14) This is a dressed doll from the family of Dr. Margaret McFarland, who gave it to the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room. She was for many years the close friend and advisor of Fred Rogers in his thinking and planning of the world-famous programs that have made him one of the most admired Americans. Fred Rogers has won more than 150 awards since 1956, the first coming from the Pittsburgh Presbytery, one from the Pennsylvania Library Association for the best book of 1985 for young people by a Pennsylvania author, an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Yale University, and most recently, a national survey of preschool opinion in which Mr. Rogers won hands down as the man who should be our next President. (Janet Jackson and Arnold Schwarzenegger came in as weak runners-up.) Fred Rogers is an adjunct professor (which means unpaid) in the School of Library and Information Science and has given us his archives, including a duplicate set of the famous puppets. These are now on long-term loan to the Children's Museum, but they belong to the Elizabeth Nesbitt Room.
The other two dolls in this case are also from Dr. McFarland and are identical with those you see on the cover of Two Dutch Dolls by Florence K. Upton.