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Digital Projects

The Brian Sutton-Smith Library & Archives of Play will make certain digital collections accessible online to researchers whenever possible. Recent digitization projects from the archives have included scanning the George S. Parker diaries (part of the Parker family papers, 1856-1949) and the creation of The Sid Sackson Portal.

The George S. Parker diaries, 1896-1949, are now available to researchers through Preservica.

The Sid Sackson Portal (an external website) allows game enthusiasts and researchers alike to dive into 35 years of diaries created by legendary game designer Sid Sackson. Perhaps best known for the popular hotel chain game Acquire, Sackson designed more than 500 games during his lifetime—about 50 of which went into production and into the homes of millions of gamers around the world. In addition to these diaries are photographs of game prototypes and published games created by Sid Sackson, which are housed in the artifact collections at The Strong National Museum of Play. You can view full PDFs of each year’s diary or Browse the Collection to keyword search (file titles or transcriptions) or to view individual page image files.

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