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- Elaine J. O'Quinn Girls' Studies Collection:
"The collection consists primarily of popular literature intended for early to mid-twentieth century adolescent girl readers. Series represented are Ruth Fielding, Cherry Ames, Vicki Barr, Beverly Gray, Dana Girls, Connie Blair, and Judy Bolton. Other titles include Campfire Girls, Bobbsey Twins, Honey Bunch, and Donna Parker. The collection also includes a selection of series books for boys, reference works, early comic books featuring girls and women, and ephemeral periodicals. When complete, the collection will include the first 56 books in the Nancy Drew series in various editions.The collection contains many first editions and examples of book jacket and cover art. The books were collected by Appalachian State University Professor of English Dr. Elaine J. O'Quinn, who researches, writes and teaches about the literature and literacy of girls. The collection forms a significant theme within the Children's Literature Collection and complements similar books already part of the collection. Currently there are over 600 titles."