Christine Hilda Price (1928-1980) is known for her work as an illustrator and writer of children's books on art history, dance, and folklore. The collection includes illustrations and sketches, correspondence, published books, travel notes, and research materials.
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries
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Christine Hilda Price (April 15, 1928-January 13, 1980) born in London, England, is known for her work as an author and illustrator of books for children and young people. She spent her childhood in a small English village and then moved with her family to the United States in 1940, where she attended Vassar College (1944-45) and the Art Students League of New York (1945-46). At that time, she began free-lance illustration, including a number of books for children. Her formal training was completed at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Price concentrated on historical subjects, including a series of books on the history of art, such as
Made in the Renaissance (Dutton, 1963) and
Made in Ancient Egypt (Dutton, 1970). The art history books are illustrated with photographs she took during her extensive travels, as well as her own illustrations and designs. During her life she became a member of International P.E.N., Author's Guild, National Audubon Society, Society of Woman Geographers, Wilderness Society, Massachusetts Audubon Society, and Art Students League of New York (life member).
The Christine Price Papers contain manuscripts and working materials for many of her books, general correspondence, and background materials. Geographically oriented subject files contain informational brochures and pamphlets on the many countries she wrote about and toured. Journals and sketchbooks contain notes, rough drawings and plans made during her travels, as future reference for her writing and art. There are extensive files of slides, photographs and photographic negatives from her trips, plus some cassette tapes with oral accounts of her visits to particular localities.
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Preferred Citation :
[Identification of item], Christine Price Papers, Ax 448, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series:
Series: Book Illustrations
Series: Materials for Published Works
Series: Subject Files
Series: Linoleum Cuts
Series: Non-Print Resource Material
Series: Published Books
Series: Working Materials for Publication
Acquisition Information :
Gift of Christine Price in 1968.
Processing Note :
Collection processed by processing staff, October 1974.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Boyce, Ella Ruth.
Claire, Helen. Senor Castillo,
Cock of the Island
The Cat Did It
The Bell that Rang for Freedom
Flames Over New England
Orange Fairy Book
Little Dusty Foot
Dig for a Treasure
Langdale, H. R.
Kit of Danger Cove
The Invisible Island
The Dragon and the Book
Made in the Renaissance
Price, Hilda Cumings.
No Way Back
Sanger, Marjory Bartlett.
A Traveler in Time
Waltrip, Lela and Rufus.
Cities of Gold and Isles of Spice