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Preliminary Guide to the Ampex Corporation Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ampex Corporation records
    Dates: circa 1944-1999
    Collection number: M1230
    Creator: Ampex Corporation
    Collection Size: circa 577 linear feet
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Artifacts (including audio and video recording devices, recordings, and memorabilia) formerly comprising the Ampex Museum collection; approximately 25,000 photographs (including negatives and prints) and related indexes; documents in hard copy or microfilm form (including manuals, memos, sales materials, public relations materials, articles, drawings, engineering notes, specifications, and manuscripts); and other miscellaneous material relating to the history of the Ampex Corporation and the recording industry.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    Ampex Corporation records, M1230. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Ampex Data Systems Corporation, 2001.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Founded in 1944 in San Carlos, California by Alexander M. Poniatoff, an electrical engineer born in Russia. Ampex is a technology leader in high-performance digital information recording and storage products utilized in a variety of fields, including scientific, government, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing, data processing, oil and gas exploration, engineering, aerospace, film and video. Primarily known for their mass storage systems, instrumentation/data recorders, helical scan tape drives, robotic storage libraries, post-production switchers, digital special effects, tape cartridges, and system components.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Artifacts (including audio and video recording devices, recordings, and memorabilia) formerly comprising the Ampex Museum collection; approximately 25,000 photographs (including negatives and prints) and related indexes; documents in hard copy or microfilm form (including manuals, memos, sales materials, public relations materials, articles, drawings, engineering notes, specifications, and manuscripts); and other miscellaneous material relating to the history of the Ampex Corporation and the recording industry.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Data transmission systems.
    Science--History.
    aAudio and video recording devices.
    Artifacts.
    Photoprints.