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Mimi Kaplan collection


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Little Black Sambo books and ephemera

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Mimi Kaplan collection, 1900 - 1920 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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ID: 02/Kaplan

Extent: 10.5 Cubic Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1984

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Little Black Sambo Collection of over 100 items of editions of Helen Bannerman. Collection was given by husband of Mrs. Mimi Kaplan, librarian and professor of children's literature at Governors State University until her death in 1984. The book in its various publications from 1899 to the middle 1950s shows many different printings, versions and changes in illustrations, as well as offshoot materials - films, puzzles, dolls, games, records, etc.

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Repository: Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Access Restrictions: Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions:

The RBML reproductions policies can be found here:


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would damage materials or involve violation of copyright law.

Acquisition Method: Gift, 1984.

Processing Information: https://wiki.cites.uiuc.edu/wiki/display/librare/Home

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