 1926. Her education was received at Akeley Hall, Chicago School of Design, Chicago Art Institute, Provincetown Art School, and LeGrande Chaumiere in Paris. She illustrated seventy-five books for children, including The Littlest Angel . In 1957 she won a Book Clinic Award for Feenie Ziner's True Book of Time , and in 1959 she received the award for her own book, The Man, the Boy and the Donkey . The following year she won the National Offset-Lithographic Award for Indian Two Feet by Margaret Friskey. Katherine Evans died in 1964.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains illustrative work for three titles published between 1955 and 1957.

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.
  • Evans, Katherine
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
City boy, country boy 1955 
Note Miriam Schlein
Chicago: Children's Press, 1955
Box M. C. 1501
Tempera illustration for jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1501
Six foolish fishermen 1957 
Note Benjamin Elkin
Chicago: Children's Press, 1957
Box M. C. 1502
Pencil and tempera illustration (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1502
Sleepy forest  
Note Naoma Zimmerman
Box M. C. 1501
Original colored illustration for dust jacket (1 p.)  Box M. C. 1501