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Jeannette Eyerly Papers

Identifier: CLRC-515

Scope and Contents

The collection contains production material for novels written for young adults by Jeannette Eyerly. Included are typescripts, proofs, research, notes, clippings, and reviews. The collection also contains correspondence with publishers and readers.


  • Creation: 1959 - 1983


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

Jeannette (Hyde) Eyerly was born June 7, 1908, in Topeka, KS. She attended Drake University and earned an AB from the University of Iowa in 1930. She primarily worked as a writer and lecturer, though she also taught creative writing and served on various community boards of directors. Known for her young adult novels, Eyerly's first book, More Than a Summer Love, was published in 1962. Eyerly lived in Iowa, prior to her death in 2008.

Biographical Source:

"Jeannette Eyerly (1908-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 86. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1996.


3.75 Cubic Feet (3 record cartons)

Language of Materials



The collection contains production material for young adult novels by Jeannette Eyerly.


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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Jeannette Eyerly with additional material from her daughter Jane Kozuszek.


Jeannette Eyerly Papers, 1959-1983
Larry Peterson
2004, 2009
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Revision Statements

  • 2016: Collection reprocessed and new material added
  • June 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library