Frost Play Research Collection

The Frost Play Research Collection was dedicated in the spring of 2004, with the goal of becoming the largest children’s play and play environments research collection in the United States. A board composed of UIW faculty and other advisors oversees the direction and development of the collection.

The collection, awarded to the University of the Incarnate Word by teacher, researcher, and author, Dr. Joe L. Frost, is comprised of materials from his extensive research library, as well as other play and related items purchased by the library. This growing collection currently 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 correspondence, manuscripts and other items related to his research and work in the field of play.
  • Hundreds of photographs dealing with children’s play gathered by Dr. Frost.