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Bruce Hale Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2166

Scope and Content

The Bruce Hale papers contain sketches, typescripts, correspondence, and page proofs related to Hale's writing for children and young adults. Materials include production materials related to Hale's popular Chet Geckoseries, as well as the Underwhereand School for Spiesseries.


  • 1978-2015, undated


Language of Materials

Collection materials in English

Access and Use

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.


Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Biographical Sketch

Bruce Hale was born October 30, 1957 in Los Angeles, California. He earned a B.A. in economics from the University of California -- Los Angeles in 1980. Before becoming a children's author, he lived and worked in both Tokyo, Japan, and Hawaii. He currently lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife.


6 boxes (11 cubic feet.)


This collection consists of typescripts, proofs, correspondence, and sketches related to works written and illustrated by Bruce Hale, including the Chet Geckoand School for SPIESseries.


Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Hale, Bruce

Bruce Hale Papers, 1978-2015, undated
Caitlin Marineau
February 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • October 2022: Boxes 4-6 added by Carter Thurmond.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library