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Over the course of her long career as a teacher working with children,the late Phyllis Hirsch Boyson was inspired to become an avid collector of children’s books. Eventually,she assembled more than 5500 volumes and a large collection of related artifacts. Her interests included early children’s books, as well as Judaica, African-American tales, and Native American stories.

In April 2001, the Boyson Collection was donated to the Northeast Children’s Literature Collections in the Thomas J.Dodd Research Center in memory of Mrs.Boyson by her husband Bert, her daughter Heidi, and her son Bradley, a UConn alumnus.

The collection has now been organized for use by researchers, and this exhibit is the first to unveil some of the many treasures included in the collection.

Click on the image above to see more from the collection.

Dodd Center Galllery
Curator: Terri Goldich

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