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Children's Literature: Dornish Collection

Children's literature resources for KU education majors

Children's Literature Collection

Dornish Collection: The library is also home to a children's literature collection called the “J. Robert and Alice R. Dornish Collection.” You need to be aware of a few things about this collection:
  • Dr. Dornish is an emeriti professor from Kutztown University's College of Education. During his life, he has collected a significant collection of children's literature. He began donating part of his collection to the Rohrbach Library around 2001.
  • The Dornish Collection is located in several areas of the Library, but a portion of the books are on display on the first floor in room 104 (located to the right of the elevator and steps).
  • The staff and students the Information Commons Desk will retrieve the item for you to use here in the Library.
  • Due to the collectable nature of some of these books (some are first editions and/or are autographed) and the details of the University's contract with the Dornish family, these books CANNOT be checked out of the Library.
  • The books ARE accessible for in-house use.
  • Dornish Collection books do show up in your results list in the online catalog.