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Women in Games at The Strong collection

Identifier: 2020.WiG
The Women in Games at The Strong collection is a compilation of photographs, programs, audio recordings, and text transcripts of audio interviews that took place during the Women in Games: Inspire! (2018) and Women in Games: Create! (2019) events. Digital access to these materials is through The Strong's Preservica - Universal Access site.


  • 2018 - 2020


1 Gigabytes (Digital only.) : Accessible on-site at The Strong or through Preservica-Universal Access [see link under External Documents below].

Historical Note

The Women in Games initiative at The Strong began in 2017 as a key program of the museum’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG), building upon The Strong’s already extensive holdings of more than 60,000 video game-related artifacts and more than 1,000 linear feet of physical archival records (including design documents, marketing materials, correspondence, presentations, photographs, and more) that tell the history of video games. The Women in Games initiative shares the ever-evolving story of women’s contributions to the video game industry. In 2018, to commemorate the opening of The Strong’s new Women in Games exhibit, the museum hosted an evening of presentations from, and discussions with, women who have impacted the electronic games industry, past and present; the following day, the speakers met with students for roundtable dialogues. The panelists also sat for recorded interviews with staff members from The Strong. The success of the 2018 Women in Games: Inspire! events spawned a now-annual celebration, with similar events occurring in 2019 around the theme Women in Games: Create!

Repository Details

Part of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong Repository

The Strong
One Manhattan Square
Rochester NY 14607 USA
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