Home to the largest, most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, games, and video games.
Relive Your Childhood through The Strong’s Collection.
The Strong owns and cares for the world’s most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, and other electronic games, as well as books, documents, trade catalogs, and other historical materials related to play. Among The Strong’s collection are also alphabet blocks, plush toys, paper dolls, Bru and Jumeau dolls, fashion dolls, role-playing games, comic books, and many toy and game prototypes.
This unprecedented assemblage offers a unique interpretive and educational window into the critical role of play in physical, social, and intellectual development, and the ways in which play reflects cultural history.
Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play
International Center for the History of Electronic Games
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Research InquiriesThe Strong museum staff is glad to assist with research inquiries and appointments. Staff will respond within one week of the initial request. For the optimal experience with onsite research, two weeks notice is required. Staff are unable to accommodate researchers without appointments. Please note the Library and Archives will be closed December 24 and 27–31, 2021.
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