FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I view materials from the collection?
Materials may be requested and viewed in The Cleanth Brooks Reading Room (Rm 305) in McCain Library and Archives, Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. For your convenience, call or email us to request materials to be ready ahead of time.
Can I tour The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection?
As part of Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi, the de Grummond Collection has a closed-stacks policy. However, there is an exhibit room in Cook Library, Room 203, as well as a mural by Esphyr Slobokina in Room 209. We encourage you to call us at 601-266-4349 for more information and hours. We do occasionally arrange tours for small groups and classes, but this does require planning.
How do I request copies or images?
Contact us by email or phone to speak to a librarian about your request. For research purposes, you may place orders here. For high resolution digital reproductions please see “Ordering Reproductions” on the Digital Collections page.
Who holds copyright on materials in the de Grummond Collection?
The copyright to the majority of materials are held by the creator or their relations. For further assistance, Ask-a-Librarian [link to http://lib.usm.edu/services/forms/askalib.html].
Does The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection do appraisals?
No, we do not do appraisals. Please consult The Appraisers Association of America for further assistance.
How do I donate materials?
Please visit our Donate page or contact us at Ask-a-Librarian.
Is my donation tax deductible?
The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation (the “Foundation”) is a not-for-profit corporation chartered under the laws of the State of Mississippi and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Visit the USM Foundation online for more. .