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Children's Literature Collection

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Manuscripts and lllustrations


Number of authors and illustrators: 1200+
Volume of original materials: 5000 cubic feet in over 10,000 containers

The de Grummond Collection was established with the purpose of preserving the manuscripts and artwork of the creators of children's and young adult literature. These manuscripts, illustrations, galleys, dummies, correspondence, and fan mail document the entire creative process of this unique literature.

Several Access Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities have supported the arrangement and description of many of our most prestigious collections of original materials. To date approximately 400 Finding Aids have been published on our web page. Additionally, bibliographic information regarding the manuscripts and illustrations is included in the OCLC and RLIN databases.

For a listing of all authors and illustrators whose materials are held by the de Grummond Collection, please see the Finding Aid Index. Unfortunately, all collections have not been fully processed and only processed collections have a finding aid. Those authors and illustrators whose names appear as active links on the register have a finding aid. The names that are not active links have yet to be processed.

A listing of all authors and illustrators whose original materials are housed in the de Grummond Collection can be found in the 3rd edition of Special Collections in Children's Literature (ALA Editions, 1995).



The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Box 5148
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
(601) 266-4349
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