Eugene Field Library
About the Eugene Field Library
The Eugene Field Library is home to an extensive collection of Eugene Field’s works. Within it are various volumes of literature written by the beloved Children’s Poet, ranging from first editions to personal manuscripts. The books on display include those published during Eugene’s life, some signed by the author, and many published by his estate. Of note, is the previously unpublished manuscript, Lena and the Old Witch, printed in a limited run by the Eugene Field House Foundation in 2000. The library can be utilized for research purposes through appointment only.
The Eugene Field Library Collection was generously donated by Marianne and Peter Gleich.
Current Library Exhibits
A Tale of Two Brothers
August 10, 2022 – January 15, 2023
While they grew up together and both entered the writing field, Eugene Field, and his brother Roswell Field Jr., walked their own paths in life. Join us for A Tale of Two Brothers as we follow the personal and professional triumphs and tragedies that shaped the lives of two men who influenced journalism as we know it today.
Future Library Exhibits
The Power of the Pen
January 25 – July 16, 2023
Check back for more information on this upcoming exhibit!