|Circa 1992 Cammie Goes to College|
1990s, manufactured in China for College Bound Dolls, Inc., which was obviously a subsidiary of Diversified Educational Services. According to online research, "On Wednesday, July 08, 1992, a U.S. federal trademark registration was filed for CAMMIE GOES TO COLLEGE by Diversified Educational Services, Detroit, MI 48235."
I once owned at least four of the different Cammie dolls. Regrettably, I sold all except the featured doll.
My Cammie wears a navy blue jacket, pleated skirt, and navy and white polka dot blouse with black pumps. An extra gray jogging suit and pair of white vinyl sneakers are included along with diploma and an informative parent guide and reading list, which is described below in the next set of images.
|A certificate of admission is shown on back of box which also illustrates names of several American colleges and universities.|
|The side panels also illustrate a host of colleges and universities.|
|Cammie enjoyed freedom from her box for the length of time it took to snap this photograph.|
|The familiar UNCF slogan is illustrated on the front of Cammie's box.|
|Cammie has black rooted hair styled in a side-swept ponytail with bangs, brown painted eyes, and appealing facial features that are unmistakably that of a beautiful African American girl.|
The Cammie Goes to College Parent Guide and Reading List has a copyright date of 1991. The copyright page contains the final verses of the poem, The Reading Mother by Strickland Gillilan:
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold,
Richer than I you can never be --
I had a mother who read to me.
The sections of the parent guide and reading list booklet are as follows:
- Guiding Your Child to Academic Success
- Health and Well-Being: Parent and Child
- Your Child and Others: Building Good Relationships
- Home and School: A Partnership for Success
- Parent and Child Together: Quality Experiences
Reading: The Key To Success is the final section of the booklet, which encourages parents to read to their children. When the child is old enough, parents are encouraged to have their children read to them. Scans of the grade-level recommended reading lists are shown below (click on each for a better view of these impressive lists):
Designed for ages 3 and up, Cammie Goes to College and the accompanying parent guide and recommended reading lists served little recipients well by promoting their academic success and future admission into an institution of higher learning.
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