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Jake Parker papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9029

Content Description

Collection contains fan mail sent to Jake Parker from school children from around the nation, oftentimes tasked with corresponding with their favorite author or artist. The mail usually includes a short letter telling him which book or art piece they like the most and a drawing done by the child. Included are Jake's letters that he writes in response. Some of the letters are undated; those dated cover August 2012 to May 2017.


  • 2012-2017


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jake Parker papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical history

Jake Parker (1977- ) is an author, illustrator, and animator.

Jake Parker was born in Mesa, Arizona on May 17, 1977. He has created works as an author, illustrator, and animator including books such as "The Little Snowplow" and "Missle Mouse," and worked on several large films including "Rio," "Horton Hears a Who," and "Titan A.E." He co-founded the Society of Visual Storytelling, an online educational site where he and other artists teach how to create art. He also established Inktober in 2009 which has become an annual event on social media during the month of October where participants post ink drawings they have created. He currently works as a freelance artist from his home in Provo, Utah where he lives with his wife and children. His and his son's art were included in the Comics and Mormons exhibition 2016-2017 at BYU's L. Tom Perry Special Collections.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by Jake and Alison Parker in 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jake and Alison Parker; June 2017.


LDS cultural, including popular culture; LDS family; social; intellectual; and religious history (21st Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy, section V.b.v.1, January 2016)

Condition Description


Processing Information

Processed; Dainan M. Skeem, curator; 2017.

Register of Jake Parker papers
Dainan Skeem
2017 July 15
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States