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Dorothy Neal White Collection

The Dorothy Neal White Collection comprises children’s books published before 1940. Books are mostly from New Zealand, Australia, Britain and the United States.

The Dorothy Neal White Collection of about 8,000 titles shows how children’s literature developed up until 1940, and reflects what New Zealand children were reading. Many of the books and magazines were donated by their original owners.

Access items in this collection

Items from the Dorothy Neal White Collection of pre-1940 children’s books are available at the Molesworth Street Reading Rooms.

Get copies from items in this collection

Copies can be made from items in this collection if copying doesn’t breach copyright.

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