Where is the Ramsey Collection?
The Ramsey Collection is a special collection in the Purdy/Kresge Library.
Named for its originator, Eloise Ramsey, this is a closed collection of rare books and periodicals related to children's literature from the late 18th century to the present, and located in the Purdy/Kresge Library. The collection has been expanded over the years with award winning titles and otherwise outstanding works; whenever possible, recent acquisitions to the collection have been duplicated in the circulating juvenile collection.
Books and materials in the collection are listed in the Online Catalog, but are not available for check out and MUST be used in the Purdy reference area.
To request an item, use the "Request Closed Item" link found on the right-hand side of the catalog record displayed for the material (or access the request form directly). Fill in all requested information, including Call Number as it appears in the catalog record, and check the box marked "Ramsey Collection" before submitting. Ramsey collection requests can take up to 24 hours to fulfill, and are delivered to the Purdy/Kresge Reference Desk when ready. Ramsey collection requests are not processed on Saturdays or Sundays. Questions about the Ramsey Collection can be directed to Cindy Krolikowski, Special Collections Coordinator (313-577-3311).