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Rosemary Wells Papers

Identifier: 1991-0060

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the artwork of children's book author and illustrator Rosemary Wells. Included in the collection is 1 drawing, and 1 unpublished watercolor painting related to her Max and Ruby book series.


  • 1991


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.


Rosemary Wells was born in New York City in 1942. Growing up she always knew she wanted to be an artist, and was encouraged to do so by her artistic parents. She attended the Museum School in Boston, following high school, and briefly studied illustration. After leaving school she was married, and started off her professional career as an editor at Allyn and Bacon. Following a move to New York for her husband's career she got a job as an art designer at Macmillan in New York. While working for Macmillan she gave the editor-in-chief illustrations for what would become her first published work, an illustrated edition of Gilbert & Sullivan'sI Have A Song to Sing-O!. During her more than 30 year career she has produced over 60 books, to include the Max and Ruby and McDuff series. Along with writing and illustrating for children's literature, Ms. Wells has also written for adolescents.


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The collection contains the artwork of children's book author and illustrator Rosemary Wells.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were donated to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center in 1991 by Rosemary Wells.

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.

Rosemary Wells Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2011 February
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Repository Details

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

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