De Grummond Children's Literature Collection

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The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection is part of the McCain Library and Archives on the Hattiesburg campus of The University of Southern Mississippi. It is one of North America's leading research centers in the field of children's literature. The focus is on American and British children’s literature, historical as well as contemporary.

The collection is named for Dr. Lena Y. de Grummond, who founded it in 1966. She assembled materials sent by contributors from around the world. More than 1200 artists, illustrators, and collectors have generously donated published books and original materials.

One major acquisition was papers of Ezra Jack Keats, 165 boxes processed in 1998, the only Keats archive.[1] It includes artwork, dummies, manuscripts, typescripts and proofs for 37 books written or illustrated by Keats; personal, professional and fan correspondence; photographs and childhood memorabilia.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Ezra Jack Keats: A Virtual Exhibit". de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. University of Southern Mississippi.
      "Ezra Jack Keats Papers" (finding aid revised November 2010). de Grummond Collection. USM. Retrieved 2013-06-29.

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