Finding Aid for the Howard and Katharine Pyle Papers LSC.0941

Finding aid prepared by Shira Peltzman, 2020.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Online finding aid last updated 2021 August 25.
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Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Title: Howard and Katharine Pyle papers
Creator: Pyle, Howard , 1853-1911
Creator: Pyle, Katharine , 1863-1938
Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0941
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1892-1935
Physical Location: Stored off-site. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
Language of Material: English .

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Howard and Katharine Pyle Papers (Collection 941). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

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UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232765 

Administrative/Biographical History

Howard Pyle was born on March 5, 1853 in Wilmington, Delaware; he attended private schools, art school in Philadelphia for three years, and Art Student's League in New York; studied under F.A. Van der Wielan; became an author, artist, painter, teacher of illustration, and writer of children's stories; worked as as illustrator for Scribner's monthly; taught illustration at Drexel Institute of Arts and Sciences in Philadelphia, 1894-1900, later establishing his own art school in Wilmington; published works include The merry adventures on Robin Hood of great renown in Nottinghamshire (1883), Otto of the silver hand (1883), Men of iron (1892), The story of King Arthur and his knights (1903), and The story of the Grail and the passing of Arthur (1910); he died on November 9, 1911 in Florence, Italy.
His sister, Katharine Pyle, was born in Wilmington, DE; her published works include The rabbit witch (1897), The counterpane fairy (1898), Tales from far and near (1922), and Charlemagne and his knights (1932); she died on February 19, 1938.

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of ephemera relating to Howard Pyle and his students, including illustrations, page proofs, galleys, and ephemera. The work of his sister, Katharine Pyle, and some of his students are also included.