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.
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.
circa 577 linear feet
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.
Collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.