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(Hess) Mary Beth and Richard technical manual collection
M1381  
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Description
Contains technical user manuals for products built and sold by the Ampex Corporation, Grass Valley Group, Hewlett-Packard Corporation and other technology firms. Includes manuals, bulletins, catalogs, brochures, and schematics largely concerning the use, maintenance and repair of audiovisual equipment. The manuals have been removed from their original binders, however a representative sampling of binder graphics has been retained.
Background
Mary Beth and Richard Hess are a married couple that lived in Glendale, California at the time of donation while Richard was employed by National TeleConsultants LLC. In addition to consulting, Richard has worked extensively in audio preservation and owns an audio-related patent. Mary Beth has worked at IBM, in real estate, and with religious and cultural organizations.
Extent
35 Linear Feet (82 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.