Special Collections Children's Collection

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Special Collections Children's Collection


The Special Collections Children's Collection contains books and other materials written for children that are considered rare, scarce, or unique. Resources in the Children's Collection may be used in the Special Collections research area.

Highlights of the collection include an early 20th century Russian children's encyclopedia; a children's grammar in Ket; titles in Norwegian, Russian, Hungarian, Finnish, and Czech; and a large collection of U.S. children's books published in the 1930s and 1940s, including numerous mysteries written especially for girls.

The Special Collections Children's Collection complements the Children's Literature Interdisciplinary Collection and the Helene Whitson Collection of unique format children's books. It has been developed primarily through donations. We welcome the opportunity to consider gifts for the collection.

For information about donation, contact: speccoll@wwu.edu.

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