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Description
Paciolan Systems, Inc. began as a small computer software development company specializing in ticketing for college athletics. In its past four decades of history, the company grew, developed, and merged with other companies-- and now is once again known as Paciolan as part of Learfield. Paciolan's role in Learfield is providing ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions to athletic and entertainment events. Paciolan's earlier history is documented in this collection of records preserved by Jane [Couch] Kleinberger, Thomas McQuade, and other founders of the company. The records consist of administrative manuals, client contracts, industry newsletters, financial information, and company scrapbooks providing a snapshot of a small corporation in its formative years. An early (1989) Wyse computer terminal and keyboard are included in the collection.
Background
Paciolan Systems was a small computer software development company cofounded by two innovative entrepreneurs, Thomas McQuade and Cary Thomas. It was in 1980 that San Diego State called upon them as contract programmers to purchase the ticketing software they had previously written and installed for the University of Southern California, as well as have them program accounting modules for them. At that point, the decision was made to incorporate and name the company after the father of accounting. Since most business accounting relies on the double-entry method, it was thought proper in naming the corporation to credit the author of the first treatise on double-entry bookkeeping, Luca Paciola. This remarkably modern man published his work in 1494.
Extent
11.5 Linear Feet 20 boxes + computer and keyboard
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.