Children's Literature Archive

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Children's Literature Archive


The Children's Literature Archive at Ryerson University came to be thanks to an initial donation of several hundred books in the summer of 2009. It now contains over 2500 texts for children written primarily between the late nineteenth century and the mid-twentieth century, the cataloguing of which has recently been completed. The collection has particular strengths in adventure stories, fairy tales, and Canadiana, but also includes strong holdings in poetry, picture books, and pedagogical works such as science texts and primers, along with biographies of notable authors and other scholarly studies.

Items in the Children's Literature Archive Collection

Book in very good condition. Soiling to the covers and spine. A smidgen of foxing inside. "Gelfoung" (sign.)

Book in very good condition. Spine worn at the front edge. Cover has a stain where something was set down upon it. Front free endpaper split at the binding. Imprint on back: "100". Published around 1894. "Agnes Sunday School, Awarded to: John…

Book in good condition. Spine darkened and binding rough. Covers spotted and scuffed. Some scribbles inside. "Presented to: John Morrison. As a 1st Class Prize, for Regular Attendance, at the Agnes St. Methodist Evg. Sunday School. 1895" (label).…

"Published at 1s, to be sold at 7d each. No Discount. Sold at this low price by the liberality of Christian Friends, who wish these publications to be largely circulated. Exclusively for Working People. Religious Tract and Book Society of Scotland,…

Book in good condition. Spine chipped and soiled. First page torn out. Contains old Receipt from "Hatchards Booksellers since 1797, London". Biographical work. (Illegible notes on last 2 pages).