We’re off to see the Wizard ….. : a new exhibition in the University Library

TotoAn exhibition was held in Spring 2009 at the University Library. It featured items from the University's Special Collections on the children’s classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

First published in 1900 L.Frank Baum’s book (illustrated by W W Denslow) has given rise to many continuations, spin-offs, novelty versions , pop-up books, magazines, even a Wizard of Oz cookbook – all represented in the new Library display, including examples of the first, second and many other editions. And of course items relating to the MGM film starring Judy Garland are there too. The University Library was fortunate to receive a large collection of books by Baum, and other Oz related material, on the death of Brian Baker, who had been an Oz collector for many years.

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