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Guide to the Peter R. Jennings papers
X7876.2017  
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Description
The Peter R. Jennings papers range in date from 1976 to 1999 and consist of business records, financial documentation, legal correspondence, published manuals and books, software, and a small amount of audio-visual material. Much of the collection consists of business records from companies that Jennings founded, including Micro-Ware, Personal Software, and VisiCorp. The collection also includes materials related to companies that Jennings worked with, in roles ranging from chairman to board member to investor. Another significant portion of the collection is made up of published documentation that covers topics such as business management, personnel relations and salaries, Forth, and programming for Apple Macintosh. The papers also hold over 700 floppy disks as well as packaged software.
Background
Peter R. Jennings is a Canadian inventor, software developer, computer chess programmer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is best known for creating Microchess, the first commercially successful chess program for microcomputers, in 1976.
Extent
33.83 Linear feet, 21 record cartons, 3 periodical boxes, 4 other boxes
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.