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Guide to the Stanford University, Information Technology Services, Records
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0300
    Creator: Stanford University. Information Technology Services
    Title: Stanford University, Information Technology Services, records
    Dates: 1960-1985
    Physical Description: 80 linear feet (60 boxes)
    Summary: This collection contains the office files from Information Technology Services and its various predecessors, dating from 1960 to 1985. The records include correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, contracts, budgets, manuals, bulletins, newsletters, conference proceedings, consultants' files, licensing records, computer printouts, and a small number of computer tapes. The records pertain to computer systems used in the University, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the Medical Center as well as other operations of ITS. Persons represented include Michael M. Roberts, Edward E. Shaw, William Yundt, and Colin McLeod.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    The records were received by the Stanford University Archives via administrative transfers, 1980-2010.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    [Identification of item], Stanford university, Information Technology Services, Records (SC0300). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    Stanford University's use of computer technology for information processing began in March 1953 with the opening of the Stanford Computation Center. In April 1973, the Stanford Center for Information Processing (SCIP) was created, with Michael M. Roberts as deputy director. Its aim was to provide support for research, instruction, operations, and management. The name was later changed to the Center for Information Technology (CIT). In November 1983 four units from CIT (Computer Services, the Data Resources Group, Administrative Information Services, and Computer Operations) were combined with two other offices (Word Graphics and Communication Services) to create Information Technology Services (ITS). Edward E. Shaw was appointed director of ITS and Michael M. Roberts, deputy director.

    Description of the Collection

    This collection contains the office files from Information Technology Services and its various predecessors, dating from 1960 to 1985. The records include correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, contracts, budgets, manuals, bulletins, newsletters, conference proceedings, consultants' files, licensing records, computer printouts, and a small number of computer tapes. The records pertain to computer systems used in the University, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the Medical Center as well as other operations of ITS. Persons represented include Michael M. Roberts, Edward E. Shaw, William Yundt, and Colin McLeod.

    Access Terms

    McLeod, Colin.
    Roberts, Michael M.
    Shaw, Edward E.
    Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
    Stanford University. Center for Information Processing.
    Stanford University. Center for Information Technology.
    Stanford University. Computation Center.
    Stanford University. Information Technology Services
    Stanford University. Medical Center.
    Yundt, William H.
    Interactive computer systems.