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Richard Holberg illustrations

 Collection — Solander Case: 1
Identifier: Ax 866

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1940


Conditions Governing Access

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.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

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.


3 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



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.


Material within this collection is minimally arranged. Any arrangement is either derived from the records' creators or custodians or from staff at the time of initial processing. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Ruth Langland Holberg at Special Collections and University Archives include: Ruth Langland Holberg Papers, Coll 179.

Physical Description

1 solander case.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Carolyn Minette, 1979.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Richard Holberg Illustrations
Complete Description
Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA