The Nyr Indictor Collection of the Alphabet is a research level resource of approximately 2,000 items that records in detail the worldwide development of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century alphabets.
Along with ABC books in languages as diverse as: Arabic, Cherokee, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, American Sign Language, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, Yiddish, etc., the collection also includes formats as diverse as: artists’ books, blocks, broadsides, ceramics, clothing, compact discs, curtains, erasers, flash cards, food, friezes, glass, greeting cards, jigsaw puzzles, key rings, miniature books, pencils, placemats, postcards, posters, records, rubber stamps, shoes, silhouettes, stationery stencils, stickers, textiles, toys and games, videotapes, umbrellas, wallpaper, wrapping paper, etc., in short – almost anything under the sun that records an alphabet.
The Broward County Libraries Division maintains special collections including but not limited to, documents, photographs, artifacts, artwork and rare books. Materials in these collections may be protected by the U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U. S. C.). The reproduction or downloading materials may be restricted by terms of purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy & publicity rights, licensing and trademarks.
Usage, transmission, downloading, or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by Fair Use Copyright Law requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. When possible, the Division provides information about copyright owners and restrictions concerning its collections.
DETERMINING THE EXISTENCE OF COPYRIGHT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL RESTRICTIONS, AS WELL AS OBTAINING PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER, IS SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER/PATRON.