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A complete list of illustrators represented in the Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children's Book Illustration, as of 2020.

Dedicated in April 2004, this collection of original picture-book art by award-winning illustrators was established with gifts given to Friends of Murray Library in memory of Ruth Engle, a charter member who also served on its board. New artworks are added to the collection annually, funded by Friends and gifts from donors. Currently, more than two dozen artworks are on display, reflecting a variety of media, styles and subjects and including works by illustrators from Australia, China, England, Korea, Mali and Russia, as well as the USA.


Visit Murray Library at Messiah University to see many of these works in person. The public is invited and welcome to visit the library during open hours.