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Accession 1554

Inclusive Dates

1921, 1964, 1990-2015, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1500 pieces, .75 linear feet



Historical Note

Vernon Simeon Plemion Grant (1902-1990) was an American illustrator known for his whimsical gnome characters and fairy tale drawings. He created advertising illustrations for several large companies and major magazines, but is best known for the Snap!™, Crackle!™ and Pop!™ characters for Kellogg’s Rice Krispies® cereal. Mr. Grant married Elizabeth Fewell who was a native Rock Hillian and they eventually moved to Rock Hill, SC. Mr. Grant served several years on the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce and helped to found the award-winning Come-See-Me Festival in Rock Hill, SC.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of research done by Winthrop Alumna Linda Williams (’64, ’69, ’80) while working on a book on artist and illustrator Vernon Grant which includes various newspaper articles on Grant and his work, scrapbooks of his illustrations, a poster signed by Grant, and other records relating to Grant’s life. This collection primarily concerns Vernon Simeon Plemion Grant (1902-1990), who is most known for his illustration of the Kellogg’s characters Snap!™, Crackle!™ and Pop!™, his life and his work.


This collection was donated to the Archives on June 14, 2016 by Linda Driggers Williams.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Vernon Grant Research Collection - Accession 1554

LC Subject Headings

Grant, Vernon, 1902-1990