SELECTED CHILDREN'S LITERATURE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

This illustration is by L. Leslie Brooke from a first edition of The Golden Goose

Selected by Kay E. Vandergrift

 

 

Social History of Children's Literature Page  

It is often important to locate the necessary resources of manuscript collections and outstanding holdings in ongoing scholarly work in children's literature. The websites listed below reflect the current availability of Children's Literature Special Collections on the Internet. Many, like the de Grummond Collection offer the viewer complete books using the original work so that one can actually see the work as it appears. Holdings in other Special Collections are available through the use of OPAC connections.

The following book is a major contribution in such searches:
Association for Library Service to Children. Jones, Dolores Blythe, Ed. Special Collections in Children's Literature: An International Directory. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 1995.

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries

Beatrix Potter Collections in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Canadian Children's Illustrated Books Project

Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents

Children's Book Collections at Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London

Cinderella Project, Professor Michael Salda, at the University of Southern Mississippi De Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection.

Comics in the National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Cooperative Children's Book Center School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cotsen Children's Library. Princeton University

CreatAbiliToys:Museum of Advertising Icons

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi

The Elizabeth Nesbitt Room, Information Sciences Library, University of Pittsburgh

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

Ezra Jack Keats Exhibition

The Illustrated Book: A Survey of Genres Colophon Page Gallery

Index to the Lilly Library Chapbook Collection, Indiana University

The International Children's Digital Library.

Jack the Giant Killer and Jack in the Beanstalk Project, Professor Michael Salda, at the University of Southern Mississippi De Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection.

Kerlan Collection, Walter Library, University of Minnesota

Language of the Land Project, Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota.

The Laura Jane Musser Oziana Collection at the University of Minnesota

Les Manuels Scolaires Quebecois at Lavael University, Canada

Little Red Riding Hood Project, Professor Michael Salda, at the University of Southern Mississippi De Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection.

Lois Lenski Collection, Walter Clinton Jackson Library of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Magic Pencil: The British Library.

Moving Tales Paper Engineering and Children's Pop-Up Books, State Library of Victoria.

National Archives and Records Administration Online Exhibit Hall.

National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Nineteenth-Century American Children & What They Read

Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, Toronto Public Library

Picturing Childhood: Illustrated Children's Books from the University of California Collections, 1550-1990

The Pop-up World of Ann Montanaro, Rutgers University Exhibit.

Recent Acquisitions in African-American History and Literature, University of Virginia.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.

Special Collections, Walter Clinton Jackson Library of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Swedish Institute for Children's Books

Tiny Tomes: The Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books.

University Libraries, University of Connecticut, Storrs

University of South Florida Tampa Campus Library Children's Literature Collection

World of the Child: Two Hundred Years of Children's Books, University of Delaware Library

The CHILDE web site, the culmination of the European Commission funded CHILDE project


Created September 20, 1995 and is continuously revised
SCILS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey