Archives for American toy manufacturers and retailers?

I am working on a project that centres on postwar American toys and I was wondering if anyone knew of any archives for toy manufacturers or retailers? The National Museum of Play has a lot of useful collections, but does anyone know if the likes of Hasbro and Mattel have archives acccessible to researchers? Toys 'r' Us (now that they are bankrupt)? Wal-Mart? FAO Schwartz? Other companies?

Suggestions would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Thomas Blampied

Department of History, University of Toronto

CFP (panel): Visual History of Childhood for SHCY 2019

Hello Everyone,

I am looking for panelists regarding the Visual History of Childhood for SHCY 2019, Australia. I would like to organize a panel about visual methodologies we are able to use in order to gain deeper knowledge about children' lives in historic perspective. For decades, childhood historians have analyzed mostly textual documents such as letters and diaries to recreate child­hood history.

Call for Nominations: SHCY Fass-Sandin Article Prize - Scandinavian Languages - 2017

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) har glädjen att välkomna nomineringar till den bästa artikeln på danska, norska eller svenska inom barndoms- eller ungdomshistoria som publicerats år 2017. Priset består av ett diplom och en prissumma på $ 250 US. Vinnaren meddelas hösten 2018.  Nomineringar är välkomna från förlag, redaktörer och forskare, och självutnämningar från författare.

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