Clodagh Corcoran Collection

Scope and Content

Examples of work by various illustrators, including one piece of original work by Pauline Baynes; artwork for letterhead by Jan Pienkowski; prints by D.A. Goddard and Charles Pickard and book plates by Errol le Cain. This material appears to have been collected by Clodagh Corcoran [known at the time by her married name of Alborough] when she worked for the magazine 'Books For Your Children', where she managed administration, subscriptions and distribution of the magazine until circa 1978. Clodagh Corcoran also managed the bookshop Books for Your Children Booksellers in Haxey, Yorkshire, which was established by the magazine as an independent seller of children's books.

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection appears to have been created by Clodagh Corcoran during the course of her career working on the magazine 'Books for Your Children'.


Material is arranged into files according to artist as follows:

  • CC/01 Jan Pienkowski letterhead
  • CC/02 Errol le Cain bookplates
  • CC/03 Charles Pickard prints
  • CC/04 Pauline Baynes artwork
  • CC/05 D.A. Goddard print

The order of these files maintains the original order of material when deposited.

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by Clodagh Corcoran in 2002.