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Welcome to the Children's Literature Research Collections
The Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC), an internationally recognized resource in the field of children’s literature, contains six core collections and several smaller collections. They are the Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature, the Hess Collection of Dime Novels, Story Papers, and Series Books, the Paul Bunyan Collection, the Laura Jane Musser Collection of Oziana materials, The Borger Comic Book Collection, and the Illustrated Treasure Island Collection. The CLRC is continually expanding its holdings in historical and other areas.
All the material is accessible to anyone, who needs to consult it, but use by readers is confined to the reading room, where attendants bring requested material. A card catalogue as well as an on-line catalogue of holdings is kept in the reading room (not all of our material is on the on-line catalogue). To search for material, using the on-line catalogue, you must use the University of Minnesota's MNCAT and pay close attention to the location of the material, as MNCAT is a catalogue for the all of the University's libraries. Our location is "Andersen Children's Lit".
The collections are available for the use in the Andersen Library under certain restrictions. Inquires may be made to the Children's Literature Research Collections.
Elmer L. Andersen Archives & Special Collections will be closed on January 20th, 2014. Please plan your research accordingly.
To make an appointment, please email email@example.com or call 612-624-4576.
We will return your message to confirm your appointment.
Events & Announcements
The 2014 Kerlan Award honorees are Linda Sue Park and Russell Freedman. Join Linda Sue Park for lunch on March 29th, 2014. Accepting for Mr. Freedman will be the 2013 honoree and United State Ambassador for Children's Literature, Kate DiCamillo. For more information click here.
Kate DiCamillo's speech for the 2013 Kerlan Award Lecture is now available to read online.
The latest edition of our Kerlan Friends Newsletter is now available online.
Rejoice the Legacy!
February 10 - May 14, 2014
Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery and Atrium
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Read along with the adventures of Andersen Special Collections at Primary Sourcery.