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.

Brentwood Postcards


Brentwood Public Library

Historic postcards and advertisements of Brentwood, NY.

Calderone Theatre Collection


Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Historic photographs of the Calderone chain of theaters in Long Island.

CLRC Archives


Central New York Library Resources Council

The CLRC Archives Collection includes images of member libraries and librarians. The images come from a 1975 slide presentation about the council, formerly known as CENTRO.

Geneva Public Library Digital Collection


Geneva Public Library

Photographs relating to the history and development of Geneva, New York in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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