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Join us for a celebration of a very special collection!

Remember Pollyanna, Trixie Belden, and Nancy Drew? They, along with their sisters in American children's fiction, have been collected and preserved as part of the UNCG University Libraries' Girls Books in Series Collection. This remarkable compilation of serial literature (1840s-1970s), which includes nearly 2,800 volumes from more than 500 series, is the strongest in the country. In out stacks, researchers are able to trace the history of American girlhood as depicted in the pages of these well-loved stories.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries invite you to join us for a tea and a talk about this jewel of a collection. Professor Joe Sutliff Sanders, a professor from Cal State San Bernardino, is an active user of the UNCG Libraries' Special Collections. He will share his research in a talk entitled, "Classic Girls, Modern Stories." Tea and cookies will follow, along with an exhibit of many of the books.

Please join us from 2-4 pm in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library on Monday, February 15. Seating is limited, so to reserve your spot, please RSVP to Kimberly Lutz at or 336.256.8598 by Wednesday, February 10.>