Ellen Tsagaris

An avid doll collector who has made dolls, priced dolls, repaired, dressed, and studied dolls

Presented papers on dolls and their history at the Midwest Modern Language Association

Author of articles on dolls

Author of two books about dolls, "Bibliography of Doll and Toy Sources," and "With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History of Metal Heads, Metal Dolls, Mechanical Dolls, and Automatons."

Experience

Ellen Tsagaris was a writer for The Spruce Crafts on the subject of doll collecting. Tsagaris has collected dolls since she was a child. She has made dolls, priced dolls, repaired, dressed, and studied dolls.  She has set up at craft shows and presented papers on dolls and their history at the Midwest Modern Language Association

She is the author of several articles on dolls that have appeared in Doll Reader, National Doll World, Doll Designs, International Doll World, Hope and Glory, Doll News, Adventures, and The Western Doll Collector.

She is the author of two books about dolls, "Bibliography of Doll and Toy Sources," and "With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History of Metal Heads, Metal Dolls, Mechanical Dolls, and Automatons."

An active blogger, she writes for two blogs about dolls, Dr. E’s Doll Museum, and Doll Museum. She lectures on dolls for various organizations and has displayed part of her collection in museums.

Education

Tsagaris has a BA in English and Spanish from Augustana College, an MA in English from The University of Iowa, a J.D. from The University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Awards and Publications

Tsagaris has written fiction and non-fiction on a variety of topics but her work on dolls has been published in:

Doll Reader

National Doll World

Doll Designs

International Doll World

Hope and Glory

Doll News

Adventures

The Western Doll Collector 

She is the author of two books about dolls, "Bibliography of Doll and Toy Sources," and "With Love from Tin Lizzie; A History of Metal Heads, Metal Dolls, Mechanical Dolls, and Automatons." 

 

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