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Eve Bunting Papers

Identifier: CLRC-95

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for over eighty books by Eve Bunting published between 1978 and 2008. Production materials include typescripts, proofs, notes, and research materials. The collection also contains some correspondence mostly concerning various books' publication.


  • 1977 - 2008


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

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. She has written over 200 fiction and nonfiction books for both children and young adults in a variety of genres. She lives in California.

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


5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for over eighty children's and young adult books written by Eve Bunting.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by publication title.

Immediate 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.

Eve Bunting Papers, 1977-2008
Nancy Larsen
2005, 2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 2013: Collection reprocessed by Laura Howard; EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • February 2023: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library