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Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 113.2963
The Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection is a compilation of digitized press kit and other marketing materials from electronic and traditional gaming companies. Six CDs comprise the physical collection. The scanned materials range in date from 1981 through 2003. Additional scope and content information can be found in the Contents List section of this finding aid.

The Leonard Herman press kit collection is arranged in one series. The physical materials are housed in one archival document box. Copies of the digital files are accessible via the internal network of The Strong.


  • 1981-2003


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, he has given permission for The Strong to make copies in all media for museum, educational, and research purposes.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 box)

26 Gigabytes (Digital files) : Accessible on-site at The Strong.


The Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection includes six CDs containing digitized press kit materials for various paper and electronic gaming companies from 1981-2003.

Biographical Note

Leonard Herman is an American author, technical writer, publisher, and video games historian. In 1994, he established Rolenta Press, which specializes in books and software related to video game history.

Herman authored ABC to the VCS: A Directory of Software to the Atari 2600 (1996, 2005) and Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of Videogames (1994, 1997, 2001). He also edited and published Ralph H. Baer’s autobiography, Videogames: In the Beginning (2005). Herman has written numerous articles on video game history for magazines such as Game Informer, The Official PlayStation Magazine, Electronic Gaming Monthly, and Edge. Herman continues to collect video games and research the history of the video games industry.

System of Arrangement

Series I: Digitized press kits and marketing materials, 1981-2003

Custodial History

The Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection was donated to The Strong in June 2013 as a gift from Leonard Herman. The materials were accessioned by The Strong under Object ID 113.2963.

Processed by

Julia Novakovic, March 2016
Finding Aid to the Leonard Herman press kit and marketing collection, 1981-2003
Julia Novakovic
24 March 2016
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Repository Details

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

The Strong
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Rochester NY 14607 USA
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