Barbara Freeman Archive

Scope and Content

Archival material belonging to Barbara Freeman during her time as a student at Kingston School of Art in the 1920s. Includes sketchbooks, notebooks and other items. Barbara Freeman went on to be an author and illustrator of children's books.

Administrative / Biographical History

A former student of Kingston School of Art, Barbara Freeman went on to illustrate a number of books by famous authors as well as writing and illustrating her own children's stories.

Access Information

Open to researchers by appointment- please email Appointments typically offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am - 4.30pm. For more information on Kingston University Archives and Special Collections please see our website at

Other Finding Aids

Also see our archives catalogue here

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Many of the sketchbooks and notebooks are extremely fragile. Careful handling required.

Conditions Governing Use

Many of items in the collection can not be copied from due to their physical condition or copyright law. Please send all copying enquiries to the Archive at

Custodial History

Transfer from Kingston University Library