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Electronic games industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Arcade flier collection

 Collection — Box 1-14: [Arcade flier collection]
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...

Bally-Midway-Williams records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 117.9889
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...

Brøderbund Software, Inc. collection

 Collection — Box 1-14: [Brøderbund Software, Inc. collection]
Identifier: 114.892
Abstract The Brøderbund Software, Inc. collection is a compilation of Brøderbund business records and information on the Software Publishers Association (SPA). The majority of the materials are dated between 1980 and 1998.

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.

Jordan Mechner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 114.1911
Abstract The Jordan Mechner papers are a compilation of game design documentation, notes, reference material, drawings, film, video, photographs, source code, business records, legal documents, correspondence, and marketing materials created and retained by Jordan Mechner during his career in the video game industry. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1984 and 1999.

Ken Fedesna papers

 Collection — Box 1-10: [Ken Fedesna papers]
Identifier: 2019.fedesna
Abstract The Ken Fedesna papers are a compilation of documentation on various projects from Midway/Williams during the 1990s-2000s, including TouchMaster, the Midway Tournament Network, Infinity System, and more. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1995 and 2003.

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.

Michael Newman journal articles collection

 Collection — digital collection: [Michael Newman journal articles collection (digital)]
Identifier: 2014.newman
Scope and Content Note This collection of 431 journal/magazine/newspapers articles on early video games, the home video game market crash of 1983, home video game companies, and other related topics was shared with staff at The Strong by Michael Newman in 2014. Advertisements and some photocopied book chapters are also included in this resource. Of note is the hard-to-find text from Video Games and Human Development: A Research Agenda for the '80s - Papers and Proceedings of a...

Penguin Software collection

 Collection — Box 1-2: [Penguin Software collection]
Identifier: 114.52
Overview The Penguin Software collection is a compilation of game design documentation, correspondence, text drafts, publications, computer code printouts, and floppy disks created or used by Mark Pelczarski of Penguin Software (later Polarware). The bulk of the materials are dated between 1982 and 1986.

Steve Kordek coin-op and amusements collection

 Collection — Box 1-13: [Steve Kordek coin-op and amusements collection]
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.