Opie Archive Series 1 catalogue now online

The catalogue for the first series of the Opie Archive is now available online. This series of documents includes documentation relating to the Opies’ book The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren (1959), including materials from their teacher-correspondents, as well as a wealth of material relating to children’s games and rhymes. Another set of documents includes entries to the Camberwell Public Libraries Essay Competition, showing how children understood the world around them and imagined the future.

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Sarah Thiel has written a dedicated blog post on the Bodleian Libraries blog about the newly-catalogued collection.

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