159 Woodrow Ave S,
Battle Creek, MI 49015 USA
Home Phone: (+1) 269 963 6291
Cell Phone: (+1) 269 986 6291
CLUB NOTES COORDINATOR
UFDC Corporate Office
10900 N. Pomona Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153
DOLL NEWS EDITOR – Linda Holderbaum
Not terribly interested in dolls in her youth, her interest, particularly in ethnic dolls, blossomed in 1976 during a trip to the international Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada. Exposed to dolls from many different countries and at prices that were affordable for a junior high school student, Linda concentrated on collecting foreign dolls. Since that time her interest has expanded to all types of dolls including antique and modern.
Trained as a museum curator in the early 1980s, Linda is executive director of her local art center. She works with various cultural community groups on exhibits and special events with a wide variety of ethnic themes. Dolls are included whenever appropriate as part of the learning experience. In addition, her interest in ethnic dolls led her to collect clothing, fabric, hat, shoes and other accessories from many different countries.
Linda is president of the local UFDC club and was the chairperson of “Sojourner to Battle Creek,” the Region 12 regional convention held on 1989. Linda was instrumental in the set-up of the local history museum, serving on its board of directors and instrumental in helping them acquire their 501c3 status.
Her 50 plus years of collecting led her in the past five years to researching and publishing her first book titled The Other Russian Dolls: Antique Bisque to 1980s Plastic.
Linda shares her interest in collecting with her son Josh who specializes in action figures of all kinds and sister Rosemary Deal. The three collaborate on exhibits combining their collections. Her husband, Bob, is the retired CEO of the local Goodwill Industries.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/ANTIQUE DOLLS – Susan Hedrick
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/MODERN DOLLS – Mary Goodreau
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR/SUPPLEMENTALS – Sheryl Williams
GRAPHIC DESIGNER – Marta Sivakoff