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Kid Lit: Children’s Books from Our Collections

December 17, 2021 Archive Insight

Red and yellow book cover with text "Mother Goose" and image of person in purple hat and clothing reading a book to three children and a goose
Mother Goose Rhymes, 1920–1940 / THF278523

How much do you know about children’s books? Earlier this year, The Henry Ford’s librarian, Sarah Andrus, shared some highlights from our children’s book collection on our Instagram channel as part of our History Outside the Box series, which features material from our library and archives. If you missed that installment, you can watch it below, as Sarah discusses everything from Mother Goose and Aesop’s fables to Horatio Alger and Disney books.

If you’d like to dig even deeper, you can check out some artifacts related to children and books in our Digital Collections, or you can contact the Benson Ford Research Center with any questions. And don’t forget to check out History Outside the Box the first Friday of each month on Instagram.

Sarah Andrus is Librarian and Ellice Engdahl is Digital Collections and Content Manager at The Henry Ford.

History Outside the Box, by Ellice Engdahl, by Sarah Andrus, childhood, books

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