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Guide to the Frank da Cruz Kermit records
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Kermit project files, Series 1,  Bulk, 1983-1988 1977-2011

Series Scope and Content

This series contains files directly related to the Kermit project and maintained by da Cruz during his time at Columbia University. The first and largest subseries is “Subject file.” Though much of the material in this subseries is unique, there is some subject overlap with other subseries (i.e. in the case of books vis a vis the subseries “Publications”). The subseries “Publicity” consists primarily of write ups about Kermit, its development, and capabilities, but also includes articles about Kermit and related platforms from trade journals and Columbia University publications. The subseries “Publications” consists of Kermit protocol and software books and manuals written by Frank da Cruz, Christine Gianone, and others, as well as books and manuals that discuss Kermit in some capacity. The subseries “Software” is made up of diskettes and CD-ROMs containing different versions of Kermit as well as miscellaneous updates and utilities. With the exception of the subseries “Subject file,” which was artificially created, Da Cruz’s original order has been maintained.

Arrangement

This series is arranged into four subseries:
Subseries 1.1, Subject file, 1977-2000, bulk 1983-1993
Subseries 1.2, Publicity, 1983-2003, bulk 1983-1993
Subseries 1.3, Publications, 1983-1998
Subseries 1.4, Software, 1980-2002, bulk 1982-1986
 

Subject file, Subseries 1.1, Bulk, 1983-1993 1977-2000

Subseries Scope and Content

This is an artificially created series consisting of materials that did not fit into any series or subseries previously established by da Cruz. Original folder titles have been maintained except in cases where they were changed for the purpose of clarity. There may be some overlap with materials found in other series of this collection. For instance, the materials collected in the folders Books: Kermit: a file transfer protocol… may also exist among the supplemental materials in the corresponding titled folders in Subseries 1.3, “Publications.” The Historical file contains a unique collection of materials related to Kermit’s history, and the Soviet seminar folders reflect the enthusiasm on the part of da Cruz and others of generating international interest in Kermit. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
 

102796734 Apple 1983-1986

 

102796759 Apple II Kermit 1990-1993

 

102796751 Asynchronous protocols 1977-1987

 

102796811 Books : administrative records 1984-1990

 

102796770 Books : Kermit : a file transfer protocol : book reviews 1985-1990

 

102796806 Books : Kermit : a file transfer protocol : draft and layout ca. 1986

 

102796805 Books : Kermit : a file transfer protocol : original art ca. 1987

 

102796808 Books : Kermit : a file transfer protocol for universities 1984

 

102796810 Books : miscellaneous book reviews 1990-1992

 

102796762 Byte magazine articles 1983-1986

 

102796827 C-Kermit 2001-2005

 

102796818 C-Kermit 6.0 release 1996-1997

 

102796772 Character sets opinion 1989

 

102796815 Club Kermit 1986-1992

 

102796812 Columbia University Center for Computing 1983; 1988-1990

 

102796744 Commodore 64 1983-1984

 

102796758 Computer Sciences Corporation 1991-1993

 

102796823 Copy license for Kermit software 2010

 

102796825 Correspondence 1986-2000

 

102796755 CP/M 1990-1993

 

102796765 CP/M-80 1983-1993

 

102796752 CP/M-86 1983-1985

 

102796771 cu20b to cunixc conversion 1988

 

102796729 Cyrillic characters 1990-1991

 

102796750 Data General AOS/VS 1992

 

102796774 Data General AOS/VS Kermit 1990-1992

 

102796748 DEC-20 Kermit 1983-1984

 

102796804 DECSYSTEM-20 undated

 

102796787 DECUS Japan 1987

 

102796809 DECUS symposium : Anaheim, California 1984

 

102796778 DECUS symposium : Switzerland 1988-1990

 

102796788 Decus U.S. DECsystem Spring 1977 reports 1977

 

102796786 DECUS U.S. : Nashville, TN 1987

 

102796768 Digital Press reviews 1989

 

102796749 Doomsday Kermit 1992

 

102796747 DX protocol 1983-1988

 

102796824 End of the Kermit project, The 2006-2011

 

102796773 Fast-paced Kermit April 1992 1992-04

 

102796742 Fortran 1983-1984

 

102796763 Hands-on introduction to Kermit class 1987

 

102796733 Historical file 1981-1988

 

102796785 I-Kermit listserv reports 1987-1989

 

102796760 IBM Lanacs 1990

 

102796738 IBM virtual machines (VMs)/Cambridge Monitor System (CMS) 1983-1986

 

102796775 IEEE and ACM membership 1988-1989

 

102794370 Info-Kermit ca. 1988-1993

 

102796826 Internet Kermit service 2000

 

102796754 ISO-8859-1 1989

 

102796780 Japan Kermit talk 1988

 

102796731 Kanji characters 1990-1991

 

102796819 Kermit 95 1.1.17 patch 1998

 

102796743 Kermit courses 1986-1987

 

102796781 Kermit distribution center technical report undated

 

102796737 Kermit for PDP-11 1981-1988

 

102796816 Kermit News 1995

 

102796761 Kermit p-system 1985

 

102796746 Kermit projects (miscellaneous) 1983-1989

 

102796817 Kermit technical discussions 1988-1989

 

102796757 Kermit-12 1989-1990

 

102796756 Kermit-370 1989-1992

 

102796779 Kermsrv 1986-1989

 

102796732 Locking shift mechanism 1991

 

102796767 Marketing 1986-1990

 

102796769 McNamara, John 1986-1990

 

102796739 Michigan Terminal System (MTS) 1983-1984

 

102796813 Micro Europe conference 1986

 

102796735 MSDOS 1983-1988

 

102796741 Multics Programming Language One (PL/I) 1983-1984

 

102796807 Muppets calendar 1981

 

102796766 pro-350 Kermit 1983-1984

 

102796740 Programming Language One (PL/I)/PRIME systems 1983-1989

 

102796776 Soviet seminar 1983-1995

 

102796764 Table of processes (top)/Unix 1987

 

102796753 Telecommunication devices for the deaf 1987-1991

 

102796814 Telecommunications software courses 1986-1991

 

102796777 TEX and METAFONT : new directions in typesetting 1979

 

102796730 Uncompleted projects ca. 1984-1992

 

102796745 University of California San Diego Pascal 1983-1984

 

102796736 UNIX Kermit 1983-1985

 

Publicity, Subseries 1.2, Bulk, 1983-1993 1983-2003

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of articles and clippings about Kermit’s PC and Mac capabilities, articles published in professional journals, proof material for books published by da Cruz and Christine Gianone, press releases, newsletters from Princeton and Columbia, printouts of online copy related to Kermit and its history, and Digital press catalogs and other publications related to Kermit.
 

102794346 Publicity 1 1986-1999

 

102796782 Publicity 2 1984-1986; 1991-1994; 2003

 

102796783 Publicity 3 1983-1997

 

102796784 Publicity 4 1986-2002

 

102796797 Publicity binder 1 1986-1993

 

102796798 Publicity binder 2 1988-1991

 

Publications, Subseries 1.3, 1983-1998

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists primarily of books and manuals about Kermit protocol and software written by both Frank da Cruz and Christine Gianone, various texts published on Kermit and the implementation of Kermit, and books and other publications that mention and/or discuss Kermit.
 

102796789 Books that discuss Kermit 1986-1998

 

102796790 Kermit protocol and software 1987-1997

 

102794371 Other Kermit publications and articles 1983-1995

 

Software, Subseries 1.4, Bulk, 1982-1986 1980-2002

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of various Kermit releases, updates, and utilities in various floppy sizes as well as CDROMs.
 

102794350 Apple II Kermit undated

 

102794378 C-Kermit 1985; 1997; 2000; 2002

 

102794358 C-Kermit and MS-DOS Kermit Assembler Source Code undated

 

102794348 C86 Kermit source code undated

 

102794320 CC-DOS / MS-DOS Kermit version 2.32/A undated

 

102794347 CP/M 2.2 release 7 03/18/1986 Kermit.com bootable undated

 

102794363 CP/M-86 Kermit undated

 

102794360 CTOS Kermit undated

 

102794353 DEC Rainbox Kermit CP/M & MS-DOS undated

 

102794356 EasyK Version 1.10 (Kermit Made Easy) 1987

 

102794365 HP 3000 Kermit undated

 

102794321 Independent Television News ACT Apricot Kermit undated

 

102794376 INTERTEC SuperBrain DOS Diskette 1980

 

102794374 Ivo Welch 1984-1985

 

102794355 Kaypro Kermit undated

 

102796791 Kermit 95 1996

 

102796792 Kermit 95+ 2000

 

102796793 Kermit 95+ 2002

 

102794357 Kermit for ATT7300 undated

 

102794361 Kermit for P/OS undated

 

102794362 Kermit from Lancaster University undated

 

102794380 Kermit HP-150 1983; 1985

 

102794349 Kermit PDP-11 boot disks undated

 

102794372 Kermit-11 binaries 1986-07

 

102794379 Miscellaneous Kermit diskettes 1982-1994

 

102794381 Miscellaneous Kermit diskettes 1988; 1990; 1992

 

102794377 Miscellaneous original Kermit diskettes 1984-1988

 

102794318 MS II Pro revision 3 Kermit - MS version 2.28 undated

 

102794319 MS-DOS Kermit; MS-DOS Kermit version 2.29; MS-DOS Kermit version 2.29B; MS-DOS Kermit version 3 .01 undated

 

102794359 PC Format undated

 

102794351 RML Kermit undated

 

102776946 RML Kermit V 1.22 undated

 

102794375 SB Kermit 1985-06-06

 

102794366 VAX/VMS Kermit-32 undated

 

102794354 Vector Graphics Kermit undated

 

102794352 VT180 Kermit undated

 

102794373 Windows Kermit from William S. Hall

 

Standards, Series 2, Bulk, 1983-1989 1979-2003

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of books and manuals related to character and data-set standards, as well as telecommunications standards. These are significant to the development of Kermit specifically but also provide a historical collection of computational deciphering. Included is a nearly complete set of the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) manuals, various European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) publications, and a collection of different additions of the Unicode Standard manual from 1991 to 2003. The original order has been maintained.
 

102796801 Character-set standards 1979-1996

 

102796796 International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCIT) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) telecommunications standards relating to modems 1990-1997

 

102796794 International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) blue books, vols. II-VI 1989

 

102796795 International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) blue books, vols. VII-VIII 1989

 

102794364 Other data communications standards and collections 1980-1987

 

102796803 Other Publications Related to Character Sets 1980; 1989; 1995

 

102796799 Other standards 1987-1988

 

102796800 Proprietary Data Sets 1987, 1990, 1994-1995

 

102796802 Unicode 1991; 1992; 1996; 2000; 2003

 

Manuals, Series 3, Bulk, 1977-1995 1972-2001

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of user guides and instructional materials collected by Frank da Cruz over the course of his career. The bulk of the series is made up of manuals for various terminals from 1972 to 1990, and then a general collection of manuals with an emphasis mainly on software and programming. There are also a number of folders containing manuals for modems as well as instructional materials for UNIX and C users. The original order has been maintained.
 

102794343 Manuals 1 1976-1993

 

102794344 Manuals 2 1977-1995

 

102794368 Modem manuals 1977-2001

 

102794367 Terminal manuals 1 1972-1990

 

102796820 Terminal manuals 2 1979-1981; 1984; 1986

 

102796821 UNIX and C manuals 1988; 1999

 

Networking publications, Series 4, 1978-1988

Series Scope and Content

This series consists primarily of guides, directories, and instructional materials related to APRANET, but also includes a general guide written by Frank da Cruz and Christine Gianoni titled, Understanding Data Communications Protocols and Software. The original order has been maintained.
 

102796822 Networking publications 1978-1985; 1988