What is the Norma Meldrum Collection?

What is the Norma Meldrum Collection?


The Norma Meldrum Juvenile Special Collection began as an active children’s library in the early 1900s, funded by a donation from the Meldrum family, whose daughter Norma who died of scarlet fever at eight years old. It is now a historical collection with representative books of American juvenilia from 1810 to 1970.
How do I view items in the Norma Meldrum collection?
Many of the books are in the Houston Public Library’s catalog. The advanced search allows you to select the Houston Metropolitan Research Collection as the Library you want to search. Scroll down to add the Limit of Kid/Juvenile Materials and search a subject to see if there is something you would like to see. The books are requested in the reading room of the HHRC. We can pull up to five books at a time. Watch this orientation video to get acquainted with the rules of the HMRC’s research room.
  • Last Updated Jun 23, 2023
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