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Catherine Stock Papers

Identifier: 2005-0059

Scope and Content

The collection contains works of art, dummies, and gallery proofs and other materials produced by artist and children's book author Catherine Stock. The collection contains materials related to a number of her works, and includes materials related to the Gus and Grandpa series, Ladybug, Luke and Freddie, Posy, One, Two, Three Ah-Coo, Oh, Emma, Bella Arabella, Miss Know It All and the Three Ring Circus, and various other titles.


  • Creation: undated, 1983-2004


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.


Catherine Stock was born in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of an American diplomat. Growing up she moved around frequently, attending school in Paris, Cape Town, and New Orleans, eventually graduating from high school in San Fransisco in 1970. She attended the University of Cape Town, graduating with a bachelor of fine arts degree. Staying in South Africa after graduation, Stock began teaching art and art history at the Hewat Teacher's Training College in Cape Town. Finding teaching an enjoyable experience Stock went to London, where she would eventually receive a teaching certificate.

Returning to live with her parents in New York, Stock began painting portraits to finance a post graduate degree at the Pratt Institute. While there Stock got her first job in advertising, working as the art director for G.P. Putnam and Coward, McCann and Geoghegan Children's Book Departments, in New York. Stock returned to South Africa following her graudation from Pratt, staying for a few years before returning to New York to start a job at Macmillan Children's Books.

Since that time Stock has traveled across the globe, photographing, writing, and painting, and has had a number of museum exhibitions in addition to publishing numerous children's books. She currently resides in France.


17.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Works of art, dummies, and gallery proofs produced by children's book author Catherine Stock.


Series I: Inventory (undated, 1983-2004)

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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2011 July
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Repository Details

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

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