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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:

Mahjong oral history collection

 Collection — Digital
Identifier: 121.8246
Abstract The Mahjong oral history collection is a compilation of digital audio recordings and notes created by Annelise Heinz during the course of her research on mahjong play in modern American culture. The bulk of this information was captured in 2012.

Margaret Woodbury Strong collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 117.8003
Abstract The Margaret Woodbury Strong collection contains correspondence, photographs, ephemera, scrapbooks, clippings, financial papers, legal documentation, blueprints, drawings, notes, moving images, and other materials related to the life of Margaret Woodbury Strong and relatives (including the Woodbury family, the Motley family, and the Strong family). The bulk of the materials are dated during Mrs. Strong’s lifetime, between 1897 and 1969. Additional related Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum...

Marion and King Marzolf puppet collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 117.10926
Abstract The Marion and King Marzolf puppet collection is a compilation of ephemera, research, and original information relating to the puppetry hobby of Marion and King Marzolf. The bulk of the materials are from the 1950s-1960s and 2017.

Mayfair Games, Inc. records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 117.9891
Overview The Mayfair Games, Inc. records comprise game development papers, business records, and collected materials. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1982 and 1996.

Memories of a Rochester childhood with Ken McCurdy and Lynda McCurdy Hotra -- video oral history

 File
Identifier: 2022-ts-02
Abstract This video oral history interview with Gilbert Kennedy ("Ken") McCurdy and Lynda (McCurdy) Hotra was recorded on February 3, 2022 via TheirStory. The video interview and transcript are accessible online via The Strong's Preservica - Universal Access portal.

Memories of Margaret Strong with Ann Coleman -- video oral history

 File
Identifier: 2022-ts-05b
Abstract This video oral history with retired curator and doll historian Elizabeth Ann Coleman was recorded on May 25, 2022 via TheirStory. The video interview and transcript are accessible online via The Strong's Preservica-Universal Access portal.

Minnie Allen diaries

 Item — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 2016.min
Abstract These two diaries detail the life of a teenage girl in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1870s. Topics covered include hobbies, pastimes, travel, and daily life.

“My Family” handmade book

 Item — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 107.86
Abstract This handmade booklet contains about 30 sheets of ruled writing paper, 5 inches by 8 inches, and covers of brown/pink construction paper. Front cover has applied letters of black paper that spell out "My Family." Booklet is bound at top by white cotton string. Within these pages, Ann French handwrote detailed descriptions about her dolls, including Helen, Mary Adele, Susan, Sunny, Patsy Ann, Kathleen, Patsykin, Raggedy Ann, Joy, Shirley Jane, Emilie, and Karen Christina Sophia. The text...

North American Bear Company collection

 Collection — Box 1: [North American Bear Company collection]
Identifier: 111.6966
Abstract The North American Bear Company collection is a compilation of newsletters, company-produced magazines, and articles. The bulk of the materials in this collection are dated between 1990 and 2001.