This subject guide lists selected print and electronic information sources for research in historical children's literature.
At the University of British Columbia, Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) collects children's literature of Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States to 1939 with an emphasis on books that were read by children. UBC's Education library also collects historical Canadian children's literature.
Please contact Katherine Kalsbeek if you require more information on the historical children's literature collection or have a suggestion for this guide.
UBC Library's Rare Books and Special Collections has four major collections of children's literature:
To search for books and other resources on historical children's literature, please use the UBC Library Catalogue or use the searchbox below. Under Filter by Location/Item Type/Language, select Location: Rare Books & Special Collections:
Rare Books and Special Collections is located on level one of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and contains non-circulating collections of rare books, archives, historical maps, and photographs.
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The Historical Children's Literature research guide was created by MLIS student Kristy Woodcock.