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Clare Turlay Newberry papers

Identifier: Ax 681

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes 242 original drawings, sketches and illustrations, three book dummies, and scrapbooks from childhood and early school days.


  • 1910-1969


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

American artist and illustrator Clare Turlay Newberry was born in Enterprise, Oregon and educated at the University of Oregon, the California School of Fine Arts, and La Grande Chaumiere, Paris. Until 1934, she did portrait work almost exclusively; thereafter she produced books and portfolios about cats, for children.

Source: Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2002.


1.5 linear feet (3 containers)

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Collection comprises literary manuscripts and book illustrations by American artist Clare Newberry, including 242 original drawings, sketches and illustrations; three book dummies; and scrapbooks from childhood and early school days.

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Repository Details

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

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA