Welcome to the Children's Literature Research Collections

The Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) is an internationally recognized children's literature library and archive. A member of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Archives and Special Collections department, we hold books, manuscripts, illustrations, comic books, story papers, and other materials related to the creation of historical and modern children's literature, including archival materials and original artwork for 1700 authors and illustrators. For information on upcoming events hosted by the CLRC, see Events and News.


New Online Exhibit!

Children's Book Art: Techniques and Media

Explore the world of illustration with our newest online exhibit! Children's Book Art: Techniques and Media is an educational exhibit that takes you through the various media used by some of the country's most talented artists. From collage to watercolor to scratchboard, dive in to learn more!

4 tile collage of illustrations

Illustrations by E. B. Lewis, Gustaf Tenggren, Lauren Stringer, & Beth Krommes

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