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Johns Hopkins University collection of vintage games and toys

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0843
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 approximately 1825 to approximately 1956.

Dates

  • approximately 1825-1972

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.

Extent

7.48 Cubic Feet (17 flat boxes, 7 custom boxes, 1 legal full box, 1 postcard box)

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.

Content Description

The Johns Hopkins University Vintage Game and Toy collection spans from approximately 1825 to approximately 1971. 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.

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, and Austyn Wohlers. Please see the file descriptions for processing information regarding specific items.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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