Wednesday, January 16, 2013

UFDC Membership?

Are any of you members of UFDC?

Why? I never thought that the Federation had much for Barbie and other playscale figures. Possibly that is an outdated idea.


Black Doll Enthusiast said...

If you are solely into Barbie or playscale dolls, UFDC is probably not an organization that would interest you.

I joined as a member at large with the idea to network with other collectors who appreciate the study of dolls. Unfortunately, there has not always been a huge focus on African American dolls, but the organization has gotten better in recent years.

One of my doll articles has been published in the UFDC quarterly publication Doll News and my first book was reviewed in an issue of Doll News. I have also advertised my books in their publication.

Being a member has been beneficial for me.


Cindi Mortensen said...

I'm not,and I didn't know this organization existed. It sounds interesting though.

D7ana said...

Hi DBG and Cindi! Thanks for your comments.

I first heard of UFDC back in the 1980s when I followed doll magazines like Doll World, but the UFDC seemed to focus on antique and/or artist's dolls. I have looked at those types of dolls in passing, but my passion has been for playscale figures. I am glad to read, DBG, that they have gotten better at including African American dolls in their study. I can see how that group would be beneficial to you since your collecting covers a broader range of dolls than mine ;-)

Since I remain playscale focused, I assume that UFDC will not have much available for me.

(So that is something to consider, Cindi, when researching UFDC. They do not have much for playscale/sixth scale collectors.)