A few of the oldies. I have most of these but none of the government ones at the bottom.
And the *'d ones are not specific to pinball per se.
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* The Nation 77(1989) :August 1903 Chateau Bagatelle 132-133 About the history of Chateau Bagatelle. No mention of pinball, but this place is historically relevant to pinball (according to Pinball 1 by Bueschel)
* Playground :March 1926 Rules for Pinball: As played by the public schools athletic association, Paterson, New Jersey 673-674 Not about pinball but rather about a playground game resembling basketball and bowling with the same name.
Popular Mechanics LXVII(2) :February 1937 Trip'Em--A Home Pinball Game For Two Players 278-280 Make your own bagatelle game... Schematics to make this bagatelle.
Public Management XXIV :April 1942 Pinball Machines Held Gambling Devices by Two Courts
Reader's Digest 40(242) :June 1942 Pin-Money Plungers Githens, Perry 18-20 Condensed from the Baltimore Sunday Sun... Very propagandish article about pinball being a gambling game... an run by criminals...
Saturday Evening Post CCXI(45) :May. 13, 1939 Ten Billion Nickels Lubell, Samuel 12-13, 38, 40, 43 About Legal Issues/mostly gambling... very intelligent. Great article... historical. Possibly biased but more than likely true to life at those times
Time 29(4) :January 25, 1937 Nickel Games 58, 59 About a coin-op show in 1937 or 1936?
New York Times :November 19, 1941 Test Case to Outlaw Pinball in the State Causes Conviction of 2 Persons in Queens p. 25:2
New York Times :December 28, 1941 'Politician' Linked to Pinball Games p. 25:3
New York Times :January 22, 1942 Police Open Raids on Pinball Games pp. 19:5, 23 About police confiscating pins the day after they were deemed illegal.
New York Times :February 1, 1942 3261 Pinball Machines Siezed p. 32:8 Very brief blurb about the seizing of pinball machines after being declared illegal.
New York Times :February 22, 1942 Pinballs to Go Into War Effort p. 30:2 About LaGuardia using pinball remains for war production
New York Times :October 17, 1942 Mayor's Ire Turns On Pinball Games p. '17:2
* New York Times :November 24, 1942 p. '8:5 About slot machine remains being used for WW2 War Effort (Lights used in a map to show location of troops).
New York Times :March 7, 1943 Pinball Boards to Train Flyers p. 34 Army wants pinball machines for Technical Training!!!
Kentucky Legislative Research Commision Pinball Machines :1958 58-62724
New York (City) Dept. of Investigation Operation of Pinball Machines in the city of New York :1941 43-9817 or HV6721.N5 A5 1941
Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs Texas Legislature Senate Texas Amusement Machine Commission and the Amusement Machine Industry, Final Report :1975 76-621367 r88
United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field. Select Committee on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field. 86th Congress, first session :June 2-4, 8-11, 1959