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The International Collection of Child Art is a resource located in Milner Library, Illinois State University, and contains more than 8,600 original artworks from over 50 countries and cultures. This multicultural collection of child art has served researchers and professionals from many disciplines including art history, art education, children's literature, elementary education, psychology, anthropology, and sociology.

Researchers from The Ohio State University, Indiana University, and Illinois State University have analyzed images and information from the collection for a variety of studies. Authors have used selected artworks from the collection to illustrate concepts in texts, books, presentations, and articles.

Please visit the Digital Collections page to view artwork from the collection.

For additional information about the collection, please contact the ICCA Curator.

Selected publications and presentations including ICCA information and images:

Anderson, Frances E. Art for All the Children: Approaches to Art Therapy for Children With Disabilities 2nd ed. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas, 1992.

Anderson, Frances E. Art for All the Children: a Creative Sourcebook for the Impaired Child. Springfield, Ill.: Thomas, 1978.

Barroqueiro, Daniella and Barry E. Moore The International Collection of Child Art: Reflecting the Visual Culture of Childhood. National Art Education Association Convention. New Orleans, LA. 30 March, 2008. 

Hobbs, Jack A., Jean C. Rush. Teaching Children Art. Waveland Press, Long Grove, Ill, 2006. 

Klein, Sheri. “Rockets to Rainbows: Humor as Conflict Resolution in Child Art.” Intercom: Indiana Center on Global Change and World Peace. Autumn 1992: 1-5.

Lonbom, Kathleen. Global Perspectives: a Celebration of Children’s Art and Imagination. World Library and Information Congress: 74th International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions Conference and Council. Quebec, Canada. 12 August, 2008. 

McFee, June King and Rogena M. Degge.. Art, Culture, and Environment : A Catalyst For Teaching. Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.: c1980. 

Moore, Barry E. and Richard A. Salome, Children's Art [filmstrip], Chicago : International Film Bureau, Inc., 1979. 

Perez, Jeannine.  A Cross-National Study of Child Art: Comparing for Universal and Culturally Influenced Characteristics. Diss. Illinois State University, 1993. 

Wachowiak, Frank and Robert D. Clements. Emphasis Art : A Qualitative Art Program for Elementary and Middle Schools. 8th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2006.

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Normal, Il 61790-8900
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Last Updated: 10/17/12