Doll Collectors of America (DCA), Inc. records
The Doll Collectors of America (DCA), Inc. records are arranged into six series, one of which has been further divided into subseries. The materials are housed in 18 archival document boxes, 2 index card boxes, and 5 large flat storage boxes.
- 1856 - 2018
- Majority of material found within 1935 - 1996
- Doll Collectors of America, Inc. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Use
17 Linear Feet (18 archival document boxes, 2 index card boxes, and 5 large flat storage boxes)
The DCA holds monthly executive board and general membership meetings, which are often supplemented with guest speakers or programs. The organization publishes The Doll Collectors of America, Inc. Bulletin six times per year. The Annual Meeting is typically held over a weekend in early November and includes an annual auction, a banquet, doll sales, exhibitions, discussions, a business meeting, and much more. (Over time, the DCA archives and reference library materials have been housed at the Toy Cupboard Museum and the Wenham Museum before settling at The Strong.) The DCA remains the oldest doll collectors’ club in the United States with active members all around the country.
System of Arrangement
Series I: Organization history, 1935-2010
Series II: Membership applications and records, 1935-2005 and n.d.
Series III: Meeting minutes and reports, 1935-2016
Series IV: Financial papers, 1946-2009
Series V: Programs and publications, 1936-2007 and n.d.
Series VI: Reference files, 1856-2010 and n.d.
Subseries A: Clippings and text
Subseries B: Ephemera
Subseries C: Scrapbooks and photographs
- Abbott, Jennie L.
- Andrews, Alice
- Beachy, Anna O.
- Coleman, Elizabeth Ann, 1941-
- Dickinson, Velvalee
- Doll Collectors of America, Inc.
- Doll history
- Dolls -- Collectibles
- Dolls -- Collectors and collecting
- Dolls -- History
- Donoghue, Elizabeth
- Hosmer, Herbert H.
- Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum
- Merrill, Madeline O.
- Popp, Maurine
- Ravca, Bernard
- Toy Cupboard Museum
- Wenham Museum
- Wood, Amy Louise
- Finding Aid to the Doll Collectors of America (DCA), Inc. Records, 1856-2018
- Julia Novakovic
- 11 July 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