Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection

The Friends support the Library's children's literature collections – consisting of the Dorothy Neal White, National Children's and Susan Price collections – through events, publications and a scholarship.

Join the Friends

Membership is by annual subscription. A subscription form is available on the Friends' website.

Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection website

Events

The Friends hold meetings and lectures several times a year. Topics typically include:

  • a report on research using the three children’s literature collections
  • themed readings from books in the collections, such as Christmas stories or poetry
  • an illustrated lecture and readings from books in the current children’s literature display, such as Cautionary tales.

Find out about current events on the Friends' website.

Publications

The Friends publish two to three newsletters each year. They also publish Notes-Books-Authors, featuring articles on a diverse range of children's literature topics.

The full text of several issues of Notes-Books-Authors is available on the Friends website.

Notes-Books-Authors - Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection website

Scholarships

The Friends offer an annual scholarship to a student enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme at Victoria University of Wellington who intends to undertake research that will make use of the Dorothy Neal White, National Children's or Susan Price Collections

More about the Dorothy Neal White Scholarship - Victoria University of Wellington website

The Friends also offer an annual Susan Price scholarship to a student enrolled in a Masters or PhD programme at Victoria University of Wellington, who intends to undertake research that will make use of the Library’s three children’s literature collections.

More about the Susan Price scholarship