Judith Kerr Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 JK
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1932-2007
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English , French , German , Chinese
  • Physical Description
      8 artwork boxes, 3 archive boxes + 2 O/S folders

Scope and Content

Extensive collection of artwork created by Judith Kerr during the course of her life and career. The collection includes early artwork created by Kerr during her childhood and her time at art school; artwork for two unpublished books for children; sketches and preparatory material; finished artwork for 24 of her published titles for children; a manuscript draft of one of her published titles, 'A Small Person Far Away', as well as manuscript notes for 'The Other Way Round' [republished as 'Bombs on Aunt Dainty']; and copies of several of her published books.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Judith Kerr during the course her life and career.


The collection is arranged as follows:

JK/01 Early and unpublished work

JK/02 Sketches

JK/03 Published work

JK/04 Printed books

This reflects the arrangement of material at the time of deposit.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

Deposited on long-term loan with Seven Stories by the creator in 2008.

Personal Names