The Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) is located at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in the Elmer L. Andersen Library. The Kerlan Collection was established in the 1940s and is one of the greatest collections of children’s literature materials. It includes 100,000 books, original manuscripts, illustrations, and other related materials. The collection is used by students, librarians, illustrators, and authors from Minnesota and around the world. This exhibit uses materials from the Kerlan Collection with a focus on the Jack Zipes Rare Book and Art Collection. This project is a comparative study of versions of Little Red Riding Hood and a digital exhibit that can be used as a template for future fairy tale studies.
Red Riding Hood:A Comparative Folk Tale Study was made possible by The Kerlan Friends, The Karen Nelson Hoyle Fund, and The JoAnn Mooers Jonas Trust.
Additional Digital Resource Exhibits
Balloons Over Broadway, Melissa Sweet, and the Engineering of a Picture Book
This is a STEAM digital resource examining the process of the researching, writing, and illustrating an informational picture book.
Children's Book Art: Technique and Media
This is a digital resource examining the works of over 65 artists' materials and process for the making of illustrations using primary sources held in the Kerlan Collection of the University of Minnesota's Archives and Special Collections.
The Making of Picture Book Illustrations: What is Preseparated Art?
Ever wondered why many classic picture books look the way they do? This digital resource examines the process of the creation and printing of picture books through preseperated art.
Rejoice the Legacy! Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney
A digital exhibit created to support the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture of the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.