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List 02. Archival Collections Related to Artifacts of Play

 Record Group
Identifier: List 02
Collections within the archives that relate to playthings, collectors, traditional toy and game companies, and other materials that provide unique windows into the many facets of play.

Found in 76 Collections and/or Records:

AGPI collection of Norman Hasselriis papers

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 116.5455-d
Abstract These materials, collected by AGPI, include two typed manuscripts from Norman Hasselriis on the history of card games. The manuscripts, titled "An Invitation to a Whist Party" and "A Short Whistory of Bridge," each have an annotation reading "from his unpublished book."

AGPI collection on bagatelles

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 116.5455-b
Abstract This file contains notes, reference photocopies, and original manuscript text on the history of bagatelles by author Richard M. ("Dick") Bueschel. Also included with these materials are a photograph of Bueschel's bagatelle collection hanging on a wall.

AGPI collection on European games

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 116.5455-a
Abstract This file of information, collected by the Association for Games & Puzzles International (AGPI), includes two documents detailing early European games. The first, "The Pre-1900 European Game Catalog," was compiled by Bill Alexander in 1989 and lists known manufacturers of games in Europe during the 19th century. The other is a 1993 catalog (in German) created by Austrian organization Die Spiel Collection, documenting games manufacturers in Austria.

“All by Herself” and “All by Himself” clippings

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 115.5303
Abstract These clippings document publicity surrounding Kay Clark's cloth books "All by Herself" and "All by Himself," invented in the early 1950s to help teach children how to dress themselves. Along with the newspaper and magazine advertisement clippings, an article by a psychologist titled "What 'All by Herself' and 'All by Himself' Means To Your Child" (by Elizabeth Hurlock, PhD) is included.

Allen Hammack Dungeons & Dragons collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 116.9098
Abstract The Allen Hammack Dungeons & Dragons collection is a compilation of original role-playing game campaign materials, notes, hand-drawn and printed maps, manuscript modules, and other related documentation to Dungeons & Dragons campaigns created or co-created by Hammack. The bulk of the materials are undated but most likely from 1976-1978.

Anne D. Williams collection of jigsaw puzzle videos

 Collection — Box 1-2: [Anne D. Williams collection of jigsaw puzzle videos]
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 games-related clippings and correspondence

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 116.5453
Abstract This folder of games-related clippings includes the published articles "The Guru of Games: The Play's the Thing for Game Inventor Sid Sackson" (Minda Zetlin, GAMES magazine, Feb/March 1987) and "The Insides and Outsides of Game Collecting" (Bruce Whitehill, Inside Collector, March 1991). Also in this folder are drafts of an article "How to Date Your Monopoly Game" by Dave Oglesby, with associated edits, notes, and correspondence with Anne D. Williams.

Anne H. Lewis Tinker Toy collection

 Collection — Box 1-2: [Anne H. Lewis Tinker Toy collection]
Identifier: 114.6115
Abstract This collection contains both original and photocopied instruction sheets and booklets, photocopied patents, photocopied catalogs and advertisements, and original photographs of Tinkertoy building sets and other Tinker Toy products developed by the Toy Tinkers; these materials were compiled by Anne H. Lewis. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1914 and 1953.

Arthur S. Obermayer Cube Suit collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 115.4176
Abstract This collection contains legal documents, patents, notes, correspondence, drawings, publicity, and other papers pertaining to the patent infringement suit initiated by Moleculon Research Corp. against Ideal Toy Corp. regarding the popular Rubik’s Cube puzzle. The bulk of these materials are dated between 1982 and 1987.