The Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection, 1895-1991
Grepke, Carolyn 1937-1995
Grepke, Donald 1932-
70 cu. ft
The Grepkes were prolific collectors of paper dolls, beginning their collecting in the 1970s.
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.
The Carolyn and Donald Grepke Paper Doll Collection, 1895-1991, Archives Center, National Museum of American History