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- Main Title Aaron
Donor: Weaver, Gustine Courson, 1873-1942Contributor Type: PersonalContributor Info: Mrs. Gustine Courson Weaver (1873-1942). Missionary, author, storyteller, collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of John Courson and Sarah Boydston Courson. Married Clifford Seldon Weaver, a minister, on May 22, 1899 while both were students at Eureka College, and when they graduated in 1900 they left for Japan as missionaries. After serving there for 7 years in Osaka and Tokyo, they returned to the United States. After serving in several positions throughout the mid-west and in Texarkana, in 1920, they came to McKinney, Texas, where Clifford served as pastor of the First Christian Church. In the 1930's and early 1940's, Mrs. Weaver donated generously to the University of North Texas (then the North Texas State Teachers College), and her donations became the foundation of several important groups of materials in the Rare Book & Texana Collections, including the Weaver Collection of Juvenile Literature, the Mary Webb Collection, and the Miniature Books Collection. Mrs. Weaver was an accomplished story teller, wrote a number of books, and sponsored several exhibitions of dolls from around the world, promoting peace through understanding of different cultures. She helped organize the first Story Teller's League and served as that organization's president.
Name: American Sunday-School UnionPlace of Publication: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Additional Info: The American Sunday School Union (ASSU) was founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its purpose was promoting Sunday schools and their goals of educating children. The ASSU published vast numbers of items, and distributed countless books and periodicals through its Sunday schools and by selling them to others. It played an important role in shaping not only 19th century children's literature in America, but also the moral character of several generations.
- Creation: 1853/1857
- Digitized: 2006-08-30
- Content Description: Biography of Aaron, first High Priest of Israel. Written for children, with an emphasis on submission to God's will. Bound in illustrated wrappers.
- Physical Description: 8 p. : illustrated (b&w) ; 93 mm. (3 5/8" high)
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Aaron (Biblical priest) -- Juvenile literature.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Miniature books -- 19th century -- United States -- Specimens.
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Woodcuts -- 19th century -- United States -- Specimens.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sunday school literature -- 19th century -- United States -- Specimens.
- Coverage Date: 1855
- Start Date: 1850
- End Date: 1859
Name: Miniature Book CollectionCode: MNBC
Name: Weaver Collection of Children's BooksCode: WCCB
Name: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana CollectionsCode: UNTRB
- OCLC: 57436088
- Call Number: Z232.A56 A27 1853z
- UNT Catalog No.: b2695689
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc756
- Display Note: Example of a mid-1800's juvenile moralizing literature. Intended as a "reward book" and typical of Sunday school literature, obedience to God is stressed in these simple stories with woodcut illustrations. Gift of Mrs. Gustine Courson Weaver, by 1941.
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