Nancy Larrick Crosby Collection, 47 WFCHS/THL

SCOPE/CONTENT: The collection contains news articles, diplomas, correspondence, samples of children’s books from all over the world, and certificates of achievement presented to Dr. Nancy Larrick Crosby from the late 1930’s to the early 2000’s. These documents chronicle the career of the well known college professor and advocate of children’s literature.

(6 boxes) last updated 06/12)

BIOGRAPHICAL: Nancy Larrick Crosby, a Winchester native born in 1910, was a Professor of Education at Lehigh University, an advocate of children’s literature, a retired public school teacher, and a 1925 graduate of Handley High School. She was also the author of many articles on children’s literature, and the recipient of many awards for her children’s books. She died on November 14, 2004 and is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Foreman, Michael M., Some Worthy Women, Winchester, VA:P Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 2007, pgs.29-30.

CITE AS: Nancy Larrick Crosby # 47, Stewart Bell Jr., Archives Room, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA

BOX 1

Nancy Larrick Crosby - news articles about her life and work awards and honors, professional organizations

Biographical Notes – Mary Larrick Crosby

Biographies published in books,
Resumes and Vitae

"For the Winchester Branch of AAUW", article published on January 16, 1998, unknown author, three leaves, printed

"Give Us Books Give Us Wings" by Dr. Catherine Tisinger, SU Today, Summer, 2006, pgs. 16-18, printed

Memorial to Nancy Larrick Crosby, November, 2004

Books for adults

Informational books for children

Anthologies of poetry for young readers

Magazine and newspaper articles

Articles written by Nancy Larrick Crosby: 1960s

"Poetry Is the Natural Language of Children", Parents, August, 1969, pgs. 46-47’ 58-59, four leaves, printed
"Parents and Beginning Readers, Reading Games to Play at Home", National Reading Center article, u.d, two leaves, printed
"Reading in the Age of Violence" The Hues of English. Distinguished Lectures, 1969, pgs. 60-72, 16 leaves, printed
"Life Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair", SJL, February, 1969, 47-49, three leaves, printed
"Children’s Literature and the Teaching of Reading", Current Research and Practice, Proceedings of the United Kingdom Reading Association, Volume 1, 1966-67, edited by Amy L., Brown Published by W&R Chambers, Edinburgh, pgs. 105-111,four leaves, printed
"The All-White World of Children’s Books", Saturday Review, September, 11, 1965, six leaves, printed

Articles written by Nancy Larrick Crosby:1970s:

"TV and Kids: What Teachers Are Complaining About", Learning, The Magazine for Creative Teaching, October, 1979, pgs. 44-46m three leaves, photocopy
"Blacks in the World of Children’s Books" The Reading Teacher, Volume 32, No. 5, February, 1979, pgs. 527-533, four leaves, photocopy
"Children of Televison", Readings in Early Childhood Education, 1977/1978, pgs. 43-46, four leaves, photocopy
"Setting the Stage of Reading" Catholic Library World, 1976, pgs. 286-288, four leaves, photocopy
"Schools Get Tough on TV Addicts" The New York Times, November 13, 1977, two leaves photocopy
"Hey, Mom, Who Put in Television in the Closet", English Education, Fall, 1976, pgs. 3-11, 10 leaves, photocopy
"Will Children Still Read Children’s Books?", Publish Weekly, April 4, 1972, pgs. 122-123, two leaves, photocopy
"Divorce, Drugs, Desertion, the Draft: Facing Up to the Realities in Children’s Books" Publisher’s Weekly, February 21, 1972, pgs. 90-91, tow leaves, photocopy
"We Are Still Afraid", Reading Children’s Books, and Pluralistic Society, edited by Harold Tanyzer and Jean Karl, International Reading Association, 1972, pgs. 41-48,eight leaves, photocopy
"Poetry Becomes a Way of Life", Top of the News, January, 1971, pgs. 148-155, eight leaves, photocopy
"Prayers from the Desert", Today’s Education, May, 1972, two leaves, printed
"Minority Books for White Children? Some Teachers Say No, Interracial Books for Children Bulletin, Special Alabama Conference Issue, Volume 6, No. 3&4, 1975, two leaves, photocopy
"Do You Have TV Inference?", Today’s Education, November-December, 1978, pgs. 39-40;86, three leaves, photocopy
"How to Help the Beginning Reader", The New York Times, January 8, 1978, two leaves, photocopy
"Classroom Magazines, A Critique of 45 Top Sellers", Learning, October, 1978, pgs. 60-69, six leaves, photocopy
"Instead of Dick and Jane", Children’s Books, May 1, 1977, two leaves, photocopy
"From Hands Off to Parents We Need You", Childhood Education, January, 1976 pgs 134-137, four leaves, photocopy
"Oral Language as a Bridge to Learning", NJEA Review, 1976, pgs 24-26, three leaves, photocopy
"Poetry in the Story Hour", Top of the News, January, 1976, pgs. 151-161, 11 leaves, photocopy
"Poetry if for Everyone", The Gifted Child Quarterly, Volume XX, No. 1, Spring, 1976, pgs. 42-46, five leave, photocopy
"The Paperback Bonanza", Reading Interaction: The Teacher, The Pupil, The Material, Edited by Brother Leonard Courtney, International Reading Association, 1976, pgs. 101-105, five leaves, photocopy
"The Paperback Opportunity", SLJ, April, 1975, pgs. 2122, two leaves, photocopy
"Home Influence on Early Reading", Today’s Education, November-December, 1975, pgs. 77-79, three leaves, photocopy
"Reading Game", Mother’s Material, November-December, 1974, pgs. 32-33, two leaves, photocopy
"Wordless Picture Books and The Teaching of Reading", Reading Teacher, may, 1976, pgs. 743-746, three pages, photocopy

Articles written by Nancy Larrick Crosby:1980s:

"To Ride a Butterfly", Journal of the Virginia State Reading Association, Volume XIV, Spring, 1989, pgs. 1-4, six leaves, photocopy
"Illiteracy Starts Too Soon", Phi Delta Kappan, November, 1987, pgs. 184-189, seven leaves, photocopy
"From Tennyson to Silverstein", Poetry for Children, 1910-1986", Language Arts, Volume 63, No. 6, October, 1986, pgs. 594-600, seven leaves, photocopy
"A Celebration of Teachers, Garland Quarles", National Council of Teachers of English, one leaf, photocopy
"Discovering the Sound of Poetry", Dell Carousel, 1985-1986, pgs. 7-8, three leaves, photocopy "Discovering the Sound of Poetry"
"The Changing Picture of Poetry Books of Children", Wilson Library Institute, October, 1980, pgs. 113-117, five leaves, photocopy
"Pop/Rock Lyrics, Poetry, and Reading", Young Adult Literature: Background and Criticism, 1980, five leaves, photocopy
"The Impact of Television", From Inchworm, Inchworm, Persistent Problems in Reading Education, edited by Constance M. McCullough, pgs. 65-74, two copies first copy -- eight leaves, second copy – 10 leaves, both photocopied

"Librarians Make an Imaginative Outreach", COMLA Newsletter, No. 35, March, 1982, tow leaves, photocopy
"Buying Children’s Books in China", The United States Board on Books for Young People Inc., 1985, 10 leaves, photocopy
"What is a Child After All", World Congress on Children’s Books, August 23, 1986, 11 leaves, photocopy
"Children’s Literature and the teaching of Reading", From Current Research and Practice, Proceedings of the United Kingdom Reading Association, Volume 1, 1966-7, Edited by Amy L. Brown, Published by W&R Chambers, Edinburgh, pgs. 1-5-111, seven leaves, Photocopy
"Let Us Have Peace!", The United States Board on Books for Young People, Inc., Volume XII, No. 1, Spring, 1987, one leaf, photocopy
"Literacy Begins at Home", From Claremont Reading Conference, 52nd Yearbook, 1988, pgs. 1-17, 17 leaves, photocopy
:De-Trivializing Our Methods of Reading Instruction", The Education Digest, February], 1988, pgs. 48-51,eight leaves, photocopy
"Roma Gans: A Life of Confrontation, Compassion, and Charisma", Language Arts, October, 1980, pgs. 796-801, seven leaves, photocopy

Articles written by Nancy Larrick Crosby: 1990s:

"Give Us Books!... But Also …Give Us Wings", New Advocate, Volume 4, No. 2, Spring, 1991, pgs. 77-83, seven leaves, photocopy
"Reflections on Children and Books", Reflections: Personal Essays by 33 Distinguished Educators , Phi Delta Kappan Foundation, 1991, pgs. 245-254, 10 leaves, photocopy
"Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes for the Youngest", For Parents Ladybug, Volume 1, No. 7, March, 1991, three pages, printed
"Fun With Poetry", Fro Parents Ladybug, Volume 1, No. 8, April, 1991, three pages, printed

Books by Nancy Larrick (Crosby)

Book Reviews and Covers of books by Nancy Larrick (Crosby)

Correspondence, 1958-1999

Correspondence—Distinguished Virginians Dinner Controversy, April-May, 1957

Correspondence—Hedrick, Susan Carson Letter regarding desegration of Warren County, VA, February 22,1959

Correspondence—Regarding new addition to the Handley Library, 1967, 1970, 1975

"Encourage Your Children to Read", by Nancy Larrick, A Trumpet Club, A Special Edition, 1980, 80 pages, printed (two copies)

BOX 1A

Inscription of books to Nancy (Larrick Crosby)

Song for Mother Goose Notes

Speeches by Nancy Larrick Crosby

Invention of the Children’s Picture Book" -- Speech by Nancy Larrick Crosby, contains 61
3 X 5 cards of notes for speech, and 61 slides

Nancy Larrick Crosby Native Plant Trail—Arboretum of Virginia, three items printed, one newsletter

Articles written about reading, authors, etc. not written by Nancy Larrick Crosby, two articles, printed

Reading, Reading, Reflections, Reflections: The History of the International Reading Association, by Bob W. Jerrolds, International Reading Association, 1977, 287 pages, one book, printed (Nancy Larrick Crosby was the founder of this organization and its second president)

BOX 2

Album—Token of Love, autographs to Anne Virginia Clark, 1860s, including history, translations, and some transcriptions, 7 leaves, typescript; 1 leaf, manuscript; 1 item, 86 pages, manuscript

Alexander L. Crosby Collection in Natural History, Lehigh University, October 22, 1986
List of illustrated 19th century books; 1 item, printed

Annual Address - 1876, University of Virginia Alumni, Colonel F. W. M. Holliday, 1 item, printed

Carson, General James H. - correspondence, 1841-1851, 14 items, manuscript, typescript

Carlson, Natalie Savage (a native of Winchester and also a writer of children’s books- correspondence, 4 leaves, manuscript, typescript

Chandlee Clocks - 3 news articles, 1 letter

The Constitution (ship), two leaves, photocopy, two leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Mount Carmel Cemetery – Alphabetical list of lot owners and heirs, one item, typescript (photocopy)

News articles – local history

Nulton, Clark, Carson Genealogy notes – 37 items

Quarles, Garland Letters – Re: Shawnee Springs as a great teacher, tow items

Recipe book – September 14, 1878, one item

Scrapbook – 1920’s, one item

Winchester and Wardensville Railroad Company – certificate of stock, November 25, 1930 (58 shares owned by Emily R. Ward, one item, printed

Miscellaneous – eight items

Evans, Edmond, Reminiscences of , edited and introduced by Ruari McLean, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1967, 56 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Frymire, Jacob, American Limner, by Linda Crocker Simmons, Exhibited catalog from Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1975, one item, printed

Gaskell’s Handbook of General Information for Farmers, Professionals Men, and Mechanics, etc. 1887, one item, printed

Larrick, Herbert – news article, one item, printed (photocopy)

Larrick, Herbert – teaching certificate, 1894, four items, manuscript

Larrick, Herbert – "The True Jefferson Davis" – An address before the General Turner Ashby Camp, United Confederate Veterans at Winchester, VA, March 9, 1903, one item, printed

Larrick, Hite, Brinker Genealogy Notes,(includes news clippings), 27 items, manuscript (typescript)

 

BOX 3

(The) Caldecott Medal – 3 items; 2 leaves printed; 1 replica of medal

Caldecott, Randolph – biographical notes and book notes from a display, 14 leaves printed

Caldecott, Randolph – self portrait sketching in Brittany, 1 leaf manuscript, 1 leaf printed

Nancy Larrick Crosby – notes for books in this collection, 12 leaves manuscript, 1 leaf printed, 1leaf typescript

Caldecott Books

Some of Aesop’s Fables With Modern Instances. Translated by Alfred Caldecott. London; MacMillan and Co., 1883. 80 p. With engravings by JD Cooper. 2 editions – one from London and one from New York.

Randolph Caldecott’s Sketches. Introduction by Henry Blackburn. London; Sampson
Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, Limited, 1890. 96 p.

R.Caldecott’s First Collection of Pictures and Songs. By Randolph Caldecott. London; Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. About 156 p.

The Hey Diddle Diddle Picture Book. By Randolph Caldecott. London; Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. 96 p.

Daddy Darwin’s Dovecot. By Juliana Horatia Ewing. London; Society Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. for Promoting Christian Knowledge, n.d. 52 p.

The Queen of Hearts and Sing a Song for Sixpence. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. New York; The Grolier Society, n.d. 64 p.

Old Christmas. By Washington Irving. London; MacMillan and Co., 1876. 165 p. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.

The Babes in the Wood. New York; McLoughlin Brothers, n.d. 31 p. "After Caldecott"

Caldecott "Picture Books"

The Farmer’s Boy. By Randolph Caldecott. London; Geo. Routledge and Sons, n.d. 30 p.

Mrs. Mary Blaize: An Elegy on the Glory of Her Sex. By Randolph Caldecott. London; Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. 24 p.

Come Lasses and Lads. By Randolph Caldecott. London; Frederick Warne and Co., n.d. 23 p.

Hey Diddle Diddle and Baby Bunting. By Randolph Caldecott. London; George Routledge and Sons, n.d. 24 p.

The Milkmaid. By Randolph Caldecott. London; George Routledge and Sons, n.d. 24 p.

The Three Jovial Huntsmen. By Randolph Caldecott. London; George Routledge And Sons, n.d. 30 p.

Sing a Song for Sixpence. By Randolph Caldecott. London; George Routledge and Sons, n.d. 31 p.

The Mad Dog. By Randolph Caldecott. London; George Routledge and Sons, n.d. 30 p.

Books from Other Countries

GHANA

The Brassman’s Secret. By Meshack Asare. Ghana; Educational Press and Manufacturers Ltd., 1981. 42 p. Written in English.

RUSSIA—In English

The Daughter of the Moon and the Son of the Sun. Translated by Eve Manning. Moscow; Progress Publishers, 1976. 20 p.

The Singing Rabbit – Eskimo Folk Tales. Translated by Anatoly Bilenko. Moscow; Raduga Publishers, n.d. 16 p.

The Legend of the Stonecutter. Moscow; Progressive Publishers, 1975. 17 p.

The Three Little Pigs – An English Folktale Retold. Translated by Peter Tempest. Moscow; Malysh Publishers, n.d. 32 p.

Everyone Likes to Draw. Translated by Fainna Solasko. Moscow; Raduga Publishers, 1975. 15 p.

The Turnip. Translated by Fainna Glagoleva. Moscow; Malysh Publishers, 1978. 16 p.

RUSSIA – In Russian

The Three Bears 20 p.

Birds, Flowers, Insects. 84 p.

The Story About Boys and a Frog. 16 p.

JAPAN – In English

Replica of 12th Century Japanese hand scroll, "Scroll of Frolicking Animals." Owned by Kozanji. Kyoto, Japan; Benrido Co.

The Strong Turtle. 26p.

SINGAPORE – In English

The Raja’a Crown. By Chia Hearn Chek. Singapore; Federal Publications, 1981. 27 p. Illustrated by Kwan Shan Mei.

The White Elephant. By Chia Hearn Chek. Singapore; Federal Publications, 1981. 28p.Illustrated by Kwan Shan Mei.

Mooty and the Satay-man. By Jessie Wee. Singapore; Federal Publications, 1980. 30 p. Illustrated by Kwan Shan Mei.

CHINA – In English

Little Oriole. Story by Chen Wei-jun. Translated by Sun Wan-biao. Shanghai, China; Juvenile and Children Publishing House, 1983. 20 p. Illustrated by Wang Zhi-hua.

Magic Deer. By Mei Ying. Beijing, China; Foreign Language Press, 1983 (1st ed.). 56 p.

Celestial Island. Adapted by Yu Rulong. Beijing, China; Foreign Language Press, 1984 (1st ed.). 54 p. Illustrated by Chen Huiguan.

The Tiger and the Tortoise. Story by Wang Yanrong. Beijing, China; Zhaohua Publishing House, 1983 (1st ed.). 24 p. Illustrated by Jiang Cheng’an.

ESTHONIA – In English

To-too the Story of a Little Hare. Story by Eduard Mannik. Translated by Evi Mannermaa. Tallinn; Perioodika, 1983. 62 p. Illustrated by Maret Kernumees.

How the Fox Punished His Tail and Other Estonian Folk Tales. Translated by Kaja Toomel. Tallinn; Perioodika, 1982. 37 p. Illustrated by Lilian Harm.

The Goldspinners. By Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald. Tallinn; Perioodika, 1983. 30 p. Illustrations by Vive Tolli.

The Haughty Egg. By Eno Raud. Tallin; Perioodika, 1982. 40 p. Illustrated by Edgar Valter.

INDIA – In English

The Cave That Talked. By Dolat Doongaji and A.K. Lavangia. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1982. 7p. Illustrated by Pulak Biswas. One copy in English and one in Hindi.

Chitku. By Surekha Panandiker. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1984. 24 p. Illustrated by Mrinal Mitra.

Mahagiri. By Hemalata. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1969. 24 p. Illustrated By Pulak Biswas.

Mother Is Mother. By Shankar. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1968. 24 p. Illustrated by Pulak Biswas.

Life With Grandfather. Written and illustrated by Shankar. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1965. 53 p.

The Three Friends. By Prema Ramakrishnan. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1969. 22 p. Illustrated by Pulak Biswas.

The Elephants and the Mice. Retold and illustrated by Marilyn Hirsh. New Delhi; Children’s Book Trust, 1967. 34 p.

Tales from India Part One. By Sanjeevini, Navjeet, and Misti. London; Mantra Publishing Ltd., 1984. 28 p. Illustrated by Daksha Patel and Manju Gregory.

"The Cat and the Parrot" Excerpt from the Anthology of Children’s Literature. 2L

FRENCH – In French

The Little Dog. By Denise and Alain Trez, World Publishing Company, Cleveland and New York, 1961, 34 pages, Illustrated by Alain Trez, (in both French and English

Les trios petits pois. By Conte Populaire, Contes De La Nuit, Hachette,1964, eight pages, Illustrated by De A. Gosnik-Godec

Le chapeau le cog et la fleur. By Para E. Peroci, Conte De La nuit, Hachette, 1968, eight pages, Illustrated by De L. Osterc

l’oiseau dor. By Conte Populaire, Contes De La Nuit, Hachette, 1964, eight pages, Illustrated by De a. Gosnik-Godec

Un jour a la foire, By Jane Harmon Hein, The Viking Press, New York, 1963, 32 pages, Illustrated by Claire Finaz

Reves De Peintres, Reves De Poetes, By Jacqueline et Claude Held, l’eole des loisirs, Paris, 1987, 29 pages,

INDIA – In Hindi

Lion on cover, four pages

RUSSIA – In Russian

Owl and bird on cover, 23 pages

Three books, 14 pages, full color

Three pop up books

JAPAN – In Japanese

Numbers – photocopy of book with manuscript notes, translation, and transcript

Girl Dressed in Green on cover, 14 pages

Replica of a 12th Century Scroll The Frolicking Animal

CHINA – In Chinese

Bear, We Wa Mei Series

Little Bear, Chiao Chiao. We Wa Mei Series

Ma Ma Hen and Baby Duck, We Wa Mei Series

1. When Spring Weather is Warm, Frog Leaves Mud Hole to Swim in Pond, 11 pages

2. Bird Architect, 11 pages

3. Hisa Hsueh Liao,

4. Szu Ma Kuang, 11 pages

5. Little Tadpoles Search for Ma Ma, 11 pages

6. Two men with a cat and a dog on cover, 11 pages

7. Ugly Little Duck Yellow, 11 pages

8. Little Yellow Cow Crosses the Desert, 11 pages

9. Little Rooster Does Good Deed, 11 pages

10. Wang Xiao Cracking Jokes, 11 pages

11. Sea Creatures, 11 pages

12. Wa Wa Hua Pao, 11 pages

13. Nine Color Deer, 11 pages

14. Little Monkey Searches for Ginseng, 11 pages

15. A Red Carp, 11 pages.

16. Duo Duo: Greedy for More, 11 pages

17. Two Good Friends, 11 pages

18. Dan Dan Grazes Cow, 11 pages

19. 365 Night Storeis, 53 pages

Five Fanfold Books

Seven books, three centerfold stapled, four fanfold

BOX 4

Early Books in English

A,B, C, Book with Cries of Cities – by A. Phelps Greenfield, published by E. Turner, Northampton, no date

A Comic Alphabet – Designed, Etched, and Published by George Cruikshank, Pentonvile, England, 1836, one item, printed, fanfold

Alphabet Books & Primers – no authors, 10 items

A to U – no publisher, no date, fanfold

An Illuminated Alphabet – Smith & Reed, Providence, RI, no date

An Alphabet of Animals, -- Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., London, no date

Young Child’s A,B,C, or Firstbook – Samuel Wood & Sons, Baltimore, no date

Little Jane – Bishop & Co., no city, no date

Aunt Mary Primer Adorned with One Hundred and Twenty Pretty Pictures – S.S. Tappan, 1853

(The) Mother’s Primer – Wood & Allen, Palmer, Mass, no date

(The) Child’s Primer or My Darling’s A,B,C – Richard Marsh, New York, no date

(The) New York Primer – Samuel Wood and Sons, New York, no date

(The) New York Preceptor – Samuel Wood & Sons, New York, no date

Battledores – no authors, five items, printed

(The) Three Kittens – Facsimile of 1894 English, Merrimack, NY, 1991

A Battledore, To Instruct and Amuse –C. Croshaw, York, no date

The British Battledores, or First Lessons – Facsimile 1968, W. Davison, Alnwick

The Uncle’s Present, A Battledores – Jacob Johnson, Philadelphia, no date

The Royal Battledores, or First Lessons for Children – Facsimile, The Horn Book, Inc. Boston, 1944

Chap Books – no authors, 10 items, printed

A History of Birds for the use of Children – Rufus Merrill, Concord, NH, 1843

A History of Beasts for the use of Children – Rufus Merrill, concord, NH, 1843

A Pleasing Toy – John Wilcox, Newport, NH, 1837

Museum of Foreign Animals, or History of Beasts – S. Babock, New Haven, no date

Little Lessons for Little Learners in Words of One Syllable – S. Babcock, New Haven, no date

The Child’s Own Story Book, or Simple Tales – S. Babcock, New Haven, no date

The Daisy, or Little Lessons for Little Learners, Sidney Babcock, New Haven, no date

Little Helen, or A Day in the Life of a Naughty Girl – S. Babcock, New Haven, no date

History and Anecdotes of the Elephant S. Babcock, New Haven, no date

The Child’s Own Sunday Book, or Sabbath Day Lessons for Little Children – S. Babcock, New Haven, no date

Cinderella and the Glass Slipper, Edited and Illustrated by George Cruikshank, London, George Routledge and Sons, no date, one item, printed, bound

Cries of London, no authors, 10 items, printed

(The) Cries of London – Wood & Sons, London, 1815

London Cries in Verse – Baker, Crane, & Day, New York, no date

(The) Cries of London – Dean and Son, London, no date

(The) Cries of London – Hodgeson & Co., London, 1824

New Series of the Cries of London, John Bysh & Cloth Fair, West Smithfield, 1830

Mark’s Edition, The New London Cries, or A Visit to Town – J. L. Mark, London, no date

(The) New Cries of London for the Instruction of Good Children – J. Kendrew, York, no date

New Cries of London – Mahlon Day, New York, 1830

Old London Cries and the Cries of Today – by Andrew W. Tuer, Field, & Tuer, London, 1885

Cries of New York, no authors, two items, printed

(The) new York Cries, in Rhymes – Mahlon Day, New York no date

(The) Cries of New York – Harbor Press, New York 1931

(The) Cries of York for the Amusement of Children – Christopher and Jennett, Stockton, no date, one item, printed, Note: inside of front cover has seals "Rt. Hon Thos. Grenville"

(Les) Cris de Paris (in French) – no author, Zodiac books, London, no date

Detail of Early Children’s Books – 75 3x5 cards, manuscript

Facsimiles of Miniature Books – no authors, five items, printed

A Visit From St. Nicholas, Fanfold – L. Prang & Co., Boston, 1864 – original is in Library of Congress Rare Books, Published by Thomas Crowell, 1974

A Pretty Pocket Book – no publisher, Assumed to be a facsimile by Fredric G. Melcher, no date

Tom Thumb’s Play Book – A. Barclay, Boston, 1762, Facsimile by Frederic g. Melcher, 1960

Tommy Thumb’s Song Book for all Little Master’s and Misses – by Nurse Lovechild, Isaiah Thomas, Worchester, Mass, 1788, Facsimile by Frederic g. Melcher, New York 1946

The History of the Holy Jesus – B. Gray, 1746, Original is in the Library of the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass, facsimile by Frederic g. Melcher, New York, 1958

(The) Horn book – three items, printed

A Little History of the Horn Book by Belulah Folmsbee, Boston, The Horn Book, Inc. 1942

Horn Book Replica, 3x5 card, History

Life – Volume 1, No. 1, January 4, 1883, one item, printed

"(The) Lullaby with Original Engravings" by John r. Bolles, Daniel Burgess and co., New York, 1856, one item, printed, hand sewn

Miniature Advertising Books – seven items, printed

American Singers – The Singer Manfg. Co. New York, no date

Calander – Colgate and Co. New York, 1883

Life of Henry M. Stanley – Knapp and Co., New York, packed in Duke’s Cameo Cigarettes

A Plucky Woman – Piso’s Cure for Consumption, C. L. Holden General Store, Bonds Village, Mass., no date

Hazeltine’s Almanac for 1892 – E. T. Hazeltine, Warren PA, 1884, Piso’s Cures

Toby and the Wasp – E. T. Hazeltine, Warren PA, 1884, Piso’s Cures

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood and Other Selections – Schultz & Co. Star Soap, Zanesville, OH, no date

PoetryChap Books, no authors, nine items

Poems for Children – Benjamin B. Mussy, Boston, no date

The Little Rhymer – William W. Weeks, Philadelphia, 1830

Simple Poems for Infant Minds – Kiggins and Kelloge, New York, no date

Little Poems for Little Children – Kiggins and Kelloge, new York no date

The Child’s Gem with Fine Engravings – Jonathan Grout, Jr., Worchester, Mass., no date

Little Verses for Good Children – J. Metcalf, Northampton, 1840

Rhymes for the Nursery – Rufus Merrill and Co., Concord, NH 1843

Uncle Thomas Stories for Good Children, Poetical Tales, -- Edward Livermore, 1950

Traditional Stories – no author, eight items, printed

History of Jack the Giant Killer – Glasgow, printed for the book seller, hand sewn, no date

Jack the Giant Killer, -- McLoughlin Brother’s Publishers, new York, no date

(The) History of Jack and the Bean Stalk – W. S. Johnson, London, no date

(The) House That Jack Built – Steele & Durrie, Albany, no date

(The) Three Little Kittens – McLoughlin Brothers, New York, no date

Little Frogs and the pretty Mouse – McLoughlin Brothers, New York, no date

(The) Child’s Colored Book of Pleasing Tales and Pictures – Dean and Son, London, no date

BOX 5 Awards and Achievements

Certificate of Appreciation, and Correspondence – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) from 1956-1991, 17 items

News Articles – concerning the presentation of awards of appreciation to Nancy Larrick (Crosby), 16 items,

Doctor of Education Diploma—presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby) by the School of Education of New York University, June 19, 1955, one item

Founders Day Certificate – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by New York University, April 27, 1955, one item

The Carey-Thomas Award Certificate – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) for creative publishing in 1958 by The National Book Committee, Inc., one item

Certificate – presented to Nancy G. Larrick (Crosby) by Who’s Who of American Women, 1967, one item.

Honorary Life Membership Certificate—presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the International Reading Association, August 23, 1967, one item

Certificate – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by Outstanding Educators of America, 1975-1986, one item

Program of the presentation of the award to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the Outstanding Educators of America, 1974-1975

Degree of Doctor of Laws – presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by Goucher College, June 1, 1975, one item

Citation – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the Graduate School of Library Science, Drexel University, March 23, 1977, one item

Dean’s Citation – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by Rider College of Education, May 20, 1978, one item

Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters – presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by Lehigh University, October 12, 1980, one item

Helen Keating Ott Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the Church and Synagogue Library Association, June 11, 1984, one item

Certificate – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by The Women’s National Book Association, October 29. 1987, one item

Distinguished Achievement Award – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the Educational Press Association of America, 1988, one item

Certificate of Appreciation – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the National council of Teachers of Education, March 26, 1988, one item

Certificate – presented to Dr. Nancy Larrick (Crosby), by International Reading Association and the Greater Washington Reading Council, March 10, 1990, one item

Resolution of Appreciation – presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by the Shenandoah University Board of Trustees, April 17, 1991, one item

Laureate of Virginia Certificate – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the Virginia Cultural Laureate Society, March 7, 1992, one item

Certificate of Commendation – presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the John Burrough Association, 1992, one items

 

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Silver Plate presented to Dr. Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the National Book Development Council, Singapore, September 7-10, 1981

Shenandoah Medal, presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, April 1, 1987

Laureate of Virginia Author and Educator Medal, presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby by the Virginia Cultural Laureate Society, 1992

Correspondence – Virginia Cultural Laureate Society, 1991-1992, 11 items,

News Articles – Virginia Cultural Laureate Society, 1992, four articles

Program Materials – Virginia Cultural Laureate Society, March 7, 1992, eight items

Video Interview – With The International Reading Association and Mrs. Nancy Larrick Crosby, August 9, 2001, 49 minutes, VCR

Tribute to Nancy Larrick Crosby – Given by The Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D. C., September, 2003, one item

Certificate – presented to Ms. Nancy Larrick Crosby by the Southern Poverty Law Center, May 5, 2004, one item

The Zynodo Award – presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by Shenandoah University, November 18, 2004, one trophy

Citation – presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by Shenandoah University, date unknown, one item

OVERSIZED DOCUMENTS WITH COLLECTION

Masters of Art Diploma – Presented to Nancy Larrick (Crosby) by the Columbia University, June 1, 1937, one item

Doctor of Humanities Diploma – presented to Nancy Larrick Crosby by Shenandoah University, May 7, 1994, one item