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Ed Young Papers

Identifier: 1997-0132

Scope and Content

The collection contains preliminary and original art created by Young and used in the publication of children's books. A few pieces of correspondence are included in the collection. Some of the pieces are framed or under Plexiglas.


  • 1971-2015



The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

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.


Ed Young is a children’s book author/illustrator and winner of many prestigious awards including a Caldecott Medal for Lon Po Po: a Red Riding-Hood Story from China, two Caldecott Honor Awards, and two nominations for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Mr. Young was born in Tientsin, China in 1931 and raised in Shanghai and Hong Kong, where he was interested in drawing and storytelling from an early age. He moved to the U.S. in 1951 to study architecture but quickly changed his focus to art. Mr. Young has illustrated over eighty books, many of which he also wrote.


130 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection contains preliminary and original art created by Ed Young as illustrations for children's books.


Materials were boxed according to type of artwork (preliminary or original) with the exception of the oversize and framed pieces.

Acquisition Information

The collection was placed on Deposit in Archives & Special Collections by Mr. Young in October 1997.

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.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Sadako 1997-0132.vr1

General Physical Description note

100 linear feet.

Ed Young Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2015 June
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Repository Details

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

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US