Sid Sackson collection, 1867-2000, 1960-1995.


Sid Sackson collection, 1867-2000, 1960-1995.

This collection is essentially the complete professional archive of Sid Sackson. It dates from 1867-2000, with the bulk of the material dated 1960-1995. It consists of diaries, correspondence, game descriptions/rules, writings, publications, newspaper clippings, magazine clippings, some photographs, and miscellaneous books, periodicals, and trade catalogs. The collection documents Sackson's life and activities as a game designer, collector, consultant, and author during the 1960s through 1990s.

35 linear ft.

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