An opportunity to conduct research on a historical collection of children’s books is available at Australian Catholic University’s St Patrick’s Campus in Melbourne.
The University is home to more than 6,500 children’s books dating from the 1800s to the late 20th Century. The Nolan Historical Children’s Literature Collection contains 5,000 books collected by former ACU teaching students John and Grace Nolan and includes literature, picture books and religious books. The remaining books form the Culican Children’s Book Collection collected by former children’s literature lecturer, Mrs Elisabeth (Dinny) Culican.
Postgraduate or academic scholars from any humanities discipline are invited to use the collections for high quality research that calls attention to their breadth and scholarly potential. One award of $2,000 is available in 2019 to facilitate a research visit to the Library at the St Patrick’s Campus in Melbourne for 10 days.
More information and application process is available on the library website.