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Eva Kissin Papers

Identifier: CLRC-653

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a photocopies of selected short wroties with editorial mark-up and two corrected proofs for the short story anthology Stories in Black and White, compiled by Eva Kissin.


  • circa 1970


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

Eva Kissin was born Eva Hertz on February 12, 1923 in New York City. Kissin earned a BA from Syracuse University and an MA from New York University. She was a career school teacher who compiled a short story collection contrasting perspectives from Black and white writers. In addition to teaching, she consulted for the Brooklyn Museum, studied literature and film, and served as an adjunct professor at New York University. She died in 2007.

Biographical Source: "Eva H. Kissin (1923-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 10. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976.

"Eva A. Kissin." Obituary. The New York Times. August 20, 2007.


3 folders

Language of Materials



The collection includes written material for one book compiled by editor Eva Kissin.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eva Kissin.

Eva Kissin Papers, circa 1970
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • June 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library