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Children's Literature/School Library Media: A guide to information resources: Historical Children's Literature Collections

Use this guide to find resources that will help locate Children's Literature/School Media.

Historical Children's Literature Collections

Children's Historical Collection Treasures

Illustration from The Garden of Paradise and Other Stories from Hans Christian Andersen from the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives' Elements of Book Design Display.  University Libraries, University at Albany, SUNY

Illustration from Adventures of Henny Penny and her friends , printed during the 1860s. Unknown author and illustrator. Available from Special Collections in the Wayne State University library system.

Illustration from The Bitter Bit: The Sad End of a Tail. Written and illustrated by William Foster. Available from The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Florida's George A. Smathers Libraries 

From The Railroad Book Story, story and pictures by E. Boyd Smith. A part of Brooklyn Public Library's Hunt Collection.   

 

 

The Great Blue Heron, from The Book of Birds for Young People. Written and illustrated by F. Schuyler Mathews. Located in the Ball State University Digital Media Repository. 

W.W. Denslow wrote and illustrated  Humpty Dumpty, Found in the Library of Congress' Rare Book and Special Collections Division. 

Illustration from Doctor Dolittle in the Moon, from the Children's Historical Collection at Texas Woman's University. 

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