On Tuesday, the Carolina Collectors Collective received approval from the University as an official club. First-year Do said the organization’s goal is to provide a network for collectors of diverse interests to share their passion for collecting.
“The main purpose of the club is to serve as a hub for collectors of all sorts of items to gather and discuss the aspects of their specific collections,” Do said.
Do developed his desire to collect Nintendo DS devices over winter break when he found an old one from his childhood. When he returned to school, he asked friends for their old DS devices and started a collection — but the device wasn’t the only thing he developed a passion for.
“I came to realize that it wasn’t just the DSes that I liked — it was kind of the act of collecting that I enjoyed,” Do said. “Collecting is a hobby that a lot of people are involved in but don’t necessarily have a community that they can join just because of the variety of things that people collect.”