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Elizabeth Nesbitt Collection @ Pitt: Chapbooks

This guide identifies some of the 12,000+ resources available in the Nesbitt Collection. Comprised of children's literature and material related to the history of children and their books, collection items date from the 1600's through the present.

Accessing the Collection

The Chapbook collection is housed in the Special Collections Department at the University of Pittsburgh's Hillman Library. 

To view the chapbooks, please visit the Special Collections Website or email

The Chapbook Collection

Over 270 chapbooks printed in England, America, and Scotland between the years of 1650 and1850 are held in the Nesbitt Collection. Below are links to a few Chapbooks that have been digitized:

Browse the Collection

Listed below are the Chapbook Collection holdings in the Nesbitt Collection by title, subject and publisher.

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