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Children's & Young Adult Collections

Fiction Collection

Non-Fiction Collection

Philip A. Sadler Research Collection of Literature for Children & Young Adults

The Philip A. Sadler Research Collection of Literature for Children & Young Adults


Adolescent Novels, Including Series Books

Book by Missouri Authors and Illustrators

Autographed Editions

Books of Missouri or set in Missouri

ABC & Counting Books

Golden Books

Mother Goose Books

Fairy Tales - Various Illustrated Editions

Toy and Movable Books

Foreign Language Editions

Original Manuscripts, Illustrations, Letters, Documents and Videos

St. Nicholas magazine, Volume 1 (1873) through Volume 66 (1939)

Missouri Award Books--Show-Me, Mark Twain, Truman, and Gateway

Newbery and Caldecott Award Books

James C. Kirkpatrick

James C. Kirkpatrick served as Missouri Secretary of State from 1965 to 1985.  Upon retirement, his office was moved from the state capitol to Ward Edwards Library. It is now located on the second floor of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.

Special Collections


  General Special Collections:




Rare books, including early imprints

Isaak Walton's Compleat Angler Collection

Civil War Collection

Historic Textbooks, pre-1965

Publications of the State Normal School/Central Missouri State Teachers College/Central Missouri State College/Central Missouri State University/University of Central Missouri

Speleology Books & Periodicals

State of Missouri Historical Legal and Informational

Bible/Hymnal Collection

Nursing History Collection

Criminal Justice Resources

Curriculum Collection

This collection includes textbooks and other materials,
such as puppets, games, and pictures used for
classroom instruction in elementary and secondary

Your Librarian

Maya Kucij

Children's Literature Festival


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