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Rudman Issues in Children's Literature Collection

Guide to the organization and content of Professor Masha Kabakow Rudman's extensive library of children's literature and related secondary scholarly studies.


The Masha Kabakow Rudman Children's Literature Collection (located on the 21st floor of the W.E.B. Du Bois Library) comprises two subcollections: 1) professional literature represented by scholarly studies and textbooks classified in the Library of Congress scheme used throughout the Du Bois Library's collection (an example of a Library of Congress call number is LC1099.3 .N54 2008); 2) children's literature in many genres classified in a scheme specifically developed by Prof. Rudman for arranging the primary works in parallel with her textbook Children's Literature: An Issues Approach (an example of one of these call numbers is GEN Paterson which is a book on GENDER by an author called Paterson) .

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Sarah Fitzgerald
W.E.B. DuBois Library
Lower Level
154 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003
Subjects: Education

Photos of Professor Rudman and the collection

School of Education professor emeritus Dr. Masha K. Rudman was one of the first scholars to study children's literature from an issues approach. She donated her collection of more than 8,000 volumes of juvenile literature and related scholarly references to UMass Amherst Libraries.