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The Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection, 1895-1991

Collector:
Grepke, Carolyn 1937-1995
Grepke, Donald 1932-
Physical description:
70 cu. ft
Type:
Paper dolls
Collection descriptions
Date:
1895
1895-1991
Notes:
The Grepkes were prolific collectors of paper dolls, beginning their collecting in the 1970s.
Summary:
Primarily paper dolls, 1895-1991, though the bulk date from the 1900s to 1970s. Some have been cut while others are intact, and most are in their original packaging. Most of the dolls are commercially produced, but a few are handmade. Topics covered include Advertising, Animals, Celebrities, Characters in Literature / Folklore, Characters in Mass Media, Dolls / Toys, Family, Fashion/Costume, Historical Figures / Events, Holidays / Celebrations, and Occupations.
Cite as:
The Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection, 1895-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Dolls
Toys
Local number:
2001.3007 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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