Elinor S. Miller Paper Doll Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1110
Creators:
Salak, Dorothy E.
Ware, Dorothy
Miller, Elinor S.
Dates:
circa 1909-1940
Languages:
English
Collection text is in English.
Physical Description:
0.03 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
This collection consists of paper dolls, cut figures from magazines, and magazines belonging to Elinor S. Miller and Dorothy Ware from circa 1909-1940.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of magazine cut-outs, tabbed paper dolls, and various outfits for the dolls, circa 1909-1910 and beginning again circa 1934-1938. Some of the figures cut from magazines are colored with crayon or colored pencil. It is arranged according owner of the paper dolls. The magazines in which the dolls were held can be found in the smaller, letter-sized folders. In
Pineview Public Schools
, Ware documented the name and age she of each doll and how many "outfits" belonged to each doll. Researchers interested in fashion for men, women, and children during these time periods will find the collection of use.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged in two series.
Series 1: Paper Dolls, Ware, circa 1909-1910
Series 2: Paper Dolls, Miller, circa 1934-1938

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The collection consists of paper dolls and figures cut out from magazines that belonged to Dorothy E. Salak's mother, Elinor S. Miller and grandmother, Dorothy Ware. Ware was born circa 1902 and grew up in rural Georgia. She died in 1944. Miller, was born in 1931 and grew up in Chicago. She earned a Ph.D in French Literature from the University of Chicago. All three women played with the paper dolls.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Kiley Orchard (intern); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist
Author
Kiley Orchard (intern); supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated by Dorothy E. Salak in 2007.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Elinor S. Miller Paper Doll Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Related Materials
Materials in the Archives Center
Kitty Cucumber Collection (AC0276)
Carolyn and Donald Grepke Collection of Paper Dolls (AC0752)
Beatrice Litzinger Postcard Collection (AC0530)

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Paper dolls Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dolls Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Children Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salak, Dorothy E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives