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Robert Andrew Parker Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: ASE
Date: Jan 1994

Biographical History

Robert Andrew Parker (1927- ) is an American painter, illustrator, and art educator. He has illustrated more than seventy children's books and received numerous awards, among them a Caldecott Honor (1970) for Pop Corn and Ma Goodness by Edna Mitchell Preston and an American Library Association Notable Book award (1982) for The Whistling Skeleton edited by John Bierhorst. His work has been exhitbited at the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Whitney Museum of American Art. He is a member of the Society of Illustrators.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Robert Andrew Parker Papers comprises biographical material, correspondence, artwork, and miscellaneous memorabilia. Correspondence from the Museum of Modern Art, 1959-1966, documents Parker's illustration work for Marianne Moore's Eight Poems. Artwork includes proofs of illustrations for Eight Poems, some of which are hand-colored; eighteen undated sketchbooks which comprise the bulk of the collecction and contain sketches in various media along with holograph notes on art; and miscellaneous loose pen-and-ink sketches. Memorabilia contains miscellaneous items of memorabilia.

Arrangement of the Collection

Material is arranged alphabetically.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Parker, Robert Andrew.


Art, American -- 20th century.
Art, American.
Illustrators -- United States.
Painters -- United States.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Robert Andrew Parker Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

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