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Children's Literature

This is a guide to the study of children's literature at Wayne State University.

The Eloise Ramsey Collection

Named for its originator, Eloise Ramsey, the Eloise Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People is a collection of rare books and periodicals related to children’s literature from the 17th century to the present, located in the Purdy/Kresge Library. The collection has been expanded over the years with award-winning titles and otherwise outstanding works; whenever possible, recent acquisitions to the collection have been duplicated in the circulating juvenile collection. Books and materials in the collection are listed in the online catalog and are available for use in the Gardner Special Collections and Rare Book Room.

Samples from the Eloise Ramsey Collection

Other Special Collections @ WSU

Digital Collections of Historical, Rare or Fragile Children's Books

Children's Literature Museums

Image from the Eric Carle Picture Book Museum

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