Online Access to Collections
Thousands of artifacts from The Strong’s collections are on view in museum exhibits and tens of thousands of objects are accessible through the museum’s Google Arts & Culture page. Also online are the library and archival catalogs of the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, which provides a window in The Strong’s vast collection of books and trade publications.
On-Site Access to Collections
On-site access to the full museum collection is available to scholars, students, collectors, and other researchers by appointment. Appointments may be made via an online form, or by sending an email to email@example.com for access to toy, doll, and game collections or firstname.lastname@example.org for access to video and electronic game collections. Please provide a topic of research, indicate the materials desired, and any special needs.
On-Site Access to the Library and Archives
Scholars, students, collectors, and other researchers are welcome to conduct research on site. To help library and archives staff optimize access to collections, please request an appointment. Appointments may be made via an online form, by phone at 585-410-6349, or by sending an email to email@example.com. Please provide a topic of research, indicate the materials desired, and any special needs.
Frequently Accessed Policies, Guides, and Forms:
- Use of Collections Materials Agreement
- Digital Game Files Access Policy
- Image Rights and Reproductions Fee Schedule
- Image Use Agreement
- How to Use the Archives Catalog
To promote and advance play scholarship, The Strong invites academic professionals, independent scholars, museum scholars, and advanced graduate students at the Masters or PhD level to apply for research fellowships. Fellowships provide financial support for scholarly play research conducted on site at The Strong in Rochester, New York, for periods of study ranging from one week to three months.