We have tried to anticipate most of your
questions. If you have one that is not listed here, send
us an e-mail.
What is a "zine", or "E-zine"
Zine is short magazine.
An "E-zine" is a zine that is distributed electronically
by e-mail or over the Internet.
How long have you been around?
The first issue was published in February, 2002.
How do I subscribe?
Currently the subscription to The
Black Doll-E-Zine is free. If
you would like to receive notice of future issues, please send your
name and e-mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org
and write "subscribe" in
the subject line or text area.
How do I contact you?
E-mail us! email@example.com
Do you accept article submissions?
Yes, but on a voluntary basis. You will not receive pay,
but you will be given credit for the article.
How do I get featured in "Artist in the
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a questionnaire.
How do I get featured in "Collector in the
Send an e-mail to email@example.com and request a
How do I get my website mentioned in
We only mention websites that provide information (directly or indirectly) on new dolls that are
featured in The
Why won't the pages or pictures load
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may need to view The
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What doll publications
do you recommend?
Do you know of any doll clubs that
focus on collecting Black dolls? We are only aware of
a few. Here are the names and contact
For new dolls, DollReader,
Dolls the Magazine and Doll Castle News; for older dolls, both of
Myla Perkin's books will be useful: Black Dolls an
Identification and Value Guide, 1820-1991, 1993;
and Black Dolls an Identification and Value Guide Book II,
1995. Both of the Perkins books are out of
print. For a more up-to-date doll, reference, The
Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls, by Debbie Garrett,
2003, is recommended. It is the first full-color
Black-doll reference book ever published and contains over 400
photos. If you want to get to know
some of the artists of modern Black dolls, you might want to
add Black Dolls: Proud, Bold, & Beautiful by
Nayda Rondon and Barbara A. Whiteman, 2004, to your doll-reference library.
- Motor City Doll Club
17225 Alta Vista Place
Southfield, MI 48075
- Charm City Dolling Club
2847 Woodbrook Ave.
- Black Gold Doll Club of New
4 Lingard St.
- American Black Beauty Doll
PO Box 5217
Oakland. CA 94605-0217.
Society of Doll Collectors
Contact: Stacia Pate - 410-552-3367
Jean Henderson - 410-905-4804
Mailing Address: 787 Sussex Ct, Eldersburg MD 21784
President: Stacia Pate
Vice President: Debbie VonHendricks
Treasurer: Jean Henderson
Corresponding Secretary: Goldie Wilson
Recording Secretary: Linda Jackson
club is comprised of diversely talented members who wish
to share our knowledge and love of dolls. We were
acknowledged at the UFDC annual convention that was held
in July and we received a hearty "Welcome" at
every event that we attended. The previous successes of
our individual members with the UFDC have proven that we
are ready to take on new challenges. We anxiously look
forward to sharing our new dolling experiences with
everyone." Jean Henderson
(If your club is not listed
and you would like for it to be included here, please
When is the
Black Doll-E-Zine, formerly a quarterly
publication, is now published semiannually. Plans are to
convert the e-zine into a less labor-intensive, less lnternet
space-occupying format. There will be at least 2 issues
per year and/or updates.