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Robert C. Frankenberg papers

Identifier: Coll 042

Scope and Contents note

The Robert Clinton Frankenberg Papers are particularly outstanding for the detailed notes and information provided by the artist. He explains his techniques, the processes used by the printer and publisher, and significant and/or unusual facts in regard to specific illustrations. His work shows careful research and attention to detail; he is flexible in style, equally capable of rendering the humorous scenes in The Lucky Laceys, the formality of the coronation in Queen Victoria or the action and intensity of Florence Nightingale.


  • 1957-1963


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

Robert Clinton Frankenberg (1911-2001) was trained at the Art Students League in New York City and began teaching at the School of Visual Arts in 1947. He later became an Administrator at the School of Visual Arts. Much of his work has appeared in a variety of leading American magazines. In 1984, he won the school's Annual Distinguished Artist-Teacher of the Year Award.


1.5 linear feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



Robert Clinton Frankenberg (1911-2001) was a book illustrator. He was trained at the Art Students League in New York City and began teaching at the School of Visual Arts in 1947. He has illustrated many books for children that appear in the collection. The collection contains various illustrations and detailed working notes.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series: Art Work (Book Related); Art Work (Non-Book Related).

General Physical Description note

1 container

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff.

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Language of description note
Finding aid written 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