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Tasha Tudor collection

Identifier: MS-072

Content Description

Papers of author, Tasha Tudor, including some letters and photographs.


  • 1943 - 1993

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright of these materials may not be held by Connecticut College. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Researchers are responsible for identifying the copyright holder and securing permission to reproduce copyrighted materials beyond “fair use” before publishing.

Biographical / Historical

Tasha Tudor (1915-2008) was an American author and illustrator known for her depictions of children and animals set among the New England countryside. Her art appeared in nearly one hundred books as well as numerous cards, calendars, and other ephemera. Her first book, “Pumpkin Moonshine” was published in 1938. Although born in Boston, Massachusetts, Tudor spent much of her youth on a Connecticut farm, and as an adult, renovated and lived in a large New Hampshire homestead. In 1971, Tudor moved to a smaller farm in rural Vermont. For her extraordinary artistic accomplishments, Tudor was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Vermont-Montpelier in 1981. Tudor’s reputation for masterful watercolor and pencil drawings, as well as her embrace of the simplicity of New England farm-life earned her notoriety with the press and her admirers. As such, she was featured in a 1955 edition of “Life” magazine.


1 Boxes

Language of Materials



Collection is arranged in one series and is comprised of 14 folders.

Tasha Tudor collection
J. Ishee
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Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States