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Lee Bennett Hopkins Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1816

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, proofs, and correspondence for five books written or compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins.


  • Creation: 1969-circa 1977


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

Lee Bennett Hopkins was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1938. He earned degrees from Newark State Teachers College, Bank Street College of Education, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. He began his career as a public school teacher and worked as a curriculum and editorial specialist before turning to full-time writing in 1976. He was noted as one of America's most prolific anthologists of poetry for children and he frequently works with single themes for the anthologies such as seasons, science, or sports. He died in 2019.

Biographical source: "Lee Bennett Hopkins."Something About the Author. Vol. 125. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2002.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains production material for books of poetry written and compiled by Hopkins.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Lee Bennett Hopkins.

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Lee Bennett Hopkins Papers, 1969-circa 1977
Leslie Czechowski
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Revision Statements

  • April 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library