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Drawn from a rich tradition of family and children’s literature, this collection focuses on courtship, marriage and child-rearing by emphasizing moral, wholesome, family living.  

The Fireside Companions and Family Literature Periodicals, 1805-1877 collection includes titles such as New York Fireside Companion, Merry’s Museum, and Parley’s Magazine. Researchers can also find a number of children’s Sunday school and temperance periodicals. Taken together, the titles comprising this collection enable scholars to study not only prescribed values, but also the social and family dynamics of 19th-century America. 

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