Alma and Spencer Garlow Dolls Collection
Scope and Contents
The set of dolls in this collection, entitled An American Family, 1630-1900, was carved from horse chestnut wood by Helen Bullard. The set includes nine generations of couples, each at their age of marriage, and was designed to show a parade of ordinary middle class people, starting with the 17th century Puritan immigrants in Massachusetts. Bullard only made six sets of An American Family. This collection is registered with the National Institute of American Doll Artists. Also included is My People in Wood by Helen Bullard; and papers relating to the donation and transfer.
- circa 1962
- Garlowe, Alma (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Biographical or Historical Information
Alma Garlow was a long-time resident of Greensboro and a 1934 graduate of Woman's College (now UNCG). She was a doll collector and a member of the National Institute of American Doll Artists.
5.70 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
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Alma Garlow was a a 1934 graduate of Woman's College (now UNCG), a doll collector and a member of the National Institute of American Doll Artists. The set of dolls in this collection, entitled An American Family, 1630-1900, was carved from horse chestnut wood by Helen Bullard.
Method of Acquisition
Gift of Alma and Spencer Garlow. In 1998, Mr. Garlow donated the dolls to the School of Human Environmental Sciences. The dolls were transferred to University Archives in July 2000.
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