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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 112 Collections and/or Records:

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.

Barbie Liberation Organization collection

 Collection — Box 1: [Barbie Liberation Organization collection]
Identifier: 94.86
Abstract The Barbie Liberation Organization collection is a compilation of flyers, instructions, and plans for the organization’s notorious doll voice box-switching project.

Bob Weisman Rubik’s Cube collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 116.5022
Abstract This collection contains materials relating to Rubik’s Cube from Bob Weisman, former Promotional Manager at Ideal Toy Corporation, during the height of the Rubik’s Cube craze. The bulk of the materials in this collection are from 1980 and 1981.

Bonnie Erickson papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2018.erickson
Abstract The Bonnie Erickson papers are a compilation of design concepts, illustrations, style guides, product tear sheets, catalog pages, notes, publicity, and other information relating to licensed products and original concepts created by Erickson. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1978 and 1999.

Career of artist Robert ("Bob") Charles Smith -- video oral history

 File
Identifier: 2022-ts-01
Abstract This video oral history interview with Kathryn ("Kathy") Vice, daughter of Robert ("Bob") Charles Smith, was recorded on January 12, 2022 via TheirStory. The video interview and transcript are accessible online via The Strong's Preservica - Universal Access portal.

Close-up Magic materials/Michael J. Amico papers

 Collection — Box 1-2: [Close-up Magic materials/Michael J. Amico papers]
Identifier: 93.7077
Collection Scope and Content Note This collection of papers relates to the practice of close-up magic. It includes items relating to the practice of magic in the Rochester, NY, area; magic trick instructions; publications and promotional materials; magic event materials; and national and local magic organization material. Also included are personal papers of Michael J. Amico, a semi-professional close-up magician. Items of particular interest to researchers include a Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) membership application...

Coleman family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2023.coleman
Abstract The Coleman family papers are a comprehensive compilation of materials from the professional careers of Dorothy, Evelyn (“Jane”), and Elizabeth (“Ann”) Coleman related to dolls and doll history. (Some personal papers are included in this collection as well.) The bulk of the papers are dated between 1963 and 1996.

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...

Collection on Breyer horses

 Collection — Box Individual Manuscripts Box 6, Folder: 3
Identifier: 123.1651
Overview The papers consists of advertisements and promotional materials of Breyer Animal Creations, a manufacturer of plastic model animals. The materials date from 1975 to 2019, with a bulk of the materials dated 1975 to 1976. The collection is comprised of color photocopies of advertisements used in magazines, catalogs, and other publications, sketches, correspondence, and photographs.