Resnik Students See the World Through Collection

From Doll-of-the-Month Club to This
Posted on 11/15/2021
Image of International Doll Collection(Abby Cymerman for Side Leader)

Growing up in Akron, Leah Holden never would have guessed her collection of nearly 50 international dolls would someday have an impact on today’s young learners.

Holden, an alumna of Portage Path and Case elementary schools, Litchfield Middle School and Buchtel High School, was recently preparing to move to a new home in Akron when she came across her collection.

Holden said that in the 1950s her parents signed her up for a doll-of-the-month club, and each month she would receive a doll from a different country and dressed in that culture’s traditional garb. In addition, her father worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., and when his colleagues traveled internationally, they often brought back a doll for her collection. Her mother also traveled abroad and brought back dolls for her. Read more here >>.

Image of International Doll Collection
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