Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature

In 1981, Stanford Libraries acquired over 10,000 books collected over a forty-year period by Mary Schofield, who spent her career as a librarian at Hoover Library. The collection consists of illustrated children's tales, stories for young adults, and works of reference relating to her collecting areas, with a focus on works published since the late eighteenth century.

Images of a few book covers from the collection:

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The Hungarian Fairy-Book, illustrated by Willy Pogany. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1913.


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The Russian fairy book. Translated by Nathan Haskell Dole. New York: T.Y. Crowell, c1907.


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The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter. London: Strangeways, Printers, February, 1902. Author's signed presentation inscription to "Josephine."


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Aunt Jane's nieces and Uncle John, by Edith Van Dyne. Chicago: Reilly & Britton, c1911


John E Mustain

Curator of Rare Books