English Chapbook Collection

collection

Campus:
Sonoma State University
Library:
University Library, Jean & Charles Schulz Information Center
Subject(s):
Chapbooks ; Chapbooks, English - 19th century
Description:
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.
Dates covered:
18th & 19th centuries
Language(s):
English
Collection Size:
1 linear foot; 42 booklets
For more information:
Additional Information (SSU Library record)
Citation Sample:
http://library.sonoma.edu/specialcollections/usingcollections/citationguide/
Collection policy:
By appointment