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Bettina Ehrlich papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: A 230

Scope and Contents

The collection includes Bettina Ehrlich's papers for the publication For the Leg of a Chicken (London: Collins, 1960). Materials include handwritten drafts, sketches, and a dummy with ink and watercolor illustrations.


  • circa 1959


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

Bettina Ehrlich was born in Vienna, Austria in 1903. She studied art at the Lyceum and Kunstgewerbeschule (school of arts and crafts) in Vienna and exhibited work in Berlin and Paris.

She married sculptor George Ehrlich in 1930, and they both emigrated to England in 1938 after the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany.

In London during the Second World War, Ehrlich began to write and illustrate children's books, publishing under the pen name "Bettina." She worked in a variety of media including oil painting, watercolor, drawing, and various printmaking methods.

Ehrlich died in 1985.


0.25 linear feet (1 container) : 1 half manuscript box

Language of Materials



Bettina Ehrlich (1903-1985) was an Austrian artist and author of children's books. The collection includes Ehrlich's manuscripts, sketches, and illustrated dummy for For the Leg of a Chicken.

Processing Information

Processed by Alexa Goff, 2019.

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Finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA