Evil Hat Productions have just launched the Designers & Dragons Kickstarter which aims to publish a four volume revision of the original Designers & Dragons publication by Shannon Appelcline charting the history of the RPG hobby since the 1970s. Each of the volumes will tackle a particular decade (70s, 80s, 90s, 00s) and backers who sign up will immediately have access to the PDF, Mobi, and ePub versions of the 70s. There are multiple pledge levels here, allowing you to pledge for between 1-4 of the volumes, so you can grab only the volumes you want.
Evil Hat have run a number of Kickstarter projects in the past and have been consistently strong in how they’ve handled their campaigns. I’ve been waiting on this series coming out for a while as I kicked myself for not grabbing a copy of the original version when it was published, and I think that it’ll be an important set of documents for our hobby in the future.