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Joanna Foster Dougherty papers

Identifier: Bx 132

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of questionnaires, newspaper clippings and letters answered by the illustrators of children's books. The questionnaires ask the illustrators about their artistic techniques, thoughts on children's books and illustrations, and requests for a short biography and the names of magazines that featured articles about their work.


  • 1957-1966


Conditions Governing Access note

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 note

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 note

Joanna Foster Dougherty was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 30, 1928, daughter of Orrington Foster, an engineer, and Genevieve Stump Foster, an author and artist. She attended School of the Chicago Art Institute, and Stanford University, and received her B.A. from Vassar College in 1950. She was a member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and secretary from 1960-61. She was an editor and author of many children's books, and also wrote and directed films.


1.5 linear feet (1 containers)

Language of Materials



Joanna Foster Dougherty (1928-) was an editor and author of children's books. The collection includes completed questionnaires and letters from illustrators to be used in Illustrators of Children's Books (Boston, 1968). Much of the information was not used in the book.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Joanna Dougherty in 1969.

General Physical Description note

1 container

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, December 1969.

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Language of description note
Finding aid is in English
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA