Judy Brook Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1840 JB
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      28 artwork boxes, 5 archive boxes + 2 crates

Scope and Content

Large collection of material representing Judy Brook's working career as an illustrator. Includes material for 28 of her illustrated children's books, including the entire 'Tim Mouse' series. Collection contains several dummy books, rough sketches and early stage material, layouts, finished artwork, and proofs, thus comprehensively representing the process of illustrating children's books.

The collection also contains material for children's books that were never published, and material created by Brook in her early career. Also present in the collection is source material used by Brook, and biographical material that provides more information on Brook's personal and professional life.

Administrative / Biographical History

Created by Judy Brook during the course of her illustrating career.


The collection has been arranged as follows. The material for published children's books has been arranged into publication order.

JB/01: Illustrations for children's books

JB/02: Illustrations for unpublished children's books

JB/03: Student and early work

JB/04: Reference material

JB/05: Biographical material

JB/06: 'Tim Mouse' models

Access Information

Accessible to all researchers, by appointment only.

Appraisal Information

Material has been appraised and weeded for duplicates.

Custodial History

Donated to Seven Stories by the creator's brothers in 2003.

Personal Names