The society which is based in Wellington, New Zealand is associated with The National Library of New Zealand . It was formed in 1983 to support the work of the Dorothy Neal White Collection.
In 2005 it was extended to support the National Children’s and Susan Price Collections.
How to view the collections supported by Friends of DNW
Through its lectures, meetings, research grant and publications the Society helps to foster interest in the general development of children’s literature.
Membership is by annual subscription, the details are on the membership page.
Address: Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection
P. 0. Box 1467
The Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection invite you to a special end-if the-year event to
Monday 5 December 2022
At the National Library of New Zealand (main entrance)
5:30pm Seasonal drinks & nibbles
6:00pm Readings by FDNWC committee members on
the theme of summertime.
All very welcome
A research grant is offered biennially to applicants who intend to undertake research that will make use of the Dorothy Neal White Collection and / or the National Children’s Collection, and fits other applicant criteria listed on the website.
Conference Palmerston North March 2023
An interesting conference by ‘Vintage Children’s Books’
25th and 26th March 2023 in Palmerston North
Harry Ricketts will be returning with another view on the work of Antonia Forest with a talk titled “Blood for Breakfast” Friendship, Rules and Racism in Antonia Forest’s End of Term”
Other authors to be discussed include Laura Ingalls Wilder, Monica Edwards, Clare Mallory; and topics such as food, sport, ponies, fill-ins, etc. For further details and to register, go to the website: vintagechildrensbooksnz.weebly.com
Your comments or questions about the Society, the Collection, and this website are welcome
Enquiries about membership of the Friends may be directed to the Secretary, Friends of the Dorothy Neal White Collection
P0 Box 1467, Thorndon, Wellington 6140.
For research enquiries relating to the collection use the webform
Facsimile: 64-4-474 3035
New Zealand law allows non-profit organisations to apply for charitable status. This gives advantages over exemptions from some tax returns and allows members to claim tax exempt status for donations.
Our registration number is CC51738
See us on the Charities Register