Guide to the Alan Adler and the Aerobie Collection

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2014 The Board of Trustees of Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC0992
Creator: Adler, Alan.
Title: Alan Adler and the Aerobie collection
Dates: 1984-1994
Physical Description: 2 Linear feet
Summary: These materials were gathered and generated for an exhibition at the Engineering Library at Stanford and include drawings, exhibit text and captions, articles, clippings, Awesome Games of Catch (VHS videocassette), examples of commercial Aerobie rings and orbiter, and several pre-production models of the ring.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/university-archives

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Alan Adler and the Aerobie Collection (SC0992). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Alan Adler, a consulting electronics engineer and lecturer at Stanford University, invented the Aerobie, a flying disc toy, in 1984.

Description of the Collection

These materials were gathered and generated for an exhibition at the Engineering Library at Stanford and include drawings, exhibit text and captions, articles, clippings, Awesome Games of Catch (VHS videocassette), examples of commercial Aerobie rings and orbiter, and several pre-production models of the ring.

Access Terms

Flying discs (Game).


Collection Contents

Box 1

Various examples of the commercial Aerobie ring (7), Aerobe orbiter (1), Bluebird Whizzback (1), and several pre-production models of the ring

Box 1

The Superflight Line; Awesome Games of Catch

Physical Description: 1 videotape(s) (VHS)
Box 2, Folder 1

The Aerobie Book; an investigation into the Ultimate flying mini-machine by John Cassidy (3 copies)

Box 2, Folder 2

Aerobie ring – sketches, text, and captions from Engineering library exhibit

Box 2, Folder 3

Aerobie football – sketches, text, and captions from Engineering library exhibit

Box 2, Folder 4

Articles, clippings, patents, and other materials on Adler and the aerobie products 1984-1994

Box 2, Folder 5

Stanford Solar Car Project – information sheets 1994 February

Box 2, Folder 6

Gustave Eiffel and the Eiffel Tower – miscellaneous information