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 (ASC), 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.
Please note: The Archives and Special Collections reading room will be CLOSED March 12-16 so we can move into our new space. On March 19 we will open our new reading room in the Maxine Houghton Wallin Special Collections Research Center on the ground floor of Andersen Library. Please plan your research visit accordingly.
New Online Exhibit!
Explore the engaging world of folklore with this digital exhibit, which examines the multifaceted angles of study for a well-known, but ever-changing text.
Little Red Riding Hood, Merrimack Publishing, circa 1890s