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List 03. Archival Collections Related to Video and Other Electronic Games

 Record Group
Identifier: List 03
Collections within the archives that relate to video game companies, video game design, video game history, and the development of video and other electronic games.

Found in 113 Collections and/or Records:

Ralph Coppola papers

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 121.350
Overview The Ralph Coppola papers comprise game development papers, business records, and collected materials. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1982 and 1994.

Ralph H. Baer papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013.baer
Abstract The Ralph H. Baer papers are a compilation of correspondence, game designs, drawings, notes, reference materials, photographs, product descriptions, digital videos, schematics, electronic components, and manuals utilized by Ralph H. Baer throughout his lengthy career in the toy and game industry. The bulk of the materials are from 1975 through 1998.

Raytheon Strategic Model report collection

 Collection — digital collection: [Raytheon Strategic Model report collection (digital)]
Identifier: 2014.rayth
Abstract This collection contains digital scans of 5 bound volumes published by Raytheon in 1961 and 1962. The volumes reference a "Strategic Model Simulation of Wars, Weapons, and Arms Controls." These are scanned reference copies for research use only.

Richter Creative - PsychoPuzzle Papers

Identifier: 111.5405
Scope and Content The Richter Creative - PsychoPuzzles Papers document the development of the iPad app PsychoPuzzle from 2000 through 2011 when the collection was donated to The Strong. The collection consists of 4 colored paper and cardboard game prototypes, 1 triangular plastic, game tile prototype, 1 CD ROM containing a Powerpoint presentation and code for the game Psychopuzzle, and both personal and professional papers documenting the development process.

Robert A. (“Bob”) Bates papers

 Collection — Box 1-16
Identifier: 121.1759
Abstract The Robert A. (“Bob”) Bates papers contain records from Challenge, Inc., Legend Entertainment, and professional consulting work done by Bates; these files include game development documentation, marketing materials, notes, memos, sketches, floppy disks, and more. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1986 and 1994.

Robert C. Clardy papers

Identifier: 120.5993
Abstract The Robert C. Clardy papers contain game proposals and documentation on several games created by Synergistic Software between 1994 and 1996. These include: Mer Wars (1994), Mech Racer (1994), Hydro Patrol (1994), Sally's Rescue (1994), Warp Runner (1994), Downhill Racer (1994), Thunder Hawk (1994), RBI '96 (1995), and Birthrights (1996).

Roland Gustafsson interview

Identifier: 2018.gustafsson
Abstract This digital file is from a website created by French retro game enthusiast "JM" on In 2007, he provided questions for an email-based interview between an Australian journalist and Roland Gustafsson, who wrote copy protection on software for Brøderbund and Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) in the 1980s. This webpage contains text from the emails and interview with Gustafsson, as well as additional screenshots, uploaded images, and reference about Gustafsson's game...

Ruth Leavitt Fallon papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2021.leavitt
Abstract The Ruth Leavitt Fallon papers are a compilation of materials related to the career of computer artist Ruth Leavitt Fallon, including documentation on the word processing program Write Island and an art piece titled The Creative Muse.

Salvatore T. Abate collection

 Collection — Box 1-2: [Salvatore T. Abate collection]
Identifier: 113.2339
Abstract The Salvatore T. Abate collection includes photocopied and original computer manuals for software related to the Commodore 64 computer, computer catalogs, news articles, and handwritten notes. The materials are from between 1982 and 1991.

Sam Dicker papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 118.8353
Abstract The Sam Dicker papers are a compilation of graphics drafts, source code, a printed manual, and other ephemera related to the Williams Electronics’ arcade game Defender.