Camping Out at UFDC Headquarters
Past President, Mary Lu Trowbridge, organized and ﬁled all
the minutes from previous years meetings of the Executive
Committee and Board.
Billye Harris spent many hours carefully photographing
the items in the collection that have been chosen to be
displayed in the museum when it re-opens next July.
group of dedicated UFDC members recently volunteered
their time and effort to help work on the UFDC Museum
Collection, Archives and Records. Nicknamed the Beaver
Camp by Ann Coleman, this group certainly lived up to that
name by working extremely hard during their time in Kansas
City. Part of the impetus for all this hard labor is the 2015
convention being held in Kansas City. With all the recent
signiﬁcant gifts to the museum collection it was felt that it
was time to really re-do and expand the museum exhibit space
and prepare for a grand re-opening of the museum during
the Kansas City UFDC National Convention. A total of nine
members came out to Kansas City. Some stayed a few days
and others stayed almost two weeks. Work days began at 8:30
a.m. and often lasted past 10:00 p.m. only stopping for lunch
and oftentimes working through the dinner hour. Under the
leadership of Collections Committee Chair, Ann Coleman, and
ReAL Services Director, Janet Gula, much was accomplished
thanks to the efforts of this dedicated group. Two more similar
sessions are already being planned for the fall and next spring.
UFDC salutes this group of exceptional volunteers and thanks
them for their commitment to the organization!
Bradley Justice brought his expertise on Barbie to assist in
organizing the Carol Spencer donated collection of Barbie and
Barbie related items, an important archival collection on the
development of the doll and wardrobe during the period when
Carol Spencer worked as a designer there.
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