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Jeanette Eyerly Papers

Identifier: MsC0599

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Jeannette Eyerly consist of six boxes (approximately 12.5 linear feet) of manuscript material dating from 1925 to 1994. Given to the University of Iowa by Jeannette Eyerly over a period of years (1970-1993), each subsequent year's addition has been appended to the earlier gifts. The collection of papers is made up of research, correspondence, notes, early drafts, page proofs, galleys, publicity, and reviews for many of her novels. Included are Drop-Out, Gretchen's Hill, More Than a Summer Love, See Dave Run, The Seeing Summer, and The Leonardo Touch. There is also biographical material, correspondence from school children, and other writings by Eyerly. Correspondence from other writers include letters from: Paul Corey, John T. Frederick, Lee Hadley, Annabelle Irwin, MacKinlay Kantor, Julie Jensen McDonald, Mary Kay Phelan, and others.


  • Creation: 1925-1994


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This collection is open for research.

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12.50 Linear Feet (Photographs in Boxes 3, 5, and 7.)

Language of Materials



Author of books for young adults from More Than a Summer Love, (1962), with a special concern for mental health. Correspondence, notes, various drafts, promotional material, etc., of her many books for adolescents.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa by Jeannette Eyerly over the years 1970 to 1993.

Related Materials

To access the following, please refer to External Documents:

The manuscript for Disaster Dog is held by the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota. Frank Eyerly's papers are at Iowa State University. See also Eyerly's talk, "The Lay of a Lay Librarian", from Books at Iowa.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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