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The History of Little Paper Dolls

It may seem incongruous that a renowned research library for the study of American decorative arts has an outstanding collection of paper dolls. This extensive and greatly used collection was donated in the 1970s and 1980s by Maxine Waldron, art … Continue reading

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The Brownie Empire of Palmer Cox

By Jeanne Solensky, librarian in the Joseph Downs Collection & Manuscripts & Printed Ephemera One of the joys of my job is “scavenging”—searching through manuscript and ephemera collections to find related items after happening upon one that grabs my fancy. … Continue reading

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