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David A. Katz Papers

Identifier: 2004-0059

Scope and Content

The collection contains the two paperback versions of David Katz's book, You can be a woman engineer published in 1995, one rejected cover, and a spiral bound manuscript.


  • undated


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.


David A. Katz, born in 1949 in Miami, Florida, is an artist and children's book illustrator. Katz's artistic training began under the tutelage of Duane Hanson, and Salvador LaRosa. Katz graduated with a Masters in Art from the University of South Florida .

Various artistic movements are evident in Katz's work and include German Expressionism, Fauvism, and Pop Art. Additionally, Katz also found inspiration from several artists including Paul Klee and Andy Warhol.

Katz's work has been selected for numerous film festivals including the Anima Mundi in Brazil, the Chicago Internatiuonal Animation Festival, the New York International Film Festival, and the AIVF DV Expo in Los Angeles. Katz's film Cartoon Sea was selected for worldwide viewing by Film Aid, in association with the United Nations and has been used as an interstitial on PBS. David Katz's Cartoon Consciousness, Embryo, and Mega One have been acquired by the Mississippi Museum of Art, the USF Contemporary Art Museum, and the Bass Museum of Art for their permanent collections. Additionaly, Katz has recently been asked to be part of the Canal Street Projection Project. The event is part of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce arts program.

David Katz has illustrated a total of fourteen books. As a children's book illustrator, Katz uses digital technology to produce exciting new visuals. Some of his most noted work has been done with his wife Judith Love Cohen, a space engineer and children's book author, who writes books to inspire young girls and teach them that the 'sky is the limit' in terms of their careers. Katz's illustrations compliment and complete Cohen's books for young women including You Can Be A Woman Astronomer (1995), You Can Be A Woman Paleontologist (1993), You Can Be A Woman Botanist (1999), You Can Be A Woman Oceanographer (1994), You Can Be A Woman Zoologist (1992), You Can Be A Woman Engineer (1995), You Can Be A Woman Architect (1992), You Can Be A Woman Egyptologist , You Can Be A Woman Meteorologist (2002), and A Clean Sky : The Global Warming Story (2007).


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The collection contains materials relating to Katz's publication You can be a woman engineer published in 1995, sixth in his "You can be a woman..." series.

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by David A. Katz on May 4, 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.

Separated Materials

You can be a woman engineer (Culver City, CA : Cascade Press, 1995). CLC C5969

David A. Katz Papers
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2010 April
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Repository Details

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

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