One World, Many Stories: An Exhibition of International Children’s Literature
Walter Havighurst Special Collections & University Archives – King Library 321
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., through May 2018
The Walter Havighurst Special Collections spring exhibit features examples of children’s literature from around the globe. The exhibition takes the visitor on an exploration of many geographic and cultural regions through the lens of children’s books. Cultures represented are: African, Asian, Russian, Latin American, Pacific Islander, Inuit and Native American.
The exhibit features literary selections and artifacts from the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, as well as materials on loan courtesy of Mila Misco and Dr. Brenda Dales, Department of Teacher Education, Miami University.
The new Steward & Sustain Department in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Preservation and University Archives holds over 90,000 volumes, including rare books, manuscripts, and special subject collections. Collection strengths include: the history and culture of the Ohio Valley/Old Northwest Territory; the history of transportation, especially in the 19th century; the American Civil War; pre- and post-revolutionary Russian history, art and literature; William Holmes McGuffey and his Readers; 19th century gift books; and children’s literature, especially the 18th through the 20th centuries, including 19th century schoolbooks. Included are over 600,000 postcards. Cataloged materials in the Special Collections & Archives may be searched through the library catalog. For manuscript collections, please see the finding aids on the individual collection pages.
The archives held at Miami University are comprised of three archives: the Miami University Archives, which contains manuscripts, publications, photographs, and artifacts dealing with Miami University history; the Western College Memorial Archives, which holds materials from the Board of Trustee records dating back to 1853; and the Oxford College Archives, which documents the history of the women’s college. Archival records may be accessed online through our ArchivesSpace instance.