Here’s Rita Smith, the curator of the Baldwin Collection of Children’s Literature, with a Lost and Found essay about Francis Burnett.
As curator of a collection of late 18th, 19th, and early 20th century children’s books, curator Rita Smith comes across many things children have tucked into the pages of a book and forgotten about. Today, she’s here to discuss some of her findings.
James Whitcomb Riley was a widely known Indiana poet ofthe late 1800s. He was so popular that in 1915, a year before his death, the…
Here’s Rita Smith with a Lost and Found essay about Theodore Roosevelt.
Here’s Rita Smith, the curator of the Baldwin Collection of Children’s Literature, with a Lost and Found Essay about conundrums.
One of the fascinating opportunities of working with a historical children’s literature collection is reading the inscriptions that people wrote in the books. Rita Smith, curator of the Baldwin Library, is here to discuss some of the inscriptions she has discovered in the collection.
Today is Jane Taylor’s 216th birthday, and Rita Smith is here to talk about Taylor’s most famous poem, “The Star,” popularly known as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
As curator of a historical children’s literature collection, Rita Smith comes across many things youngsters stuck into pages of a book. Today, she discusses a recent find: baseball cards.