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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:

Ohio Art Company clippings

 Collection
Identifier: 121.8106
Abstract This folder contains a collection of published newspaper articles, editorials, cartoons and comic strip clippings, and advertising campaigns featuring Ohio Art products--notably, the Etch A Sketch.

Parker family papers

 Collection — Box 1-8: [Parker family papers]
Identifier: 120.1000
Abstract The Parker family papers contain diaries, notes, and letters written by members of the Parker family (notably, George S. Parker, founder of Parker Brothers). These materials are dated between 1856 and 1949.

Patricia A. Biasuzzi papers

 Collection — Box 1: [Patricia Biasuzzi papers]
Identifier: 116.9033
Overview The Patricia A. Biasuzzi papers contain materials related to toy designer Patricia A. Biasuzzi, her designs, and play memories. The documentation for materials in this collection was created in 2016, though the papers feature Biasuzzi’s childhood from 1946-1956 and toy design career between 1977 and 1994.

Paul Reiche III papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 118.2627
Abstract The Paul Reiche III papers are a compilation of game design concepts and related documentation for both tabletop role-playing games and video games. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1983 and 1996, though some materials are undated.

Philip E. Orbanes papers

 Collection — Box 1-21: [Philip E. Orbanes papers]
Identifier: 112.7138
Abstract The Philip E. Orbanes papers are a compilation of correspondence, legal contracts, newspaper articles, reference materials, research notes, game advertisements, photographs, audio files, and other papers collected and used by Philip E. Orbanes over the course of his career in the American toy and game industry. The bulk of the materials are from 1967 through 2005. Staff at The Strong recorded a video oral history of Orbanes in 2013.

Play-Doh People original illustration and instruction booklet

 File
Identifier: 121.9397
Abstract This file contains an original illustration and printed instruction booklet for Play-Doh, c. 1956. Bob Smith, an artist and designer, created the "Play-Doh People" icons for packaging and instructions.

Play Generated Map and Document Archive (PlaGMaDA) papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 114.894
Abstract The Play Generated Map and Document Archive (PlaGMaDA) papers are a compilation of hand-drawn maps, sketches, notes, reference materials, and other documentation generated by numerous players of assorted role-playing games. Dated materials are primarily from the 1980s through 2000.

Play Memories with Stephen K. Desroches -- video oral history

 File
Identifier: 2022-ts-06
Abstract This video oral history with journalist Stephen K. ("Steve") Desroches was recorded on June 7, 2022 via TheirStory. The video interview and transcript are accessible online via The Strong's Preservica-Universal Access portal.

Red Hot Island Boat Club (R.H.I.B.C.) papers

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 91.446-91.447-91.454
Abstract The Red Hot Island Boat Club (R.H.I.B.C.) papers contain a club constitution, a narrative of reminiscences of the club's activities, and a newsletter published "semi-once-again" by club members Theodore F. Fitch, George A. Madigan, Leigh M. Fitch, and Monroe A. Blumenstiel. Within the newsletter (titled "Hot Dog Howl") are cyanotype images of the club members. Other members noted in the narrative are Henry (Hal) H. Wickes, Chester D. Forkel, and Charles J. Madigan. The club built a boat and...

Richard Dansky papers

 File — Box Individual Manuscripts
Identifier: 117.2726
Abstract The Richard Dansky papers contain blueline proofs for the 1994 White Wolf roleplaying game Wraith: The Oblivion (1st edition), as well as uncorrected page proofs for a 1995 tie-in novel by Rick Hautala titled Beyond the Shroud.