Guide to the Charles Vess Autographed Illustration Posters, 1988-2001, undated

Summary Information

Title: Charles Vess Autographed Illustration Posters, 1988-2001, undated
Collection: AC.853
Extent: 1.0 linear foot (1 flat box)

The Charles Vess Autographed Illustration Posters is a collection of five oversized illustrations that were probably used in books or in bookstores, and autographed by the artist, dating 1988 to 2001.

Creator: Vess, Charles

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Vess is an American fantasy artist and comic-book illustrator, specializing in the illustration of myths and fairy tales and winning several awards for his work. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia and studied at Virginia Commonwealth University. He worked in New York City as a freelance illustrator and as an art instructor at the Parsons School of Design.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of five illustrations by Charles Vess, autographed by Vess, some for books, others seem to be for advertisement for reading and his appearance at a bookstore.


The collection is arranged in order by the titles of each, all in one box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection of illustrations was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2011 and accessioned as AC.2011.052.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.853: Charles Vess Autographed Illustration Posters, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List


Art, A Gift from the Spring, 2001 


Art, Little Red Riding Hood, 1988 


Art, A Midsummer Night's Dream, undated 


Art, Reading is an adventure worth sharing, #122/200, undated 


Art, Charles Vess, Storyteller, undated