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Games and Toys

Collection Creator:
Freeman, Ethel Cutler, 1886-1972  Search this
Container:
Box 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1940
undated
Collection Restrictions:
By Ethel Freeman's instructions, the collection was restricted for ten years dating from the receipt and signing of the release forms on October 12, 1972. Literary property rights to the unpublished materials in the collection were donated to the National Anthropological Archives.

Access to the Ethel Cutler Freeman papers requires an appointment.
Seminole recordings cannot be accessed without the permission of the Seminole Tribe.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Ethel Cutler Freeman papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ethel Cutler Freeman papers
Ethel Cutler Freeman papers / Series 5: Seminole Indians / Culture
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw37264382a-628d-44d7-bec3-8979d7d100bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-xxxx-0166-ref1283

Alphabet for Games and Toys, 1981

Container:
Box 13 of 25
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 531, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0531-refidd1e6176

Game and Toy Concept Ideas

Collection Creator:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 29, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2000 - 2007
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Ralph H. Baer Papers, 1943-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ralph H. Baer Papers
Ralph H. Baer Papers / Series 6: Product Development Documents
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89671bee6-cbd8-4e58-89cd-b6cea1971622
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0854-ref421

Product Development Documents

Collection Creator:
Baer, Ralph H., 1922-2014  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1974 - 2015
Scope and Contents:
The series consists of records related to game and toy concepts researched and developed by Baer for Ralph H. Baer Consultants. The records contain drawings, engineering schematics, notes, proposals, programming specifications, patent research, and advertisements for toys and games for research.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions. Copyright held by the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Citation:
Ralph H. Baer Papers, 1943-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0854, Series 6
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Ralph H. Baer Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep865dd1434-de29-4bcb-96fb-876c87866cc8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0854-ref292

Episode 427

Collection Producer:
Lodge, Arthur  Search this
Arthur Lodge Productions.  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Association of Manufacturers  Search this
Extent:
1 Motion picture film
Container:
Box 7, Tape AC0507-MV0427
Reel AC0507-OF0427
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Motion picture films
Date:
1958 December 20
Scope and Contents:
The Corporate Citizen Industry spends time and money on projects for the public interest in its role as Good Citizen. Preserving archeological sites while putting in pipeline. Logging and lumber companies have communication systems used by community. Employees volunteer as nurses' aides, community chest organizers, and coaches. Making games and toys for children with disabilities. Labor for park supplied by steel mill workers. Starting watermelon juice bank for people with nephritis; pharmaceuticals. Businesses endow zoos, museums, and concert halls. Milwaukee County Park Comm., Milwaukee, WI; Children's Rehabilitation Institute, Reisterstown, MD; Albany Felt Co., Albany, NY; El Paso Natural Gas Co., El Paso, TX; Northwestern Bank & Trust Co., St. Louis, MO; Columbia-Geneva Steel Division of U.S. Steel, San Francisco, CA; and Southern Oregon Conservation and Tree Farm Assn, Medford, OR.

Reference video, Box 15
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site. Special arrangements must be made directly with the Archives Center staff to view episodes for which no reference copy exists. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees will be charged for reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Industry on Parade Film Collection, 1950-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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Industry on Parade Film Collection
Industry on Parade Film Collection / Series 1: Motion Picture Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8ab535dba-b536-47de-8e58-a8b4ff03cf30
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0507-ref765

Noah's Ark by unknown lithographer

Maker:
D. W. Kellogg and Company  Search this
Physical Description:
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 8 in x 11 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 29.21 cm
Object Name:
lithograph
Object Type:
Lithograph
Place made:
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
Date made:
1830-1840
Subject:
Wild Animals  Search this
Livestock  Search this
Birds  Search this
Credit Line:
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
ID Number:
DL.60.2962
Catalog number:
60.2962
Accession number:
228146
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Religion
Art
Peters Prints
Domestic Furnishings
Morality & Religious Prints
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a1-2842-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_325244

Betty Thomson papers, 1917-1977

Creator:
Thomson, Betty, 1940-  Search this
Type:
Sketchbooks
Topic:
Games -- Design  Search this
Puzzles -- Design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks  Search this
Women  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8572
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210751
AAA_collcode_thombett
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210751

To Sleep

Maker:
Christine Dixie, born 1966, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Etching on paper
Dimensions:
Framed: 217.5 x 145.3 x 7.1 cm (85 5/8 x 57 3/16 x 2 13/16 in.)
Type:
Print
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
2009-2010
Topic:
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2011-6-10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
(c) 2009-2010 Christine Dixie
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys7920de508-868a-4d0f-8eb7-86d07259fefe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2011-6-10

The Binding

Maker:
Christine Dixie, born 1966, South Africa  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media
Dimensions:
Dimensions vary
Type:
Time Based Media
Geography:
South Africa
Date:
2009-2010
Topic:
weapon  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchased with funds provided by the Annie Laurie Aitken Endowment
Object number:
2011-6-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
(c) 2009-2010 Christine Dixie
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys708574c09-eb33-4053-9647-90350f1ab84d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2011-6-11

Catalogue of games, sectional pictures, toys, puzzles, blocks and novelties made by Milton Bradley Company

Title:
Bradley's game and toy catalogue
Author:
Milton Bradley Company  Search this
Subject:
Milton Bradley Company  Search this
Physical description:
55 pages illustrations 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1889
Topic:
Blocks (Toys)  Search this
Board games  Search this
Games  Search this
Maps  Search this
Novelties  Search this
Pictures  Search this
Puzzles  Search this
Toys  Search this
Call number:
054478
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986353

Handbook of American popular culture / edited by M. Thomas Inge

Author:
Inge, M. Thomas  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes ; 25 cm
Type:
Sources
Bibliography
Bibliographies
History
Place:
United States
États-Unis
Date:
1989
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Popular culture  Search this
Popular culture--History  Search this
Culture populaire  Search this
Culture populaire--Histoire--Sources  Search this
Culture populaire--Bibliographie  Search this
Cultura Popular. Folclore  Search this
Civilization  Search this
American culture - Bibliographies  Search this
Call number:
E169.1 .H2643X 1989
E169.1.H2643X 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389548

Noah's Ark

Referenced:
Noah  Search this
Publisher:
Currier and Ives  Search this
Physical Description:
lithograph (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
watercolor (overall material)
Measurements:
sheet: 30.5 cm x 39.5 cm; 12 in x 15 9/16 in
image: 24.7 cm x 31.7 cm; 9 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Lithograph
Other Terms:
print; Graphics; Planographic; Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
n.d.
Subject:
Bible  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Roger Templin
ID Number:
GA.24050
Catalog number:
24050
Accession number:
219034
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-dd34-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_785188

Little Scholar Spelling and Counting Board by Bar-Zim

Maker:
Bar-Zim Toy Manufacturers  Search this
Physical Description:
cardboard; wood; metal; ink (overall material)
blue; red; white; yellow (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 12 in x 1/4 in; 30.48 cm x 30.48 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
spelling and counting board
Object Type:
educational toys
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Date made:
1950-1960
Credit Line:
Gift of Bess Gonglewski
ID Number:
2016.0041.02
Catalog number:
2016.0041.02
Accession number:
2016.0041
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-777f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1811350

Doctor Dolittle Counting and Spelling Board # 1059 by Bar-Zim Toy Manufacturing Company

Images on object:
Twentieth Century Fox  Search this
Maker:
Bar-Zim Toy Manufacturers  Search this
Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 30.6 cm x 30.3 cm x 1.5 cm; 12 1/16 in x 11 15/16 in x 19/32 in
Object Name:
spelling and counting board
Object Type:
educational toys
educational toys
Place made; distributed:
United States: New Jersey, Jersey City
Date made:
1967
Subject:
Education  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
ID Number:
2014.0244.056
Accession number:
2014.0244
Catalog number:
2014.0244.056
Model number:
1059
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Education
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-60a6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1692998
Online Media:

MS 4810 Note on the translation of George Bushotter's Lakota texts 141-159 concerning games

Creator:
Deloria, Ella Cara  Search this
Names:
Bushotter, George, 1864-1892  Search this
Extent:
1 Page
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4810
Local Note:
Bushotter's texts are SOA Manuscript number 4800 Teton: 1.
Typescript and autograph document
Topic:
Games and toys -- Dakota  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4810, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4810
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38facf1c6-ea8c-4f6a-87a5-2ea52f1f0013
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4810

MS 4233 Notes on Choctaw, Pottawatomi, Seminole, Chippewa (articles by Peter P. Pitchlynn)

Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Creator:
Godbey, Allen Howard, 1864-1948  Search this
Gilliam, Charles Edgar  Search this
Klakring, Alfred  Search this
Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912  Search this
Pitchlynn, Peter Perkins, 1806-1881  Search this
Barnwell, John, approximately 1671-1724  Search this
Culture:
Tlingit  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Oneida  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also includes Cherokee history notes; Journal of John Barnwell, Virginia; Miami words from French Traveler of 1804 (this is only a bibliographic reference to Volney-View The Climate and Soil of the U. S. 1804). Ball game (Alonzo de Zurita (Zorita, Corita, etc.), Madrid, 1909; reference to Cherokee map drawn on deerskin (British Museum); Note on Mondongachate (Moneton Indians ?); Creek customs (Travels in North America, in 1827-8 by Captain Basil Hall, R.N.); memorandum re. "double axe question" and specimens from Georgia and North Carolina from Allen Godbey, Durham, North Carolina (1936); Appamatoc sites at Bermuda Hundred and Swift Creek, noted by Charles Edgar Gilliam, Petersburg, Virginia; note on the Arkansas from Narrative of Douey, in Shea, Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi River; note on the Taensa villages, La Salle, etc., with excerpt from Tonti (Margry); excerpt from A Description of Carolana, by Col. Daniel Coxe (French Historical Collections, Louisiana, 1850, re. Arkansas Indians, and the Ouesperies; reference to Mississippi River tribes, from Tonti, in French Historical Collections, Louisiana, 1846.
A poem, in German, 17 stanzas, entitled "Makh-Piya-Luta" (Red Cloud), composed by a cousin of a friend named Alfred Klaking, once head draughtsman of Hydrographic Office. 2 pages. Letter from Andrew Lang, the author, dated February 6, (?), re. clans; mentions the Massim of New Guinea, the Tlingit, etc. (difficult to decipher). Excerpt from report ...of the Scots Society...who visited the Oneida and Mohekunuh Indians in 1796 (published in Collections Massachusetts Historical Society, 1st Series), re. plight of the educated Indian and his inability to adjust himself to either whites or to his own family and Indian environment. A map of "Environs du Fort D'Orleans", published by Missouri River Commission. (Pub. notice of "La Decouverte du Missouri et L'Histoire du Fort D'Orleans, by Baron Marc De Villers).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4233
Other Title:
Makh-Piya-Luta
Red Cloud
Topic:
Diaries -- Barnwell, John  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Games and toys -- ball game  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Massim  Search this
Kinship -- clans  Search this
Oneida Indians  Search this
Education -- educated Indian, plight of  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Arkansas  Search this
Georgia  Search this
North Carolina  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4233, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4233
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d72084ad-fab2-497c-8a64-0c2fbdc849da
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4233

Betty Thomson papers

Creator:
Thomson, Betty, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1917-1977
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence; notebooks with sketches, poems, writings on art; photographs of Thomson's family, work, and friends; financial and legal papers; loose sketches and drawings and one sketchbook; subject files; and printed materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Puzzle, games and toy designer; Phoenix, Arizona.
Provenance:
Donated 1978 by Betty Thomson.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Designers -- Arizona -- Phoenix  Search this
Topic:
Games -- Design  Search this
Puzzles -- Design  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Identifier:
AAA.thombett
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9388ff493-2b09-4c05-bb89-fa1140e1479b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-thombett

MS 1542 List of games in Richard Andree "Ethnograph. Parallelen und Vergleiche"

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Extract from "Ethnographische Parallelen und Vergleiche" by Richard Andree, published Leipzig, 1889, pages 86-106.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1542
General:
Previously titled "Games, etc., Notes on."
Topic:
Games and toys  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1542, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1542
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3fd653061-9366-460b-bedf-b96d2e8ead61
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1542

MS 1593 Letter to Stewart Culin

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Addressee:
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929  Search this
Extent:
6 Pages
Culture:
Mi'kmaq (Micmac)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Notes on games, etc.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1593
Topic:
Games and toys -- Micmac  Search this
Mi'kmaq  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1593, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1593
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw313a18d5d-f08e-467a-aa14-6abff8bb6c5e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1593

MS 1754 Miscellaneous writings on the Dakotas

Creator:
Allison, Edwin Henry, 1847-1919  Search this
Names:
Gall, approximately 1840-1894  Search this
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1903
Scope and Contents:
Includes "Games played by Indian children," Autograph document signed 3 pages with 1 sketch; "How Sioux Indians receive their names," Autograph document signed 12 pages; "Thunder's Slaughter," a myth, Autograph document signed 5 pages; "One good Indian and one bad one," Autograph document signed (Dated 1903) 11 pages; "Maternity and midwifery among the Sioux," Autograph document signed 15 pages; "Gall, Battle Chief," Typescript document 13 pages. Typed copy of "One good Indian and one bad one," Typescript document 13 pages and "Gall, Battle Chief," 14 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1754
Other Title:
Games played by Indian children
How Sioux Indians receive their names
Thunder's Slaughter
One good Indian and one bad one
Maternity and midwifery among the Sioux
Gall, Battle Chief
Topic:
Biography -- Gall  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Games and toys  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Children and childbirth  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1754, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1754
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw344e5faf3-ed13-412e-bebc-1cb21a3af377
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1754

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