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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-624-4576.
We will return your message to confirm your appointment.
Events & Announcements
Check out all our Events & Announcements to find out what's going on at the CLRC.
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.
Meet Your Curator
Who is Lisa Von Drasek?
Watch episodes One and Two of Read This Book! on YouTube.
Lisa @ EarlyWord
CLRC @ Pinterest Follow @ChildrensLitUMN
Read along with the adventures of Andersen Special Collections at Primary Sourcery.