Eugene Field Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains manuscripts for two poems by Eugene Field, the first draft of the poem titled "Cheyenne" (dated February 8, 1889) and the manuscript for "Pittypat and Tippytoe" (Dated March 15, 1892).
- 1889 - 1892
- Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 (Person)
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
Eugene Field was born September 3, 1850, in St. Louis, MO, and died on November 4, 1895, of heart failure at the Sabine Farm in Chicago, IL. He worked on the editorial staff of several newspapers but is best known for the poetry he wrote for children.
"Eugene Field (1850-1895)." Something About the Author. Vol. 16. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1979.
Language of Materials
The Eugene Field collection contains handwritten manuscripts for two poems by Field.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of James Ford Bell. Transferred by Bell Library to Special Collections in 1964.
- Children's poetry, American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Poets, American -- 19th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bell, James Ford, 1879-1961 (Donor, Person)
- Eugene Field Collection, 1889-1892
- Larry Peterson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- May 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