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Guide to the Jim Armstrong collection of Apple material
X2768.2004  
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Description
The Jim Armstrong collection of Apple materials is made up of items Armstrong collected related to Apple Computer, Inc., where he worked in a variety of roles from 1983 to 1997. Included are manuals, internal Apple documents, periodicals and books, materials related to conferences, technical notes and reports, promotional items, product catalogs, directories, price lists, and specifications, all dating from 1976 to 1997. While the majority of items in the collection are related to Apple, a small amount of material from other companies can be found throughout the collection.
Background
Jim Armstrong was born December 14, 1948 in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended college at Madison Area Technical College and received a BS in physics in 1968. After graduating, Armstrong worked for various companies, including Aurora Systems, Inc. as Vice President of sales. Starting in 1983, Armstrong started working for Apple as a Sales Support Engineer. In 1984 he was promoted to Competitive Analyst, and then in 1986 to Technology Evangelist. Finally, in 1994 Armstrong began his last position at Apple as Senior Support Engineer, which continued until 1997. Since leaving Apple, Armstrong has worked at Cisco Systems, Inc., Redstone Software, CompUSA, and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System in different sales and information technology-related roles.
Extent
12.92 Linear feet, 10 record cartons and 1 manuscript box
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research.