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Videogame Archive Fundraiser

Posted Jul 31, 2007 by Keith Cross

Videogame Archive Fundraiser

The Center for American History at the University of Texas will be holding a fundraiser, the day before the Austin GDC, at Richard Garriott's place for the UT Videogame Archive.

The Center for American History will kick off its new UT Videogame Archive with a fundraising event the night before the start of the Austin Game Developers Conference. The fundraiser will feature live music, a silent and live auction, unique participatory games (including Segway Polo), vintage videogames, and a catered buffet.

Sponsorships and individual tickets to the event are available for purchase at $5,000, $1,000, $500, and $75 levels. Auction items include a weightless flight on the Zero G anti-gravity 727, tickets to a party at Garriott's private residence, and more.

"The Center is poised to become a major repository of historically significant material and documentation related to the evolution of the videogame industry," said Dr. Don Carleton, executive director of the Center for American History. "Austin is home to hundreds of the most prominent names in game development. It just makes sense that The University of Texas at Austin house a research archive dedicated to the study of this industry, with a particular emphasis on the role Texas has played in it."

As an organized research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, the Center for American History facilitates, sponsors, and supports teaching, research, and public education in U.S. history. In support of its mission, the Center acquires, preserves, and makes available for research archival, artifact, and rare book collections and sponsors exhibitions, conferences, video documentaries, oral history projects, grant-funded research, and publications. The Center's resources and services support the University's curriculum and University faculty, student, and staff research, as well as research by the general public.

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