Explore The Kerlan
The Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature is available to anyone with a desire to explore, discover, and learn. Moreover, The Kerlan “is the only university collection of children’s literature and children’s book illustrations to offer such thoughtful and thorough access to its collection,” says illustrator Barbara McClintock.
Visit in person
The Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature is located in Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus: 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
For questions or to make an appointment please call us at 612-624-4576 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through its online exhibits, the Kerlan provides its materials and expertise to researchers, students, and teachers around the world. These curated exhibits feature a range of topics related to the history and creation of children’s literature.
Kerlan Curator Lisa Von Drasek regularly writes behind-the-scenes blog posts that convey her unique insights into the magic of The Kerlan.
Featured in the Kerlan Videos are the Andrea Davis Pinkney Rejoice the Legacy exhibit, Kate D’Camillo’s 2013 Kerlan Award presentation; a tribute to Goodnight Moon, a feature on Melissa Sweet’s artwork for the non-fiction picture book, Balloons Over Broadway, and more.