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Jeanette Eaton Papers

Identifier: CLRC-304

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a corrected typescript for the book Washington: the Nation's First Hero, a biography of George Washington published in 1951.


  • circa 1951


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

Jeanette Eaton was born November 30, 1886, in Columbus, Ohio.She received a BA from Vassar College in 1908 and a MA from Ohio State University in 1910. Eaton is best known as a writer of biographies for children, and several of her books were runners-up for the John Newbery Medal. She died in February, 1968. Prior to her death Eaton lived in Spring Valley, New York.

Biographical Source:

"Jeanette Eaton (1886-1968)." Something About the Author. Vol. 24. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1981.


1 folder

Language of Materials



Jeanette Eaton's papers consist of a corrected typescript for a biography of George Washington.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was originally given to Dr. Irvin Kerlan who in turn donated it to the University of Minnesota.

Related Materials

Illustrative material for the title held in this collection available in the Ralph Ray, Jr. papers.

Jeanette Eaton Papers, circa 1951
Lois Steer
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Revision Statements

  • August 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