Beyond the Reading Room

Anecdotes and Other Notes from the U-M Special Collections Library

Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection in Mirlyn

original drawing and inscription by Dr. Seuss: "For the Lee Walps"

The Lee Walp Family Juvenile Book Collection is a trove of children’s literature, representing authors and illustrators throughout the 20th century both through published works and through correspondence, clippings, and original artwork. The collection is now completely cataloged and can be requested in Mirlyn for use in the Reading Room.

Getting to Know and Making Known the Alfred Rodman Hussey Papers

Tour Program for the 8th US Army

The Alfred Rodman Hussey Papers have arrived at Special Collections! Alfred Rodman Hussey played a very important role in drafting the new Japanese constitution and restructuring the Japanese government during the Allied occupation of Japan post-WWII. This blog post discusses the processing of these papers that has led to the increased discoverability and improved storage of the materials, added experience for the student University Library Associate, and a finding aid and catalog record.

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