This digital collection
consists of over 30 full-text, digitized children's books. The books were selected using the following criteria: publication date, rarity, uniqueness, size, and location of publication. All of the items in the digital collection were published before 1923, and are in the public domain. The oldest book in the digital collection, Dolly's ABC was published in 1854. Many of the items in the digital collection are quite rare, with only a few other holdings available. Each of the books selected represent a particular part of the Historical Collection. The digital collection consists of very short picture books, as well as longer instructional teacher's manuals, such as Teaching Boys and Girls How to Study, by Peter Jeremiah Zimmers. Some of the books included in the collection were published within Wisconsin. Come and Sing: A Book of Songs, was published around 1910 by the Milwaukee State Teacher's College.
The Curriculum Library Historical Collection, located within the Golda Meir Library contains over 3,000 volumes of children's books. Included in our Historical Collection are: rare and out-of-print books, older examples of juvenile and young adult literature, early editions of classics such as Alice in Wonderland, samples of different editions of popular series such as The Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew, and examples of textbooks from different decades in a variety of subject areas. Historical Collection items generally do not circulate, but are available for research purposes within the library. In addition to the Historical Collection, the Curriculum Library offers a wide variety of materials. The Professional Collection, Children's and Young Adult Literature, K-12 Textbooks, Multimedia, and Reference Books and Indexes, are all important holdings in our Collection.
The items in the Digital Collection were scanned into tiff files at the Digitization Unit at the Golda Meir Library. After complete books were scanned, files were processed with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, and integrated into CONTENTdm. The digital version is provided in three formats: page images, text, and PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format). Users can browse and search all books or individual titles. The text version provides full-text searching capabilities. The PDF version, more suitable for printing, can be accessed by selecting “print version” within each individual title.
Katie Hutfless, Curriculum Library Intern
Andrea C. Van Groll, Head of Curriculum Library
Krystyna K. Matusiak, Digital Collections Librarian, UWM
Selections from The Curriculum Library's Historical Collection is published by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries. Copyright © 2006. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. All rights reserved.
The images may be copied by individuals or libraries for personal use, research, teaching or any "fair use" as defined by copyright law. Fair use of copyright-protected works for study, research, and other purposes does not require the permission of the copyright owner provided that the use meets the standard specified in Section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law.
Please send us your comments or suggestions regarding the collection.
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 414.229.4074
- Mailing address:
- Curriculum Library
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- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- PO BOX 604
- Milwaukee, WI 53201-0604
Created: December 2006
December 28, 2009