Fun Fact: The Dolls’ House – Emilie and Marie Stapp

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Emilie and Marie Stapp collected over 400 dolls from their travels around the world. When they built their home at Friendship Farm east of Wiggins in the 1930s, their home was called The Dolls’ House. Upon Emilie’s passing in 1962, her nieces ensured that the vast collection of Emilie and Marie would be preserved. After the great nieces chose from the dolls (Suzanne got two, Dottie and Ripple one each), the remainder were donated with manuscripts, books, and other memorabilia to the University of Southern Mississippi and are now part of the Special Collections of the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The McCain Library and Archives.

Fun Fact: Wool Day

Wool Day, Wiggins
Wool Day, Wiggins

Another find in the USM McCain Library digital archives. This photo is undated but based on the look of the trucks and cars in the photos, it could be the 1940s. What do you know about this?

Source: http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/manu/id/12465/rec/34