The collection consists of seven items: monograph, Erschreckliche Geschichte vum Hühnchen vom Hähnchen, first edition of a children's book written and illustrated by Crodel, signed and numbered, no. 33; five postcards illustrating works by Crodel, circa 1950, including four depicting paintings and one showing glassware; and an exhibition catalog, Paintings and graphic work by Charles Crodel, at the University of Louisville, 6-28 Oct. 1958, including a biographical essay and commentary by Crodel.
Charles Crodel was a German painter and designer. Born in Marseille, he returned to his parents' native Germany to study art history at the University of Jena. He travelled widely, and took several teaching positions; he created murals, paintings, and stained-glass windows, later working on tapestries, mosaics, ceramics, and enamel. Crodel also wrote a children's book, and continued teaching, in Germany and the United States, and was affiliated with Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, 1951-1973.
In Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (#1963-0007R/VF1-2).
In English; the monograph is in German.