List 03. Archival Collections Related to Video and Other Electronic Games
Identifier: List 03
Collections within the archives that relate to video game companies, video game design, video game history, and the development of video and other electronic games.
Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1-8: [1UP Collection of Electronic Gaming Media Coverage]
Abstract The 1UP collection of electronic gaming media coverage is a combination of VHS cassettes, Beta cassettes, a CD-ROM, and a DVM cassette containing recorded news stories, recordings of G4 Television, and various live recordings of festivals and conventions, all of which relate to video games of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Collection — digital collection: [Alamogordo N.M. Atari Burial collection]
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...
Collection — digital collection: [Alex St. John Direct X digital archive (digital)]
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Alexander Smith’s Nutting Associates collection is a compilation of materials originally created by Nutting Associates, including photographs, slides, marketing assets, manuals, news clippings, a scrapbook, and other documentation. The bulk of the collection is dated between 1968 and 1973.
Collection — digital collection: [America's Army collection]
Abstract The America’s Army collection is a fully-digital compilation of planning memos, presentations, meeting minutes, correspondence, graphics, videos, articles, and other documentation on the development of America’s Army , the Official U.S. Army Game, by Michael Zyda and the MOVES Institute. The bulk of the materials are from 1999-2005.
Collection — Box 1-14: [Arcade flier collection]
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...
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.
File — Box Individual Manuscripts
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.
Collection — Box 1-2: [Atari design concept sketches]
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.
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The Bally-Midway-Williams records are an assemblage of documentation from the Bally, Midway, and (predominantly) Williams pinball companies. Materials within this collection include parts lists, bills of material forms, corporate memos, notes, playfield drawings, parts diagrams, wiring diagrams, packaging testing documentation, change notice forms, copyright registration information, engineering logbooks, and more. The majority of this collection is on pinball games, though documentation on...