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www.nal.vam.ac.uk/children.html - National Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Information on the collections they hold, eg Renier, Beatrix Potter, etc
www.umi.com/hp/support/research/files/220.html - The Opie Collection of Children's Literature, Bodleian Library, Oxford University, UK.
www.cfb.dk - Center for Bornelitteratur (Centre for Children's Literature), The centre is situated in the National Library of Education, Danish University of Education. The collection consists of approx. 80,000 volumes, including a complete collection of Danish children's books since 1954, and a large collection from earlier periods.
www.sbi.kb.se - Svenska Barnboksinstitutet (Swedish Institut for Children's Books)
www.cta.dmu.ac.uk/projects/Hockliffe - The Hockliffe Collection, De Montfort University. Includes entire digitised texts.
www.inst.ac.uk/library/special_collections/index.html - London Institute Special Collections.
http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/spcoll - John Rylands University Library, Manchester University, UK.
www.tcd.ie/library/epbcoll.htm - Trinity College Dublin Special Collections, Ireland.
www.inf.aber.ac.uk/tpl/dils/horton - The Horton Collection at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Some digitised images
www.nli.ie - The National Library of Ireland.
www.iol.ie/deblincitylibrary/gasouurces.htm - The Gilbert Collection and Dix Collections hold examples of chapbooks and songbooks from the 18th and 19th centuries. Children's books printed in Ireland and of Irish interest from the 19th and 20th centuries form a developing section of the Dublin collection.
www.buckscc.gov.uk/libraries/lima_lib_earlybook.stm - Details of the Buckinghamshire Early Children's Book Collection of mainly 19th century children's books. There is access to the collection through the main online public catalogue.
www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb10/jubufo - Institut fur Jugendbuchforschung in Frankfurt, Germany. The institute has a unique collection of historic books.
www.ijb.de - The International Youth Library, Munich, Germany. It contains approximately 80,000 volumes published between 1587 and 1950, including one of the largest collections of European folk tales.
www.kb.nl - Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, The Netherlands. The library houses a children's book collection of approximately 95,000 volumes. This includes a large number of 18th and 19th century children's picture books.
www.wandsworth.gov.uk/libraries/libservices.htm#l - Wandsworth Borough Library Service special collections page. The Early Children's Book Collection of 5,000 items, earliest of which dates from 1673. There is also a small, but interesting collection of books dated pre 1850. The majority of the collection covers the period 1850 - 1959.
http://www.tampere.fi/kirjasto/sni - The Finnish children's book institute:
www.barnebokinstituttet.no/index.html - The Norwegian Children's Book Institute:
www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/childhood/pictur.htm - University of California, USA. Picturing Childhood, illustrated children's books of the university collection, 1550 - 1990. Also information on the history of illustrated children's books.
http://scils.rutgers.edu/special/kay/facsims.html - Kay E Vandergrift's Special Interest Page, Rutgers University, USA.
www.library.sfsu.edu/special/archer.html - The Marguerite Archer Collection, San Francisco University, USA.
www.lib.usm.edu/~degrum - The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi, USA.
http://library.uncg.edu/depts/specoll/juvenille - The Early Juvenile Library of North Carolina. Approx. 900 volumes from 15th century to twentieth century. Collection catalogue on line
http://nerm.nerdc.ufl.edu/~jeingr/baldwin.html - The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature at the University of Florida. Approx. 93,000 volumes, published between 1700s and 1970s, in UK and USA.
www.indiana.edu/~libilly/text/chapbook.html - Index to the Lilly Library Chapbook Collection, Indiana University.
www.lib.uiowa.edu/exhibit/tinytomes/index.html - Catalogue of "Tiny Tomes: the Charlotte M Smith Collection of Miniature Books". An exhibition at the University of Iowa in 1996.
http://special.lib.umn.edu/clrc - The Kerlan Collection of children's literature at the University of Minnesota.
www.lib.usf.edu/spccoll/child.htm - Children's literature collection at the University of South Florida, Tampa.
www.nypl.org/branch/central_units/d/ch/kids.html - The New York Public Library Central Children's Room houses a collection of 18th and 19th century children's books.
www.princeton.edu/~cotsen - The Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University, 23,000 illustrated children's books and related items from 16th to 20th century.
http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/rarebook.html - Rare Books and Special Collections, Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina.
www.pitt.edu/~enroom/chapbooks - The Elizabeth Nesbitt Chapbook Collection, held at the University of Pittsburgh. An illustrated catalogue of many 18th and 19th century UK and US chapbooks
www.tpl.toronto.on.ca/osborne/home.htm - The Osborne Collection of children's books in English
www.library.ubc.ca/edlib/egoffbib - Canadian Children's Books 1799 - 1939, University of British Columbia, Canada. Some digitised illustrations.
www.nlc-bnc.ca/collectiosp-bin/colldisp/1=0/c=88 - The Arkley Collection of Historical Children's Literature, University of British Columbia. Specialises in Lewis Carroll.
www.slsa.sa.gov.au/treasures/clrc/index.html - Treasures of the State Library of South Australia, children's literature research collection.
www.slv.vic.gov.au/slv/children - The State Library of Victoria collection. Over 50,000 children's books, from mainly the 19th and 20th centuries.
Resources - Educational and bibliographic
- Co-operative Children's Book Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Information about past and present children's literature.
www.rdg.ac.uk/circl - Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, culture, media, University of Reading, UK.