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National Institute for Play, lead by its founder Stuart Brown, is an organization that promotes public awareness of the knowledge, practices and benefits of play into public life. It also acts as a resource by obtaining research information from diverse play scientists and practitioners; initiating projects to expand the clinical scientific knowledge of human play; and transforming this information into programs and resources to benefit play for all segments of society.
The Frost Play Research Collection was dedicated in the spring of 2004, and is one of the largest children’s play and play environments research collection in the United States. The collection, awarded to the University of the Incarnate Word, in collaboration with Mary Ruth Moore, is comprised of materials from Dr. Joe L. Frost’s extensive research library, as well as other play and related items purchased by the library. It includes over 1,700 cataloged books, journal volumes, reports, video recordings and other materials, many of which are rare and/or out-of-print, collections of Dr. Frost’s research and work in the field of play, and hundreds of his photographs dealing with children’s play.