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Eve Bunting Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CLRC-95

Scope and Content

The collection contains production material for over eighty titles published between 1978 and 2008. Production materials include typescripts, front matter, galley and page proofs, notes, and research materials. The collection also contains some correspondence mostly concerning various books' publication.

Dates

  • 1977-2008

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Restrictions on Access

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Eve Bunting was born December 19, 1928 in Maghera, County Derry, Northern Ireland. She graduated from Methodist College in Belfast in 1945, and attended Queens University, Belfast for two years. In 1958, Eve Bunting and her husband and three children moved to California, where she began taking writing classes at a local college. In 1972, Eve Bunting published her first book The Two Giants, a story based on the Irish legend of Finn McCool the giant. Throughout her long and prolific career, Eve Bunting has used her knowledge of Irish folklore and the socio-political situation in Northern Ireland in some of her books for children and young adults.

Eve Bunting writes young adult novels in several genres, producing suspense novels and ghost stories as well as realistic ones that deal with contemporary issues such as surrogate motherhood, latchkey children, gangs and pollution. She also writes books for young readers that address serious issues such as ecology, nursing homes, and race issues. She has written over two hundred books, both fiction and non-fiction for children and young adults.

Biographical Sources: Something About the Author, v. 64, pp. 60-68. Twentieth Century Children's Writers, 3rd ed., pp. 152-154.

Extent

5 boxes (5.0 cubic feet)

Abstract

The collection contains production material for over eighty titles published by Eve Bunting. Materials include typescripts, front matter, galley and page proofs, notes, and research materials.

Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Eve Bunting placed this collection on permanent loan at the Children's Literature Research Collection in 1980 with additional material added by the author during the 1980s-2000s.
Title
Eve Bunting Papers, 1977-2008
Author
Nancy Larsen
Date
2005, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English

Collecting Area Details

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