Guide to the Thomas J. Buckholtz, Raymond DeSaussure, and George Michael Computer Manual Collection

Sarah Wilson with the aid of Computer History Museum interns and volunteers
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Guide to the Thomas J. Buckholtz, Raymond DeSaussure, and George Michael Computer Manual Collection

Collection number: X2592.2004

Computer History Museum
Processed by:
Sarah Wilson with the aid of Computer History Museum interns and volunteers
Date Completed:
2007
Encoded by:
Rebekah Y. Kim
© 2007 Computer History Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Guide to the Thomas J. Buckholtz, Raymond DeSaussure, and George Michael Computer Manual Collection
Dates: 1950-1990
Bulk Dates: 1960-1982
Collection number: X2592.2004
Collection Size: 76 linear feet 62 boxes
Repository: Computer History Museum
Mountain View, CA 94043
Abstract: The Thomas J. Buckholtz, Raymond DeSaussure, and George Michael Computer Manual Collection at the Computer History Museum is comprised of manuals and promotional materials from a wide variety of computer-related companies and institutions. The Collection covers 1950 through 1990, encompassing approximately 2,000 items.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

The Computer History Museum can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be given by the Computer History Museum.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], [Item Date], Buckholtz, DeSaussure, and Michael Collection, Lot X2592.2004, Box ID [#], Accession [#], Computer History Museum.

Provenance

The collection was a gift of Thomas J. Buckholtz and Helen T. Buckholtz in 2003. The materials were saved by Thomas J. Buckholtz, Raymond DeSaussure and George Michael while they worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California.

Scope and Content of Collection

The scope of the Thomas J. Buckholtz, Raymond DeSaussure, and George Michael Computer Manual Collection spans the rise of the information age during the second half of the twentieth century. The Collection reflects, among other areas, mainframe computers, minicomputers, personal computers, input and output (I/O) devices, computer storage and memory devices, software development, supercomputing and networking materials.
The Collection consists of over 2,000 documents. The bulk of the materials are computer manuals (40%) and marketing materials (30%). Also included are specifications, technical papers and technical reports from 1950 through 1990. The bulk of the materials cover 1960 to 1982.
The Collection represents over 580 individual companies or institutions producing items ranging from peripheral devices, one-of-a kind machines to mass-produced computers. The Collection is organized alphabetically by the name of the originating institution or company. Some companies are represented by over a hundred folders while others may have only one folder. A folder holds one document if it is manual or many smaller items such as marketing brochures. Seventy-eight percent of these companies are represented with only one folder. On the other hand, the larger and longer-lived computer companies have much more documentation. Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) is the largest with 254 folders encompassing about one-eighth of the entire collection. The DEC materials span 1960 to 1982. International Business Machines (IBM) follows closely with 171 folders spanning over 30 years from 1954 to 1985. There is also a large amount of documentation for machines unique to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Additionally, Control Data Corporation (CDC) and Data General (DG) are well represented.
Due to the large size of the collection, in lieu of a listing of every folder, included below is an alphabetical list of all the companies represented with an adjoining column containing the number of folders for that company. To search for an individual folder representing a particular computer company or product, please use the Computer History Museum's online catalog at http://archive.computerhistory.org/search/.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Computers
Computer Industry
Computer input-output equipment
Computer Software
Computer Storage Devices
Computer systems
Electronic Digital Computers
Supercomputer Industry


Collection Contents

 

List of companies

Description

Due to the large size of the collection, in lieu of a listing of every folder, included below is an alphabetical list of all the companies represented.
 

3M Company

 

A. B. Dick

 

Adage, Inc.

 

Adams Associates

 

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company

 

Advanced Scientific Instruments

 

Alan Gordon Enterprises Inc.

 

AM Jacquard Systems

 

Amdahl Corporation

 

American Videonetics Corporation

 

AMI Proprietary

 

AMP, Inc.

 

Ampex Corporation

 

Anelex Corp.

 

Apollo Computer, Inc.

 

Application Development Systems

 

Applied Data Research, Inc.

 

Applied Digital Data Systems, Inc. (ADDS)

 

Arthur D. Little, Inc.

 

Ashton-Tate Corporation

 

Astrodata, Inc.

 

Auerbach Info, Inc.

 

Ausstellungsgesellschaft mbH

 

Automatic Electronic Systems Inc.

 

Automatic Information Retrieval, Inc. (AIR)

 

Auto-trol Technology Corp.

 

Aware Systems

 

Azurdata

 

Ball Computer Products, Inc.

 

Basic Timesharing

 

Basys

 

Beckman Instruments, Inc.

 

Beehive Medical Electronics, Inc.

 

Bell and Howell

 

Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc.

 

Bendix Corporation

 

Benson-Lehner Corporation

 

Benson-Lehner Corporation

 

Berkeley Technical associates Incorporated ( BeTA)

 

Bielski Memory Systoms Incorporated

 

Blackhawk Data Corp.

 

Boole and Babbage, Inc.

 

Bridge Data Products, Inc.

 

Britton Lee, Inc.

 

Brown University

 

Bryant Computer Products

 

BTI Computer Systems

 

Buckbee-Mears Company

 

Bunker-Ramo Corporation

 

Burr-Brown

 

Burroughs Corporation

 

Business Information Technology, Inc. (BIT)

 

CACI, Inc.

 

California Computer Products, Inc.

 

California Data Processors

 

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

 

California, University of (Berkley)

 

California, University of (Davis)

 

California, University of (Irvine)

 

Calma Company

 

Canberra Industries, Inc.

 

Canon, Inc.

 

Capex Corporation

 

Carterfone Communications Corporation

 

CBS Laboratories

 

CCI Consoles, inc.

 

C-E-I-R, Inc.

 

Centronics Data Computer Corporation

 

CFI Memories, Inc.

 

Cincinnati Milacron, Inc.

 

Cincom Systems, Inc.

 

Citibank

 

Clary Corporation

 

Cognitronics Corporation

 

Coleman Electronic Systems

 

Collins Radio Co.

 

Colorado Instruments

 

Colorado Video, Inc.

 

Comcor Inc.

 

Commercial Data Systems Corporation

 

Compiler Systems, Inc.

 

Compucorp

 

Compupro

 

CompuScan

 

Computek

 

Computer Access Systems

 

Computer Analysts and Programmers Ltd. (CAP)

 

Computer Automation, Inc.

 

Computer Communications, Inc.

 

Computer Concepts Inc.

 

Computer Control Company, Inc.

 

Computer Corporation of America

 

Computer Data Systems

 

Computer Devices Incorporated

 

Computer Dyamics Incorporated

 

Computer Equipment Corporation

 

Computer Faire, Inc.

 

Computer Industries Inc.

 

Computer Methods Corporation

 

Computer Operations, Inc.

 

Computer Products Inc.

 

Computer Sciences Corporation

 

Computer Transceiver Systems Inc.

 

Computer Usage Company (CUC)

 

Comstar

 

Concord Control inc.

 

Conographic Corporation

 

Consumer Systems Services Group Inc.

 

Control Cable, Inc.

 

Control Data Corporation (CDC)

 

Cornell University

 

COSMIC

 

Cosmos International (U. S. A.), Inc.

 

Cossor Electronics Limited

 

Courier Terminal Systems, Inc.

 

CP Instruments

 

CPT Corporation

 

Cramerkit

 

Cray Research, Inc. (CRI)

 

Cromemco Inc.

 

Culler-Harrison, Inc.

 

Cullinane Corp

 

Cummins-Chicago Corporation

 

Cybertronics Inc.

 

Dacom

 

Daconics

 

Daisy Systems Corp.

 

Dakota Graphics, Inc.

 

Dartex, Inc.

 

Dashew Business Machines

 

Data Aquisition Corporation

 

Data Arrays

 

Data Computer Systems, Inc.

 

Data Corporation

 

Data Decisions

 

Data Devices International

 

Data Display Inc.

 

Data Equipment Company

 

Data General Corporation (DG)

 

Data Machines, Inc.

 

Data Pathing, Inc.

 

Data Products

 

Data Trends, Inc.

 

Databus Corporation

 

Datacraft Corporation

 

Datadisc

 

Datafusion

 

Datalog

 

Datamarc

 

DataMate Computer Systems, Inc.

 

Datamatic Systems Inc.

 

Datamation

 

Datamec Corporation

 

Datapoint Corporation

 

Datapro

 

Dataquest Incorporated

 

Datascan Inc.

 

Datastat Inc.

 

Datum Inc.

 

Decade Computer Corporation

 

Decision Control, Inc.

 

Degussa

 

Delta Data Systems

 

Denelcor, Inc.

 

Designed Enclosures Inc.

 

DI/ AN Controls Inc.

 

Dicom industries

 

DICOMED Corporation

 

Digicom Data Products, Inc.

 

Digi-Data Corporation

 

Digi-Log Systems, Inc.

 

Digital Computer Controls Inc

 

Digital Corporation

 

Digital Development Corporation

 

Digital Electronic Machines, Inc.

 

Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (DECUS)

 

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

 

Digital Information Display System

 

Digital Logic

 

Digital Products

 

Digital Research Corporation

 

Digital Scientific

 

Digitek Corporation

 

Digitronics Corporation

 

Discon Corporation

 

Dougherty Petroff Associates , Inc. (DPA)

 

Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc.

 

DPA, Inc.

 

Drexel Dynamics Corporation

 

du Pont de Nemours and Company Inc.

 

Dun and Bradstreet, Inc.

 

Dura Business Machines, Division of Dura Corporation

 

Dylakor

 

DYMEC

 

Dynamics Research Corp

 

Dynell Electronics Corporation

 

E-A Industrial Corporation

 

Eastman Kodak Company

 

Edo Western Corporation

 

EDP Products Inc.

 

Education and Training Consultants (ETC)

 

Elbit Computers Limited

 

Electro-Design, Inc.

 

Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc. (EMR)

 

Electronic Associates, Inc. (EAI)

 

Electronic Engineering Company

 

Electronic Memories, Inc.

 

Electronic Processors, Inc.

 

Electronic Systems Technology (Elsytec)

 

Epsco, Inc.

 

Epson America, Inc.

 

ETA Systems, Inc.

 

Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation

 

Expandor Incorporated

 

Exxon Office Systems Company

 

Fabri-Tek, Inc.

 

Farrington Manufacturing Compnay

 

Ferranti Electronics, Inc.

 

Ferroxcube Corporation of America

 

Fluke Automated Systems

 

Focus IV Computer Systems

 

Ford Motor Company

 

Foto-Mem. Inc.

 

Four-Phase Systems, Inc.

 

Foxboro

 

Friden, Inc.

 

Fujitsu Limited

 

Garrett Manufacturing Limited

 

GEC-Elliott Process Automation Limited

 

General Automation, Inc.

 

General Datacomm Ind. Inc.

 

General Dynamics Corporation

 

General Electric Company (GE)

 

General Motors Corporation (GM)

 

General Precision, Inc.

 

General Systems International

 

Geo Space

 

Georgia, University of

 

Gerber Scientific Instrument Company

 

Gestetner Corporation

 

Glypnir

 

Gnostic Concepts, Inc.

 

Goodyear Aerospace Corporation

 

Gould

 

Graphcomp Sciences Corporation

 

GRI Computer Corporation

 

GRiD Systems Corporation

 

Group Operations, Incorporated

 

Gruman Data Systems Corporation

 

GTE

 

Guardian Data

 

Guilton Systems Research Group, Inc.

 

H.M.S. Systems Limited

 

Harris Corporation

 

Haverly Systems, Inc.

 

Hazeltine Corporation

 

Henco, Inc.

 

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP)

 

Hickok Electrical Instrument Co.

 

Hitachi, Ltd.

 

Honeywell Inc.

 

Houston Fearless Corporation

 

Houston Omnigraphic Corporation

 

Hughes Aircraft Company

 

IKL Incorporated

 

Illinois, University of (Urbana-Champaign)

 

IMLAC Corporation

 

IMSL, Inc.

 

INCOTERM Corporation

 

Indiana General

 

Industria Macchine Elettroniche S.p.A. (IME)

 

Industrial Electronic Engineers, Inc.

 

Infodata Systems, Inc.

 

Infodetics Corporation

 

Infodisc

 

Inforex, Inc.

 

Informatics Inc.

 

Information Builders, Inc.

 

Information Control Corporation

 

Information Control Systems, Inc.

 

Information Development Company

 

Information Displays, Inc.

 

Information Handling Services

 

Information International, Inc

 

Information Products Corporation (IPC)

 

Information Technology, Inc. (ITI)

 

Infoton Incorporated

 

Infotronics Corp.

 

INPUT

 

Insac Software Inc.

 

Institute for Graphic Communication (IGC)

 

Institute for Scientific Inormation

 

Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE)

 

Integrated Computer Systems

 

Integrated Controls, Inc.

 

Intel Corporation

 

Interdata, Inc.

 

Interface Mechanisms, Inc. (INTERMEC)

 

Interface Systems, Inc. (ISI)

 

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

 

International Communications Corporation (ICC)

 

International Computers and Tabulators, Limited (ICT)

 

International Computers Ltd. (ICL)

 

International Digital Systems, Inc.

 

International Federation for Information Processing (IFIPS)

 

International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. (ITT)

 

InterNet Corporation

 

Intersil, Inc.

 

ISEC Corporation

 

Itek Corporation

 

ITEL Corporation

 

Joint Computer Conference

 

Kaufman Research Manufacturing, Inc.

 

Kennedy Co.

 

Kodak

 

Kollsman Instrument Corporation

 

LABEN

 

Laboratory for Electronics (LFE)

 

Lamellar Corporation of America

 

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

 

Lear Siegler, Inc. (LSI)

 

Lee Data Corporation

 

Lenkurt Electric

 

Lexicon Corporation of Mayami

 

Link Group

 

Link: The Singer Company

 

Litton Systems, Inc.

 

Livermore Data Systems, Inc.

 

Lloyd Bush and Associates

 

Lockheed Electronics Company

 

Lotus Development Corporation

 

LS Computing Corporation

 

Lundy Electronics and Systems, Inc.

 

M and M Computer Industries, Inc.

 

Magnavox Company; Photonics

 

Management Decisions Incorporated

 

Management Information Service

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Mathatronics, Inc.

 

Mathmatica, Inc.

 

McDonnell Automation Center

 

MDB Systems, Inc.

 

Medical Information Technology, Inc.

 

Megatek Corporation, United Telecom Computer Group

 

Memorex Corporation

 

Mentel, Inc.

 

Mergenthaler Linotype Company

 

Metrodata Systems, Inc.

 

MFE Corporation

 

Micom Systems, Inc.

 

Microcard Corporation

 

Microcomputer Associates, Inc.

 

Micro-Computer Systems

 

Microdata Corporation

 

MicroSystems Inc.

 

Micro-Term, Inc.

 

Milgo Electronics Corporation

 

Millpore Corporation

 

Mini-Computer Systems, Inc.

 

MITS Inc.

 

Modular Computer Systems, Inc.

 

Mohawk Data Sciences Corporation (MDS)

 

Monitor Data Corporation

 

Monitor Systems

 

Monroe Datalog Products

 

Morrow

 

Mosaic Fabrications, Inc.

 

Motorola Instrumentation and Control Inc.

 

MSI Data Corporation

 

Multidata Inc.

 

Multisonics

 

Nanodata Corporation

 

National Advanced Systems (NAS)

 

National Computer Systems

 

National Semiconductor Corporation (NSC)

 

NCR Comten, Inc.

 

Network Systems Corporation

 

New York University (NYU)

 

Nixdorf Computer Corporation

 

Non-Linear Systems

 

North Electric Company

 

Northrup Corporation

 

Novation, Incorporated

 

Nuclear Data Incorporated

 

Nuclear-Chicago Corporation

 

Octek Incorporated

 

Ohr-Tronics, Inc.

 

Oki Electric Industr Co. Ltd.

 

On-Line Software International

 

Ontel Corporation

 

Optical Electronics Inc.

 

Optical Scanning Corporation

 

Optimum Systems Incorporated

 

Osborne Computer Corporation

 

Otrona Corporation

 

Oxford Software Corporation

 

Pacific Data Systems, Inc.

 

Packard Bell Computer

 

Panasonic Corporation of North America

 

Performance Systems Incorporated (PSI)

 

Periphonics Corporation

 

Perkin-Elmer

 

Pertec Corporation

 

Philco Corporation

 

Philips

 

Photonics Technology, Inc.

 

Pittsburgh, University of

 

Planning Research Corporation

 

Plessey Memories

 

Plexus Computers, Inc.

 

Potter Instrument Company- Inc.

 

Precision Instrument Company

 

Prentice Corp.

 

Prime Computer, Inc. (PR1ME)

 

Printronix

 

Programmatics Incorporated

 

Prose, Inc.

 

Publisher

 

Qantel Corporation

 

Quantor Corporation

 

Quasar Company

 

Questronics, Inc.

 

Quindata, Inc.

 

Qume Corporation

 

Qwint Systems, Inc.

 

Qwip Systems

 

R.H. Waters

 

Racal-Milgo information Systems, Inc.

 

Radiation, Inc.

 

Radio Shack (A division of Tandy Corporation)

 

Ramtek

 

Rand Corporation

 

Raymond Engineering, Inc.

 

Raytheon Company

 

RC Redcor Corporation

 

RCA Corporation

 

Realist, Inc.

 

Recognition Equipment, Inc. (REI)

 

Redactron Corporation

 

Redcor Corporation

 

Redlake Corporation

 

Reeves Industries Inc.

 

Remex

 

Remington Rand Univac

 

Robertson Photo-Mechanix, Inc.

 

Robins Data Devices Inc.

 

Robot Research

 

ROLM Corporation

 

Ross Controls Corporation

 

Rotheberg Information Systems, Inc.

 

Sage Software Products, Inc.

 

Sanders Associates Inc.

 

SAS Institute Inc.

 

Scan-Data Corporation

 

Science Accessories Corporation

 

Scientific Computing Services

 

Scientific Control Corporation (SCC)

 

Scientific Data Systems (SDS)

 

Scientific Measurement Systems, Inc.

 

Scientific Micro Systems, Inc.

 

Scientific Resources Corporation

 

SCM Corporation

 

Scriptographics Corporation.

 

SELENIA Industrie Electroniche Associate SpA

 

Sequential Electronic Systems Inc.

 

Sequential Information Systems Inc.

 

Sharp Electronics Corporation

 

Shepard Laboratories Inc

 

Shugart Associates

 

Signetic Memory Systems

 

Singer Aerospace and Marine Systems

 

Singer Company. The Friden Division

 

SofTech, Inc. SofTech Microsystems, Inc.

 

Software AG

 

Software Design Associates, Inc. (SDA)

 

Software International Corporation

 

Softworks, Inc.

 

Sony

 

Soroban Engineering, Inc.

 

Space Technology Laboratories Inc.

 

Spatial Data Systems inc.

 

SPEAR Inc.

 

Sperry Rand Corporation

 

Spiras Systems, Inc.

 

SRI International

 

STAGMA Direct

 

Standard Computer Corporation

 

Standard Register Co.

 

Stanford Research Institute (SRI). Augmentation Research Center

 

Stanford University. Computer Systems Laboratory

 

Straza Industries

 

Stromberg Datagraphics, Inc., a subsidiary of General Dynamics Corporation

 

Stromberg-Carlson, a Division of General Dynamics Corporation

 

Sykes Datatronics Inc.

 

Sylvania, Subsidiary of General Telephone and Electronics GTE

 

SYS Associates, Inc.

 

SYS Computer Corporation

 

System Development Corporation (SDC)

 

System Industries, Inc.

 

System Research Group, Inc. A subsidiary of Gulton INdustried Inc.

 

Systems Engineering Laboratories (SEL)

 

Systron-Donner Corporation

 

Tally Corporation

 

Tandberg Radiofabrikk A/S

 

Tandem Computers, Inc.

 

Tasker Instruments Corporation

 

TauMark, inc.

 

Technical Analysis Corporation

 

Technical Information Distribution Service (TIDS)

 

Techtran Industries

 

Teknekron, Inc.

 

Tektronix, Inc.

 

Telcon Industries, inc.

 

Telemetrics, inc.

 

Teleram Communications Corporation

 

Teletype Corporation

 

TeleVideo Systems, Inc.

 

Telexon Corporation

 

Tempo Computers, Inc.

 

Tenet

 

Termiflex Corporation

 

Terminal Communications

 

Tesdata Systems Corporation

 

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)

 

Texprint, Inc.

 

The Bridge

 

The Catalyst Corporation

 

The Cincinnati Milling Machine Co.

 

The Computer Software Company

 

The MITRE Corporation

 

The National Cash Register Company

 

The Source

 

Thompson Ramo Wooldridge, Inc. (TRW)

 

Time/Data Corporation

 

Toledo

 

Tran Telecommunications Corporation

 

Transitron Electronic Corporation

 

Trendata

 

Tridata

 

TRW Systems

 

Tymshare

 

Typagraph Corporation

 

UGC Instruments, Inc.

 

Unimation, Inc.

 

Union Carbide Corporation

 

United Aircraft Corporation

 

United Computing Corporation

 

Universal Systems, Inc.

 

University Computing Co.

 

Uptime Corporation

 

URS Corporation

 

Value Computing Incorporated (VCI)

 

Varian Data Machines

 

Varisystems Corporation

 

Vector General, Inc.

 

Vermont Research Corp.

 

Versatec

 

Viatron Computer Systems Corporation

 

VICOM

 

Victoreen Instrument Company

 

Vocal Interface Equipment Group; Federal Screw Works

 

Vue-Fax System Controls Corporation

 

Wang Laboratories, Inc.

 

Wangco Incorporated

 

Waterloo, University of

 

Weismantel Associates Inc.

 

West Coast Computer Faire

 

Westinghouse

 

Wilkinson Computer Sciences, Inc.

 

Wisconsin, University of

 

Wright Line

 

Wyle Laboratories

 

Xebec Systems Incorporated

 

Xedax Corporation

 

Xerox Corporation

 

Xidex Corporation

 

XLO Computer Products

 

Zaisan

 

Zentec Corporation

 

ZZY Systems, Inc.