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Guide to the Seymour Rubinstein collection of MicroPro International Corporation records
X4735.2008  
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Administrative records, Series 1, 1978-1986

Series Scope and Content

This series contains records pertaining to financial, personnel, and legal matters having to do with MicroPro International Corporation. Financial records include financial reports as well as in-house documents for financial planning and analysis. Personnel records include employee directories, Rubinstein’s folders containing work related to specific MicroPro employees and colleagues (titled by person), and a substantial amount of content related to a corporate reorganization process. Within the corporate reorganization folders are planning documents related to reorganization as well as summarized comments from exit interviews in which recently terminated employees expressed their views about MicroPro’s management. Also in this series are legal records including documentation about a lawsuit in which MicroPro and Seymour Rubinstein were defendants. This series is in its original order.
 

102762111 Accounting : FY 86 profit plan 1986-01-31; 1986-02-04

 

102762112 Accounting : financial memoranda and correspondence 1985-1986

 

102762113 Accounting : general 1984

 

102762114 Accounting : memoranda and correspondence 1984-1985

 

102762115 Accounting : presentation to F. Adler and B. Janeway 1985-06-10

 

102762116 Accounting : MPI financial reports 1985

 

102762117 Accounting : consolidated statements of income 1986

 

102762118 MPI annual reports 1984-1985

 

102762119 MPI controllers reports 1985-1986

 

102762120 MPI financial planning and analysis reports 1985-1986

 

102762121 Operating plan - financial plan - 2nd quarter forecast 1981-02-26

 

102762122 Untitled revenue spreadsheet by software product name undated

 

102762123 Excess space (10th bldg. & 4th) 1985-03

 

102762124 Excess space (10th bldg. & 4th) architectural drawing and lease 1983-12

 

102762125 Corporate director's guidebook 1978-01

 

102762126 Personnel : resumes 1980s

 

102762127 Personnel : general 1982; 1983; 1985

 

102762128 Personnel : alphabetical employee information list and list by employee number 1982; 1985

 

102762129 Personnel : MicroPro pixie addresses 1986

 

102762130 Personnel : divisional employee information list 1982-05

 

102762131 Personnel : compensation committee 1984-1986

 

102762132 Personnel : compensation committee meeting 1986

 

102762133 Corporate reorganization : exit interview comments 1982

 

102762134 Corporate reorganization : MPI guiding principles 1982-08

 

102762135 Corporate reorganization : general 1982-1985

 

102762136 Corporate reorganization : renewal of Tamsys distribution agreement 1984-09

 

102762137 Corporate reorganization : MicroPro Ireland Ltd. 1984

 

102762138 Management termination agreements 1986

 

102762139 Reduction study 1984

 

102762140 Applicants for president and CEO 1983

 

102762141 Review with Chip 1981

 

102762142 Fred Pood 1981

 

102762143 Bruce Van Natta : review with Bruce 1981

 

102762144 Bruce Van Natta : SynchroSound case #14 1980

 

102762145 Bruce Van Natta : miscellaneous 1981

 

102762146 Don Fluken 1981

 

102762147 Bob Grayson undated

 

102762148 Fred Schuchardt 1981-1982

 

102762149 Ric Giardina 1981

 

102762150 Stan Reynolds undated

 

102762151 William Janeway 1982-1983

 

102762152 Adler & Company, Institutional Investor Conference, New York 1983-06

 

102762153 MicroPro International Corporation debenture purchase agreement 1981-03-11

 

102762154 MicroPro International Corporation debenture purchase agreement with associated attachments and exhibits 1981-03-11

 

102762155 Equity offering documents 1982

 

102762156 MicroPro board of directors resolutions 1982-06

 

102762157 Adler purchase agreement documents 1982-1983

 

102762158 David Gold, Esq. 1985-03-05

 

102762159 Frederick P. Furth (Furth, Fahrner, Bluemle & Mason) 1985

 

102762160 Legal MPI : Heller Ehrman, et. al. 1982-1984

 

102762161 Legal MPI : Parziale vs. MicroPro et. al. 1978-1982

 

102762162 Woodard, Hall & Primm 1986-08-05

 

Sales and product development, Series 2, 1981-1986

Series Scope and Content

This series contains records related to employee travel to conferences, MicroPro product and sales-related literature, press releases and press coverage, data about sales activities and customers, and new product development as well as already released products. A considerable amount of documentation about WordStar can be found in this series including information about WordStar sales, features, releases, and more. This series is in its original order.
 

102762163 National computer convention June 1982 ADTTTS NCC 1982

 

102762164 NCC 1983

 

102762165 PC expo & Europe 1984

 

102762166 SICOB - Paris, France 1984

 

102762167 SICOB Paris, France ATTTTS/S 1982-08

 

102762168 West Coast Computer Faire 1984

 

102762169 West Coast Computer Faire 1982

 

102762170 COMDEX, Las Vegas 1982

 

102762171 COMDEX, Atlantic City ADTTTS/CO 1982

 

102762172 COMDEX, Las Vegas ADTTTS/CO 1981

 

102762173 Computer adventure ADTTTS/CA 1982

 

102762174 Computer faire, inc. 1985

 

102762175 Hanover faire ADTTTS 1982

 

102762176 IBM PC faire San Francisco ADTTTCO/IBM 1983

 

102762177 NCC Chicago 1985

 

102762178 The international software update II 1985

 

102762179 Product literature 1984

 

102762180 MicroPro press information 1983

 

102762181 MicroPro promotional packet for OEMs and value added distributors 1981

 

102762182 MicroPro news releases 1986

 

102762183 MicroPro Editorial Coverage 1986

 

102762184 Pricing 1985

 

102762185 User interface proposals 1985

 

102762186 Sales report actual vs. forecast 1985-03-11

 

102762187 Competitive information 1986-03

 

102762188 Sales & backlog analysis 1985-1986

 

102762189 Cancelled orders domestic & international 1982-1983

 

102762190 Software sales orders & booking status 1982-1983

 

102762191 Value added dealers plan 1985

 

102762192 Sales address list 1986-03-04

 

102762193 East coast customer visits 1985-02

 

102762194 Executive account visits 1984-10-16

 

102762195 OEM agreement 1985

 

102762196 WordStar 4.0 1984-1985

 

102762197 WordStar 4.0 recommendations 1985

 

102762198 Rob Barnaby 1984-06-11

 

102762199 MicroPro vs. Microprose 1986-08-07

 

102762200 Company memos - chronological 1983-1986

 

102762201 Unix - chronological 1986

 

102762202 Ventura 4 1985-1986

 

102762203 NewWord 1986

 

102762204 Project testing 1985

 

102762205 New product plan proposal undated

 

102762206 Working papers 1984

 

102762207 Database info. 1984-12

 

102762208 Integrated products 1984

 

102762209 Thinktank 1984

 

102762210 New product development undated

 

102762211 MicroPro strategic planning 1986

 

102762212 Mark Meyer's proposal to develop applications using InfoStar 1983-07-14

 

102762213 Weekly reports WS2000 1985

 

102762214 Easy 1986

 

102762215 WS 2000 awareness tracking study 1985

 

102762216 InfoCorp report - WS2000 Rel 2 vs competition 1986-01-14

 

102762217 Bound reports on WordStar 2000 1984-1985

 

102762218 Project planning overview - WS 2000 1985-03-05

 

102762219 WordStar 2000 product development undated

 

102762220 R & D 1986-03-14

 

102762221 WS 2000 publicity 1985

 

102762222 WordStar 2000 Press Packet 1984

 

102762223 WS2000 roadshow 1984-10

 

102762224 WordStar 2000 press announcements 1984-1985

 

102762225 Press releases 1985-1986

 

102762226 WordStar 2000 general : memorandum 1985-1986

 

102762227 WordStar 2000 general : copy protection 1983-1986

 

102762228 WordStar 2000 general : correspondence 1985

 

102762229 WordStar 2000 general : printer info 1985

 

102762230 WordStar 2000 general : sales 1984-11

 

102762231 WordStar 2000 general : upgrades 1984-1985

 

102762232 WS2000 prelaunch : IVAN pre-launch PDNP/i 1983-1984

 

102762233 WS2000 prelaunch : WordStar 2000 publicity 1984-1985

 

Personal papers, Series 3, 1983-1986

Series Scope and Content

This series includes records pertaining more specifically to Seymour Rubinstein rather than MicroPro as a company. There is some documentation related to conflicts between Rubinstein and venture capitalist and MicroPro shareholder Fred Adler. Public addresses given by Rubinstein can be found in this series, as well as personal legal matters. In addition, this series contains records of Rubinstein’s testimony for a court case in which he was a witness, and some material regarding his own lawsuit in which he was sued for theft of trade secrets (but found not guilty). This series is in its original order.
 

102762234 Notes & memoranda 1985

 

102762235 Thoughts on withdrawl undated

 

102762236 SIR proposed communications undated

 

102762237 SIR chairman emeritus professional biography undated

 

102762238 SIR speaking engagements 1983-1986

 

102762239 Itineraries - SIR 1985

 

102762240 Insurance forms - SIR 1986

 

102762241 Legal - personal : change of name 1983

 

102762242 Legal - personal : Harvey Goldfine 1985

 

102762243 Legal - personal : Seymour Rubinstein deposition : Killian, Van Natta vs. Millard, et. al . 1986

 

102762244 Legal - personal : Bancroft, Avery, McAlister, Killian, et. al. vs. Millard et. al. 1983; 1985-1986

 

102762245 Legal - personal : SIR testimony - corrected pages, selected exhibits, AJK, BUN vs Millard et. al . 1983; 1986

 

102762246 Legal - personal : Levi & Jones, Accountants, Inc. 1984-1985

 

102762247 Legal - personal : SIR 1984-1986

 

102762248 Photograph of unidentified woman undated