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Kathy Jakobsen Papers

Identifier: 2006-0245

Scope and Content

The collection contains the correspondence, posters, sketches, books, publications, and illustrations of folk artist Kathy Jakobsen. Publications include post cards, bookmarks, calendars, and copies of "Horizon - The Magazine of the Arts", "New York Promenade", and "Folk Art - Magzine of the Museum of American Folk art", which contain her illustrations.


  • undated, 1978-2005


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.


17.7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Jakobsen is one of America's premier folk artists. Her paintings are part of a number of permanent collections, including those of the Museum of American Folk Art and the Smithsonian. She is well known as a book illustrator for such titles as "Johnny Appleseed" (1990) and "This Land is Your Land"(1998) and has authored and illustrated two books, "My New York"(1993) and "Meet me in the Magic Kingdom"(1995). This collection houses: artwork, audio visual materials, books, color slides, correspondence, drawings, illustrations, photographs, posters, publications, sketches, and videocassettes.


The collection is arranged in a single series.

Custodial History

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Kathy Jakobsen on August 18, 2006.

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:


General note

Published Works: Johnny Appleseed(1990), My New York(1993), Meet me in Magic Kingdom(1995), This Land is you Land(by Woodie Guthrie, 1998).


  1. Lindbergh, Reeve. Johnny Appleseed, Joy Street Books, 1990.
  2. Guthrie, Woody. This Land Is Your Land, Little, Brown and Co., 1998.
  3. Keller, Laurie, Guthrie, Woody, Key, Francis Scott, Spier, Peter,Lester, Julius, Pinkney, Jerry and Reeve, Lindbergh . The Scrambled States of America and More Stories to Celebrate America, Scholastic, 2003.

Author and Illustrator

  1. My New York, Little, Brown and Co., 1993.
  2. Meet me in the Magic Kingdom, Disney Press, 1995.
Kathy Jakobsen Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2010 March
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Repository Details

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

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