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Guide to the Bess Hovey Games Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Information for Reserchers
  • Biography of Bess Hovey
  • Scope and Contents of the Collection
  • Subject Headings

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Bess Hovey Games Collection
    Creator: Hovey, Bess
    Dates: 1886-1924
    Extent: 3 foot.3 boxes
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library.
    1090 Columbia Avenue
    Claremont, California 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains books and ephemera relating to games from the 1920's. There are several examples of playing cards as well as books and pamphlets with instructions for solitary card games, group games and other diversions using cards such as magic tricks and fortune telling. Also present are examples of score cards and card table covers. The collection further contains some books and ephemera for the games Pinochle and Mahjong. Examples of dice, checkers, chess pieces and dominos from the period can be found in the collection.
    Collection Number: D620
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
    Physical Location: Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont University Consortium.

    Information for Reserchers

    Restrictions on Access

    This collection is open for research with permission from Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with Scripps College. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact Ella Strong Denison Library staff.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Bess Hovey Games Collection. Ella Strong Denison Library, Scripps College, Claremont, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Unknown

    Processing Information

    Arranged and Processed by Neeka Cannon

    Accruals

    No addition to the collection is anticipated.

    Biography of Bess Hovey

    No biographical information about Bess Hovey is available.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    This collection contains books and ephemera relating to games from the 1920's. There are several examples of playing cards as well as books/pamphlets with instructions for solitary card games, group games and other diversions using cards such as magic tricks and fortune telling. Also present are examples of score cards and card table covers. The collection further contains some books and ephemera for the games Pinochle and Mahjong. Examples of dice, checkers, chess pieces and dominos from the period can be found in the collection.

    Subject Headings

    This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
    Hovey, Bess
    Claremont Colleges (Claremont, Calif.)
    Card games
    Board games -- Chess
    Board games -- Checkers
    Dominos
    Mah jong
    Mah jong--Miscellanea.
    Mah jong--Rules
    Pinochle