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Clarence William Anderson papers

 Collection — Solander Case: 1
Identifier: Ax 444

Scope and Contents

The donation of November 1968 contains: three original lithographs, a dummy, and rough pencil sketches for Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony, published by Macmillan in 1968.

The addendum of December 1969 contains:

a dummy and pencil sketches for Blaze and the Indian Cave, published by Macmillan in 1964;

two crayon drawings for Complete Book of Horses and Horsemanship, published by Macmillan in 1963;

and also two lithograph prints of jockeys on horses, and a mare with colts.

The collection also contains two notebooks of sketches; it is not known which donation the notebooks were a part of.

The dates in the collection correspond with the dates of publication; it is not known when the drawings were created.


  • 1968


Conditions Governing Access

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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

Clarence William Anderson (1891 - 1971) was born in Wahoo, Nebraska, and educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He specialized in the writing and illustrating of books about horses, most of them for children.


2 linear feet (1 container) : 1 solander case

Language of Materials



Clarence William Anderson (1891 - 1971) specialized in the writing and illustrating of books about horses, most of them for children. The collection (1963-1968) contains lithographs, dummies, pencil sketches, crayon drawings, and prints for three children's books.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff in 1968 and 1969; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

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

This collection may have received a basic level of processing including some organization and rehousing. The initial accession(s) were processed and arranged as a whole and are reflected in the series arrangement. Subsequent accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each subsequent accession is described separately.

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

Guide to the Clarence William Anderson papers
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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