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English chapbook collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: English chapbook collection
    Dates: 19th century; no exact dates given
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Extent: 1 box (30 envelopes, 42 chapbooks)
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Rohnert Park, California 94928
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of original chapbooks from England published in the nineteenth century. These chapbooks include song books, lesson books, fortune telling guides, natural histories, histories, and other ephemera. The term “chapbook” was first used in 1824, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, and is used to represent a genre of small, usually pocket-sized booklets. The genre encompasses many kinds of printed material, including pamphlets, tracts, nursery rhymes, songs, and folk tales.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    English chapbook collection. Sonoma State University Library

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains 30 envelopes, 42 items. The materials are organized in a total of one box.

    Indexing Terms

    Chapbooks, English -- 19th century.

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