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Eric Beddows fonds [graphic material, textual record]. 



Place of creation


3 m of graphic material and textual records.

Scope and content

Fonds includes the sketches, studies, photographs, models, research notes and final illustrations for "The Cave of Snores", "Night Cars" and "Zoom Upstream".

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
LMS container
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90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
LMS container
from 1 to 6
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Textual records
90: Open
LMS container
from 1 to 8
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1988-02 LMS
1991-04 LMS
1994-09 LMS

Terms of use

Copyright varies. The recipient of copies is responsible for determining whether material is subject to copyright and whether use of it does or does not constitute an infringement of copyright under the Copyright Act. Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Graphic material; textual records Finding aids exist for all three accessions. Consult archivist. 90 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

Ken Nutt (whose pseudonym is Eric Beddows) is an award-winning illustrator of children's books. He was born in Woodstock, Ontario, in 1951 and studied fine arts at York University (1970-72), then worked at The Gallery in Stratford, in various capacities while continuing to paint and draw. Nutt was invited by friend Tim Wynne-Jones to illustrate "Zoom at Sea" (1983) which won numerous awards: The Children's Book of the Year Citation, The International Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE), The Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award, The Canadian Association of Children's Librarians Award (CACL), The Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award, and The Ontario Arts Council Award. Nutt adopted the pseudonym Eric Beddows in 1986 to distinguish his work as an illustrator from his work as an artist.

Beddows continued to produce equally successful illustrated works. He collaborated with Tim Wynne-Jones on two more "Zoom" titles: "Zoom Away" and "Zoom Upstream" (1993, 1994). Other collaborative works include "The Emperor's Panda" by David Day (1986), "The Cave of Snores" by Dennis Haseley (1987) and "Night Cars" by Teddy Jam (1989). In addition, Beddows collaborated with Paul Fleischman on several books of poems for children: "I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices", the Newberry-winning "Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices" and the story, "Shadow Play" (1985, 1988, 1990). More recently, Beddows received the Notable Books citation from the American Library Association, in 1992, for "Who Shrank My Grandmother's House? Poems of Discovery", and the Governor General's Literary Award for best illustration in an English book, in 1996, for "The Rooster's Gift" by Pam Conrad.

Subject heading

1. Littérature de jeunesse Archives.
2. Children Literature Archives.