The Artist membership of NIADA was pleased to posthumously elect Carolyn Cook an Academic Member of NIADA at the 2003 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Carolyn was formerly managing editor of Doll Reader Magazine both for Hobby House Press and later for Cowles Publications. She was especially instrumental in the concept and editorial work involved with Hobby House Press’s publication Doll Artistry in the early 1990s. She has also authored numerous articles and published a journal for antique doll collectors. As a NIADA patron for many years she attended many conferences and worked diligently to further her own knowledge of original doll art and to share her knowledge of the art of the doll in all publications she was associated with.

Carolyn passed away on April 29, 2003. We will miss her.