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Raines Cohen papers and T-shirts collection
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T-shirts and newsletters from the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group, and related files kept by Raines Cohen about his involvement with early Macintosh computer communities.
Raines Cohen cofounded the Berkeley Macintosh Users Group (BMUG) in 1986 while enrolled at the University of California at Berkeley as a Geography major. He worked in the newsroom at MacWEEK magazine, and later was Founding Editor of NetProfessional magazine, a trade publication. Beginning in the late 1970s, Macintosh computer user groups formed to troubleshoot and discuss Apple products, and over time became a focal point for education and support. The BMUG offered membership, held meetings, and produced educational materials and newsletters on various aspects of building, operating, and using Macintosh computers and software. The BMUG slogan was, "We're in the business of giving information."
9.81 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes; 16 flat boxes)
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