The Hutchingsonian Institution has grown out of a project I manage, the Play Generated Map and Document Archive. PlaGMaDA collects and preserves gaming ephemera created for or during actual game play. Used character sheets, game maps, notes and scribbles: any mark made on paper is fair game. The conceit of the archive is that game ephemera are a sort of folk art, and have a value both aesthetic and academic. Such items usually wind up in trash bins, but PlaGMaDA aims to interrupt that process and preserve these items for the future.