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Chapbooks and Children's Literature in Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections holds a variety of materials of interest to scholars researching 19th and 20th century youth literature and educational materials.


Archives and Special Collection houses numerous chapbooks. Many of the chapbooks have been digitized and made available online in the Digital Media Repository, however, you may view the originals in the archives. To find Archives and Special Collections chapbook holdings, use OneSearch.

OneSearch Search Tip

To research chapbooks in Archives and Special Collections, try an Advanced Search in OneSearch.

  1. In the drop down menu, select Series and enter Chapbook Collection in search field.
  2. Limit results by entering search terms in the Words or Phrase, Author, Title, or Subject fields. Click "Search".
  3. On the left side of the search results page, narrow results in Library Location to Archives and Special Collections.