Historical textbooks

Image from Story hour readers, primer by Coe & Christie, p. 14
Image from Our world reader, no. 1 by Mary L. Hall
Image of cover of McGuffey Reader

 Cubberley has two collections of historical textbooks. Both may be found in SearchWorks, Stanford's online catalog.

  1. Search for "cubberley textbook collection"
  2. Then filter/limit your search by Publication Year, Topic, Author, Language, listed in left-hand menu.

The early 19th century textbook collection, dating from 1800 to the middle of 19th century, is a rare and valuable collection of historical textbooks that do not circulate, but may be used in Special Collections. They have call numbers beginning with O.TX. For access to this collection, please consult Cubberley Library staff (cubberley@stanford.edu). (Note: We have transferred titles published before 1800 to Special Collections.)

Late 19th and twentieth century elementary and secondary school textbooks may be checked out. This collection is housed in the Stanford Auxiliary Library. These books have call numbers beginning with TX.