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Children’s Literature Collections

Funds

Lea Foundation Swedish Children's Literature

For the acquisition of a collection of Swedish children’s books.

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Libraries Historical Children's Literature Fund

Supports the preservation, conservation and repair of historical children’s literature materials. Learn more about Historical Children’s Literature.

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Mae Benne Children's Literature Collection Endowed Fund

Gifts invested to support the purchase of award winning and notable books of the year for the Children’s Literature Collection.

Mae Benne taught children’s literature from 1965 to 1988 as well as acting as the Library School director in the 1970s. When Mae retired from the University of Washington Department of Library Science she volunteered for more than ten years for Special Collections. This included working with the on-going Pamela Harer historical children’s book donation, as well as a three year project researching a gift of 1,500 Native American children’s books. Mae facilitated major and minor gifts to Special Collections from friends and colleagues. The most significant of these being from UW Library School retired faculty member Spencer Shaw, whose 200 book collection contained numerous inscribed copies by the most important children’s writers and illustrators in the field. Mae also donated her own collection of over 300 books. Mae passed away at the age of 93 in 2017, but the two endowments for Children’s Literature that she established continue the work on the collections that she valued.

Support the Benne Children’s Literature Collection Endowed fund

Mae Benne Historical Children's Literature Endowed Fund

Gifts invested to support the purchase of children’s literature including, but not limited to, rare books, original illustrations, teaching examples, periodicals, and manuscript materials. Learn more about Historical Children’s Literature.

Mae Benne taught children’s literature from 1965 to 1988 as well as acting as the Library School director in the 1970s. When Mae retired from the University of Washington Department of Library Science she volunteered for more than ten years for Special Collections. This included working with the on-going Pamela Harer historical children’s book donation, as well as a three year project researching a gift of 1,500 Native American children’s books. Mae facilitated major and minor gifts to Special Collections from friends and colleagues. The most significant of these being from UW Library School retired faculty member Spencer Shaw, whose 200 book collection contained numerous inscribed copies by the most important children’s writers and illustrators in the field. Mae also donated her own collection of over 300 books. Mae passed away at the age of 93 in 2017, but the two endowments for Children’s Literature that she established continue the work on the collections that she valued.

Support the Benne Historical Children’s Literature Collection Endowed Fund

Professor Belinda Y. Louie Children's and Young Adult Literature Library Endowed Collection

To purchase books and materials for the UW Tacoma Library Children’s and Young Adult Literature Collection.

Support the Louie Children’s & Young Adult Literature Endowed Fund