Ellen Tsagaris

Ellen Tsagaris is an avid doll collector who has made, priced, repaired, dressed, and studied dolls. She has also presented papers on dolls and their history at the Midwest Modern Language Association.

Highlights

  • More than 10 years of experience collecting and studying dolls
  • Experienced antiques trader

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 Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Augustana College, a Master of Arts in English from The University of Iowa, a J.D. from The University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Publications

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." 

 

Expertise: Doll collecting
Education: Augustana College, The University of Iowa, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Location: Davenport, Iowa

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