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Kelly Easton Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2108

Scope and Contents

The Kelly Easton Papers contain typescripts, correspondence, and page proofs for four novels written by Easton.


  • 2001 - 2009


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

Kelly Easton was born in 1960 in Glendora, CA. She received a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine in 1985 and went on to earn an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 1991. Inspired by the Oz books by L. Frank Baum, Easton decided at a young age that she wanted to be a writer. Her first young adult novel, The Life History of a Star, was published in 2001. Easton is known for her willingness to take on sensitive issues like war, religion, and the challenges faced by teens. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

Information sourced from: "Kelly Easton." Something About the Author. Vol. 192. Detroit, MI: Gale, 2008.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of written production material for four published titles by Kelly Easton.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kelly Easton.

Kelly Easton Papers, 2001-2009
Keiko Nishimoto, Elizabeth Kent
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • December 2016: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library