Ellis Credle papers, 1964-1971  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Credle, Ellis, 1902-1998
Ellis Credle papers
1964-1971 (inclusive)
1 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 657
Ellis Credle (1902-1998) was an author and illustrator of children's and young adult books. The collection includes manuscript material from her books Andy and the Circus; Little Fraid, Big Fraid; Little Pest Pico; Mexico, Land of Hidden Treasure; and Monkey See, Monkey Do.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Ellis Credle (August 18, 1902-February 21, 1998) was an author and illustrator of books for children and young adults. Born in North Carolina, she attended Louisburg College and the New York School of Interior Decoration. Her first children's book Down, Down the Mountain became a Junior Literary Guild selection.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection contains primarily sketches from her books and correspondence, along with a few handwritten manuscript drafts. The majority of Credle's incoming/outgoing correspondence is with her editors at Thomas Nelson.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Illustrated children's books--United States--Specimens
  • Illustration of books--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women illustrators--United States
  • Young adult literature, American--Authorship

Personal Names

  • Credle, Ellis, 1902-1998
  • Credle, Ellis, 1902-1998

Form or Genre Terms

  • Book illustrations
  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Mock-ups