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Young Canada's Book Week fonds. - 1949-1968. - 2 m of graphic material and textual record.

Administrative History

Based on the Children's Book Week celebrated in the United States, the Canadian Library Association promoted the idea of Young Canada's Book Week as early as 1947. The Book Week was seen as an opportunity for children's librarians to "step outside of their usual sphere of influence - the library and the school - and to bring our work to the attention of individuals or groups who do not necessarily know the various functions the library performs in their community" (Canadian Library Association Bulletin, Oct. 1947, vol. 4, no. 1). The first Young Canada's Book Week was held November 12 to 19, 1949, under the patronage of the Viscountess Alexander of Tunis.

Scope and Content

The fonds documents Young Canada's Book Week events through scrapbooks and posters. Also included is original artwork for some of the posters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired by the National Library of Canada in 1992. [1992-26]

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: brief listing available.

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