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„The Bald­win Library of His­tor­i­cal Children’s Lit­er­a­ture in the Depart­ment of Spe­cial Col­lec­tions at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Florida’s George A. Smath­ers Libraries con­tains more than 130,000 books and peri­od­i­cals pub­lished in the Unit­ed States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has man­u­script col­lec­tions, orig­i­nal art­work, and assort­ed ephemera such as board games, puz­zles, and toys. The Bald­win Library is known for com­par­a­tive edi­tions of books, with spe­cial empha­sis on Robin­son Cru­soe, Pilgrim’s Progress, Aesop’s Fables, and Alice’s Adven­tures in Won­der­land. The Library also has the largest col­lec­tion of Ear­ly Amer­i­can Juve­nile Imprints of any aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tion in the Unit­ed States.
Oth­er strengths and dis­tinc­tions of the Bald­win Library include: mar­gin­a­lia and inscrip­tions, the Hans Chris­t­ian Ander­sen Awards Col­lec­tion, Lit­tle Gold­en Books, reli­gious tracts, and illus­trat­ed edi­tions from the Gold­en Age of Children’s Lit­er­a­ture. Schol­ars world­wide use the Bald­win Library for research in fables, fairy tales, alpha­bet books, moral­i­ty tales and reli­gious tracts, con­duct of life, gen­der roles, com­par­i­son of edi­tions, adven­ture sto­ries, and boys’/girls’ series books.“

Rund 6.100 dieser Kinder­büch­er wur­den dig­i­tal­isiert und online ver­füg­bar gemacht.

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