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Quigley Collection of Children's Literature

About the Quigley Collection

The May G. Quigley Collection of Children's Literature was named for the first chief of the Children's Department in the Grand Rapids Public Library. May Quigley, who served in that position from 1904 until her retirement in 1943, gathered the books that form the core of the collection. In 2002, the Grand Rapids Public Library board decided the collection could be better utilized by a university with an extensive reading program for elementary teachers and the collection was moved to the Mardigian Library. It contains about 4000 books and 280 bound periodicals.

Finding Quigley books:

  • View a list of all Quigley books. (In the future we plan to offer more options for searching for Quigley books.)
  • As of September 2006, about 2600 of the Quigley books are listed in the library catalog and available for use.
  • Books in the Quigley collection are shelved in the Juvenile Historic section on the first floor, and can be identified by the green dots on the books.

More Information - from Ray Kettel, Associate Professor, School of Education.

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