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Overview of the Collection

Holberg, Richard A., 1889-1942
Richard Holberg illustrations
3 linear feet, (1 container)
Collection Number
Ax 866
Richard A. Holberg (1889-1942) was a commercial artist and illustrator, who also illustrated children's books that were authored by his wife, Ruth Langland Holberg. The collection contains illustrations for Glouster Boy (1940), written by Ruth Holberg and illustrated by Richard Holberg.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Historical NoteReturn to Top

Richard A. Holberg (1889-1942) was a commercial artist and illustrator. He married Ruth Langland Holberg, an author of children's books, in 1912. They collaborated together on a number of children's books, with Ruth Holberg writing and Richard Holberg illustrating.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains original ink and charcoal illustrations for Glouster Boy, including the front cover, inside cover, and over twenty illustrations from inside the books.

Illustrations include ink and charcoal originals as well as proofs. A paper finding aid available in the Reading Room lists and describes each of these illustrations separately.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Children's stories, American--Illustrations
  • Illustrated children's books--United States
  • Illustrators--United States

Personal Names

  • Holberg, Richard A., 1889-1942
  • Holberg, Ruth Langland, 1889-1984

Form or Genre Terms

  • Charcoal drawings
  • Illustrations
  • Ink drawings