Concordia University Berta and Elmer Hader Illustrations Collection
Identifier: RG 20/01
The Collection contains book illustrations and greeting cards in addition to many paper dolls. Some items have moving parts. It also includes books illustrated by the Haders, large banner-sized posters, along with personal papers and photographs.
- 1919 - 1961
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is available for research by appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Concordia University Libraries is the owner of the materials in the Hader Collection and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Concordia University Archives before any reproduction use. Copyright resides with the creator of the documents or their heirs. The status of copyright is governed by the Copyright Law of the U. S. (Title 17, U.S.C.). In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. For information about the traveling collection contact the library.
16 Cubic Feet
Collection of Hader illustrations, cards, sketches, paper dolls, proofs, books, photographs, and personal papers.
Elmer Stanley Hader (1889-1973) and Berta Hoerner Hader (ca. 1890-1976) were authors and illustrators of books for children. Their book, The Big Snow (New York: Macmillan, 1948), earned the Caldecott Award in 1949. The Haders also illustrated books for other authors, and Elmer Hader created four dust jackets for the works of John Steinbeck.
The collection is arranged in sixteen series as follows:
Series 1: Finger Dolls
Series 2: Stand-Up Dolls
Series 3: Tootsie Dolls
Series 4: Dolly Round the World
Series 5: Action Toys
Series 6: Peep Boxes
Series 7: Miscellaneous Black and White Originals
Series 8: Miscellaneous Color Originals
Series 9: Book Illustration Originals
Series 10: Preliminary Christmas Cards
Series 11: Final Christmas Cards
Series 12: Proofs
Series 13: Miscellaneous Original Sketches
Series 14: Hader Personal (letters, personal cards, house plans, sketches), Photos
Series 15: Sketch-a-minute
Series 16: Books
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was a gift from Joy Hoerner Rich.
- Guide to the Concordia University Berta and Elmer Hader Illustrations Collection
- Johanna Meetz and Nolan R. Bremer
- Description rules
- Language of description