Jean Little Collection

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Collection of correspondence, articles, typescripts, diaries, publications and transcriptions of children’s author Jean Little. 

Jean Little was born in Taiwan, 1932.  She has been partially blind since birth.  The family came to Canada in 1939 and moving to Guelph in 1940. 

Jean is a graduate of University of Toronto with Honours Degree in English.  She taught children with special needs until 1962.  Jean has taught Children’s Literature at the University of Guelph, where she is now an Adjunct Professor.

She has won the Order of Canada and was presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.



Types of Materials

  • Posters
  • Published Material
  • Unpublished Material and Manuscripts


7.67 m

How to Access This Resource

XR1 MS A715, XR2 MS A091, XR2 MS A092

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