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021010NewsAndNotes_GirlsBooksRemember Polyanna, Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew?

They, along with their sisters in American children’s fiction, have been collected and preserved as part of the UNCG University Libraries’ Girls Books in Series Collection.  One of the largest book collections at UNCG, this impressive series is housed in Special Collections & University Archives in Jackson Library. Numbering approximately 2,800 volumes and representing some 500 different series, the collection is one of the most inclusive of its kind in the United States.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries invites faculty and staff to a special event featuring this collection.  On Monday, February 15, from 2-4 pm in the Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, the Friends will host a tea and a talk with Professor Joe Sutliff Sanders  of Cal State San Bernardino, “Classic Girls, Modern Stories.” Highlights from the collection will also be on display.  To reserve a space, RSVP to Kimberly Lutz at kimberly_lutz@uncg.edu or 6-8598, by Friday, Feb. 12.

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