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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Software

Hardware

Publications

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Mark Blount Videogame Collection, 1980-1984.



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blount, Mark
Title: Blount, Mark, Videogame Collection
Dates: 1980-1984
Abstract: The collection includes 1 Atari 800 personal computer, and Indus GT floppy drive compatible with the Atari 800, and a ColecoVision game console. 15 games were also donated, 5 compatible directly with the Atari 800, 7 compatible with the Atari 800 through the Indus drive, and 3 ColecoVision games.
Accession No.: 2011-215
OCLC No.: 956382607
Extent: 12 ft., 8 in.; 9 videogames, 12 pieces of hardware
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The collection includes 1 Atari 800 personal computer, and Indus GT floppy drive compatible with the Atari 800, and a ColecoVision game console. 15 games were also donated, 5 compatible directly with the Atari 800, 7 compatible with the Atari 800 through the Indus drive, and 3 ColecoVision games. Various software and hardware peripherals were also a part of the donation. Dates: 1980-1985.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Access to portions of this collection are restricted. Contact repository for further information.

Published games in our UTVGA collections are available for research by appointment only. Please contact Briscoe Center Digital Archivist, Jessica Meyerson, at j.meyerson@austin.utexas.edu for more information.

Use Restrictions

A portion of this collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Blount, Mark
Subjects
Video games
Video games--Catalogs
Video games--Equipment and supplies
Video games--Equipment and supplies--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Video games--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Atari 800 (Computer)
Places
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

Forms part of the UT Videogame Archive

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mark Blount Videogame Collection, 1980-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Zach Vowell, January 2013.

Subsequent revisions were made by Matthew Cepeda, June 2015.

Subsequent revisions made by Jennifer Allen, August 2016

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Software

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2011-215/1 Centipede [Left Cartridge], Atari, Inc., 1982.
Basic[Computer Language] [Left Cartridge], Shepardson Microsystems, 1979.
Eastern Front (1941) [Left Cartridge], Atari Program Exchange, 1982.
Missile Command [Left Cartridge], Atari, Inc., 1982.
Real Sports: Football [Left Cartridge], Atari, Inc., 1983.
Space Invaders [Left Cartridge], Atari, Inc., 1980.
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2011-215 Atari Basic Cartridge: Writing Program One, Atari, Inc., 1981.
Atari Basic Cartridge: Writing Porgram Two, Atari, Inc., 1981.
B-1 Nuclear Bomber, Avalon Hill, 1980.
Clear for Action, Avalon Hill, 1984.
Flight Simulator II, subLOGIC, 1984.
Kids on Keys, Spinnaker Software Corporation, 1983.
Gulf Strike, Avalon Hill, 1984.
Guderian, Avalon Hill, 1986.

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Hardware

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2011-215/1 Atari 800, Serial# 83S AW 81572
Coleco Antenna connection switch box, CA010112
Atari power supply, Part# CO17945
Atari 410 Program Recorder, Part# CAO60118
WICO Command control joystick
2.
Indus GT (for Atari), Serial # 1441ARC442
Indus GT power supply
ColecoVision video game system w/ 2 controllers, Serial # A-0679428
ColecoVision power supply
ColecoVision aux cable

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Publications

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2011-215/3 Indus GT: System Master Diskette DOS XL manual
Indus GT: GT Albert E. Spread Sheet for Atari manual
Indus GT: GT Estate Word Processor for Atari manual
Indus GT: GT Data Manager for Atari manual
Indus GT: Indus System Disk Drive Manual for Atari Computers
ColecoVision presents: Donkey Kong manual
ColecoVision presents: The official Zaxxon manual
ColecoVision presents: Comic Avenger manual
ColecoVision owner's manula
ColecoVision brochure
The Elementary Atari by William B. Sanders
The Avalon Hill Game Company game brochure
WICO Command Control joystick handbook
2.
Missile Command manual
Centipede manual
Space Invaders manual
Atari Connection: The Home Computer Magazine, Spring, 1984.
Antic: The Atari Resource, Vol. 6 #8, December 1987.
Atari Home Computer System Product Update
Stickybear manual & documents
Games and parts price list, February 1, 1988.
Computer Direct catalog, Christmas, 1987.
Computer Direct catalog
Computer Direct catalog, October 16, 1986.
NES full-sized promotion poster
Nintendo Power magazine order card
Atari Home Computers product catalog
BASIC reference manual (in plastic)
The Atari 800 Home computer owner's guide
Inside Atari Basic by Bill Carris
The Atari 410 Program recorder owner's guide
An Invitation to Programming 2: Writing Programs One and Two manual
General magazine order card
Avalon Hill order form
Games and Parts Price List, July 1, 1986.
Standard Avalon Hill game replacement form
Letter from Microcomputer games, Inc. detailing the procedure for returning TAC to be replaced, January 28, 1987.
Games and Parts Price List, January 26, 1985.
Stock letter advertising for Avalon Hill games
Product Update: Atari Home Computer System (Atari BASIC reference manual update)
Victory Games, Inc. James Bond 007 price list
Nintendo Pocket Power magazine
Avalon Hill Game Company catalog, 1987.
NES control deck manual
NES zapper manual

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