Items in New York Heritage are organized into collections, which provide additional context for understanding their significance and meaning.

Atari Coin-Op Division Corporate Records, 1969-2002


The Strong National Museum of Play

Atari pioneered the arcade video game and helped launch the video game revolution with the introduction of Pong (1972), the Home Pong console (1975), and the Atari 2600 (1977) during the 1970s. Initially as Atari Inc. (1972–1984) and later as Atari Games (1984–1999), the company produced iconic arcade video games and pinball machines such as Pong, Breakout (1976), Asteroids (1979), Superman pinball (1979), Missile Command (1981), Star Wars (1983), Gauntlet (1985), and Primal Rage (1994). The collection encompasses a wide array of historical materials, including more than 3,000 pieces of original concept and final arcade cabinet artwork, hand-drawn assembly design sketches, storyboards, photographs, and print advertising proofs; hundreds of original art kits and production films for Atari arcade video game cabinets; nearly 2,800 videos of game demos, television commercials, industry show presentations, focus groups, and company celebrations; arcade game source code; promotional materials; and an unreleased Maze Invaders arcade video game—one of only two units known to exist. Also included in the Atari Coin-Op Division Corporate Records collection are dozens of binders chronicling the production of virtually every Atari coin-operated game from 1972 to 1999; extensive corporate records documenting game brainstorming sessions, industry and market research, and player game evaluations; and company correspondence, newsletters, and technical documentation.

Bayport Fire Department


Bayport-Bluepoint Public Library

A collection of photographs and documents relating to the Bayport Fire Department.

Bayport Yearbooks


Bayport-Bluepoint Public Library

Yearbooks from Bayport-Blue Point High School

Brasher Postcards


St. Lawrence County Historical Association

This collection consists of postcards containing images of Brasher Falls, New York, dating roughly between 1890 and 1930. Included are images of St. Joseph's Academy, Main Street, the St. Regis River, Brasher Falls, the 1913 Helena Flood, and over-sized vegetables.

Canisius College Administration


Canisius College - Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library

The College Administration throughout the years is represented in this collection.

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