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August 15: Hidden Treasures of Wayne State University’s Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People

Discover the stories behind a little-known collection of rare books that date back to the late 1700s!

Taking place at the Ford House Visitor Center in Grosse Pointe Shores on August 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wayne State University Librarian Cindy Krolikowski will share rare treasures from the Ramsey Collection of Literature for Young People, including Lewis Carroll’s 1890 Wonderland Postage Stamp Book. Named for its originator, Eloise Ramsey, The Ramsey Collection is a closed collection of rare books and periodicals related to children’s literature from the late 18th century to the present, and located in the Purdy/Kresge Library on the main campus of Wayne State University. The collection has been expanded over the years with award-winning titles and otherwise outstanding works; whenever possible, recent acquisitions to the collection have been duplicated in the circulating juvenile collection. Books and materials in the collection are listed in the online catalog, but are not available for checkout.

Wayne State Librarian Veronica Bielat will also introduce the audience to fun, free websites that support and enhance children’s literature, and explain how to access Wayne State’s juvenile collection through the Wayne State Libraries’ online catalog.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for students with a valid ID. For more information, visit:

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