Clarence William Anderson papers, 1968  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Anderson, C. W. (Clarence William), 1891-1971
Clarence William Anderson papers
2 linear feet, (1 container)  :  1 solander case
Collection Number
Ax 444
Clarence William Anderson (1891 - 1971) specialized in the writing and illustrating of books about horses, most of them for children. The collection (1963-1968) contains lithographs, dummies, pencil sketches, crayon drawings, and prints for three children's books.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Clarence William Anderson (1891 - 1971) was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, and educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He specialized in the writing and illustrating of books about horses, most of them for children.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The donation of November 1968 contains: three original lithographs, a dummy, and rough pencil sketches for Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony, published by Macmillan in 1968.

The addendum of December 1969 contains:

a dummy and pencil sketches for Blaze and the Indian Cave, published by Macmillan in 1964;

two crayon drawings for Complete Book of Horses and Horsemanship, published by Macmillan in 1963;

and also two lithograph prints of jockeys on horses, and a mare with colts.

The collection also contains two notebooks of sketches; it is not known which donation the notebooks were a part of.

The dates in the collection correspond with the dates of publication; it is not known when the drawings were created.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Horses in art
  • Horses--Juvenile literature
  • Illustration of books--United States--20th century
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lithographs
  • Sketches