MS 708 - The Pearson Games Collection
|MS 708 - The Pearson Games Collection
|Arts & Entertainment
|BGSU Centennial History
The Pearson Games Collection is comprised of approximately 3 1/2 cubic feet of design, research and publicity documents from 1982-1986 for the BG-opoly and BGSU Trivia games. BGSU faculty member Dr. Michael Pearson and his wife Gayl created and funded production of the games. BG-opoly was developed by Gayl Pearson as a non-profit, public service project to commemorate the Bowling Green sesquicentennial in 1983. She designed the BGSU Trivia game in recognition of the university's seventy-fifth anniversary in 1985. As co-advisor to the B.G.S.U. Chapter of the American Marketing Association (A.M.A.), Michael Pearson relinquished the promotion and selling of the trivia game to the A.M.A. - the largest professional student organization on campus at that time.
The collection was transferred to the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) by the Pearsons on August 7, 1995. No restrictions have been placed on its use for research purposes. The collection was arranged and the finding aid was completed by Eric Honneffer in August 2006.
|Scope and Content
The BG-opoly and BGSU Trivia games are evidence of one family's interest in promoting their local community and its resources while educating citizens, students and visitors about the history of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University.
The Pearson Games Collection offers insight into how the games were designed, the local history researched and how the games were finally produced and promoted during local community anniversaries. The correspondence, research files and printed materials are especially beneficial to researchers. The information request forms shed light on how the Pearsons worked with campus organizations to gather data for the BGSU Trivia game.
Records series are divided separately by individual games.
Box 1: BG-opoly Game
Box 2: BG-opoly Game
Box 3: BGSU Trivia Game
Box 4: BGSU Trivia Game
Box 5: BGSU Trivia Game
Box 6: BGSU Trivia Game
Oversize Box 1: BG-opoly Game
Oversize Box 2: BGSU Trivia Game