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The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection (MGHL00022)

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Games

Science and Math

Dolls and Figurines

Political

Miscellaneous



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The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection (MGHL00022), 1906-2012 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

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Collection Overview

Title: The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection (MGHL00022), 1906-2012Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:bulk 1970-2012

ID: MGHL/mghl00022

Extent: 60.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Items are arranged by toy type.

The contents of the collection are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Games

Series 2: Science and Math Sets

Series 3: Dolls and Figures

Series 4: Political Ephemera

Series 5:Miscellaneous

Date Acquired: 00/00/2015. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for the Humanities.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes toys and games along with political ephemera ranging from the early 1900s through 2012.

Subject/Index Terms

Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for the Humanities.

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some Restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 of spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library Materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: The collection was transferred to the Modern Graphic History Library from the Center for Humanities in 2015.

Preferred Citation: Center for Humanities Toy Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Alexandra White in 2015

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was updated by Andrea Degener in February 2019


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Series 2: Science and MathAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gilbert Erector Set, 1948Add to your cart.
A.C. Gilbert Co. marketed their first construction set under the name "Erector" in 1913. Sets produced during this period were characterized by their wide, 1¼-inch girders and cardboard or unpainted wooden boxes. The Gilbert Erector Set model no. 6 1/2 all electric model with reversing electric engine and flexible coupling. Includes ten twelve inch angled strips, four ten inch angled strips, two eight inch angled strips, ten six inch angled strips, two four and a half inch angled strips, eight three inch angled strips, nine three inch double angled strips, one two and ahalf inch double angled strip, four five inch strips, two three and a half inch strips, five three inch strips, three three inch truss strips, nine five and a half inch truss strips, twenty-four twelve inch truss strips, twelve and a half inch strip, eight and a half inch bent hole strip, four and a half inch bent hole strip, four two and a half inch bent hole strip, eleven three inch curved truss strip, seven six inch arc shaped truss strips, one three inch arc shaped bent hole strip, five and a half inch flat plate, four and a half inch flat plate, two five and a half inch double angled plate, two three inch double angled plate, two three inch double angled plate in yellow, two three inch double angled plate in yellow rounded corners, three and a half inch red plate, three inch quadruple angled plate in red, two inch quadruple angled plate in red, two one inch triangular angled plate, three one inch triangle with knobs one angled plate, two and a half inch circular plate in black, one inch wheel, irregular angled strip, two three inch one angled plate in red, six truss shaped one two in black, five inch double angled strip, two wrench tools, two springs, four steel rods, one double bent rod, one bent rod, three three inch wheels, one two inch wheel, one house, one engine, and one cylidar of small joinery parts.
Item 2: Gilbert Erector Set : The Rocket Launcher Kit, 1959Add to your cart.
A.C. Gilbert Co. marketed their first construction set under the name "Erector" in 1913. Sets produced during this period were characterized by their wide, 1¼-inch girders and cardboard or unpainted wooden boxes. The Gilbert Erector Set model no. 10053 with instruction booklet (no. M4712) was developed to inspire young engineers, this is the space model launcher factory package. Includes one instruction book, one electric engine, one rocket, four twelve inch angles plates, four twelve inch angled strip, four six inch angled strips, eight twelve inch strips, eight six inch strips, two gears, four small wheels, four large wheels, two metal discs, two two inch strips, four red angled pieces, four yellow angled pieces, one double angles six inch plate, one double angled three inch plate, four six inch plates. four three inch arc shaped strips, two six inch arc shaped strips, two six inch strips, four three inch angled strips, four double angled three inch strips, seven steel rods, one serrated steel rod, two truss shaped steel plates, one rod with string, one pack of erector parts (screws and smaller joinery pieces) screwdriver, and metal box.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Green Science: Clean Water Science, 2009Add to your cart.
A science kit from Green Science to learn about cleaning water by conducting interesting water purification experiments.  Includes cour filter sections, four filter plugs, round filter base, three bags of active carbon, three bags of sand, three bags of gravel, three filter papers, funnell-shaped collector, small plastic cup, soft wax, fishing line, transparent tube, two transparent caps, silver reflector card, black plastic cup, two metal washers,and one experiment instruction guide with fun facts.
Item 2: Green Science: Weather Station, 2009Add to your cart.
A science kit from Green Science to learn about weather by observing and recording the weather with a mult-functional weather station.  The kit includes one thermometer, thermometer support arm, two halves of support column, rain gauge support arm, funnel, a plastic tube, wind vane support arm, compass, anemometer support arm, anemometer cups, anemometer hub, short spindle, long spindle, cap, screws, and detailed instructions.
Item 3: Magnet Power, 2000Add to your cart.
A complete kit from Kids Tek with over thirty experiments.  Includes two black cylinder magnets, one compass, one elastic band, one experiment booklet, one experiment stand, iron fillings, one long insulated wire, two short insulated wires, six to seven paper clips, one plastic tube, plastic tubing, one spool of thread, one small cube of styrofoam, one sheet of mini-labels, one test tube holder, two large blunt sewing needles, one small six inch plastic ruler, and one horse shoe magnet.
Item 4: Meteor Rocket, 2000Add to your cart.
A kit to build a rocket that uses backing soda and vinegar to power the rocket to travel one hundred feet high.  Includes one nose cone, one foam tape, one sheet of red plastic, one liter bottle, three balsa wood sheets, parts for high pressure fueling module, silver foil, and instructions.
Item 5: Science in Action: Plants, 1987Add to your cart.
Science kit to grow your own plants for a garden with takes to keep tabs on what seed were planted where.  Includes two magnifying glasses, poster, and six activity lessons.
Item 6: Slinky Science: Slime Science, 2001Add to your cart.
Mini lab science kit that makes six different types of slime.  Kit includes corn starch, guar gum, borax, slime recipe cards, filter, liquid starch, measuring cup, measuring spoon, and white glue.
Item 7: Skull ModelAdd to your cart.
This is a snap together skull model from smart lab.  It features glowing eyes, pop-out brain, and flapping jaw.  Includes brain, skull, eyes, teeth, jaw, stand, and "It's All in Your Head!" book.
Item 8: Spotlight on Science : Rain Forest, 1995Add to your cart.
This activity kit gives children hands on experience with materials to explore the basics of ecological systems of the rain forest and the impact of deforestation.  Kit includes twenty-four experiments cards, one thermometer, one protractor, six rain forest animals, one eye dropper, eight page activity guide, twenty-five navy beans, one plastic sheet, and a bug box with magnifying lid.
Item 9: Spotlight on Science: Wild Weather, 1995Add to your cart.
This activity kit gives children hands on experience with materials to explore the basics of tornados, hurricanes, and lightning.  Kit includes twenty-four experiments cards, one thermometer, one protractor, five balloons, eight page activity guide, two ping pong balls, rubber bands, and five drinking straws.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gilbert Chemistry Outfit Box, 1936Add to your cart.
Originally from the Gilbert Chemistry Outfit set this is just the metal container for the original contents of that kit.
Item 2: Gilbert Lab Technician Set for Girls : Vinyl Case Edition, 1958Add to your cart.
The A.C. Gilbert Co., one of the earliest manufacturers of educational toys, released its first chemistry set in 1923.  That set and subsequent sets for budding scientists (including the rapidly recalled Atomic Energy Lab) were marketed exclusively to boys until the 1960's.  In 1958, however, Gilbert created a gril's version of its popular sets, with a tasteful pink case and the female-appropriate science career of "Lab Technician".  Includes case with handle, 60-40-400 microscope, seven materials, one empty test tube,five glass slides, three tools for microscope ,instructions,  and other accessories.
Item 3: Gilbert Lab Technician Set for Girls : Metal Case Edition, 1958Add to your cart.
The A.C. Gilbert Co., one of the earliest manufacturers of educational toys, released its first chemistry set in 1923.  That set and subsequent sets for budding scientists (including the rapidly recalled Atomic Energy Lab) were marketed exclusively to boys until the 1960's.  In 1958, however, Gilbert created a gril's version of its popular sets, with a tasteful pink case and the female-appropriate science career of "Lab Technician".  Includes case with handle, 60 power microscope, nine materials in tubes, one empty test tube,five glass slides shrimp eggs, one tools for microscope , experiment booklet, eye dropper  and cover glass and two other boxeed materials.
Item 4: Totally Gross, 2002Add to your cart.
Totally Gross! Covers all major scientific disciplines in a way that is engaging to kids through asking queasy questions.  Includes one game board, four playing pieces, one jar of Totally Gross slime, and one die.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Chemistry Booklets, 1946-1970Add to your cart.
Includes chemistry booklets from different companies.  There is one "Fun with Chemsitry" (no. M2394) developed by the Gilbert Hall of Science for The A.C. Gilbert Company in 1946. ( 10" x 8" )  There is also the Gilbert "Tri Lab Pak" instructions unknown date. (9" x 5" ).  One "Chemcraft Experiment Book No. 1"  contains one hundred and sixty two experiments and was developed by the Porter Chemical Company based in Maryland in 1937. ( 5" x 8" )And finally there is one Gabriel " Science Catalog and Club Handbook" from 1970 produced by Gabriel Industries with membership card tear out. ( 8" x 5" )
Item 2: Gilbert Chemitry Set : Assorted PiecesAdd to your cart.
The A.C. Gilbert Co., one of the earliest manufacturers of educational toys, released its first chemistry set in 1923.  By the mid-1950s—the height of chemistry sets’ popularity—there were numerous companies providing sets, and there was hardly a child in the United States who did not own or want one. Chemistry sets began to lose popularity in the 1960s when concerns over safety began to rise and a general feeling of distrust of anything chemical began to emerge in society. Chemistry sets after 1980 contained little to no elements, solutions and other chemicals as they were deemed too dangerous for children. The contents are in a series of packages. Package one includes two glass chemical phials and one pipette. Package two includes one test tube brush, one clamp, and two spoons.  Package three from Gilbert CHemistry Outfit includes four glass bottles.  Package four from Chemical Craft includes five glass bottles. Package five from Gilbert Chemistry Outfit includes three glass bottles.
Item 3: Gilbert Chemistry Experiment Lab, 1962Add to your cart.
The A.C. Gilbert Co., one of the earliest manufacturers of educational toys, released its first chemistry set in 1923.  By the mid-1950s—the height of chemistry sets’ popularity—there were numerous companies providing sets, and there was hardly a child in the United States who did not own or want one. Chemistry sets began to lose popularity in the 1960s when concerns over safety began to rise and a general feeling of distrust of anything chemical began to emerge in society. Chemistry sets after 1980 contained little to no elements, solutions and other chemicals as they were deemed too dangerous for children. This is the Cehmistry Experiment Lab no. 12141. The set includes one scale, one beaker, one cork, one measuring spoon, weight unit, twenty chemicals, gold solution, beaker clips, funnel, rubber tube, "Chem-Dial", four materials in box containers, glass bent tube, and glass tube, two glass test tubes, three tin containers, and one experiment booklet.
Item 4: Gilbert Microscope Set, 1938Add to your cart.
The Gilbert Microscope Set with Polaroid Junior provides mysterious views through the magic lens and was developed at the Gilbert Hall of Science.  It includes microscope, polaroid junior, components, instruction booklet, labels, cover lasses, fish scales, two empty test tubes, seven glass trays, set of materials and solutions (twelve total), eye dropper, and three microscope tools.

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