John Burningham Collection

Scope and Content

Preparatory artwork by John Burningham for his 'Little Books' series of picture books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by John Burningham during the course of his career as an illustrator.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Archivist's Note

Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books, was established as a registered charity and company limited by guarantee in 1996, with the aims of preserving, maintaining and adding to a growing and accessible collection of archival material, artwork and printed books relating to modern British children's literature. The collection is intended to form part of the national heritage in an archive and library of present and future historical interest for the public benefit. (See Memorandum of Association)

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by the creator in December 2011.