The following collections have been cataloged to the “x” collection; call numbers for individual titles can be found on InfoHawk.

Bernice E. Leary Children’s Books

The books in this collection range in date from the late 18th to the mid 20th Century and constitute a good working collection of examples of English and American children’s literature with additional examples of children’s literature from other countries. Of special interest are the numerous books containing woodcut illustrations, many hand colored; early 19th Century chapbooks now of some rarity; early examples of books with movable parts; books illustrated by such notable illustrators as John Bewick, Kate Greenaway, and Randolph Caldecott; and a collection of modern books which have won the Newbery and Caldecott awards for excellence as stories or for their illustrations. More than a dozen children’s magazines are represented in the collection.

James M. and Christine Wallace Children’s Books

An important gathering of historic children’s books including many classics in first editions.

The G. Robert Carlsen Adolescent Literature Collection

Examples of 20th Century adolescent literature.