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Nonny Hogrogian Papers

Identifier: 1997-0059

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains mostly undated graphic materials. Materials include artwork, illustrations, and proofs of her work, to include Beyond Two Rivers, The Cat's Midsummer Jamboree, The Cat who Loved to Sing, Country Cat, City Cat, The Day Boy and the Night Owl, The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, The Dividing River, Juna's Journey, The Monkey, On a Spaceship with Beezlebub, Right Now, and Noah's Arc.


  • undated, 1953-2014


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Nonny Hogrogian was born on May 7, 1932 in the Bronx, New York, to artistically talented parents. While in high school she illustrated the school's magazine and enrolled in art courses at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Having pursued art from an early age Hogrogian attended Hunter College following high school, where she was awarded a bachelor of arts degree in 1953. She began talking graduate courses at the New School for Social Research following college, and pursued life drawing at the Art Students League. It was while at The New School that she learned woodcutting from Antonio Frasconi. She completed her master's degree in 1957.

During graduate school Hogrogian began working as an assistant in the art department of the William Morrow Company in New York. In 1958 she published her first illustrations, for Nicolete Mereidith's King of Kerry Fair. Her first authored and illustrated book, Always Room For One More, won the Caldecott Medal in 1966. She won a second Caldecott Medal in 1972 for her illustrations in One Fine Day. She has also been honored with a Caldecott Honor for her work on The Contest. She married poet and novelist David Kherdian in 1971 and founded the Two Rivers Press with him. Through the press they publish hand-printed limited edition publications. Hogrogian continues to write and illustrate, and has recently illustrated three new books.


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Language of Materials



Illustrations, drawings, and proofs of works by children's book author and illustrator Nonny Hogrogian. The collection contains materials related to more than two dozen works by Hogrogian.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were purchased by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 1995.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to children's literature and associated artwork. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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