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Christine Price papers

Identifier: Ax 448

Scope and Contents note

The Christine Price Papers contain manuscripts and working materials for many of her books, general correspondence, and background materials. Geographically oriented subject files contain informational brochures and pamphlets on the many countries she wrote about and toured. Journals and sketchbooks contain notes, rough drawings and plans made during her travels, as future reference for her writing and art. There are extensive files of slides, photographs and photographic negatives from her trips, plus some cassette tapes with oral accounts of her visits to particular localities.


  • 1948-1979


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

Christine Hilda Price (April 15, 1928-January 13, 1980) born in London, England, is known for her work as an author and illustrator of books for children and young people. She spent her childhood in a small English village and then moved with her family to the United States in 1940, where she attended Vassar College (1944-45) and the Art Students League of New York (1945-46). At that time, she began free-lance illustration, including a number of books for children. Her formal training was completed at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Price concentrated on historical subjects, including a series of books on the history of art, such as Made in the Renaissance (Dutton, 1963) and Made in Ancient Egypt (Dutton, 1970). The art history books are illustrated with photographs she took during her extensive travels, as well as her own illustrations and designs. During her life she became a member of International P.E.N., Author's Guild, National Audubon Society, Society of Woman Geographers, Wilderness Society, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Art Students League of New York (life member).


20.75 linear feet (16 containers)

Language of Materials



Christine Hilda Price (1928-1980) is known for her work as an illustrator and writer of children's books on art history, dance, and folklore. The collection includes illustrations and sketches, correspondence, published books, travel notes, and research materials.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Book Illustrations

Series: Manuscripts

Series: Dummies

Series: Materials for Published Works

Series: Correspondence

Series: Subject Files

Series: Journals

Series: Linoleum Cuts

Series: Non-Print Resource Material

Series: Published Books

Series: Working Materials for Publication

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Christine Price in 1968.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, October 1974.

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

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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