The Mae Durham Roger Children’s Book Collection
The Special Collections & Archives Reading Room is now open to the public Monday - Thursday, 1pm-5pm. If you would like to make an appointment, please schedule here.
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The faculty of Special Collections also offer instruction. Utilizing primary source materials, Library faculty can create course-specific assignments and lead customized classes to support primary source literacy. Faculty can request instruction through our Primary Source Instruction Request form.
The Mae Durham Roger Children’s Book Collection is a rich resource for folklore, fairy tales, and late-twentieth century children’s and young adult literature reflecting emerging ethnic storytelling.
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Monday – Thursday, 1pm – 5pm
University Archivist: Meredith Eliassen
University Archives & Historic Collections
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
About this Collector
Mae Durham Roger was formerly the Librarian at the Frederic Burk School, otherwise known as the Training School of the San Francisco State Teachers College. Roger left the Frederic Burk School in about 1960 to become a lecturer at the Library School at U.C. Berkeley. Roger was a noted national expert in children’s literature, and a number of San Francisco State library faculty members learned about children’s literature from her.