The Alice M. Jordan Collection
The Alice M. Jordan Collection was contributed to the ICDL by Boston Public Library in honor of Alice Jordan (1870-1960), its first Supervisor of Children's Services. The collection at Boston Public Library contains historic, contemporary and international titles including picture books, fiction, non-fiction, toy and moveable books from the infant to the young adult level from the 19th Century to the present day. The materials represented in the ICDL provide examples of 19th-century tract titles including cautionary tales, religious and moral stories and instruction, natural history, rhymes, and stories of amusement and riddles. Additional items include numerous editions of Mother Goose, 19th- and early 20th-century editions of Aesop's Fables, series titles by G. A. Henty, Grimm's fairy tales, and stories by Hans Christian Andersen.