The Ronchetti Collection: representations of childhood and dolls

Scope and Content

The collection includes:

  • Scrapbooks with photographs and postcards
  • Books

Administrative / Biographical History

Barbara Ronchetti had a scholarly interest in dolls. Her collection of historical childrens literature from the nineteenth century to mid-twentieth-century includes items with specific reference to dolls or to children playing with dolls. Barbara Ronchetti also maintained scrapbooks containing approximately 800 postcards and photographs depicting representations of children, childhood and dolls.

Conditions Governing Access

Acquisition Information

Deposited by Geoffrey Carpenter in 2008

Other Finding Aids

Search the Library Catalogue for individual items Items also listed on University of Worcester Research Collections website

Archivist's Note

Collection level description by Sarah Stretton, Graduate Trainee, University of Worcester.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs can be made according to copyright law and depending on the condition of the documents. A copyright agreement and an agreement covering reproduction must be signed.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB3284 collection policy and depositor agreement.

Custodial History

Collection deposited with the University of Worcester Research Collections in 2008. Listed on University of Worcester Research Collections:


No further accruals expected.

Personal Names