Collection Development -- Northeast Children's Literature Collection
The Northeast Children's Literature Collection (NCLC) acquires, preserves, and makes accessible books, manuscripts, illustrations, correspondence, artifacts, and other related materials by authors and illustrators native to or identified with the Northeast and the Eastern Seaboard and to document publishing and artistic trends styles. In addition to the catalogued monographs and serials in the general collection, the NCLC contains several smaller focused monographic collections such as the Billie M. Levy Collection of Illustrated Children's Literature, the Phyllis Hirsh Boyson Collection, the Black Beauty Collection, the Libraries and Librarians Collection, and the Malka Penn Children's Book Collection on Human Rights. The NCLC also holds the manuscript collections of approximately 100 authors and illustrators. The NCLC adds each year books that have received awards and honors such as the Newbery and Caldecott, Boston Globe/Horn Book, Pura Belpre, Scott O'Dell, Golden Kite, Phoenix, and many other awards. Published works by authors and illustrators appearing at the annual Connecticut Children's Book Fair and those who have manuscript collections in the NCLC are added to fill in gaps. Published works and other materials are also added for instructional use by faculty.
Archvies & Special Collections collects:
- Monographs - 1850 to the present; international in scope for historical works; national in scope for current works
- Manuscript collections - 1900 to the present; with regional focus and national focus for award winners
- Realia and ephemera - as part of manuscript collections or as part of discrete collecting focus, e.g. Billie M. Levy Greeting Card Collection
- Multimedia - as part of manuscript collections, e.g. Francelia Butler Papers; in response to faculty requests; to complement existing holdings; or to collect "born digital" works
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