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.
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.
33.83 Linear feet,
21 record cartons, 3 periodical boxes, 4 other boxes
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