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 over 2,000 authors and illustrators.

Online Exhibit Highlight

Balloons Over Broadway, Melissa Sweet, and the Engineering of a Picture Book

Learn about the process of creating a picture book! The new online exhibit will take visitors through the process of researching, writing, and illustrating Melissa Sweet's award-winning non-fiction picture book Balloons Over Broadway.

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