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Johns Hopkins University collection of games and toys

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0843

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Content Description

The Johns Hopkins University collection of games and toys spans from 1796 to 2020. The collection consists of a wide variety of games and toys, including boardgames, cardgames, dominoes, dice, and paper dolls. Some of the materials are educational in nature, covering topics such as the Civil War and natural history.

Dates

  • Creation: 1796 - 2021

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English, French, Chinese, and Yiddish.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information. This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. Please see individual file descriptions for biographical or historical information regarding specific items.

Extent

26.51 Cubic Feet (64 containers)

Abstract

The Johns Hopkins University collection of vintage games and toys is an artificially assembled collection of materials purchased and selected by the curators of Special Collections. It spans from 1796 to 2020.

Custodial History

This artificial collection is the result of a decision to create one collection for our vintage games and toys instead of having multiple collections for individual items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection consists of purchases from various antiquarian dealers and booksellers. Please see individual files for more information.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in March 2019 with additional processing by Annie Tang, Charlotte Gassoway, Kelly Daughtridge, Austyn Wohlers, and Brooke Shilling. Please see the file descriptions for processing information regarding specific items.

Title
Guide to the Johns Hopkins University collection of games and toys
Author
Kristen Diehl
Date
2019 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA