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Margaret Sutton Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1936

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written material for several titles, the some of them unpublished. The collection also contains a typescript for an unpublished autobiography called Jupiter Girl, professional correspondence, and clippings. Some of the typescripts and clippings are photocopies.


  • Creation: 1930-after 1982


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

Margaret Sutton was born Rachel Beebe January 22, 1903, and died June 21, 2001, in Lock Haven, PA. She authored a series of mystery stories featuring the character Judy Bolton. She married William Henry Sutton and published most of her works under the name Margaret Sutton. After her second marriage to Everett Hunting she also used the name Margaret Sutton Hunting.


.8 Cubic Feet (2 hollinger boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection contains written material for titles written by Margaret Sutton, as well as correspondence and related material.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title, with correspondence and miscellaneous material at the end.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Margaret Sutton (Hunting) and her estate.

Margaret Sutton Papers, 1930-after 1982
Jim Eyer
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Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

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