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Guide to the Einar K. Anderson collection
X8462.2018  
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Description
The Einar K. Anderson collection, which ranges in date from 1971 to 1995, contains material related to working with microcomputers, with a quarter of the collection consisting of an Alpha Micro documentation library. About half of the collection is made up of various published materials used primarily for reference, such as books about microcomputers and assorted computer operating systems, manuals for software such as SuperCalc, DESQview, BioStat, Kermit, and General Ledger, and periodical compilations. The final fourth of the collection is made up of mixed text, software, and audiovisual materials, including subject files on tide prediction, technical reports, floppy disks, and VHS tapes.
Background
Einar K. Anderson was a biologist and environmental scientist who conducted field and lab research in California. He was born May 8, 1937 and attended high school in Hanford, CA. After graduating from Pomona College in 1968 with a BS in Biology, Anderson went to work for Wheeler J. North, a well-known marine biologist at Cal Tech. During this time, Anderson was located at Kerckhoff Marine Laboratory in Corona del Mar, California, where he researched Macrocystis, a type of kelp. He then moved to Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University in Pacific Grove, where he was a researcher as well as chief dive officer. While at Hopkins Marine Station, Anderson was an independent biological consultant for Wheeler J. North and worked with him on surveys for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) power plants and private biological studies.
Extent
7.75 Linear feet, 4 record cartons, 1 periodical box, 1 newspaper box, and 2 manuscript 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.