Dora Erway Doll Collection1924-1928.

Collection Number: 23-16-3625

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Dora Erway Doll collection 1924-1928.
Collection Number:
23-16-3625
Creator:
Erway, Dora Wetherbee,
Quantity:
10.6 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Dolls.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Thirty-seven dolls, given to the University Library in 1957, represent various historical periods and nationalities.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Professor in the Dept. of Household Arts from 1921-1945 and in the Department of Housing and Design from 1945 to1956.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Thirty-seven dolls, given to the University Library in 1957, represent various historical periods and nationalities. Many of the dresses are exact replicas of authentic gowns. with authentic undergarments and hairstyles. Some of the fabrics used in the costumes were over a hundred years old at the time the dolls were made. Students made the dolls themselves as well as the clothing, with the exception of the heads, although many contributed their own hair for their dolls.
Includes photographs of the dolls taken by John Troy in the 1920s.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Erway, Dora Wetherbee,
Troy, John P.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Cornell University
Cornell University. Department of Housing and Design.
Cornell University. Department of Household Arts.

Subjects:
Dolls.
Dolls
Universities and colleges -- Faculty

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Use by appointment only.
Cite As:
Dora Erway Doll Collection, #23-16-3625. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 2 MU-1
Egyptian doll; c. 900 B.C.
1924-1928
Box 2 MU-2
Male doll; c. 4th to 6th century
1924-1928
Box 2 MU-3
Grecian doll; c.1100-850 B.C.
1924-1928
Box 2 MU-4
Roman doll
1924-1928
Box 2 MU-5
11th century; Frankish doll
1924-1928
Box 3 MU-6
12th century; Norman doll
1924-1928
Box 3 MU-7
13th century doll
1924-1928
Box 3 MU-8
14th century; French doll; c. 1350
1924-1928
Box 3 MU-9
15th century; English doll
1924-1928
Box 4 MU-10
16th century; English doll; c. 1536
1924-1928
Box 10 MU-11
16th century; Elizabethan doll
1924-1928
Box 4 MU-12
17th century; American doll; c. 1620
1924-1928
Box 4 MU-13
17th century; French doll; Louis XV
1924-1928
Box 4 MU-14
17th century; French doll; Louis XVI
1924-1928
Box 4 MU-15
18th century; American doll; c. 1776
1924-1928
Box 5 MU-16
18th century; Early Empire French doll; c. 1795
1924-1928
Box 5 MU-17
19th century; Empire doll; c. 1825
1924-1928
Box 5 MU-18
19th century; American doll; c. 1849
1924-1928
Box 5 MU-19
19th century; Italian Renaissance doll; c. 1860
1924-1928
Box 5 MU-20
19th century; American Southern-Colonial; c. 1871
1924-1928
Box 6 MU-21
19th century; American doll; c. 1872
1924-1928
Box 6 MU-22
19th century; American doll; c. 1890
1924-1928
Box 6 MU-23
20th century; American Sport doll; c.1927
1924-1928
Box 6 MU-24
20th century; American Formal doll; c. 1927
1924-1928
Box 6 MU-25
20th century; Alsace-Lorraine doll; c. 1900
1924-1928
Box 7 MU-26
18th century; American Indian Male doll
1924-1928
Box 7 MU-27
18th century; American Indian Female doll
1924-1928
Box 7 MU-28
18th century; Chinese Manchu Male doll
1924-1928
Box 7 MU-29
19th century; Chinese Manchu Female doll; c.1890
1924-1928
Box 8 MU-30
20th century; India Hindu doll
1924-1928
Box 8 MU-31
20th century; Netherlands doll, Volendam
1924-1928
Box 8 MU-32
20th century; Norwegian doll, Hardanger
1924-1928
Box 8 MU-33
20th century; Peruvian Cuzco Indian doll
1924-1928
Box 9 MU-34
20th century; Romanian Peasant doll
1924-1928
Box 9 MU-35
20th century; Romanian Nobility (male) doll
1924-1928
Box 9 MU-36
20th century; Romanian Nobility
1924-1928
Box 9 MU-37
19th century; Spanish Seville doll
1924-1928