Coleman family papers
The Coleman family papers have been arranged into two series, one of which has been further divided into subseries. The physical materials are housed in 31 archival document boxes, two flat file boxes, and one audiovisual materials box (34 boxes in total). Digital materials are accessible on-site at The Strong.
- 1867 - 2022
- Majority of material found within 1963 - 1996
Conditions Governing Use
20 Linear Feet (31 archival document boxes, 2 flat file boxes, 1 a/v box)
168 Gigabytes (Digital materials) : Accessible on-site at The Strong.
Ann Coleman is retired from her distinguished career in the museum world (working in the curatorial departments of the Newark Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston). She founded the Costume Society of America in 1974 and has been a long-time member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC), the International Council Museum, and the Textile Society of America, among other groups. As of 2023, she continues to serve as a consultant for various organizations and travels around the world.
System of Arrangement
Series I: Professional papers, 1867-2022 and n.d.
Subseries A: Books, 1962-1997 and n.d.
Subseries B: Doll tours and travels, 1968-2005 and n.d.
Subseries C: Videos, 1987-2022
Subseries D: Consultations and appraisals, 1967-2005 and n.d.
Subseries E: Reference files, 1867-2007 and n.d.
Series II: Personal papers, 1909-1973
- Coleman family
- Coleman, Dorothy Elizabeth (Smith), 1909-2000
- Coleman, Evelyn Jane, 1945-1996
- Concept Associates (Firm)
- Crown Publishers
- Doll clothes -- Collectors and collecting
- Doll history
- Dolls -- Collectibles
- Dolls -- Collectors and collecting
- Dolls -- Dictionaries
- Dolls -- History
- Dolls -- Trademarks
- Sirocco Productions
- Finding Aid to the Coleman Family Papers, 1867-2022
- Julia Novakovic
- 7 June 2023
- Description rules
- Language of description
Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository
One Manhattan Square
Rochester NY 14607 USA