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Children's Books

(Bloch) Donald Beaty Bloch Children's Literature Collection

 

Description

Nineteenth and twentieth century English and American children's books and periodicals, with an emphasis on illustration.

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

Collector's order. Some items are arranged by main entry, but not all. Oversize materials are shelved separately.

Size

41 shelves (ca. 2000v.).

Access

A checklist is kept in the Special Collections Reading Room with Bloch accession numbers for each entry. It is also available, in work form, by clicking here.

Provenance

Purchased in 1991 from Marie Halun Bloch.

 

 

 

(Creamer) George L. Creamer Collection of Children's Books

 

Description

Illustrated children's books.

 

Status

Uncataloged.

 

Arrangement

Arranged by accession number.

 

Size

347 titles.

 

Access

Separate card files arranged in shelf order and in other arrangements, plus cards in the Special Collections Main Entry File. There is a collection file.

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Provenance

Given to Special Collections by Anna and Nathan H. Creamer, in memory of their son, in 1979.

 

 

 

 

(Epsteen) Emily Wood Epsteen Collection

 

Description

Nineteenth and early twentieth century children's fiction and nonfiction, plus elementary, secondary, and higher education American textbooks. The collection includes large runs of periodicals, such as St. Nicholas. There is a small collection of Epsteen's personal papers (see "Related Materials" below).

Status

The collection is completely catalogued, with nearly all records online.

Arrangement

The children's fiction and nonfiction are arranged by call number. Textbooks are grouped roughly by subject, then subarranged by main entry.

Size

84 shelves (ca. 2940 v).

Access

The majority of the collection can be searched in Chinook; the remainder are accessible via the card catalog. Advance notice of the materials to be requested is appreciated.

Provenance

The original collection was given to the University Libraries by Emily Wood Epsteen, and has been augmented by further gifts and purchases since then. It was transferred to Special Collections from the Education Library in March 1965. The core of the textbook collection was transferred to Special Collections from the Education Library in the 1966-67 fiscal year.

Related materials

Emily Wood Epsteen Papers, MS 245.

 

(Folsom/Elting) Franklin Folsom/Mary Elting Collection

 

Description

Predominantly twentieth century children's books by Franklin Folsom and Mary Elting in a variety of languages, mainly English, French, Dutch, German, and Spanish. Non-roman alphabet languages represented in the collection include Russian, Japanese, Bengali, and Hindi. There is a collection of Folsom and Elting's professional papers (see "Related Materials" below).

Status

Uncataloged.

Arrangement

By title.

Size

4.5 shelves (220 v., 183 titles)

Access

Separate card file arranged by title, plus cards in the Special Collections Main Entry File.

Provenance

Given to Special Collections by Mary Elting and Franklin Folsom.

Related materials

Folsom-Elting Collection, MS 246.

Notes

Pseudonyms used by Folsom include: Troy Nesbit, Franklin Brester, Lyman Hopkins, Samuel Cutler, Michael Gorham, Benjamin Brewster. Pseudonyms used by Elting include: Campbell Tatham and Davis Cole.