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John Bierhorst Papers

Identifier: CLRC-740

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of production materials for four books written or edited and compiled by John Bierhorst, including typescripts, page proofs and galley proofs.


  • 1969-1974, undated


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

Author, folklorist, and translator John Bierhorst was born in 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his B.A. from Cornell University (1958). He was a concert pianist, but later became an author and translator of stories focusing on the customs, traditions, and tales of Native Americans. As a translator, he is a specialist in the Aztec language. He lives in New York state.

Biographical Source: "John (William) Bierhorst (1936-)." Something About the Author. Vol. 91. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1997.


.3 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The John Bierhorst papers contain production material for four books written or compiled by Bierhorst.


Collection guide arranged alphabetically by book title.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Bierhorst.

John Bierhorst Papers, 1969-1974, undated
Nancy Larsen
April 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • April 2013: Collection reprocessed and EAD updated by Karen Spilman
  • May 2022: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library