in the manuals and printed materials
The various Atari manuals have evolved throughout history. From the black manuals of the first series of games to the gray-colored manuals of the Corp. period, all offered a huge range of information about where and when they were developed.
silver 5L manual
white ML manual
B/W ML manual
children ML manual
B/W children ML manual
COPYRIGHT, DATE AND PRINTING COUNTRY
The print log is found on the back of the manual at the bottom. Below are two examples of records, one from the Atari Inc. period and the other from the Atari Corp. period.
The information found is copyright, date and country of printing. The copyright year is an important source of information for identifying the period of the Atari industry (Inc. or Corp.).