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Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature

The Baldwin Library, internationally renowned for over 100,000 titles of 19th and 20th century British and American children's literature, supports worldwide research in historical, cultural, social, or literary aspects of these texts. Its 800 early American imprints is the second largest collection in the US. Three recent successful NEH grants cataloged nearly 25,000 titles and digitized over 4000, increasing access to scholars. However, 14,000 remain with only title and shelf location. This gap in access to these hidden titles is a hindrance to scholars, who are counting on cataloging records to find primary sources. University of Florida Associate Professor Kenneth Kidd states, "Baldwin makes possible projects that aren't viable anywhere else." This statement is also true for scholars who are not children's literature specialists. Between 1988 and 2005, scholars used Baldwin materials for more than 5 books, 7 articles, and 5 dissertations.


Book and Print History, Child Studies, Literature, British Studies, American Studies

University of Florida

P O Box 117007
Gainesville , FL 32611

Academic Library

Nancy Poehlmann

Book, Text




British and American imprints, covering global subjects.