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Helen E. Buckley Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1919

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of production materials for several titles. Materials include typescripts, photographs, front matter, and page proofs. Additional materials include correspondence, research materials, and letters from children.


  • Creation: 1956-2002


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

Helen Buckley was born in Syracuse, New York in 1918. She received her B.S. (1945) and her M.S. (1949) from Syracuse University, and her Ed.D. from Columbia University (1962). She began her career as an elementary school teacher (1942-1949), was a campus school teacher at State University at Oswego, Oswego, New York (1949-1961) and professor of English at SUNY, Oswego (1961-1976). Buckley published a number of books for children over her 30 year career. Buckley died in 2001.

Biographical Source: "Helen Buckley." Something About the Author. Vol. 90. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1997.


2.5 Cubic Feet (2 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection consists of production materials for children's books written by Helen E. Buckley.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

  1. Publications
  2. Miscellaneous

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Helen Buckley between 1969-2002.

Helen E. Buckley Papers, 1956-2002
Nancy Larsen
May 2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • July 2013: Collection reprocessed by Victoria Rieck; EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • July 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library