History of Children’s Literature: The Baldwin Library


This circa-1900 edition of Alice in Wonderland, translated into Hebrew, was published by Israeli publishing company Naḥaliʾeli and is included in the Baldwin’s digital collection.

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers special collections library in Gainsville, Florida contains the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature collection.  In the Baldwin collection, there are over 13,000 American and British juvenile books and periodicals with publication dates that range from the 1600s through the present day.  About 6,000 of these items are digitized for viewing online.   The Baldwin collection also owns non-book ephemera such as board games, puzzles, toys, and artwork related to juvenile literature (though these items are not photographed for inclusion in the online collection).

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