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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 111 Collections and/or Records:

Institute of Play records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 119.6926
Abstract This collection contains both physical and digital information about the Institute of Play and its associated Quest to Learn project. The materials are dated between 2007 and 2022.

International Gay Bowling Organization records

 Collection — Box 1-22: [International Gay Bowling Organization records (document boxes, ephemera box, multimedia box)]
Identifier: 2020.igbo
Overview The International Gay Bowling Organization records are comprised of organizational, tournament, and collected bowling organization papers. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1981 and 2013.

J. Edwin Rich papers

 Collection — Box 1: [J. Edwin Rich papers]
Identifier: ORIG.rich
Collection Scope and Content Note This collection consists of two copybooks of outgoing correspondence written by J. Edwin Rich of Rochester, NY. In 1901 Rich was general manager and, from 1907, sole owner of the Ideal Novelty Co. of Rochester, distributor of a small spinning top and several other toys. He was half-owner of the top’s patent, as well as inventor and half-owner of a patent for a musical toy. The correspondence reflects the efforts involved in running a small business, dealing with manufacturers, and soliciting...

Jim Gould papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 119.6842
Abstract The Jim Gould papers are a collection of original and published materials related to tabletop games and wargaming, including campaign materials, notes, hand-drawn and printed maps, manuscript modules, and other related documentation. The bulk of the materials are undated but range from 1977-2010.

Jim Sutton papers

 File
Identifier: 121.616
Abstract This folder contains materials created by Jim Sutton relating to the 1974 Avalon Hill game Rise and Decline of the Third Reich. Sutton and four of his high school classmates played this game in order to write a paper for their Government and Free Enterprise class during Sutton's 1974-1975 senior year at Cortez High School in Phoenix, Arizona. These materials include a copy of their paper, titled "World War II: A 20/20 Hindsight View," as well as copies of pages from Sutton's yearbook and a...

Joel Cohen Disneyana collection

 Collection — Box 1-3: [Joel Cohen Disneyana collection]
Identifier: 115.2645
Abstract The Joel Cohen Disneyana collection is a compilation of correspondence, photographs, and more relating to Joel Cohen’s Disneyana collection. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1975 and 2001.

Joseph A. Weisbecker licensing agreement documentation

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 121.1207b
Abstract The Joseph A. Weisbecker licensing agreement documentatio folder contains agreements between Weisbecker and Cadaco, along with correspondence and a separate agreement between Cadaco and Milton Bradley, for the game Decisions! Decisions!. The game was published by Cadaco in 1969.

Joseph H. Wyman papers

 Collection — Box 1-3: [Joseph H. Wyman papers]
Identifier: 117.8000
Overview The Joseph H. Wyman papers are a collection of research notes, presentations, photographs, slides, and audio recordings relating to the history of circuses.

Ken Sons and Tim Walsh Toyland digital archive

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 110.9390
Abstract The Ken Sons and Tim Walsh Toyland Digital Archive is a collection of more than 65 hours of documentary footage recorded by Ken Sons for his film Toyland. The interviews and scenes were filmed between 2007 and 2010.

Larry Bieza coin-op and amusements history collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 119.6425
Abstract The Larry Bieza coin-op and amusements history collection is a compilation of published fliers, original and photocopied reference, company memos, photographs, and other documentation relating to the history of various coin-operated game and amusement companies and their products. The bulk of the materials are from the 1930s-1980s.