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Guide to the Charles A. Jortberg collection
X2381.2002  
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Description
The Charles A. Jortberg collection contains materials from 1946 to 1990 which Jortberg amassed during his career in the computer industry. He worked for IBM, Viatron, and his own firm, Jortberg & Associates, which consulted on high-tech patent litigation and computer systems integration. The collection includes manuals, reports, catalogs, promotional material, books, articles, and newsletters from a variety of computer companies, such as Viatron, IBM, DEC, Remington Rand, RCA, Wang, Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, and others. A small amount of the collection consists of legal documents related to patent applications and trials.
Background
Charles A. Jortberg was born on June 13, 1929, in Portland, Maine. He received his BA from Bowdoin College in 1951. After graduating, Jortberg briefly served with the National Security Agency and then worked at International Business Machines (IBM) for 14 years — finishing at IBM as Executive Computer Concepts Instructor and Manager of Sales Training in the New England region. Jortberg left IBM in the late 1960s and moved to Viatron Computer Systems, working as Marketing Manager. In 1974 he founded Jortberg Associates, a consulting firm specializing in high-tech patent litigation and computer systems integration. Jortberg died May 12, 2008, at his home in Naples, Florida.
Extent
18.75 Linear feet, 15 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research.