Seen in the stacks: more recent acquisitions of nineteenth-century children’s books! I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the most recent batch right on the cart as they came in to be processed. Many of these books were originally part of the College of Education’s juvenile reading collection. Some have been well loved, but they still boast colorful cloth bindings stamped in gilt, and the fact that they’ve been used means they have even more stories to tell.
Katya (you know her from her Caturday posts) is leading the effort to inventory these materials and add them to Special Collections. For more information, ask us here on Tumblr or on our website. You may see more of these books soon!