Wizard of Oz Collection

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) was first published in 1900.

The collection comprises around 800 volumes, including many editions and translations of The Wizard of Oz, and other associated items. There are a number of sequels by authors such as Ruth Plumly Thompson, John R. Neill, Jack Snow, and other books by Baum, including those written under the pseudonyms Edith van Dyne and Floyd Akers.

The collection also includes some secondary critical material on Baum, several pop-up books, comics, tapes, theatre programmes, sheet music, paper doll books and fan magazines, such as The Baum Bugle.

The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Brian Baker in 2004.

More information

  • The collection is not yet catalogued
  • Many of the books in the collection appear in Bibliographia Oziana : a concise bibliographical checklist of the Oz books by L. Frank Baum and his successors / by Douglas G. Greene and Peter E. Hanff. The International Wizard of Oz Club, 1988.
children’s literature, theatre & film printed books (post-1850), ephemera wizard of oz collection

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