Marc Brown Papers, 1994 -- 2007

This collection has:

96.81 Linear Feet
24 record cartons, 5 oversize boxes, 1 half letter sized box, 682 VHS videocassettes
685 Audiovisual Object(s)
1 Digital Object(s)
Disk image available for reading room access.

Marc Brown (1946-) is an American author and illustrator best known for creating the children's character Arthur the aardvark, the lovable third-grader from Elwood City. Born November 25, 1946, in Erie, Pennsylvania, Brown spent most of his early childhood surrounded by pen, pencils, and paper. His grandmother Thora had an enormous influence on Brown at an early age, and he used her encouragement when he decided to pursue painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art. After exploring all types of mediums, Brown knew that he wanted to pursue a career in illustration, specifically concentrating on the illustration of children's books.

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