This site was designed to allow users to easily navigate the materials within UW Special Collections and guide further learning in these areas. To learn more about the background of this project, visit the about page.
You can browse exhibits, which are collections of books within Special Collections with historical context provided. The following exhibits are Fear and Morality, Fairytales, Alphabet Books, and Race and Otherness. All of the books in these exhibits are related to the theme that the exhibit is named after. To view the individual books, visit an exibit or view the collections.
You can access libguides and teaching tools for all of the themes mentioned. For each theme, we have developed a libguide to encourage further research in the area. There are teaching tools for classroom use of the materials that provide starting points for classroom discussions, activities, and research paths.
Illustration details to be added when confirmed. Full color printing of illustrations, beginning of internal plates. With the help of her fairy…
The items in this exhibit are examples 19th Century alphabet books. While we take the existence of alphabet books for...
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The history of little King Pippin : with an account of the melancholy death of four naughty boys, who were devoured by wild beasts : and the wonderful delivery of Master Harry Harmless, by a little white horse (pp. 22-23)
Chapbook illustrated with uncolored woodcuts, some of which were attributed to Thomas Bewick . Special Collections copy is in publisher's printed…