The Bingham Collection, as it has come to be known, is a gift of Dr. Jane Bingham (retired from The School of Education and Human Services). The collection spans books, realia, posters, and journals. Originally pegged at around 4,000 items, the collection has now grown to over 7,000 items. It resides on the second floor north area of Kresge Library.
When the collection came to Kresge, several cataloging decisions were made. One decision was that there would be no records added to the library's database until the catalogers actually cataloged the books. A decision was made to create a new location "kbks" for the Bingham books. In a 740, the phrase "Bingham Historical Children's Book Collection" would be added to every bibliographic record. Finally, the call numbers would be constructed from the first year of publication of a book, the first four letters of the author's name, and the first four letters of a book's title. Constructing the call numbers in such a way would place the books in decade order.
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