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Game Show Dynamos collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 122.5146
The Game Show Dynamos collection contains letters, contestant release forms, prize forms, photographs, game show footage, reference articles, and other materials documenting the game show experiences of Bernard and Claire Boiko. Additional scope and content information can be found in the Contents List section of this finding aid.

The Game Show Dynamos collection has been arranged into three series. The physical materials are housed in one archival document box and one audiovisual materials box. Digital files are accessible on-site at The Strong.


  • 1956 - 2022



This collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use by staff of The Strong and by users of its library and archives. Though the donor has not transferred intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to any copyright, trademark, and associated rights therein) to The Strong, she has given permission for The Strong to make copies in all media for museum, educational, and research purposes.


1.05 Linear Feet (1 archival document box, 1 a/v box)

165 Gigabytes (Digital files accessible on-site.)


The Game Show Dynamos collection is a compilation of original papers, audiovisual materials, and digital files relating to the game show experiences of Bernard and Claire Boiko, documented in the film Game Show Dynamos.

Historical Note

Game Show Dynamos is a 2014 documentary film about married couple Bernard and Claire Boiko, who made 28 appearances on nationally-broadcast television game shows. The documentary details the Boikos’ “game show careers” across four decades, starting with Tic-Tac-Dough in 1956 through Trivial Pursuit in 1993. Patricia Boiko, one of their five children, served as director and producer of the film.

System of Arrangement

Series I: Documents, 1956-2022

Series II: Audiovisual materials, 1957-2005

Series III: Digital files, 2004-2022

Custodial History

The Game Show Dynamos collection was donated to The Strong in August 2022 as a gift of Patricia Boiko and the Boiko Family in honor of Claire and Bernard Boiko. The papers were accessioned by The Strong under Object ID 122.5146 and were received in-person from Patricia Boiko.

Processed by

Julia Novakovic, November 2022


Finding Aid to the Game Show Dynamos Collection, 1956-2022
Julia Novakovic
17 November 2022
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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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