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Anna Maria Ahl Papers

Identifier: DG0011

Scope and Contents

The collection includes materials used or received by Anna Maria Ahl in relation to her illustrations created for multiple books with authors such as Joan Denise Busch and Ester Wier. It includes original pages of illustrations with acetate color separation sheets of laid over color and some Christmas cards made by Anna Maria Ahl. Also included are instructions to where certain designs should be placed within the book, and the color samples for books and pages. The collection is organized into one series by type of material, and is contained in one box.


  • Creation: 1970-1972

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available with no restrictions.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

Biographical / Historical

Anna Maria Ahl (1926-) illustrated multiple books such as I’m On the Move, Towards What? (1970), I’m Free, For What? (1970), and The Partners (1972). She is a Sister of the Sisters of Charity, a Catholic group. Her work preference is with dry media, but for production reasons she uses pen and ink, or felt tip markers. She has illustrated a book in full color only once that was titled Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1971), which was a series of inspirational quotes not intended for children. She has done many full-color greeting cards for Abby Press. Her current work in progress is illustrating a series of books in religious education for use with hearing-impaired children, including a First Communion book based on bible history by Mary Dugan.


.30 cubic ft. Cubic Feet (1 box)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Anna Maria Ahl in 1972 and 1973. Biographical materials transferred from vertical file collection on 11/11/15.

Anna Maria Ahl Papers
Matthew Fillingame
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Repository Details

Part of the de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection Repository

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