The Mae Durham Roger Children’s Book Collection

The Mae Durham Roger Children’s Book Collection is a rich resource for folklore, fairy tales, and late-twentieth century children’s and young adult literature reflecting emerging ethnic storytelling. While in the online catalog, "Roger" collection materials show up as being shelved with "Archer" materials they are two distinct historic children's book collections with the Roger Collection being more international in scope.


Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm

or by appointment


University Archivist: Meredith Eliassen
(415) 405-4073


University Archives & Historic Collections
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University
1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132

About this Collector

Mae Durham Roger was formerly the Librarian at the Frederic Burk School, otherwise known as the Training School of the San Francisco State Teachers College. Roger left the Frederic Burk School in about 1960 to become a lecturer at the Library School at U.C. Berkeley. Roger was a noted national expert in children’s literature, and a number of San Francisco State library faculty members learned about children’s literature from her.