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Parker Brothers, Inc.

 Organization

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Anne D. Williams collection of jigsaw puzzle videos

 Collection — Box: 1-2
Identifier: 2015.williams
Abstract The Anne D. Williams collection of jigsaw puzzle videos contains recordings on the topic of jigsaw puzzles, various puzzle-makers, and puzzle collectors. These moving image recordings (VHS cassettes and DVDs) are dated between 1983 and 2011.

Anne D. Williams papers

 Collection — Box: 1-41
Identifier: 2020.williams
Abstract The Anne D. Williams papers contain decades of compiled research (notes, reference, correspondence, photographs, and other documentation) on various companies, independent puzzle-makers, puzzle collectors, and more. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1980 and 2006.

Collection of John J. Fox Parker Brothers oral histories

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 1986.parker
Abstract The Collection of John J. Fox Parker Brother oral histories contains 14 original audiocassette recordings from 1986, associated paper materials from Fox, and digitized audio recordings and transcripts created by staff members at The Strong. [The transcripts and associated .mp3 audio files are currently available online via Preservica-Universal...

Heap Folk Art Monopoly papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 110.4372
Abstract The Heap Folk Art Monopoly papers accompanied the museum’s acquisition of the John O. Heap Folk Art Monopoly game board, c. 1914. These papers include photographs, copies of the game design sheet and playing rules, and deposition-related documentation. The bulk of these materials are from 1975.

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.

LeRoy Howard papers

 Collection — Box: 1-4
Identifier: 114.3440
Abstract The LeRoy Howard papers are a compilation of business papers, patents, notes, and published game instructions from a former executive at Parker Brothers, Inc. The bulk of the materials are dated from 1930 through 1952.

Mark B. Lesser papers

 Collection — Box: 1-3
Identifier: 119.3686
Abstract The Mark B. Lesser papers are a compilation of technical documentation, notes, memos, and other information related to the programming of Mattel Electronics’ handheld games (including Auto Race, Football, and Baseball), as well as documentation for other video game designs. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1976 and 1978.

Parker family papers

 Collection — Box: 1-8
Identifier: 120.1000
Abstract The Parker family papers contain diaries, notes, and letters written by members of the Parker family (notably, George S. Parker, founder of Parker Brothers). These materials are dated between 1856 and 1949.

Philip E. Orbanes papers

 Collection — Box: 1-21
Identifier: 112.7138
Abstract The Philip E. Orbanes papers are a compilation of correspondence, legal contracts, newspaper articles, reference materials, research notes, game advertisements, photographs, audio files, and other papers collected and used by Philip E. Orbanes over the course of his career in the American toy and game industry. The bulk of the materials are from 1967 through 2005. Staff at The Strong recorded a video oral history of Orbanes in 2013.

Sid Sackson collection

 Collection — Box: 1-48
Identifier: 2016.sackson
Abstract The Sid Sackson collection is a compilation of diaries, correspondence, notes, game descriptions, and publications created or used by Sid Sackson during his lengthy career in the toy and game industry. The bulk of the materials are from between 1960 and 1995.

Digitized diaries and related documentation can be accessed through The Sid Sackson Portal.