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Atari, Inc.

 Organization

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alamogordo, N.M. “Atari Burial” collection

 Collection — Container: digital collection
Identifier: 115.2073
Abstract These images from the Alamogordo, NM landfill were taken by Jim Heller, the man who helped to "bury" the legendary Atari cartridges in 1983. Marty Goldberg, an Atari historian, interviewed Jim Heller about the event and subsequently produced hi-resolution TIFFs from Mr. Heller's original photographs. (Access .JPGs have been created.) Also included in this donation are two publicity photographs of players with the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and the Atari 400 (taken c. 1981 at Macy's in Chicago), as...

Arcade flier collection

 Collection — Box: 1-14
Identifier: 2016.fliers
Scope and Content Note The Arcade flier collection at The Strong is a compilation of several hundred manufacturer-created fliers for video arcade games and pinball machines. Fliers are arranged by company, then alphabetized by game within the company folder(s). If the flier was acquired and cataloged as a single object, then the Object ID is also indicated. [Home and consumer electronic gaming trade sheets are housed within the library’s Electronic gaming trade sheet collection.] If a date is not specified on the...

Atari Coin-Op Division corporate records

 Collection
Identifier: 114.6238
Abstract The Atari Coin-Op records comprise 600 linear feet of game design documents, memos, focus group reports, market research reports, marketing materials, arcade cabinet drawings, schematics, artwork, photographs, videos, and publication material. Much of the material is oversized.

Atari Cosmos Programmable Game System collection

 File — Box: Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 119.215
Abstract This documentation on the Atari Cosmos game system was provided by Dan Kramer, former Atari Engineering staff member in the Consumer Electronics division. Materials include four hologram screens (two for Superman EG502, 1981 and two for Asteroids EG505, 1981) and copies of photocopied press releases and images of the COSMOS game system.

Atari design concept sketches

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 2013.atari
Abstract The Atari design concept sketches are a compilation of drawings created by various employees of Atari, Inc. and later Atari Games Corporation. The bulk of the materials are dated 1973, 1985, and 1987.

Carol Shaw papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2017.shaw
Abstract The Carol Shaw papers are a compilation of game design documentation, notes, sketches, source code printouts, advertisements, and other ephemera relating to the career of video game designer Carol Shaw. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1978 and 1984.

Cort and Barbara Allen Atari packaging design collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 115.4168
Abstract This collection consists of 240 folders containing drawings, photographs, proofs, preliminary package mockups, drafts of manual scripts, unused packaging, and other internal documents used in the design and production of Atari’s packaging and manuals for home console video games, computer games, game consoles, and handheld games. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1977 and 1983.

Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 113.2963
Abstract The Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection includes six CDs containing digitized press kit materials for various paper and electronic gaming companies from 1981-2003.

Steve Kordek coin-op and amusements collection

 Collection — Box: 1-13
Identifier: 116.7102
Abstract The Steve Kordek coin-op and amusements collection is a compilation of fliers, brochures, hand-outs, manuals, and catalogs collected by Kordek during his six decades in the coin-operated games industry. The bulk of the materials are from 1968 through 1995.

William K. Ford case files collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 113.3288
Abstract The William K. Ford case files collection is a compilation of digitized documents of various court filings from the 1970s and 1980s pertaining to the video game and arcade industry. Also included in this collection are three law journal articles and accompanying letters from Ford.