About Our Collections
Swedish publishers provide us with copies of their new children's and young adult books on a regular basis, while additions in the form of older material such as books and magazines mainly are made through donations from institutions and individuals. Over the years, the institute has received five important donations that have been added to the collections. These books can be found in our library catalogue. For more information on our special collections, please contact our library.
The Publication Series Barnbiblioteket Saga
Barnbiblioteket Saga består av 256 numrerade titlar, utgivna mellan 1899 och 1954. Böckerna intar en central plats i svensk barnbokshistoria. Sbi har genom en donation från Almqvist & Wiksells förlag också förvärvat de bevarade delarna av förlagsarkivet. För närvarande finns ett pågående forskningsprojekt om Barnbiblioteket Saga, The Barnbiblioteket Saga Archive: Mapping and Visualization of a Swedish Children's Book Series (1899-1970)
The Lennart Hellsing Collection
The Lennart Hellsing collection was donated to the institute by the Swedish writer Lennart Hellsing. The collection consists of about 1,500 titles including the first children's book ever published in Sweden: Conrad Porta's Een sköön och härligh jungfru speghel.
The Olof Hult Collection
The antiquarian bookseller Olof Hult's collection consists of nearly 1,800 titles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
The Gurli Linder Collection
The Gurli Linder collection consists of review copies of the books she reviewed in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter 1900–1933.
The Gustaf Peyron Collection
Gustaf Peyron was a book collector during the turn of the century 1800-1900 with a special interest in children's books published in the 18th and 19th centuries. This collection consists of about 760 titles.
For more information on our special collections, please contact our library.