Scope and Contents
The collection consists of writings, drawings, posters, correspondence, other papers, and audiovisual materials. The writings and drawings document Lillian Hoban's career as a children's author and illustrator, including the Frances and Arthur books and her many collaborations with other authors including Miriam Cohen and Johanna Hurwitz. Audiovisual materials and born digital electronic media include interviews with Hoban and her then husband Russell Hoban.
- circa 1950s-2000
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 83 and 86 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 84 and 85 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Jockey Hollow Fund, 2013. Gift of Phoebe Hoban, 2017.
Organized into six series: I. Papers and correspondence, circa 1950s-1980s. II. Writings and artwork, 1961-1997. III. Posters, circa 1970-1994. IV. Audiovisual materials, 1968-1994. V. Electronic media, circa 2000. VI. December 2017 acquisition, undated.
16.76 Linear Feet ((82 boxes) + 4 broadside)
Language of Materials
Lillian Hoban (1925-1998)
Lillian Hoban was an American illustrator and children's author.
- Audiovisual materials
- Born digital
- Children's literature, American -- 20th century
- Cohen, Miriam, 1926-
- Drawings (visual works)
- Hoban, Lillian
- Hoban, Russell, 1925-2011
- Hurwitz, Johanna
- Illustration of books -- United States
- Illustrators -- United States -- 20th Century
- Illustrators -- United States -- 20th Century -- Archives
- Guide to the Lillian Hoban Papers
- by Beinecke staff, Brooke McManus
- September 2014. Revised: October 2022
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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