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Russell Kumro homebrew gaming papers

 Collection — Box: Individual Manuscripts Box 6, Folder: 11
Identifier: 123.1653
This collection consists of documentation related to homebrew game creation and includes a 1982 ColecoVision catalog featuring Rip Cord andSide Trak, a programming document by Daniel Bienvenu, and a folder of notes and sketches by Kumro. The papers also include reference materials used by Kumro.


  • 1982, 2003-2011


Conditions Governing Access

The Russell Kumro homebrew gaming papers are open for use by staff of The Strong and users of its library and archive.

Conditions Governing Use

Though the donor has not transferred intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to any copyright, trademark, and associated rights therein) to The Strong, they have given permission for The Strong to make copies in all media for museum, educational, and research purposes.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Biographical Note

Russell Kumro is a video game programmer. He is a lead programmer at CollectorVision Games, Inc. Kumro has programmed Rip Tide andSide Trak for the ColecoVision,Puzzle Defusion, Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan, the "Love Tester" app, and many other games and applications.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to The Strong as a gift of Russell and Roberta Kumro. The papers were accessioned by The Strong under object ID 123.1653.

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Stephanie Ball, April 2024.
Guide to the Russell Kumro Homebrew Gaming Papers, 1982, 2003-2011 —
Stephanie Ball
April 2024
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Repository Details

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

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