Collections

  • The Strong received a donation of toys, board games, and library and archives materials of the one of the largest and most successful toy invention studios—Marvin Glass.

  • The Bromley Game Collection consists of an exceptional array of more than 5,000 first-edition strategy and simulation games, wargames, and role-playing games.

  • The Strong’s paper doll collection includes an addition of more than 1,200 paper dolls from donor Wilma A. Nantka. The donation includes paper doll books by famed fashion illustrator, Tom Tierney.

  • The Strong’s Midway collection includes hardware and thousands of pages of documentation from Ken Fedesna, former executive vice president and general manager at Bally, Williams, Midway, and Atari Games.

The Strong owns and cares for the world's most comprehensive collection of toys, dolls, board games, video games, other electronic games, books, documents, and other historical materials related to play. This unprecedented assemblage offers a unique interpretive and educational window into the critical role of play in human physical, social, and intellectual development and the ways in which play reflects cultural history.

Donate to the Collection

The Strong welcomes donations that advance the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, exhibit, and research objects, publications, personal papers, business records, advertising and other promotional materials, photographs, and other items that illustrate and document the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which it illuminates cultural history, particularly but not exclusively, in America. Learn more about donating to The Strong.