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Cheng-Khee Chee Papers

Summary Information
Title: Cheng-Khee Chee Papers
Dates: 1992
Creator: Chee, Cheng-Khee
Extent: 32 items
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-919
Contains sketches, typescripts, and watercolor studies for Douglas Wood's Old Turtle and color prints.

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.


Old Turtle, 1992

10 color prints,

Biographical Sketch

Cheng-Khee Chee was born in Fujian, China in 1934 and emigrated to the United States in 1962. He studied at Nanyang University in Singapore and the University of Minnesota. After emigrating he worked as a librarian at the University of Minnesota, Duluth and became a professor of art at the same institution in 1981.

He has exhibited his art work in numerous galleries in both the U.S. and China. His only book illustration to date is for Old Turtle.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , vol. 79, p. 40-41.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains sketches, typescripts, and watercolor studies for Douglas Wood's Old Turtle and color prints.

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.
  • Chee, Cheng-Khee
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Old Turtle 1992 
Note Wood, Douglas
Duluth, MN: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 1992
Box M.C. 703
sketches with holograph (ideas) (10 p.)  Box M.C. 703
size proportions list (1 p.)  Box M.C. 703
typescript (chronology of Old Turtle) (2 p.)  Box M.C. 703
typescript (information on Old Turtle) (4 p.)  Box M.C. 703
watercolor studies (7 p.)  Box M.C. 703
10 color prints