The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature in the Department of Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries contains more than 130,000 books and periodicals published in the United States and Great Britain from the mid-1600s to present day. The Library also has manuscript collections, original artwork, and assorted ephemera such as board games, puzzles, and toys. The Baldwin Library is known for comparative editions of books, with special emphasis on Robinson Crusoe, Pilgrim’s Progress, Aesop’s Fables, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The Library also has the largest collection of Early American Juvenile Imprints of any academic institution in the United States.
The Baldwin Library loves to have visitors! We operate tours any time the Reading Room is open, however, tours must be requested at least one week in advance. Please email Suzan Alteri,firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule a tour of the Baldwin Library. Tours are open to the general public, on campus groups, researchers, faculty, students, and K-12 students.
second floor of Smathers Library (Library East), Gainesville, Florida