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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 106 Collections and/or Records:

The Adventures of Superman Program No. L_968 radio show script

Identifier: 109.7104
Abstract This folder contains an 11-page typed radio show script for The Adventures of Superman, Program No. L-968, dated May 15, 1946.

“The Busy Green Family” notebooks

 Item — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 91.2460-91.2461
Abstract These two manuscript notebooks tell the story of an imaginary family, as written and illustrated by 8-year-old Gladys Whitehead in 1911.

The Grant Rules for Mid-Eighteenth Century Warfare manuscript

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 117.7827
Abstract This typed manuscript was created by wargamer Charles Grant, likely in the 1960s. As the front of this document states, "The primary object of the Grant Rules for Mid-Eighteenth Century type wargames is to ensure that the players have a fast, realistic, and enjoyable game."

The incredible career of Ann Coleman -- video oral history

Identifier: 2022-ts-05a
Abstract This video oral history with retired curator and doll historian Elizabeth Ann Coleman was recorded on February 4, 2022 via TheirStory. The video interview and transcript are accessible online via The Strong's Preservica-Universal Access portal.

The Miller and the Hog handbill

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Abstract This handbill is two separate pages, with the title "The Miller and the Hog. Or, Newcastle Public Characters for the Present Year. A Poetical Caricature. Attempted in Three New Songs, by a Rustic Bard." The bottom of each page indicates that this was printed for the author by J. Marshall, Gateshead, with a handwritten annotation "June 3, 1808."

Tim Walsh papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Tim Walsh papers]
Identifier: 111.5211
Abstract The Tim Walsh papers are a compilation of biographical and historical information, press kits, game advertisements, and interview transcripts from game designer and author Tim Walsh of The Playmakers. The materials in this collection are from 1996 through 2011.

Tom Hogeman Dungeons & Dragons collection

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 117.3744
Abstract The Tom Hogeman Dungeons & Dragons collection contains hand-drawn maps and character sheets generated during gameplay of Dungeons & Dragons by Tom Hogeman [likely during the 1980s]. Also part of this folder are reference materials for the game.

Tudor Electric Football collection

Identifier: 118.6706
Abstract The Tudor Electric Football collection comprises approx. 1.6 GB [950+ files] on the history of Tudor Games and Electric Football. This collection includes scans of advertisements; photographs of people, games, and displays; timeline of electric football history; and images of Roddy Garcia's Tudor Games collection. The majority of scans are of original documentation dated between 1949 and 1979.

Two letters from Bernard Ravca to Marti Worth

Identifier: 120.1926
Abstract Two letters written by dollmaker Bernard Ravca replying to letters from Marti Worth, 1979-1980. Custom stationery is illustrated with photographs of Bernard and Frances Ravca and examples of their dolls.

Various toy company invoices, receipts, and correspondence

Identifier: 120.4572
Abstract Folder containing various receipts, invoices, and correspondence on company letterhead which accompanied the donation of various toy trade catalogs from Diane Olin. [Companies represented include Selchow & Righter, The Toy Tinkers, E.I. Horsman, and many others.]