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 Of note, is the previously unpublished manuscript, Lena and the Old Witch, printed in a limited run by the Eugene Field House Foundation in 2000.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
“The Children’s Poet” was more than just a man of verse and newspaper columns. The latest exhibit in the Eugene Field Library looks at the often-forgotten stories that Field penned, from his first Little Book of Tales to the posthumously published Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac.
Future Library Exhibits
Missouri Writers: 200 Years of Talent
June 30, 2021 – January 9, 2022
As Missouri celebrates its Bicentennial, the Eugene Field Library will play host to an exhibit about some of the writers who have called this state their home in Missouri Writers: 200 Years of Talent. From our namesake Eugene Field to contemporaries such as Qui Xialong and Gillian Flynn, we explore who these writers are, their works, and more. Be sure to stop in and see our Speaker Series showcase that highlights the authors who have spoken here at the Field House Museum.