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American Girls Addy Walker doll and related materials

Identifier: MSS 232 large
Addy Walker is an American Girls doll depicting an African-American slave girl from immediately before the American Civil War in 1864. In the story, Addy was a nine year old girl living on a plantation in North Carolina. After her brother and father are sold, Addy and her mother escape through the Underground Railroad north to freedom. With a historically accurate wooden trunk, bed, and adornments, Addy was designed to help children imagine the life of a slave girl and the world she lived in.


  • 1993

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


8 Linear Feet (5 boxes) : 1 doll :vinyl/fabric, multicolored ;24 cm. high+ 1 book (69 p. ; 23 cm.) and paraphernalia in 4 pasteboard boxes (various sizes) and a wooden chest. ; 24 cm. high+ 1 book (23 cm.)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The American Girls Addy Walker doll and related materials were purchased by MSU Libraries in 1993.


Book Buddies.
Finding Aid for the American Girls Addy Walker doll and related materials
Finding aid by Lydia Tang and Leslie Behm
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48824 USA