Harvé Stein papers , 1941-1970

Overview of the Collection

Stein, Harvé, 1904-1996
Harvé Stein papers
1941-1970 (inclusive)
3 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 729
Harvé Stein was an artist and illustrator of children's books who worked primarily in watercolors. The collection contains correspondence, 1941-1970, and original illustrations for two books, The First Book of the California Goldrush, by Walter Havinghurst (Franklin Watts, 1962), and Galileo and the Magic Numbers, by Sidney Rosen (Little, Brown, 1958).
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 5413463068
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harvé Stein was born in 1904 in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at The Art Institute of Chicago and Académie Julian in Paris; which is a private studio school for art students. Stein was a painter and illustrator with his medium of choice being watercolor. He also was a member of the Art Students League of New York and is most famous for his illustrations of children's literature.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Harvé Stein Papers contain correspondence and the original art and illustrations for two books: The First Book of the California Goldrush and Galileo and the Magic by Numbers.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrators--United States

Personal Names

  • Stein, Harvé, 1904-1996

Geographical Names

  • California--Gold discoveries--Juvenile literature

Form or Genre Terms

  • Book illustrations
  • Correspondence