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Special Collections


  • Missouri Association of School Librarians Readers' Awards--complete collection of Winners and Nominees of the Gateway, Truman, Mark Twain & Show Me State Awards
  • Henry P. Garwick Collection - primarily series books from the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • Books by Missouri Authors and Illustrators
  • Books of Missouri or Set in Missouri
  • ABC & Counting Books
  • Golden Books
  • Mother Goose Books 
  • Toy and Movable Books
  • Foreign Language Editions
  • Original Manuscripts, Illustrations, Letters, Documents and Videos relating to the Children's Literature Festival
  • Gyo Fujikawa Collection