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Arcade flier collection
Collection — Box: 1-14
Scope and Content Note The Arcade flier collection at The Strong is a compilation of several hundred manufacturer-created fliers for video arcade games and pinball machines. Fliers are arranged by company, then alphabetized by game within the company folder(s). If the flier was acquired and cataloged as a single object, then the Object ID is also indicated. [Home and consumer electronic gaming trade sheets are housed within the library’s Electronic gaming trade sheet collection.] If a date is not specified on the...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The Bally-Midway-Williams records are an assemblage of documentation from the Bally, Midway, and (predominantly) Williams pinball companies. Materials within this collection include parts lists, bills of material forms, corporate memos, notes, playfield drawings, parts diagrams, wiring diagrams, packaging testing documentation, change notice forms, copyright registration information, engineering logbooks, and more. The majority of this collection is on pinball games, though documentation on...
James Loflin’s Bally-Midway-Williams collection
Collection — drawer: Map Case 1, Drawer 1
Abstract James Loflin’s Bally-Midway-Williams collection is a compilation of original copies of documents from a collector who retains the records of Bally-Midway-Williams. The bulk of the materials are dated between 1996 and 1997, though some are undated.
Larry Bieza coin-op and amusements history collection
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The Larry Bieza coin-op and amusements history collection is a compilation of published fliers, original and photocopied reference, company memos, photographs, and other documentation relating to the history of various coin-operated game and amusement companies and their products. The bulk of the materials are from the 1930s-1980s.
Larry DeMar papers
Abstract The Larry DeMar papers contain documentation on the creation of the Williams' pinball game Banzai Run (1988), as well as business cards from DeMar's career in pinball and the games industry. These photographs document component testing, prototype building, manufacturing, playtesting, and more. The engineering logbook, annotated by DeMar and Pat Lawlor, documents the development process of Wreck N Ball/Banzai Run.
Pinball playfields and drawings collection
Abstract This is an ongoing, artificial collection compiled by staff members at The Strong. Pinball playfields and pinball-related drawings housed in this collection were acquired in piecemeal—typically through a vendor purchase—and were not part of an existing contextual collection. (Researchers may also be interested in the various company records held in the Brian Sutton-Smith Library & Archives of Play at The Strong, including the ...
Sam Dicker papers
Collection — Box: 1
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.
Steve Kordek coin-op and amusements collection
Collection — Box: 1-13
Abstract The Steve Kordek coin-op and amusements collection is a compilation of fliers, brochures, hand-outs, manuals, and catalogs collected by Kordek during his six decades in the coin-operated games industry. The bulk of the materials are from 1968 through 1995.
Williams pinball playfield design collection
Collection — map-case: 1
Overview The Williams pinball playfield design collection contains more than 200 large hand-drawn playfield sketches, as well as mechanical insert drawings and cabinet artwork. Digital images of playfields and insert drawings are also included. The materials range in date from 1946 through 2015, with the bulk of the materials from 1946-1975.
- Names: Williams Electronics, Inc. X
- Pinball machines 8
- Pinball machines--History 7
- Electronic games industry 6
- Indoor games 6
- Video arcades 6
- Arcades 5
- Coin-operated machines 4
- Electronic games 4
- Video game industry 4
- Video games -- History 4
- Advertising flier 3
- Electromechanical devices 3
- Electronic games -- History 3
- Pinball machines--Drawings 3
- Williams Electronics, Inc. 3
- Amusement rides 2
- Amusements 2
- Arcades -- Equipment and supplies 2
- Billiards -- Equipment and supplies 2
- Foosball (Game) -- Equipment and supplies 2
- Large-scale drawing 2
- Shuffleboard -- Equipment and supplies 2
- Amusement ride equipment industry 1
- Atari Games 1
- Bally Midway Mfg. Co. 1
- Banzai Run (Pinball game) 1
- Bowling games 1
- Defender (Video game) 1
- NBA Fastbreak (Pinball game) 1
- Pachinko -- Equipment and supplies 1
- Road Kings (Pinball game) 1
- Simulation games 1
- WMS Industries, Inc. 1
- Williams Manufacturing Co. 1
- World Video Game Hall of Fame inductee 1
- Wreck N Ball (Pinball game) 1 ∧ less