Guide to the Digital Equipment Corporation records

Finding aid prepared by Bo Doub, Kim Hayden, and Sara Chabino Lott
Processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources' Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant.
Computer History Museum
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April 2017

Title: Digital Equipment Corporation records
Identifier/Call Number: X2675.2004
Contributing Institution: Computer History Museum
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1,239 Linear feet,611 record cartons, 357 manuscript boxes, 56 newspaper boxes, 169 periodical boxes, and 150 other box types
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1957-1998
Date (inclusive): 1947-2002
Abstract: The Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) records comprise DEC's corporate archives, with material dating from 1947 to 2002. The bulk of the collection was collected and created during the company's years of operation from 1957 to 1998. DEC, founded by engineers Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson, was one of the largest and most successful computer companies in the industry's history. Widely recognized for its PDP and VAX minicomputer product lines, by 1988 DEC was second only to IBM as the world's largest computer company. This collection holds the papers of DEC's executives, engineers, and personnel -- including the personal collections of founders Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson. Also included are DEC's administrative records and material relating to product development and engineering, with committee meeting minutes, correspondence, internal newsletters, product proposals, and engineering drawings. Most of DEC's publications, such as manuals, promotional and sales material, and technical reports, are represented in this collection as well. Lastly, DEC's large corporate photo library and archive remains intact as a part of this collection, holding tens of thousands of original product photographs, portraits of DEC personnel, images showing client applications of DEC products, brochures, and historical files with visual documentation of the company's beginnings and milestones. In 1998, DEC was acquired by Compaq, ending its run as a company, though many of its groundbreaking technologies went on to sell under different branding and influence subsequent directions of computing and its industries.
Languages: The collection is primarily in English, with small amounts of material in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian.
creator: Digital Equipment Corporation.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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 as owner of the material.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], [Date], Digital Equipment Corporation records, Lot [#], Box [#], Folder [#], Catalog [#], Computer History Museum.
Note: For this collection the lot number citation will either be X2675.2004, X3149.2005, or X7042.2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of this collection was a gift of the Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) in 2004 (X2675.2004). Smaller parts of the collection came from DEC employees Timothe Litt in 2005 (X3149.2005) and Richard Best in 2011 (X7042.2014).

Biographical/Historical Note

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) was one of the largest and most profitable computer companies in the world, initially known for its modules, then for its PDP and VAX families of computers, and finally for the Alpha microprocessor.
DEC was founded in Maynard, Massachusetts, by engineers Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson, who had previously worked together at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. It operated from 1957 to 1998. Olsen and Anderson started the company with financial backing from Georges Doriot, one of the United States' first venture capitalists, and DEC was the first successful venture-backed computer company. Olsen served as DEC's president until 1992 and ran the company with a complicated decentralized management style that pitted product groups against each other for corporate resources. Anderson served as DEC's executive vice president until he was forced out in 1966 after a falling out with Olsen over the direction of the company.
At the time of DEC's founding, computers were large, complicated to use, and expensive. Olsen and Anderson wanted to produce alternatives to those large mainframes: computers that were powerful and had real-time interactivity, but were smaller, easier to use, and much more affordable. Mindful that investors were not backing computer companies at the time, their business plan was divided into two phases that de-emphasized computer production. Phase one focused on the manufacture and sale of electronic modules to be used in test and prototyping environments; phase two focused on using those modules in the design of a fully interactive computer system. Ultimately, DEC's focus would be on minicomputers for laboratory, business, and research use customized for clients and including long-term service and technical support contracts with DEC. For its first two years, DEC developed its successful module business. In 1959, DEC's first minicomputer, the Programmed Data Processor, or PDP-1, was designed and produced, with the first unit sold in 1960. It was a groundbreaking computer because of its low cost and its fostering of direct user interaction. DEC released dozens of other PDP-family minicomputers over the next decade, becoming the market leader in minicomputers by a large margin.
In 1977, DEC introduced a new line of computers -- developed as an extension to the PDP-11 -- called VAX, or Virtual Address Extension. The incredibly successful and influential VAX family of computers implemented a 32-bit complex instruction set computing (CISC) architecture and could run DEC's proprietary operating system VAX/VMS (later OpenVMS) and UNIX. The VAX family included high performance models, mainframes, workstations, and MicroVAX minicomputers.
In the early 1980s, DEC began development of a 64-bit reduced instruction set computing (RISC) architecture to replace VAX. What started as several small RISC projects at DEC formed into one, PRISM, which was canceled just before completion. Alpha development started soon after and was based on PRISM concepts. The Alpha architecture, introduced in 1992, was implemented as a line of microprocessors.
DEC produced other technologies besides computers. It sold a wide variety of peripherals including magnetic tape and disk memory subsystems, dot matrix printers, and graphics displays. DEC was also focused on networking and produced several systems, including Ethernet, DECnet, and VAXclusters. DEC also created the early search engine AltaVista in 1995. Additionally, DEC produced software that was mostly proprietary to DEC machines.
As microcomputers emerged in the 1980s, Olsen was resistant to DEC developing them, believing that most people would not want computers in their homes and that personal computers (PCs) were mostly used for non-serious purposes, like games. However, in response to IBM's PC (1981), DEC released several personal computer systems: the Professional series, DECmate II, Rainbow 100, and VAXmate. DEC's personal computer efforts did not take off like the IBM PC, however, because of DEC's high prices, poor marketing, and insistence on making its machines and software proprietary and thus incompatible with other companies' products and peripherals. DEC's PDP-11 and VAX systems continued to sell well, however, but competitors were actively working to create cheaper computers.
In 1988, DEC was second only to IBM as the world's largest computer company. By 1990, however, the United States was in a recession and DEC's business began to falter. This loss in revenue was attributable to several factors: There was disagreement within DEC as to the direction the company should take as workstations, personal computers, and open computing became more popular. DEC chose to focus on developing a large mainframe, the VAX 9000, and continued to produce proprietary software and hardware, missing the opportunity to take advantage of the personal computer and workstation revolution. Many at DEC felt the VAX 9000 could not recoup its design and manufacturing costs; this turned out to be true. As DEC concentrated on the VAX 9000, competitors produced workstations that were far less expensive and more powerful.
As DEC's business waned, there were several attempts within different areas of the company to boost DEC's viability with new products and technologies. Following DEC's traditional management model, these different factions were competing against each other and unfortunately no successful products came from those efforts. In the early 1990s, after steadily falling sales, DEC implemented the first layoffs in the company's history.
In 1992, the DEC board forced Olsen to resign, appointing Bob Palmer as CEO and president. Palmer attempted to streamline DEC by reorganizing its structure into a business unit system, but the company's profits continued to slide, particularly with its biggest moneymaker, sales and service of VAX systems. Palmer continued laying off employees and began selling off parts of DEC's business units. Finally, in 1998, what was left of DEC was sold to Compaq in the largest merger in the computer industry at that time. Compaq struggled with the merger, and eventually sold the Alpha microprocessor business to Intel, and then was itself acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2002.
Although it ultimately failed as a company, DEC's legacy as a pioneer in computer technology lives on. HP continues to sell products derived from DEC technology, such as OpenVMS, under its own branding.

Scope and Content of the Collection

The Digital Equipment Corporation records are made up of material created and collected at the company during its active years from 1957 to 1998. The collection also contains material created prior to DEC's founding, dating as early as 1947, and material from the organizations involved in DEC's final mergers and acquisitions spanning as late as 2002.
The first seven series of the collection consist of smaller, personal collections of DEC's founders, executives, engineers, and other staff. These collections of individuals' papers were donated intact to the Computer History Museum within the larger original donation. Most of these individuals' collections were grouped into series based on different types of careers at DEC. “Series 1, Executives' papers” contain the papers of DEC's founders, presidents, executive vice presidents, and/or executives in charge of an entire branch of DEC's operations. Series 1 holds the papers of DEC's two founders, Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson, which include some of the earliest records of the collection from influencing organizations such as MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.
“Series 2, Engineers' papers” group together engineers and technical specialists. Two of the largest subseries under Series 2 are the papers of Mike Uhler and Timothe Litt, who were both senior consulting engineers at DEC. Litt's collection of papers is especially large, partly due to his role in facilitating the transfer of portions of the Digital Equipment Corporation records (Lot X2675.2004) and a smaller donation of material (Lot X3149.2005) focusing on the KL10 model of DEC's PDP-10 mainframe computer family. The last category of personal collections is grouped under “Series 3, Product managers' papers.” Series 3 contains the papers of DEC's “group managers” and “product line managers” who steered product development and employee management for specific product lines. Some of the individuals with personal collections were not grouped into the initial three series, due to the natures of their careers at DEC not fitting into these series' categories. These individuals have their own series.
Following the papers of individual staff are DEC's administrative records, containing internal newsletters, the minutes and correspondence of internal committees, manufacturing plant records, and records pertaining to personnel and corporate policies. Since the personal collections of the preceding series were kept intact, much of the contents of those series relate to the material in “Series 9, Administrative records.” For example, there are records from DEC's Operations Committee and Executive Committee held in both the administrative records series and the Ken Olsen papers in Series 1.
Another large body of internal documentation is contained in “Series 10, Product lifecycle records,” which includes product proposals, project updates, pricing and manufacturing plans, performance summaries, specifications, field maintenance documentation, and engineering drawings for various product lines at DEC.
Other parts of the collection were donated and processed as units of a specific department or group. These include “Series 11, Public Relations department records,” “Series 12, Corporate Contributions department records,” and “Series 13, DECUS records.” This collection also contains large amounts of DEC publications, which are organized into series based on their publication types. These series include promotional and sales material, technical newsletters and journals, manuals, and technical reports. DEC had previously organized some of these publications into lending libraries for employees and other users -- notably with its large collections of manuals and technical reports.
One other major part of this collection comprises the still images and documentation of the Digital Equipment Corporation Photo Library and Archive. The photo library holds tens of thousands of original slides, transparencies, prints, negatives, and proof sheets spanning the company's active years from 1957 to 1998. These images depict client applications of DEC products, brochures and promotional material, portraits of DEC pioneers, and historical files of images documenting the company's early history and achievement milestones, along with histories of Maynard, Massachusetts and the “Maynard Mill” (DEC's headquarters). Lastly, this collection contains the audiovisual holdings--primarily videotapes--of DEC's regional libraries from various facilities, including video recordings of talks and meetings from the DEC Systems Research Center (SRC) in Palo Alto, California.


The collection is arranged into 22 series:
Series 1, Executives' papers, 1947-1995, bulk 1960-1994
Series 2, Engineers' papers, 1951-2002, bulk 1970-1998
Series 3, Product managers' papers, 1966-1997
Series 4, Sam Fuller corporate research records, 1976-1997
Series 5, Judy Hall TOPS-20 and Jupiter records, 1974-1989
Series 6, Edward McDonough Far East Manufacturing Group records, 1976-1985
Series 7, Ralph Dormitzer America's Cup records, 1982-1992
Series 8, Oral history collection, 1978-1993, bulk 1987-1991
Series 9, Administrative records, 1958-1998, bulk 1970-1992
Series 10, Product lifecycle records, 1952-1990
Series 11, Public Relations department records, 1957-1995, bulk 1973-1993
Series 12, Corporate Contributions department records, 1981-1994
Series 13, DECUS records, 1962-1993
Series 14, Promotional and sales material, 1960-2000
Series 15, Technical newsletters and journals, 1963-1998, bulk 1980-1998
Series 16, Manuals, 1960-1999, bulk 1962-1991
Series 17, Technical reports, 1971-1996, bulk 1980-1993
Series 18, Exhibit records, circa 1950-1988, bulk 1988
Series 19, Non-DEC publications, 1963-1998
Series 20, Photo library documentation, 1957-2002
Series 21, Still images, 1956-1998
Series 22, Moving images, 1979-2002

Separated Material

Physical objects were separated from the main collection. To view catalog records for separated material search the CHM catalog at .

Related Collections at CHM

Bob Supnik papers, Lot X3339.2006.
Charles A. Jortberg collection, Lot X2381.2002.
Collection of Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-1 Computer Materials, Lot X3602.2006.
Company Collection of Computing Manuals and Marketing Materials, Lot X3067.2005.
Harlan Anderson PDP Documents, Lot X3575.2006.

Related Collections at Other Repositories

Digital Equipment Computer Users Society Proceedings and Publications (CBI 150), Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Ken Olsen Personal Archives, Ken Olsen Science Center, Gordon College.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Anderson, Harlan E.
Digital Equipment Corporation.
Olsen, Kenneth H.
DEC microcomputers
Maynard (Mass.)
PDP computers
RISC microcomputers
VAX computers


Executives' papers, Series 1, Bulk, 1960-1994 1947-1995

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of the papers of DEC's founders and executives. Since DEC classified many of its employees working at various levels of its hierarchy as “vice presidents,” the decisions to group certain individuals under this series were based largely on multiple organizational charts from different years found within the collection. Rather than basing these decisions on job titles alone, DEC staff members were grouped under this series if they were a founder, president, executive vice president, and/or in charge of a whole branch of DEC's operations (e.g., engineering or sales). Many of the records in this series consist of correspondence and memoranda among DEC's high-level steering and managing committees, including the Works Committee, Operations Committee, Executive Committee, Business Unit Committee, and Small Computer Guidance Committee. Also of interest in this series are records relating to the development of the early computers of the PDP product family, which are documented in the Olsen, Anderson, and Bell papers. Other administrative aspects of DEC's operations are also covered, such as correspondence relating to early sources of funding for DEC in the Hindle and Olsen papers. Material in the Gullotti and Olsen papers also documents company-wide reorganizations and their outcomes and consequences.


This series is arranged into five subseries:
Subseries 1.1, Ken Olsen papers, 1947-1992, bulk 1957-1978
Subseries 1.2, Harlan Anderson papers, 1959-1966
Subseries 1.3, Win Hindle papers, 1958-1994
Subseries 1.4, Gordon Bell papers, 1966-1983, bulk 1974-1983
Subseries 1.5, Russ Gullotti papers, 1979-1995, bulk 1991-1994

Ken Olsen papers, Subseries 1.1, Bulk, 1957-1978 1947-1992

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains material collected and created by Kenneth (Ken) H. Olsen, co-founder and President of DEC until 1992.Olsen was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on February 20, 1926. After serving in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, Olsen attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received bachelor's (1950) and master's (1952) degrees in electrical engineering. Olsen founded DEC with his MIT colleague Harlan Anderson in 1957. Under Olsen's direction, DEC grew from three employees in a corner of a former wool mill to a leading manufacturer of computer systems and associated peripheral equipment and a leader in systems integration with its networks, communications, and software products. This subseries contains the documentation of this success, including Olsen's correspondence, memoranda, personal research, and product line administration at DEC. One key area of Olsen's leadership at DEC is documented in the meetings of the Works Committee, which later became the Operations Committee. Meeting minutes from these committees and memoranda sent between committee members are included in this subseries. Outside of DEC, Olsen served on the President's Science and Advisory Committee, a group of some of the leading scientists and business leaders of the nation assembled to help President Nixon make decisions on technological problems. Olsen also participated on the National Academy of Science's Computer Science and Engineering Board, a similar group made up of industry leaders who advised government entities on the roles of the computer in the U.S. economy and culture. Documents from both of these committees are included in this subseries. In 1986, Olsen became the first recipient of the IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award and was named "America's most successful entrepreneur" by Fortune magazine. Olsen was forced to retire from DEC in 1992 and later became chairman of Advanced Modular Solutions. He died on February 6, 2011, aged 84. This subseries contains records from Olsen's time as a student at MIT in 1947 through his retirement from DEC in 1992.


This subseries is arranged into eight sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 1.1.1, Correspondence, 1958-1992, bulk 1958-1970
Sub-subseries 1.1.2, Memoranda, 1959-1984, bulk 1960-1970
Sub-subseries 1.1.3, MIT Lincoln Laboratory memoranda and reports, 1947-1967
Sub-subseries 1.1.4, Internal committees, 1964-1986
Sub-subseries 1.1.5, President's Science and Advisory Committee, 1967-1974
Sub-subseries 1.1.6, Computer Science and Engineering Board, 1964-1972
Sub-subseries 1.1.7, Subject files, 1952-1990
Sub-subseries 1.1.8, Product design and production, 1967-1979

Correspondence, Sub-subseries 1.1.1, Bulk, 1958-1970 1958-1992

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains correspondence that Olsen received from others and letters that Olsen authored. Most of the correspondence ranges from 1958 to 1970, with one outlier dated 1992. Also included in this sub-subseries are promotional material and pamphlets attached to correspondence to Olsen. Some of the early letters in this sub-subseries comprise ongoing correspondence with Sidney Weinstein of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine detailing features of the PDP-1 and ARC-1. Other correspondents in this sub-subseries include Georges F. Doriot, who was an early investor in DEC; Robert S. McNamara while McNamara was serving as U.S. Secretary of Defense; and David Packard. Letters in this sub-subseries relate to the recruitment and interviewing of prospective employees—including Win Hindle, questions from potential customers about current and planned product offerings and prices, inquiries for financial statistics, availability of stock in DEC, patent issues and infringement claims, customer problems, and solicitations of support from charitable organizations. Letters to Olsen and letters from Olsen were mostly kept in separate folders, which were labeled with this distinction. Indices listing correspondents and subjects of letters were also sometimes included in the front or back of folders – though many of these indices are incomplete drafts. This sub-subseries also contains unprocessed microfiche of Olsen's correspondence. This sub-subseries is arranged chronologically.

102737374 Ken Olsen letters, 1958-1961 1958-12-17-1961-12-18


102737455 Ken Olsen letters and memoranda, microfiche circa 1958-1970


102737375 Ken Olsen letters, 1962-1964 1962-01-08-1964-12-30


102737376 Ken Olsen letters, 1965 1965-01-06-1965-12-31


102737377 Ken Olsen letters, 1966 1966-01-01-1966-12-30


102737378 Ken Olsen letters, 1968 1968-01-01-1968-12-31


102737379 Ken Olsen letters, 1969 1969-01-01-1969-12-31


102737380 Ken Olsen letters, 1970 1970-01-05-1970-10-27


102737381 Ken Olsen letters, 1992 1992-03-20


Memoranda, Sub-subseries 1.1.2, Bulk, 1960-1970 1959-1984

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of internal DEC memoranda to and from Ken Olsen primarily from the 1960s. These memoranda relate to: changing corporate policies and procedures; customer relationships; sales call reports from Ted Johnson; reports by various Engineers on recently-released, non-DEC products; possible names for new products; alternate names for the PDP-1; appropriate quantities of equipment to be kept on hand; proposals for manufacturing equipment to be purchased or built; and discussions of design and manufacturing aspects of work on particular machines. Matters pertaining to corporate structure and manufacturing plant organization are also addressed. Memoranda to and from Olsen were kept in separate folders, which were labeled accordingly. This sub-subseries also contains a small amount of memoranda to and from Stephen (Steve) A. Sobel, which were found in Olsen's collection of memoranda. Sobel's memoranda relate to Schedule Review Committee meetings and other product development and review activities for various DEC products. This sub-subseries is arranged chronologically.

102737382 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1959-1960 1959-08-24-1960-12-29


102737383 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1961 1961-01-04-1961-12-26


102737384 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1962 1962-01-02-1962-12-31


102737385 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1963 1963-01-02-1963-12-30


102737386 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1964 1964-01-02-1964-12-31


102737387 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1965 1965-01-04-1965-12-31


102737388 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1966 1966-01-04-1966-12-30


102737389 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1967 1967-01-05-1967-12-29


102737391 Steve Sobel memoranda 1967-12-12-1969-10-14


102737390 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1968 1968-01-03-1968-12-27


102737392 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1969 1969-01-04-1969-12-29


102737393 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1970 1970-01-04-1970-05-15


102737394 Ken Olsen memoranda, 1981-1984 1981-12-22; 1984-06-04


MIT Lincoln Laboratory memoranda and reports, Sub-subseries 1.1.3, 1947-1967

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains the records that Olsen created and collected during the time he was a student at MIT through the founding of DEC up until 1967. The Lincoln Laboratory was a predecessor group for DEC, since Olsen worked there immediately prior to founding DEC, and because many of DEC's early employees were also alumni of MIT, the Lincoln Laboratory, and MIT's School for Industrial Management. Most of the material in this sub-subseries consists of memoranda, technical papers, and reports published by MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. MIT's Servomechanisms Laboratory and Digital Computer Laboratory, which were eventually absorbed by the Lincoln Laboratory, also published material in this sub-subseries. Aside from memoranda and technical papers, this sub-subseries also contains engineering drawings, schematic diagrams, engineering notes, drafts of books on circuit theory and thermodynamics, articles, Lincoln Laboratory administrative records, and one promotional booklet published by Lincoln Laboratory introducing some of its projects and functions. There is also a significant amount of material documenting Project Whirlwind and the development of the Whirlwind I computer at MIT's Servomechanisms Laboratory. Other systems represented in this sub-subseries include the TX-0 and TX-2 computers, which were designed and developed under Olsen's supervision. Lastly, this sub-subseries contains writings authored by Olsen, including multiple printings of Olsen's thesis, "A Magnetic Matrix Switch and its Incorporation into a Coincident-Current Memory," submitted to MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737401 Articles and clippings 1957-1964


102737402 Book drafts and chapters circa 1953


102737403 Component test reports 1956-1957


102737406 Conference notes and a guide for speakers 1948-1949; 1956


102737399 Engineering drawings schematic diagrams 1954-1957


102737405 Engineering notes 1948-1953


102737400 MIT Instrumentation Laboratory reports 1966-1967


102737404 MIT Lincoln Laboratory administrative records 1956-1960


102737395 MIT Lincoln Laboratory memoranda 1947-1958


102737397 MIT Lincoln Laboratory promotional material circa 1957


102737398 MIT Lincoln Laboratory technical papers and reports 1949-1964


102737408 MIT papers and articles authored by Ken Olsen 1950-1957


102737407 MIT School of Industrial Management 1961-1962


102737396 Project Whirlwind 1950-1954


Internal committees, Sub-subseries 1.1.4, 1964-1986

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of material created within specific date ranges from three internal DEC committees: the Works Committee (1964-1967), the Operations Committee (1968-1969), and the Marketing Sales/Strategy Committee (1983-1986). Most of the records in this sub-subseries appear in the form of meeting minutes and memoranda sent between committee members. In 1967, the Works Committee was renamed to the Executive Committee and then renamed again to the Operations Committee. These committees had budgetary control over all of the separate product lines at DEC. Product line managers, group managers, and vice presidents had to go through the Works and Operations committees to gain support for the products they managed. Records from the earlier Works Committee include charts titled “Forecasted Product Line Profitability Summary,” which chart and predict the finances of different DEC product lines. Related topics covered in the Operations Committee meetings include salary administration, product proposals, corporate reorganizations, and DEC activities at trade shows. This sub-subseries also contains microfilm reels from Operations Committee meetings ranging from 1970 through 1977. In 1983, the Operations Committee was replaced by three new committees: the Product Strategy Committee, the Marketing/Sales Strategy Committee, and the Management Committee. For more material from the Works and Operations committees, see “Subseries 9.2, Administrative records: Works and Operations committees meeting minutes.” The last committee covered in this sub-subseries, Marketing Sales/Strategy Committee (MSSC), relates to marketing strategies for various DEC products, pricing proposals, revenue projections, and marketing effectiveness studies. This sub-subseries is arranged chronologically.

102737409 Works Committee 1964-1967


102737410 Operations Committee 1968-1969


102737456 Operations Committee microfilm 1970-1977


102737411 Marketing Sales/Strategy Committee (MSSC) 1983-1986


President's Science and Advisory Committee, Sub-subseries 1.1.5, 1967-1974

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains memoranda, correspondence, press releases, and reports from Olsen's participation in the President's Science and Advisory Committee (PSAC). PSAC was created in 1951 under Harry S. Truman's administration to provide advisory opinions on science and technology to the executive branch of the federal government and to influence government agencies. Olsen participated in PSAC's final years under the Nixon administration, before Nixon eliminated the program in 1973. Some of the records in this sub-subseries document the context behind the end of PSAC and includes a letter from Olsen to the Office of the President resigning from his position in PSAC. During Olsen's participation, PSAC was divided into panels, with four to six members with special expertise in each panel's subject focus advising the Science Adviser to the President, which in Olsen's time was Edward E. David Jr. Olsen mainly worked on panels relating to “civilian technology” and programs that promoted research and development in science and technology. However, this sub-subseries also contains records relating to other PSAC initiatives, including health care, environmental health, energy, education, population control, urban planning, and unemployment. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737412 Energy and natural resources 1970-1973


102737413 Health care, ecology, and public health 1971-1974


102737414 Labor and employment 1971-1972


102737415 Mail and communications research 1969-1972


102737371 Population and urban planning 1971-1972


102737416 President's Science and Advisory Committee meetings, agendas, and status reports 1971-1972


102737417 President's Science and Advisory Committee members and administrative correspondence and memoranda 1971-1972


102737418 President's Science and Advisory Committee press releases 1970-1973


102737419 Science and technology policy and funding 1967-1973


102737420 Superconductivity 1971-1972


102737421 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) agreements 1971-1972


102737422 United States metric study 1971


102737423 Youth and education policy 1969-1973


Computer Science and Engineering Board, Sub-subseries 1.1.6, 1964-1972

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains the records that Olsen collected during his time on the National Academy of Science's Computer Science and Engineering Board (CS&E). The Computer Science & Engineering Board was created in 1968 by the National Academy of Sciences to study the role of the computer in the economy and culture of the nation. The Board also advised parts of the federal government “to ensure U.S. leadership in the various fields of computer science and engineering.” Olsen was involved in CS&E activities relating to a “computer export problem” involving aspects of competition in international computing industries. The CS&E panel that Olsen served was called the Export Panel. Included in this sub-subseries are agendas and meeting minutes from various CS&E meetings and conferences; administrative correspondence; National Academy of Sciences overviews, directories, and promotional material; Congressional records and legislative material; press releases; and information related to developing programs for computer science education. Much of the correspondence in this sub-subseries involves Anthony G. Oettinger, founder and chairman of CS&E from 1967 to 1973 and Warren C. House, Executive Secretary for the Board. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737430 Administrative correspondence 1968-1971


102737424 Computer Science and Engineering Board meetings, 1968 1968


102737425 Computer Science and Engineering Board meetings, 1969 1969


102737426 Computer Science and Engineering Board meetings, 1970 1970


102737427 Computer Science and Engineering Board meetings, 1971 1971


102737428 Computer science education 1968-1970


102737429 Congressional records and legislation 1968-1972


102737431 National Academy of Sciences overviews, directories, and promotional material 1964-1970


102737432 Press releases 1967-1968


102737433 Reference material external to the National Academy of Sciences 1968-1969


102737434 Reports and articles 1967-1972


Subject files, Sub-subseries 1.1.7, 1952-1990

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries comprises material that Olsen collected on various topics relating to research or DEC administrative concerns. Research topics covered in this sub-subseries include military technologies, transportation, multinational corporations and international trade, national productivity, and aeronautics. Some of this research material relates to Olsen's participation in the President's Science and Advisory Committee (PSAC), though none of the files in this sub-subseries were stored with Olsen's PSAC material and they seem to reflect some of Olsen's independent research as well. This sub-subseries also contains DEC-related records, including material relating to the "International Digital Clean Room and Cleaning Technology Conference," DEC building blocks (system plug-in units), a small number of personnel records, and memoranda about a magnetic core memory patent. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737364 A magnetic matrix switch and its incorporation into a coincident-current memory 1952


102737365 Aeronautics and space technology 1971-1972


102737366 Cleaning technologies 1989


102737435 Computer Strategy Committee index 1975


102737438 DEC building blocks (system plug-in units) 1957-1958


102737436 DEC personnel records 1958-1964


102737367 Magnetic core memory patent 1990


102737370 Military technology 1972-1973


102737368 Multinational corporations and international trade 1971-1972


102737369 National productivity 1971-1972


102737437 PEPR and other systems 1962


102737372 Transportation 1971-1972


102737373 U.S. Senate hearing on computer and communications service and technology 1982


Product design and production, Sub-subseries 1.1.8, 1967-1979

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains records collected by Olsen relating to the design and production of various DEC products. Included in this sub-subseries are memoranda, business plans, financial records, engineering status reports, presentation material, and a small number of design drawings covering a variety of issues encountered during product development and manufacture. Comparisons to competitors' products are also included. Of all the products covered in this sub-subseries, the PDP-11 product line is the most documented. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737439 DECSYSTEM-2020 1977-1978


102737440 Engineering status reports 1969


102737441 KL10 processors 1972


102737442 LA30L and LA36 1972-1976


102737443 MIL-11 circa 1975


102737446 PDP-10 1970-1976


102737447 PDP-11 1971-1978


102737448 PDP-15 and PDP-16 1970-1973


102737444 PDP-8 / LSI-8 1971-1975


102737445 PDP-X PERT chart, cycle 2, mod 1 circa 1967


102737449 RK-05 and RK-06 1971-1974


102737450 RSL-1 and RSX-11D 1973-1975


102737451 RT-02 and RT-11 1972-1975


102737452 TU-10, TU-16, and TU-60 1971-1974


102737453 VAX-11 1975-1978


102737454 VT-05, VT-20, VT-30, VT-50, and VT-100 1971-1979


Harlan Anderson papers, Subseries 1.2, 1959-1966

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material collected and created by Harlan E. Anderson, who co-founded DEC in 1957 along with Ken Olsen after the two had worked together at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory. Anderson served as DEC's executive vice president until 1966, when he left after a falling out with Olsen. He managed finance, sales, and the PDP-6 product line while at DEC. Material dates from 1959 to 1966. Most of this subseries is made up of correspondence and memoranda to and from Anderson related to various DEC technologies and systems—particularly the PDP subseries—clients, and sales. Attachments like reports, diagrams, and articles are frequently included. Before the entire collection was processed, 16 letters and memos from or to Anderson were individually cataloged and digitized. Of particular interest within this digitized group is a 1961 proposal to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to use a PDP-1 during the Mariner project, a 1959 memo about what to name the PDP series, and a 1959 list of prospective PDP-1 customers. This subseries also contains DEC Biweekly Reports from 1959 to 1966, which detail progress and plans for various DEC projects. There is also a small amount of material related to the development and lease of the PDP-6 line, including operation plans, market analyses, product strategies, budgets, sales information, and the details of a failed agreement with Charles W. Adams Associates to lease a PDP-6 for Adams' Keydata Corporation division, which was ultimately terminated due to DEC's failure to fulfill its obligations. The PDP-6 material is of particular interest because it offers a glimpse of a system's development from analysis to sale. Anderson was involved with the Eastern Joint Computer Conference as the head of the publications committee in 1959, and later the general chairman in 1966, and this subseries contains a small amount of material related to the 1959 conference, including submitted papers, a program, financial statements, and correspondence regarding proceedings. Lastly, there is a small group of Small Computer Guidance Committee meeting minutes from 1964 to 1965. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750036 Charles W. Adams Associates PDP-6 lease records 1962-1965


102664962 Copy of price quote given to Sylvania Electric Products Inc. 1963-05-25


102750011 Correspondence from Anderson 1960-1966


102664961 Correspondence from Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Industrial Management 1962-01-05


102750014 Correspondence to Anderson 1962-1966


102664169 DEC biweekly report from 1959-10-30 1959-10-30


102664168 DEC biweekly report from 1960-09-16 1960-09-16


102750017 DEC biweekly reports 1959-1966


102750025 Eastern Joint Computer Conference 1959 papers 1959


102750024 Eastern Joint Computer Conference 1959 records 1959-1960


102664963 Letter from Jordan J. Baruch of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. 1963-01-08


102750026 Memoranda from Anderson 1961-1965


102750027 Memoranda to Anderson 1959-1966


102664965 Memorandum about Jay Forrester's study of DEC's sales program 1959-12-31


102664969 Memorandum about the CRT inquiry from Sam Phillips 1960-06-09


102664964 Memorandum from Anderson about Bolt Beranek & Newman Inc. 1959-12-21


102664167 Memorandum from Anderson about DEC's participation in a parachute contest 1962-07-23


102664967 Memorandum from Ted Johnson to Sales 1959-11-09


102664968 Memorandum to Anderson about naming the PDP 1959-08-26


102664966 Memorandum to Anderson about PDP customer prospects 1959-12-10


102664970 Memorandum to Anderson about the noncomputer applications of PDP-1 1960-03-18


102664960 Parachute Club of America records 1962


102664166 PDP computer presentation invitation 1961-11-06


102664165 PDP-1 proposal to Jet Propulsion Laboratory for use during the Mariner project 1961-06-27


102750037 PDP-6 development records 1965


102750039 Policies and procedures manual draft undated


102750038 Present pricing procedures report 1962-05-29


102750040 Small Computer Guidance Committee meeting minutes 1964-1965


Win Hindle papers, Subseries 1.3, 1958-1994

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains memoranda, notes, correspondence, and other material primarily created by Winston R. Hindle Jr., Senior Vice President of DEC's Corporate Operations. Much of this subseries relates to the administrative committees that Hindle participated in, including the Executive Committee and Operations Committee. Also included are records reflecting business strategy and capital investment that DEC received from sources external to the company. Of particular interest is the material in this subseries relating to Georges F. Doriot, one of the first American venture capitalists. Doriot founded one of the earliest venture capital firms, American Research and Development Corporation (ARDC), which provided the initial capital for Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson to begin DEC's operation. This subseries contains correspondence from Hindle to Doriot, the transcript of a 1978 interview with Doriot, some of Doriot's notes on DEC, and records from a Georges F. Doriot memorial service that DEC participated in. Also included is a copy of the 1957 proposal for Doriot's firm, ARDC, to invest in DEC. Other external guidance documented in this subseries came from The Research Board Inc., an international think tank organization that guided DEC in operational strategies. Other records in this subseries include a transcript of an interview conducted with Hindle in 1994 and promotional material and development records for early DEC products – including LINC (Laboratory INstrument Computer) and PDP-6. This subseries had previously been arranged and divided into small series by the DEC archives. Because of their small size, these original series from the DEC archives were transferred into individual catalog records under this single subseries. The last series in the DEC archives arrangement was titled “Miscellaneous.” Each topic that was previously grouped under the miscellaneous series was given its own catalog record. The arrangement of the material in this subseries reflects the original order of the DEC archives series.

102737349 Research Board, The 1983-1994


102737350 Executive Committee 1984-1992


102737351 Operations Committee 1969-1987


102737352 Corporate policies 1985-1991


102737353 International operations 1969-1985


102737354 Products 1963-1987


102737355 DEC history 1958-1987


102737356 Committee structures 1975-1984


102737357 Georges F. Doriot 1971-1987


102737358 Company divisions 1982-1989


102737359 Heald Pond meetings 1989-1991


102737360 Manufacturing plant profiles 1992-02-11


102737361 Win Hindle interview transcript 1994


102737362 Sales force photo album circa 1980


102737363 Purchasing strategies 1984


Gordon Bell papers, Subseries 1.4, Bulk, 1974-1983 1966-1983

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of material primarily collected by Chester Gordon Bell while he was DEC's vice president of engineering from 1972 to 1983. Material dates from 1966 to 1983, with the bulk from 1974 to 1983. Bell began his career at DEC in 1960 as an engineer who was instrumental in the design of the PDP series of computers. He designed the PDP-1's input-output subsystem and the PDP-11 Unibus, and he was the architect of the PDP-4 and PDP-6, co-architect of the PDP-5, and a consultant on the design of the PDP-11. As vice president of engineering, Bell led the development of the VAX computer family.


This subseries is arranged into four sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 1.4.1, Product development and research records, 1966-1983, bulk 1974-1983
Sub-subseries 1.4.2, Product and engineering strategy planning, 1977-1983
Sub-subseries 1.4.3, Correspondence and memoranda, 1970-1983
Sub-subseries 1.4.4, Computer Engineering book drafts, 1977-1978

Product development and research records, Sub-subseries 1.4.1 Bulk, 1974-1983 1966-1983

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is made up of material related to the research and development of various DEC systems and technologies from 1966 to 1983, with the bulk from 1974 to 1983. The majority of material is related to the development of VAX systems, including the VAX-11/780 (code name Star), VAX 8600 (code name Venus), VAX 8700/8800 (code name Nautilus), and MicroVAX I (code name Seahorse), and the V-11 microprocessor chip set (code name Scorpio). The V-11 and VAX 8600 have the most material of all the systems, and this includes project requirements, project proposals, system development plans, business plans, technical descriptions, specifications, design drawings, performance estimates, and project status documents. Also included is material on the early research and development of the technologies that became VAX. Besides VAX systems, this sub-subseries also contains material related to the research and development of the PDP series of computers and the canceled Jupiter project, multiprocessors, memory and storage, and personal computers. Of particular interest is one of Bell's notebooks filled with his handwritten notes from circa 1975. Also included are memos and meeting minutes from the Office of Development and articles and papers by various authors, including DEC staff, on distributed information systems, editors, office communications systems, artificial intelligence, time-sharing, networking, and UNIX. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750043 Articles and papers 1966; 1974-1979


102750028 Bell notebook circa 1975


102750034 Early VAX development 1974-1976


102750023 Jupiter 1979-1983


102750022 Memory and storage 1977-1982


102750029 MicroVAX I (Seahorse) 1983


102750044 Multiprocessors 1975-1977


102750016 Office of Development records 1974-1975


102750005 PDP series 1974-1979


102750031 Personal computers 1972-1979


102750035 Proposal for a joint effort in personal scientific computing 1979


102750021 Proposal for an electrical engineering casebook 1983


102750015 Trilogy Systems 1983


102750032 V-11 (Scorpio) 1982-1983


102750030 VAX 8600 (Venus) 1979-1983


102750042 VAX 8700/8800 (Nautilus) 1981


102750033 VAX-11/780 (Star) 1975-1979


Product and engineering strategy planning, Sub-subseries 1.4.2, 1977-1983

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is made up of material related to the strategic planning of DEC's products and engineering department from 1977 to 1983.. Included are product strategy reports, budget reviews, engineering strategy overviews, and Red Books and Beige Books, which were the Central Engineering department's reports on product, market, and support project long-range plans. A 1983 DEC organizational chart is also included. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750046 Engineering strategy overview reports 1981-1982


102750048 Organizational charts 1982-1983


102750019 Product strategy and budget reviews 1982


102750049 Red and Beige books 1977-1981


Correspondence and memoranda, Sub-subseries 1.4.3 1970-1983

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains correspondence and memoranda that were sent to and from Bell from 1970 to 1983. Topics include engineering budgets, product and marketing strategies, the PDP-11, VAX systems and low-end VAX, extended memory, a computer program for deaf people, the Office of Development, personal computing, WPS, VT278, Scorpio, and the BI module. Also included are related notes and attachments, such as proposals, product descriptions and summaries, reports, and papers. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750020 Correspondence and memoranda from 1970-1975 1970-1974


102750050 Correspondence and memoranda from 1979-1983 1979-1983


Computer Engineering book drafts, Sub-subseries 1.4.4, 1977-1978

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of drafts, notes, and prepublication reviews of the book Computer Engineering: A DEC View of Hardware Systems Design by Bell, J. Craig Mudge, and John E. McNamara and published in 1978. Material dates from 1977 to 1978. The book is organized into five parts, and included here are drafts of the opening chapters and first three parts of the book, which comprise chapters 1 through 17, plus drafts of the preface, forward, table of contents, references, and bibliography. There are no drafts for parts four of five or the appendices. Most drafts have handwritten editing marks and comments by reviewers. Also included are prepublication reviews of the entire book, which include both positive and negative reviews. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750051 Chapter 1 : seven views of computer systems 1978


102750045 Chapters 2 and 3 : technology, packaging, and manufacturing 1977-1978


102750052 Part I : in the beginning 1978


102750053 Part II : beginning of the minicomputer 1977-1978


102750054 Part III : the PDP-11 family 1977-1978


102750055 Preface 1977-1978


102750056 Preliminary draft review copies 1978


102750057 Prepublication reviews 1978


102750058 Project management checklists 1978


102750059 Table of contents, forward, references, and bibliography 1978


Russ Gullotti papers, Subseries 1.5, Bulk, 1991-1994 1979-1995

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material collected and created by Russell (Russ) A. Gullotti from 1979 to 1995, with the bulk from 1991 to 1994. Gullotti was with DEC from 1977 to 1994, and during that time he held a variety of leadership roles, including president of sales and service for the Americas area from 1992 to 1994. He also served as vice president of several DEC departments, including U.S. sales and service, the global service organization, enterprise integration systems, manufacturing, and Digital Services.


This subseries is arranged into three sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 1.5.1, Group and committee records, 1979-1995, bulk 1989-1994
Sub-subseries 1.5.2, Customer records, 1988-1995, bulk 1992-1994
Sub-subseries 1.5.3, Corporate polices, guides, and reports, 1986-1994

Group and committee records, Sub-subseries 1.5.1, Bulk, 1989-1994 1979-1995

Sub-subseries scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains material related to various DEC committees, business units, and groups, from 1979 to 1995, with the bulk from 1989 to 1994. The majority of material is related to DEC's 1992 reorganization into business units and the planning that went into it, including business plans and Business Unit Committee records; the administration of the Americas and U.S. territory sales and service departments that Gullotti oversaw, including planning reports, organizational charts, policies and procedures, employee surveys, and Gullotti's memos; and the planning of the New Hampshire School Improvement Program (SIP), which Gullotti was involved with as a member of the New Hampshire Business Roundtable on Education. Other groups, committees, and units with material in this sub-subseries include the Audit Committee, Computer Special Systems, Digital Consulting, Digital Services, Educational Services, Enterprise Integration Services, the Healthcare Business Unit, the Investment Committee, the Operations Committee, and the Personal Computer Business Unit. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739765 Americas and U.S. territory sales and service 1991-1994


102739777 Audit Committee 1992-1994


102739762 Business units planning 1991-1994


102739776 Complementary Solutions Organizations Group 1993


102739759 Computer Special Systems 1979-1981; 1994


102739795 Customer Value Chain Program 1994


102739766 Digital Consulting 1994


102739780 Digital Pricing Program 1993


102739758 Digital Services 1992


102739760 Educational Services 1988-1989


102739863 Enterprise Integration Services 1990


102739763 Executive Committee and Product Committee 1991


102739764 Healthcare Business Unit 1992


102739757 Investment Committee 1992-1994


102739769 New Hampshire School Improvement Program and Business Roundtable on Education 1989-1994


102739761 Operations Committee 1990-1992


102739768 Personal Computer Business Unit 1993


Sales and service customer records, Sub-subseries 1.5.2, Bulk, 1992-1994 1988-1995

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists almost entirely of correspondence between customers and DEC regarding customers' complaints and the concerns they have with the direction DEC is headed after the reorganization in 1992. Material dates from 1988 to 1995, with the bulk from 1992 to 1994. Many of the letters from customers detail the problems they are having working with DEC, including repeated changes in their customer service representatives and a lag in DEC's responsiveness, and how it negatively impacts their business. The correspondence and memoranda in this sub-subseries show that Gullotti, as head of sales and service in the Americas area, was heavily involved with allaying his customers' worries and trying to find solutions to their complaints, frequently responding to them personally. Also included are customer satisfaction surveys from 1993 and 1994, which rate DEC poorly, and listings for national accounts and the Executive Partner Program. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and the folder titles are the names of each company.

102739782 Advanced Digital Data 1993


102739784 Alberto Culver 1993


102739806 All Vietnam Consulting 1993-1994


102739783 Alpha Computer Solutions 1993-1994


102739793 AMD 1990


102739785 Apple 1993


102739786 ARINC 1991-1993


102739781 Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) 1993


102739787 ASK Computer Systems 1992-1993


102739788 AT&T 1988; 1993


102739789 Avnet 1993-1994


102739790 Bechtel 1994


102739791 Bell Atlantic 1993


102739792 Boeing 1992-1994


102739810 Carnegie Mellon University 1994


102739807 Circuit City 1994


102739808 City of Los Angeles 1993


102739809 Cleek, Jim 1994-1995


102739805 Computer Fulfillment 1993-1994


102739794 Customer satisfaction surveys 1993-1994


102739811 Digita1sss 1994


102739804 Dow Chemical Co. 1988-1989


102739796 DuPont 1994


102739815 E. & J. Gallo Winery 1993


102739799 Earle M. Jorgensen Co. 1994


102739813 Eastern Bank 1993


102739812 Ecology and Environment 1993


102739814 Electrical Generation Technology 1993


102739817 General Electric 1992-1993


102739818 GTECH 1993


102739819 Guyre Associates 1993


102739798 Houghton-Mifflin 1994


102739860 Household International 1994


102739825 IBM circa 1991


102739827 Information Builders 1993


102739826 IOCS circa1994


102739802 Johns Hopkins University 1994


102739828 Kodak 1993


102739829 Kubota Pacific Computer 1994


102739858 LogisTechs 1994


102739800 Logitech 1993-1994


102739801 MasPar Computer Corp. 1994


102739830 Mast Industries 1992-1994


102739831 MCI 1993


102739834 Michelin 1994


102739832 Microsoft 1993


102739840 Microtec 1992


102739816 Mobile Telecommunications Technologies (MTEL) 1994


102739833 Monsanto 1992-1994


102739835 National accounts and Executive Partner Program listings 1988-1992


102739837 National Computer Systems (NCS) 1993-1994


102739836 Nazareth College 1993


102739820 Nissan 1993


102739838 North Texas Commission 1993


102739839 Novell 1993


102739821 On Deck Solutions 1993


102739845 Optus Communications 1993


102739847 Oracle 1993-1994


102739797 Origin Technology in Business/Dallas Inc. 1994


102739841 Paul Revere 1993


102739842 Perrier 1993-1994


102739843 Philps LMS 1994


102739846 Pioneer 1992-1994


102739859 Pueblo County Information and Computer Services 1993


102739848 Raytheon 1993


102739803 RealTime Software 1994


102739823 Rocket Science 1993


102739849 Royal Air Force undated


102739822 Santee Cooper 1993


102739861 SHL Systemhouse 1994


102739824 Sierra Health Services 1993


102739850 SONDA 1991-1994


102739844 Sprint 1994


102739851 Standard & Poor's Compustat Services 1993


102739853 Sylvest Management Systems 1992


102739852 TAC-4 1993-1994


102739854 Take Care 1993


102739855 Target Systems 1993


102739856 Toys "R" Us 1993


102739857 Wyle Laboratories 1993


Corporate policies, guides, and reports, Sub-subseries 1.5.3, 1986-1994

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is composed of DEC administrative material from 1986 to 1994. Employee guides and corporate policy and procedure manuals make up the bulk of material. Also included are sales and earnings reports from 1986 to 1990, and a 1990 Engineering Beige Book, which summarizes engineering product and support project plans, and its related Yellow Book, which reports updates and changes to those plans. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739773 Client Server Leadership Education Program managers' guide 1994


102739772 Corporate policies manual 1994


102739778 Digital advantage brochure 1987


102739767 Engineering Beige Book 1989


102739775 Ethics philosophy statement manager's advice package 1993


102739779 European mission and objectives : corporate philosophy and ethics 1986


102739774 Marketing Ventures Partnership (MVP) Program kit 1993


102739771 Personnel policies and procedures manual 1994


102739864 Sales and earnings reports 1986-1990


102739770 Sales operations manual 1994


Engineers' papers, Series 2, Bulk, 1970-1998 1951-2002

Series Scope and Content

This series is made up of the papers of DEC engineers, dating from 1951 to 2002, with the bulk of material from 1970 to 1998. The focus of the material is on the research and development of various DEC technologies and products, with the majority related to the computer systems VAX and PDP, processors, computer architecture, semiconductors, and modules. In particular, there is a large amount of material on the development of the PDP-10 family of computers and its operating systems in both the Mike Uhler papers and the Tim Litt collection; the PRISM and Alpha architectures in the Chip Nylander, Dileep Bhandarkar, and Uhler subseries; DECnet network protocols in David Mitton's records; and modules from DEC's early years in the Dick Best papers and for the PDP-8 and LSI-11 in the Don White papers.


This series is arranged into nine subseries:
Subseries 2.1, Mike Uhler papers, 1970-1994
Subseries 2.2, Tim Litt collection, 1965-2002, bulk 1979-1998
Subseries 2.3, Walter Metz papers, 1962-1991, bulk 1980-1991
Subseries 2.4, Chip Nylander PRISM and MIPS records, 1976-1990
Subseries 2.5, David Mitton DECnet records, 1977-1990
Subseries 2.6, Dick Best papers, 1951-2001, bulk 1959-1984
Subseries 2.7, Don White papers, 1960-1987
Subseries 2.8, David Morgan microprocessor records, 1984-1999
Subseries 2.9, Dileep Bhandarkar papers, 1977-1989

Mike Uhler papers, Subseries 2.1, 1970-1994

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains material collected and created by DEC senior consulting engineer G. Michael (Mike) Uhler from 1970 to 1994. During his time at DEC, Uhler worked on the development of VAX and Alpha system architecture and VAX microprocessor chips.


This subseries is arranged into five sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 2.1.1, VAX development records, 1979-1993
Sub-subseries 2.1.2, PDP-10 development records, 1970-1984
Sub-subseries 2.1.3, Alpha and PRISM development records, 1984-1994
Sub-subseries 2.1.4, Other systems and technologies research files, 1974-1992
Sub-subseries 2.1.5, Engineering notebooks, 1983-1994

VAX development records, Sub-subseries 2.1.1, 1979-1993

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is made up of material related to the development of various VAX computer systems and processors, from 1979 to1993. Uhler led the architecture development and microcoding of the NVAX and Rigel VAX microprocessors, and this sub-subseries has a large amount of material related to both, including bus and chip specifications, planning and design development records, and performance analyses. Also included is material related to the VAX computer systems 11/750 (Comet), 6000 (Calypso and Neptune), 8600 (Venus), 8700-8800 (Nautilus), and 9000 (Aquarius), and the canceled systems Argonaut, BVAX, and Raven. There is also material on other VAX processors, microprocessors, and chips, memory, and the VMS operating system. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102749949 Argonaut system 1986-1988


102749968 Branch predictions 1984; 1993


102749969 Bus proposals 1983-1988


102749971 BVAX 1989


102749984 Consoles 1986


102749970 CVAX 1985-1989


102749967 Distributed systems 1989


102749950 Frigate processor 1984-1985


102749973 HyperVAX 1982-1983


102749951 Mariah microprocessor 1987-1989


102749972 Memory circa 1980-1990


102749974 Microcode tools 1979-1983


102749975 MicroVAX 1984-1986


102749976 Mistral 1987


102749977 Multiprocessing 1979-1986


102749954 NVAX microprocessor performance analysis 1984-1991


102749953 NVAX microprocessor planning and design 1988-1991


102749955 NVAX microprocessor presentations 1989-1992


102749956 NVAX microprocessor specifications 1989-1991


102749978 Parallel processor array : DEC's largest computer 1983


102749985 Performance analysis 1981-1991


102749952 Raven system 1988-1989


102749958 Rigel microprocessor performance analysis 1984-1989


102749957 Rigel microprocessor planning and design 1983-1989


102749960 Rigel microprocessor presentations 1984-1988


102749959 Rigel microprocessor specifications 1986-1988


102749979 RISCy VAX 1988


102749987 Starling VLSI processor set 1988


102749980 System on a chip architecture 1988-1989


102749981 Trilogy Systems 1983-1984


102749982 V-11 miniprocessor chip set (Scorpio) 1982-1987


102749961 VAX 11/750 (Comet) 1983-1987


102749989 VAX 6000 1985-1991


102749962 VAX 8600 (Venus) 1982-1984


102749963 VAX 8700/8800 (Nautilus) 1983-1987


102749964 VAX 9000 (Aquarius) 1986-1991


102749983 VAX architecture 1981-1988


102749966 VAXclusters 1987-1990


102749986 Virtual VAX 1986-1988


102749965 VMS operating system 1982-1991


PDP-10 development records, Sub-subseries 2.1.2, 1970-1984

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of material related to the development of the PDP-10 supercomputer family. Material dates from 1970 to 1984. Included are project proposals, microcode, large design drawings, and specifications for the PDP-10 models KC10, KC14, KD10, KL10, and KS10. There is also material on the canceled systems Dolphin and Jupiter, with Jupiter having the most material of all the models in this sub-subseries. Also included is material related to PDP-10 architecture, performance analyses, and the operating systems TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and RSX-20F. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739895 Dolphin design development 1975-1982


102749912 File archiving 1977-1980


102739899 Jupiter design development 1979-1983


102739903 KC10 microcode and design drawings 1982-1984


102739908 KC14 console and input/output design drawings 1982


102739900 KD10 proposal 1983


102739902 KL10 development, microcode, and block diagrams 1975-1984


102739901 KS10 microcode and block diagram 1978-1984


102739904 PDP-10 architecture 1970-1983


102739905 PDP-10 performance 1973-1977


102749910 RSX-20F operating system 1976-1980


102739907 Third-party PDP-10 proposals 1983


102739897 TOPS-10 planning 1977-1984


102739898 TOPS-20 dump on BUGCHK 1981


Alpha and PRISM development records, Sub-subseries 2.1.3, 1984-1994

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

The majority of material in this sub-subseries is related to the development of DEC's Alpha RISC architecture and line of microprocessors. Only a small amount of material relates to the PRISM RISC architecture project and its subprojects the Shrike workstation and Emerald operating system. The PRISM project was canceled in 1988 before its completion, and Alpha was based on PRISM's design. Material dates from 1984 to 1994. The majority of Alpha material is related to the system's microprocessors, including specifications and design drawings for the Alpha 21064 (EV-4) and its variants 21066 and 21068 (also known as Low-Cost Alpha), 21164 (EV-5), 21264 (EV-6), and other support chips. There is also material related to Alpha's architecture, memory, graphics, and performance. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102749937 Alpha 21064 (EV-4) microprocessor 1989-1992


102749939 Alpha 21066 and 21068 microprocessors 1991-1993


102749945 Alpha 21164 (EV-5) microprocessor 1991-1994


102749936 Alpha 21264 (EV-6) microprocessor 1992-1993


102749941 Alpha architecture 1992-1993


102749948 Alpha graphics and multimedia 1992-1994


102749938 Alpha performance 1991-1994


102749944 Alpha support chips 1992-1994


102749947 Clustered computing undated


102749942 Danube 1990


102749946 GEM compiler system 1992


102749940 PRISM 1984-1990


102749943 Windows NT 1993


Other systems and technologies research files, Sub-subseries 2.1.4, 1974-1992

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains material from 1974 to 1992 that is related to other computer technologies and DEC projects not specific to the systems in the previous sub-subseries. The material not produced by DEC includes research articles and reports on various engineering topics, such as buses, processors, chips, CMOS technology, memory, performance, reliability, and human factors in computing. Material created by DEC includes development and research files on several of the company's engineering projects, including the Kestrel processor and other processors, CMOS 4 and 6, various buses, workstations, ULTRIX, and the PDP-14. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102749911 Buses 1989-1994


102749935 Chips 1993


102749916 CMOS technology 1988-1993


102749926 Design verification and simulation 1982-1988


102749920 DX20 / RP20 / TX02 1979-1982


102749928 Graphics and multimedia 1993-1994


102749934 Hardware concepts for advanced compilers 1993


102749932 Human factors in computing 1982


102749915 Kestrel processor 1988-1989


102749933 Keyboards undated


102749917 Memory 1975-1993


102749929 Networks 1979; 1991-1992


102749931 Object and capability based systems 1981


102749923 OM-based tools 1993


102749925 Optimization 1990-1993


102739896 PDP-14 maintenance manual 1974


102749919 Performance analysis and engineering 1986-1994


102739906 Processor design and specifications 1983-1994


102749927 Reliability 1987-1989


102749930 Security 1988-1994


102749922 Software portability 1990


102749924 Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC) 1991-1993


102749921 ULTRIX 1987-1991


102749918 Workstations 1983-1991


Engineering notebooks, Sub-subseries 2.1.5, 1983-1994

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is made up of Uhler's engineering notebooks from 1983 to 1994. The notebooks contain Uhler's handwritten notes, with related documents stapled inside. Some notebooks are labeled as specific to a project, such as the PDP-10 model KD10, the Rigel microprocessor, the EV-6 (Alpha 21264) microprocessor, and system management, but most are simply labeled with the date and include notes on varying topics and projects. This sub-subseries is arranged chronologically.

102749913 June 1983 to March 1989 1983-1989


102749914 April 1989 to July 1994 1989-1994


Tim Litt collection, Subseries 2.2, Bulk, 1979-1998 1965-2002

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of material created and collected by Timothe (Tim) Litt, whose career mirrored the trajectories of many of DEC's later products, moving beyond DEC to Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel. Litt worked at DEC from 1979 to 1998 in many roles relating to software engineering and DEC's Large Computer Group (LCG) – ending his career there as a senior consultant engineer. After DEC was acquired by Compaq in 1998, Litt moved there as well, working as a principal member of Compaq's technical staff. Then, the same year that Compaq merged with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 2002, Litt began working at HP as distinguished technologist. Finally, Litt finished his career at Intel, where DEC's semiconductor and Alpha microprocessor groups eventually moved. Material that was distributed to employees during DEC's acquisitions and mergers with Compaq and HP can be found in this subseries. One focus of Litt's collection is the development of the PDP-10 mainframe computer family. Specific PDP-10 models that are more documented in this subseries include the KS10, KL10 (also marketed as DECsystem-10), and DECsystem-20. This subseries also holds significant information on the operating systems developed for PDP-10 computers, TOPS-10 and TOPS-20, along with the smaller software programs used within those systems.


This subseries is arranged into nine sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 2.2.1, Background research and corporate communications, 1973-2002
Sub-subseries 2.2.2, Product development, 1968-1998, bulk 1975-1993
Sub-subseries 2.2.3, DECUS records, 1971-1999
Sub-subseries 2.2.4, Promotional and sales material, 1971-2001
Sub-subseries 2.2.5, KL10 records, 1971-1989
Sub-subseries 2.2.6, TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 software performance reports, 1983-1990
Sub-subseries 2.2.7, Manuals, 1965-1998
Sub-subseries 2.2.8, Periodicals, 1973-2002, bulk 1980-1998
Sub-subseries 2.2.9, Course material, 1974-1986

Background research and corporate communications, Sub-subseries 2.2.1, 1973-2002

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains background files and corporate-wide communications for employees of DEC, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard, which Litt collected during his time at all three companies. Included are articles and clippings from various non-DEC publications, many of which relate to the 1998 merger between DEC and Compaq and the 2002 merger between Compaq and Hewlett-Packard. Also relevant to these mergers, this sub-subseries contains a "Compaq/DIGITAL Merger Communications and Engagement Kit for DIGITAL Services Managers," "Compaq Services: A New Beginning Communication Kit," and instructional material for Compaq employees during the Compaq-Hewlett-Packard integrations. Two separate collections of microform are also contained in this sub-subseries. The first of these is the Reed Powell collection of 105mm duplicate microfiche, a collection of microfiche labeled and arranged in a numerical system that documents manuals, specifications, internal memoranda, DECUS proceedings, periodicals, product development records, and promotional material. Reed Powell was an employee of DEC who had various roles in technical marketing and sales, software support, and DECUS. In a 1982 directory of DEC's Large Computer Group (LCG)—also included in this sub-subseries—Powell is listed as LCG's principal technical support specialist. The second collection of microform in this sub-subseries is a set of eleven microfilm rolls, also arranged in a numerical system, that contain DECUS proceedings, manuals, and course material. Lastly, material relating to competitors' products, a small amount of manufacturing financial records, and personnel reference guides are included here. One helpful personnel reference guide in this sub-subseries is a pamphlet for new DEC employees completely devoted to writing out all of DEC's internal acronyms. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737464 ARPANET directory and Defense Data Network (DDN) protocols 1982; 1985


102737460 Articles and clippings 1975; 1980; 1989-1990; 1998-2002


102737459 Biomation logic analyzers 1981


102737461 Compaq-Digital Equipment Corporation merger employee kits 1998


102737462 Compaq-Hewlett-Packard merger 2001


102737463 Dartmouth College BASIC documentation 1973


102737465 Digital Pathways and the Timing Control Unit (TCU-150) 1979


102737466 DIGITAL services vision 2001engagement kit 2001


102737467 Ken Olsen interview transcript 1988


102737468 Manufacturing markets and finances 1977


102737577 Michigan Bell customer file 1985-1989


102737469 Personnel reference guides and services 1979-1994


102737529 Reed Powell collection of 105mm duplicate microfiche circa 1977-1994


102737530 Tim Litt collection of microfilm circa 1973-1994


Product development, Sub-subseries 2.2.2, Bulk, 1975-1993 1968-1998

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries comprises Litt's collected program listings, engineering drawings and schematics, design guides, specifications, and other technical documentation relating to DEC's product development. Products with significant amounts of material in this sub-subseries include the VAX 9000 family of computers (code-named Aquarius) and PDP-10-related systems, including KL10 and KI10 models and the TOPS-10 operating system. This sub-subseries also contains a large quantity of design guides and “technology files” from DEC's Semiconductor Engineering Group and CMOS Process Integration Group relating to various CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) systems. Laboratory notebooks from multiple DEC engineers are also included in this sub-subseries, along with documentation of engineering standards and instructions at DEC. Another major part of these records consists of engineering drawings and program listings. Hidden among program listings for DEC products are game listings that Litt and other engineers created and/or edited, for games including TREKII (Star Trek-related) and SNIPER. This sub-subseries also includes a large number of backups of software, systems, databases, and internal inventories on magnetic tape and optical disk cartridges. These backups are mostly related to TOPS-10 and TOPS-20, TOPS-10 on the XKL TOAD-1, KL10 and other PDP-10 systems, VAX 9000 design, other VAX systems, and other software and programming languages. Lastly, this sub-subseries contains microfiche of TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 program listings and product development records relating to Project Jupiter and KC10 systems. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102708299 AP10 backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102686200 AP41 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686217 AP41DS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686152 AP41DS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686199 AP61 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708342 AP61 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684961 AP61DS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708361 AP61DS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102686189 AP70 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102659552 AP70DS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102686193 AP70PS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686222 AP7ODS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708378 AP7ODS backup magnetic tape 1991-01-21


102737471 Aquarius / VAX 9000 and Medusa / B7 development 1989-1992


102737470 Aquarius / VAX 9000 systems development 1986-1991


102753078 Aquarius, Ampex, and other engineering drawings 1973-1991


102659564 ARK backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686197 ARK backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102684938 AUGGIE backup magnetic tape 1991-02-01


102659563 AUGGIE backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102684929 AUGGIE backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-17


102737472 Automatic Measurement, Analysis, and Reporting (AMAR) development circa 1985


102684967 B3620 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-14


102659550 B3620 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102708337 BLKA backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102708334 BLKA backup magnetic tapes 1990-09-06


102708324 BLKB backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708297 BLKB backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102708330 BLKC backup magnetic tapes 1990-09-06


102708301 BLKC backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102708336 BLKD backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102708318 BLKD backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708319 BLKF backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708344 BLKF backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102708320 BLKG backup magnetic tapes 1990-09-06


102708350 BLKG backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102708321 BLKJ backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708356 BLKJ backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102708353 BLKK backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102715006 BLKK backup magnetic tapes 1988-03-16


102708291 BLKK backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708292 BLKL backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102715368 BLKX backup magnetic tape 1987-11-05


102708302 BLKX backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-16


102708285 BLKX backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708351 BLKY backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-16


102708284 BLKY backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708322 BLMK backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708332 BLUI backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737473 BOOT program listings 1984


102684969 BOXWK backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-16


102686155 BOXWK backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102737502 Canonical Terminal Support (CTS) functional specification and thesis proposal 1982


102684962 CDUMP backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102684941 CHIPS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102659557 CHIPS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686212 CLOY61 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102659548 CLOYD backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102684937 CLOYD backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-15


102684939 CLOYD backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102737476 CMOS design guide 1988-05-27


102737477 CMOS-1 design guide and technology files 1985-1986


102737478 CMOS-2 technology file 1988


102737479 CMOS-3 design guides and technology files 1988-1989


102737480 CMOS-4 design guides and technology files 1989-1993


102737481 CMOS-5, CMOS-5L, and CMOS-5LD technology files 1993-1996


102737482 CMOS-6 and CMOS-6LD technology files 1995-1998


102748692 COBOL-20-V12B program listings 1983


102708281 COMMON backup magnetic tape 1989-08-18


102737500 COMSPL, CLOCK1, PORT, and other program listings 1975-1982


102708382 CPG backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684963 CPG backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737495 CTERM, EUNITS, CAN, and other program listings 1982-1983


102708313 DALES backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684954 DALES backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102773767 Datensicherung and Sysdump magnetic tapes 1987-1988


102773768 Datensicherung, Sysdump, and other magnetic tapes 1982-1987


102684936 DBMS20 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102684971 DBMS20 backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102684972 DBMS20 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-11


102684942 DBMS20 backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102715540 DCUS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708304 DCUS backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102708325 DCUS backup magnetic tapes 1990-09-26


102737497 DEC Standard Runoff (DSR), MAPPER, and other program listings 1975-1983


102773745 DECnet, TOPS-20, MAXCIM, and other magnetic tapes 1980-1992


102773757 DECnet-10, TOPS-10, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1985-1990


102773764 DECnet-10/20, BLISS36, FORTRAN-20, and other magnetic tapes 1983-1993


102748693 DECsystem-10 SIMULA language handbook 1978


102659565 DESERV backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-07


102684953 DESERV backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-16


102686192 DICE backup magnetic tape 1990-08-14


102686138 DICE backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102684965 DML60 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686188 DMLPS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102753077 DN87, LP20, H720 and other engineering drawings 1969-1982


102737474 DN875 program listings 1983


102686165 DNET41 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102715350 DSKA backup magnetic tape 1992-06-11


102715539 DSKA backup magnetic tape 1993-02-03


102715353 DSKA backup magnetic tape 1992-06-11


102708293 DSKA backup magnetic tapes 1990-10-02


102715161 DSKA backup magnetic tapes 1993-06-30


102708294 DSKA backup magnetic tapes 1990-05-03


102708354 DSKA backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102715159 DSKA incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-09-09


102715001 DSKB backup magnetic tape 1992-06-11


102715541 DSKB backup magnetic tape 1990-12-10


102708383 DSKB backup magnetic tape 1991-01-14


102715163 DSKB backup magnetic tapes 1993-06-30


102715012 DSKB backup magnetic tapes 1993-02-03


102708346 DSKB backup magnetic tapes 1989-11-06


102708329 DSKB backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708295 DSKB backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708355 DSKB backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-17


102715002 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-09-09


102715005 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-11-18


102715004 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-12-07


102715003 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-08-19


102715160 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tapes 1992-07-21


102715014 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tapes 1993-04-06


102715013 DSKB incremental backup magnetic tapes 1993-03-19


102715158 DSKC backup magnetic tape 1992-06-11


102715157 DSKC backup magnetic tape 1993-02-03


102708352 DSKC backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102708287 DSKC backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102715165 DSKC backup magnetic tape 1993-06-30


102686196 DSKC backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102715359 DSKC backup magnetic tapes 1994-06-10


102708345 DSKC backup magnetic tapes 1989-10-10


102684946 DSKO backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-17


102708289 DSKS backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102708326 DSKV backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708303 DSKV backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102686128 DTR20 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684944 DTR20 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708340 EBOX backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686215 EBOX backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686223 ELF backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102659558 ELF backup tape 1991-02-12


102737496 EMACS, ICOPY, TECO, and other program listings 1977-1986


102737484 EV5 CPU chip design guide 1993


102684930 EXODUS backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-17


102659554 EXODUS backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102684940 FBOX backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102708339 FBOX backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102659572 FLDI70 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102773766 FORTRAN IV, SIGMA 5-7 library, and other magnetic tapes 1974-1988


102773753 FORTRAN-10 and KL1026 magnetic tapes 1978-1994


102773759 FORTRAN-10, FORTRAN-20, TOPS-10, TOPS-20 and other magnetic tapes 1986-1990


102708283 FTN backup magnetic tape 1989-10-13


102684951 FTN backup magnetic tape 1990-08-14


102659569 FTN backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102684950 FTN backup magnetic tapes 1990-06-19


102659568 GALAXY backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102684933 GALAXY backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708360 GALAXY backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102684958 GALKS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102659567 GALKS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102737492 Genealogy of DEC computer family 1960-1990 circa 1990


102708331 GENL backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737483 GETNOD program listings 1987


102715364 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1993-06-29


102708377 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1992-09-25


102684934 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1990-08-13


102684927 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1990-09-10


102708338 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1991-02-15


102659570 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1991-02-11


102715365 GIDNEY backup magnetic tape 1992-02-05


102715362 GIDNEY incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-08-19


102715363 GIDNEY incremental backup magnetic tape 1993-03-19


102715361 GIDNEY incremental backup magnetic tape 1992-12-07


102686132 GINSU backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686190 GINSU backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737499 GLXLIB (Galaxy Library), SCRIBE, and other program listings 1975-1982


102686156 GREEN backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-16


102659553 GREEN backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102659555 GREG backup magnetic tape 1991-01-21


102686206 GREG backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102773788 GWYNED backup magnetic tape 1993-08-21


102737475 High Performance Systems (HPS) Systems Performance Group 1987-1988


102708373 HPE backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102684952 HPE backup magnetic tapes 1990-09-06


102708341 IBOX backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686214 IBOX backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102659561 IDEA backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102684925 IDEA backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-16


102684968 IDEA2 backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-17


102659559 IDEA2 backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-12


102686195 IGUANA backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102659556 IGUANA backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102708282 IGUANA backup magnetic tapes 1989-09-12


102737485 IMP72 compiler for PDP-10 1973


102708323 IRS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686219 JACK backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686208 JAWS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102659562 JAWS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684960 JP70DS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102684966 JP70PS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102684955 JUNKM backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737486 KI10 development 1972


102748691 KL systems procedures 1981


102773713 KL10 and KS10 microcode, TOPS-10, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1984-1989


102773714 KL10 and KS10 microcode, TOPS-10, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1979-1986


102737487 KL10, TOPS-10, and PDP-10 development 1978-1983


102773712 KLAD10, KLAD20, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1989-1990


102773726 KLAD10, KLAD20, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1983-1987


102773725 KLAD10, KLAD20, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1982-1989


102773717 KLAD10, KLAD20, and TOPS-20 v4 TSU03 magnetic tapes 1984-1990


102773716 KLAD10, KLAD20, TOPS-10, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1984-1989


102773744 KLAD10, TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and FORTRAN-20 magnetic tapes 1983-1990


102773763 KLAD20 v6.1A-7.0 and TOPS-20 v7.0 TSU03-TSU04 magnetic tapes 1987-1990


102737488 Laboratory instructions and standards 1976-1985


102737489 Laboratory notebooks circa 1984


102684948 LINK backup magnetic tape 1990-08-14


102659566 LINK backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102686216 LSCAD backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686135 LSCAD backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102737490 Manufacturing tests and specifications 1979-1985


102773751 MAXCIM archives, LSBU, and other magnetic tapes 1989-1992


102773746 MAXCIM databases and reports, LSBU, and other magnetic tapes 1989-1992


102773750 MAXCIM reports and databases magnetic tapes 1989-1992


102773748 MAXCIM reports, archive, and database, and other magnetic tapes 1988-1991


102773747 MAXCIM reports, LSBU, PBUSRE, and other magnetic tapes 1988-1991


102773749 MAXCIM reports, MFG-V53, CAVEAT, and other magnetic tapes 1988-1991


102773752 MAXCIM reports, PBU, LSBU, KL10 files, and other magnetic tapes 1984-1991


102684935 MBOX backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686148 MBOX backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-12


102686151 MCA backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686191 MCA backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102686225 MISKIN backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102708362 MISKIN backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102708305 MKT backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102686160 MKT backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-17


102686227 MODRED backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102708307 MODRED backup magnetic tape 1991-02-15


102684932 MOLD backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102708306 MOLD backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102708314 MONCRS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102708311 MOOSE backup magnetic tape 1991-01-17


102686202 MOOSE backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102708386 MORDOR backup magnetic tape 1991-01-08


102659543 MORDOR backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708367 MORDOR backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-14


102708387 MORDOR backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-10


102686201 MRAUG backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686194 MRCHIP backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708315 MRCHIP backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686147 MRDALE backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684964 MRDALE backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102659546 NAP backup magnetic tape 1990-06-08


102708308 NAP backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102659544 NAP backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708375 NAP backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102686130 NET backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686203 NET backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686133 NETPKG backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102686162 NETPKG backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686169 NETU backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708370 NETU backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102737493 Network planning concepts and problem-solving tools circa 1985


102686170 OLDCLO backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102684926 OPR backup magnetic tape 1990-08-14


102708348 OPR backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-15


102686228 PABST backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737491 Parser program listings 1981-1983


102684943 PASCAL backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102686141 PB backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686226 PB backup tape magnetic tape 1990-08-21


102737558 PDP-10 replacement schematics circa 1968


102753044 PDP-11, LP20, TA78, TU78, and other engineering drawings 1975-1988


102753075 PDP-11, T11 DECtape, RP04/05/06, and other engineering drawings 1970-1977


102753076 PDP-11/40 and PDP-10 KS10 and KA10 engineering drawings 1970-1978


102708379 PERF backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102684956 PERF* backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708290 PIT backup magnetic tape 1990-08-13


102737501 POSEIDON software specifications 1983


102737531 Project Jupiter, KC10, and other product development microfiche circa 1978-1987


102708335 PUBLIC backup magnetic tapes 1993-02-05


102708359 PUBLIC backup magnetic tapes 1992-09-25


102659547 PUBLIC backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708363 PUBLIC backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102708358 PUBLIC backup magnetic tapes 1993-01-29


102708366 PUBLIC backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102715544 RAND2A backup tape 23-Jul-91 1991-02-14


102773795 RANDOM backup magnetic tape 1991-07-23


102773794 RANDOM backup magnetic tape 1991-07-23


102708364 RANDOM backup magnetic tape 1991-07-23


102708365 RANDOM backup magnetic tape 1991-07-23


102686164 RANDOM backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708357 RANDOM backup magnetic tapes 1993-02-05


102708380 RANDOM backup magnetic tapes 1993-06-29


102708381 RANDOM backup magnetic tapes 1992-09-25


102708312 RANDOM backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102659574 REL41A backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102659573 REL41A backup magnetic tape 1991-01-07


102708385 REL7 backup magnetic tape 1991-01-08


102708384 REL7 backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102686163 REL7 backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708296 RENG backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708286 RENG backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-16


102684928 RIP backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102708372 RIP backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102659571 RIP backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102708347 RIP20 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102684957 RIP20 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102686221 ROCKET backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708369 ROCKET backup magnetic tape 1991-01-21


102708368 RONCO backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102684959 RONCO backup magnetic tape 1990-08-13


102773765 RR1091, system 1095, and TOPS-20 CONAN crash tapes, and other magnetic tapes 1990-1999


102686167 RSU backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686166 RSU2 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102715543 RSX20F backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102686205 SA06 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708317 SA26 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686139 SAGE backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102684945 SAGE backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102737503 SCO semiconductor packaging technology file and design guide 1994-04-29


102708371 SCORCH backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102686171 SCORCH backup magnetic tape 1990-08-14


102737494 SETCLK, EBOX Microcode, KDB50-1, and other program listings 1983-1991


102708300 SIRS backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708288 SIRS backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-16


102708298 SIRS backup magnetic tapes 1990-10-29


102686154 SLICE backup magnetic tape 1991-02-15


102659549 SLICE backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102708374 SNARK backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102708388 SNARK backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102686213 SNARK backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102715366 SNARK6A backup magnetic tape 1991-07-25


102737504 Software catalogs and libraries 1980-1984


102686159 SQUIRL backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102708310 SQUIRL backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102686158 SQUIRL backup magnetic tape 1990-07-26


102686157 SQUIRL backup magnetic tape 1990-03-09


102686134 SUDCOM backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686224 SUDCOM backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102737505 Symmetrical Multi-Processing (SMP) support notebook 1982-1983


102708327 SYSTEM backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102715347 SYSTEM backup magnetic tapes 1991-03-16


102686168 T22 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102748694 Table-lookup algorithm for software computation of cyclic redundancy check (CRC) 1974


102686161 TEST: (PI:) backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737506 Testing and performance reports 1971; 1983; 1991


102686207 THEP backup magnetic tape 1990-08-13


102708349 THEP backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102773734 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 autopatch and other magnetic tapes 1983-1987


102773739 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 customer support, cusp, autopatch, and other magnetic tapes 1984-1989


102773760 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 documentation, FORTRAN-10, and other magnetic tapes 1986-1990


102773710 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 KS10 TSU and other magnetic tapes 1984-1990


102773689 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1981-1988


102773697 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1979-1988


102773704 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1978-1987


102773728 TOPS-10 customer supported, DECnet-20, and other magnetic tapes 1980-1990


102773729 TOPS-10 KS10 TSU, 7.04 TSU, and games magnetic tapes 1983-1990


102773691 TOPS-10 magnetic tapes 1978-1988


102773690 TOPS-10 magnetic tapes 1980-1985


102737533 TOPS-10 program listings microfiche circa 1979


102773711 TOPS-10 v7.01 and v7.04 and other magnetic tapes 1982-1989


102773705 TOPS-10 v7.01-7.04 autopatch and customer supported magnetic tapes 1979-1988


102773703 TOPS-10 v7.01-7.04 magnetic tapes 1982-1988


102773708 TOPS-10 v7.01-7.04 magnetic tapes 1980-1988


102773735 TOPS-10 v7.02-7.03A and TOPS-20 v5.1-7.0 autopatch magnetic tapes 1983-1989


102773706 TOPS-10 v7.02-7.04 and TOPS-20 v4-7 magnetic tapes 1978-1988


102773688 TOPS-10 v7.02-7.04 autopatch magnetic tapes 1985-1988


102773709 TOPS-10 v7.03 and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1983-1987


102773701 TOPS-10 v7.03-7.04 and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1983-1988


102773758 TOPS-10 v7.03-7.04 and TOPS-20 TSU01 and TSU02 magnetic tapes 1986; 1990


102773702 TOPS-10 v7.03-7.04 magnetic tapes 1985-1988


102773736 TOPS-10 v7.04 and TOPS-20 v4.1-6.1 autopatch and other magnetic tapes 1984-1989


102773687 TOPS-10 v7.04 autopatch magnetic tapes 1988-1989


102773761 TOPS-10 v7.04 TSU01, TSU02, TSU04, and KS bootable magnetic tapes 1989-1990


102773727 TOPS-10, DECnet-10, TOPS-20, VMS, and other magnetic tapes 1981-1988


102773721 TOPS-10, KL10 microcode, TOPS-20, and other magnetic tapes 1981-1990


102773722 TOPS-10, KLAD10, and KLAD20 magnetic tapes 1979-1987


102773699 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and other magnetic tapes 1978-1987


102773730 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and other magnetic tapes 1983-1990


102773720 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, Conan KS10, and KLWRP magnetic tapes 1988-1989


102773693 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, DECnet, and other magnetic tapes 1981-1988


102773707 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, DECnet, BLISS-36, and other magnetic tapes 1981-1988


102773733 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, DECnet, DECserver, and other magnetic tapes 1982-1988


102773724 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, RSX-20F, KLAD10, and KLAD20 magnetic tapes 1983-1988


102773718 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, TSU11L, TSU21L, and TSU31L magnetic tapes 1988-1991


102773719 TOPS-10, TSU11L, TSU21L, TSU31L, and TSU41L magnetic tapes 1982; 1991


102773723 TOPS-10/20 RSX-20F, UETP, KLAD, and other magnetic tapes 1989-1988


102773740 TOPS-20 autopatch and cusp update magnetic tapes 1985-1990


102773737 TOPS-20 autopatch and TOPS-10 distribution and TSU02 magnetic tapes 1981-1989


102773732 TOPS-20 monitor source, BLISS-36, and Datatrieve-20 magnetic tapes 1984-1989


102737534 TOPS-20 program listings microfiche circa 1976


102773678 TOPS-20 v2 and v4 magnetic tapes 1979-1981


102773680 TOPS-20 v2-3 and v7.0 magnetic tapes 1977-1978; 1988


102773679 TOPS-20 v3-4 magnetic tapes 1979-1981


102773684 TOPS-20 v4 and FORTRAN-20 magnetic tapes 1981-1989


102773741 TOPS-20 v4.1 and v7.0 autopatch magnetic tapes 1984-1989


102773682 TOPS-20 v4.1 and v7.0 magnetic tapes 1988; 1990


102773683 TOPS-20 v4.1, KS10, and other magnetic tapes 1975-1989


102773742 TOPS-20 v4.1-6.1 autopatch, FORTRAN-20, and other magnetic tapes 1981-1988


102773738 TOPS-20 v4.1-7.0 autopatch and other magnetic tapes 1987-1989


102773685 TOPS-20 v4-6 magnetic tapes 1982-1988


102773698 TOPS-20 v4-6 magnetic tapes 1983-1987


102773700 TOPS-20 v4-7 and other magnetic tapes 1978-1987


102773686 TOPS-20 v4-7 magnetic tapes 1983-1988


102773755 TOPS-20 v7.0 autopatch, KL-B updates, TSU03, and other magnetic tapes 1985-1992


102773681 TOPS-20 v7.0 magnetic tapes 1988-1990


102773731 TOPS-20, ALGOL-20, DEC-20, and other magnetic tapes 1979-1987


102773695 TOPS-20, COBOL-20, and other magnetic tapes 1982-1988


102773696 TOPS-20, DBMS-20, and other magnetic tapes 1980-1988


102773762 TOPS-20, RR1091 full save, and system 195 crash magnetic tapes 1984-1991


102773715 TOPS-20, TOPS-10, DECnet, ALGOL-20, and other magnetic tapes 1978-1985


102773694 TOPS-20, TRAFFIC-20, and other magnetic tapes 1980-1987


102737498 TSC PLT (PLOT), video game program listings, DEASC (DECsystem-10 ALGOL-60), and other program listings 1975-1984


102686129 TSU04 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-05


102686218 TSUKS backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102715542 TSUKS backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102737507 TU70 tape drive notes and manuals 1975-1977


102737508 TX01 tape controller, SPAR-10, and 3800-III tape control unit documentation 1973-1975


102686220 UCD36 backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686146 UCD36 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-07


102773833 Unlabeled magnetic tape reel undated


102708316 USER backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102686204 V40DN backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102686149 V40DN backup magnetic tape 1991-02-17


102773769 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH01/02 undated


102773812 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH03/04 undated


102773813 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH05/06 undated


102773814 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH07/08 undated


102773815 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH09/10 undated


102773816 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH11/12 undated


102773817 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH13/14 undated


102773818 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH15/16 undated


102773819 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH17/18 undated


102773820 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH19/20 undated


102773821 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH21/22 undated


102773822 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH23/24 undated


102773823 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH25/26 undated


102773824 VAX 9000 design database backup ARCH27 undated


102773829 VAX 9000 design database backups undated


102773831 VAX 9000 design database backups undated


102773828 VAX 9000 design database backups undated


102773825 VAX 9000 design database backups undated


102773830 VAX 9000 design database backups undated


102773826 VAX 9000 design database backups undated


102773827 VAX 9000 design database PYN THAI HPSCAD backups 1991-03-13


102737509 VAX/VMS DEMFA 1989-1993


102773754 VAX/VMS tools, TOPS-20 tools, Quarry systems, and other magnetic tapes 1985-1994


102684931 VENCP1 backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-16


102686144 VENCP1 backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-12


102659541 VENEG1 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686142 VENEG1 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102659542 VENEG2 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102686140 VENEG2 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686150 VENFG1 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686209 VENFG1 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686143 VENFG2 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686211 VENFG2 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102659610 VENIG1 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686136 VENIG1 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686131 VENIG2 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102684947 VENIG2 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102684949 VENMG1 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-16


102686137 VENMG1 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102686210 VENMG2 backup magnetic tape 1990-08-17


102686145 VENMG2 backup magnetic tape 1991-02-12


102708389 WHITE backup magnetic tape 1991-01-16


102708390 WHITE backup magnetic tape 1991-01-08


102708309 WHITE backup magnetic tape 1991-02-14


102659551 WHITE backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-14


102773756 WORK 1A-4B, DECnet-10, and TOPS-20 magnetic tapes 1986-1991


102773796 WORK backup magnetic tape 1991-07-23


102708328 WORK backup magnetic tape 1990-08-13


102659545 WORK backup magnetic tapes 1990-08-13


102659575 WORK backup magnetic tapes 1991-02-11


102686153 WORK backup magnetic tapes 1991-01-14


102708343 WORK backup magnetic tapes 1993-02-05


102708376 WORK backup magnetic tapes 1993-06-29


102708333 WSM backup magnetic tape 1990-09-06


102737557 XFA DEMFA schematics and design drawings 1990-1991


102773832 XKL TOAD-1 TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 backups 1997


102773797 XUSERS magnetic tape 1987-02-17


DECUS records, Sub-subseries 2.2.3, 1971-1999

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains records published by DECUS, which Litt collected as a member of DECUS and as a contributor to the DECUS Program Library. Included in this sub-subseries is a near-complete run of the DECUS periodical titled Copy-N-Mail, printed from 1973 to 1980. Most of this periodical's editions focus on DECsystem-10 and DECsystem-20 models of the PDP-10. The final issue of Copy-N-Mail identifies John Simon as the editor. Other DECUS periodicals in this sub-subseries—with much fewer editions—include DECUSCOPE, DECUS magazine, Moby Munger (the official organ of DECUS' TECO Special Interest Group), DECUS Update, and DECUS Journal. Another large portion of this sub-subseries comprises DECUS Program Library catalogs and software abstracts, along with forms and correspondence relating to Litt's borrowing and submitting programs to the library. DECUS Program Library records in this sub-subseries include both text and microfiche. Lastly, a DECUS membership guide is included with this sub-subseries. These DECUS records are arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737510 Annual report 1991


102737511 Conference and symposium material 1979; 1995-1999


102737512 Copy-N-Mail 1973-1980


102737514 DECUS membership records 1982-1984


102737515 DECUS Program Library and software catlog updates, forms, and correspondence 1974-1982; 1995


102737513 DECUS Program Library catalogs and software abstracts 1971-1992


102737532 DECUS Program Library microfiche 1978-1982


102737516 DECUSCOPE, DECUS Magazine, Moby Munger, and other DECUS periodicals 1979-1997


102737517 VAX 9000 performance review 1990


Promotional and sales material, Sub-subseries 2.2.4, 1971-2001

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of Litt's collected promotional material, press kits, sales and marketing guides, and technical summaries. Most of the material in this sub-subseries was published by DEC, though there are publications from Compaq and Hewlett-Packard and promotional material regarding Intel's DEC-related products—all published after DEC's mergers and acquisitions with these companies. There is also a small amount of material published by National Information Systems (NIS) and Tektronix. The majority of the material published by DEC in this sub-subseries promotes DECsystem-10, DECsystem-20, VAX 9000 systems, and products developed by DEC's Large Computer Group (LCG). Some of this material appears in the form of technical summaries. Also see “Sub-subseries 2.2.7, Manuals” for technical summaries that were previously filed with related manuals and kept in that arrangement. Of interest in this sub-subseries are promotional booklets relating to DEC's early history and achievements, one of which, titled Digital's Mill: 1847-1977 (1985), covers overlaps between DEC's history and the history of Maynard, Massachusetts. Lastly, this sub-subseries contains material used by DEC sales staff to market and sell products. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737518 1991 annual report 1991


102737519 Compaq, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard promotional material 1997-2001


102737520 Customer support guides, presentations, and holiday cards 1982; 1991; 1997


102737527 DECsystem-10 and DECsystem-20 technical summaries 1971-1981


102737521 Large Computer Group promotional material 1982-1983


102737522 National Information Systems (NIS) and Tektronix promotional material circa 1983


102749823 PDP-10 promotional posters 1984


102737523 Press kits 1981-1983


102737524 Printer, storage, ethernet, PDP-10, and other systems promotional material 1979-1984; 1992


102737525 Retrospective achievement booklets 1984-1985; 1992


102737526 Sales and marketing guides 1972; 1977-1982; 1995-1996


102737528 VAX 9000 and other VAX systems promotional material 1982-1992


KL10 records, Sub-subseries 2.2.5, 1971-1989

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries comprises a separate, but related donation (X3149.2005) made by Tim Litt and Hewlett-Packard a year after the larger DEC collection donated by Hewlett-Packard in 2004 (X2675.2004). Most of the material in this sub-subseries documents KL10-based computing systems. The KL10—also marketed as DECsystem-10—was one model of the PDP-10 mainframe computer family. One other PDP-10 model that is well-documented in this sub-subseries is the KS10. Types of material in this sub-subseries include program listings, manuals, engineering drawings, and microfiche. Also included in this sub-subseries are microfiche library manuals that instruct DEC employees on using the standards and policies of DEC microfiche libraries, particularly libraries relating to large computer hardware documentation like the majority of microfiche in this sub-subseries. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737551 2102 microfiche 1975-1982


102753041 DC20F, MF20, and DN20 field service documentation 1975-1981


102737540 DECsystem-10 and DECsystem-20 manuals 1978; 1982


102737541 DECsystem-10 promotional material 1974


102737542 DECsystem-1080/1090 system description 1977


102737554 Diagnostic listings microfiche 1976-1985


102748535 DX20-V100 magnetic tape subsystem micro-code program listings 1982


102737555 Hardware documentation microfiche 1975-1989


102737543 KL10 maintenance guide 1981


102737544 KL10 microcode for TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 1984


102737545 KL10 specifications, errors, and instruction sets 1974-1975


102753042 KL10-PV, MB20, and RH20 field service documentation 1974-1977


102753039 KL10-R, KL10-PW, and RP04/05/06 field service documentation 1976-1984


102753040 KS10 field service documentation 1977-1980


102737546 KS10 manuals 1978-1979


102737547 KS10 program listings 1979-1986


102737548 MBox storage controller unit description 1976


102753043 MG10, RH20, and MF20 field service documentation 1975-1980


102737556 Microfiche library manuals 1975-1979; 1987


102737553 Paul Marr collection of Large Computer Group (LCG) microfiche 1971-1988


102737549 RH10 and RH20 massbus controller development circa 1976


102737552 System 4097 microfiche 1976-1985


102748556 TOPS-10 monitor internals support 1979


102737550 TU45A magnetic tape subsystem maintenance manual 1976


TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 software performance reports, Sub-subseries 2.2.6, 1983-1990

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains software performance reports for various programs within the TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 operating systems. TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 were both DEC operating systems used on PDP-10 computers. Most of these reports address errors and possible diagnoses for specific software programs written for TOPS-10 and/or TOPS-20. The reports reflect feedback and service to clients of various organizations using TOPS-10 or TOPS-20 systems, as well as other DEC employees using these systems. Specific programs with significant amounts of documentation in this sub-subseries include instances of COBOL-74 and FORTRAN, with reports for these programs under both TOPS-10 and TOPS-20. A small number of the software performance reports address problems with software-related textual documents. In these cases, the reports are titled after the document title, such as a manual title or an edition of the DEC periodical, Software Dispatch. For the majority of this sub-subseries, folder titles are named for each letter of the alphabet, and within the folders, the reports are arranged alphabetically by each program name. The only exception to this system is with the folders that were previously arranged consecutively by versions of the TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 operating systems. This arrangement was preserved for those cases. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737559 A program names 1984-1989


102737560 B program names 1984-1990


102737561 C program names 1984-1990


102737562 D program names 1984-1989


102737563 E program names 1984-1988


102737564 F program names 1984-1989


102737565 G and H program names 1984-1989


102737566 I and K program names 1984-1989


102737567 L program names 1983-1989


102737568 M program names 1983-1988


102737569 N and O program names 1983-1989


102737570 P program names 1984-1988


102737571 Q and R program names 1983-1990


102737572 S program names 1984-1989


102737573 T program names 1984-1990


102737574 TOPS-10 software performance reports 1983-1990


102737575 TOPS-20 software performance reports 1984-1990


102737576 U, W, and X program names 1983-1990


Manuals, Sub-subseries 2.2.7, 1965-1998

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries comprises Litt's collection of manuals, published by DEC and other institutions. The majority of these manuals are published by DEC, but other publishers include American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T), Control Data Corporation (CDC), Hewlett-Packard, Tektronix, Xerox Corporation, IBM, and Intel. Many of the manuals in this sub-subseries relate to the PDP-10 product line, including manuals for DECsystem-10, DECsystem-20, TOPS-10, TOPS-20, KL10, and KS10. Also included is a significant amount of material for PDP-11 and VAX-based systems. Programming languages are also well-documented in this sub-subseries, including BLISS. Aside from manuals, this sub-subseries contains smaller amounts of educational material, training guides, maintenance manuals, sales guides, and technical summaries. These other types of material were previously filed with related manuals so this arrangement was preserved. For more of Litt's educational material, sales guides, and technical summaries, see “Sub-subseries 2.2.9, Course material” and “Sub-subseries 2.2.4, Promotional and sales material.” Many of the manuals in this sub-subseries are preliminary and/or incomplete drafts of manuals for internal distribution and development. Some of these partial manuals were compiled into “notebooks” (e.g., “TOPS-10 Software Notebooks”), which contained related user documentation from different manuals, collected together into a single notebook for a specific use. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102749014 Bell System technical reference manuals 1967-1978


102749023 BLISS, DECnet, TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and other manuals 1965-1986


102749013 DBMS-20, DECsystem-10, TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and other manuals 1974-1989


102748567 DEC-10, DEC peripheral, Systems Concepts, and other manuals 1968-1982


102748565 DECsystem-10, WPS, GIGI, ALL-IN-1, and other manuals 1972-1990


102748560 Educational material on hardware/software products and other manuals 1976-1998


102750644 Handbooks, maintenance guides and other manuals 1966-1984; 1994


102749022 KL10, KS10, and other manuals 1979-1985


102748566 PDP-10, TOPS-10, and DECsystem-10 manuals 1986-1989


102737607 PDP-11, DECsystem-10, DECsystem-20 and other manuals 1975-1985


102749012 PDP-11, RSX-11, SIM11, and other manuals 1976-1982


102750643 PDP-11, VAX and other manuals 1966-1982


102750642 PDP-11, VAX and other manuals 1969-1984


102750641 PDP-11, VAX and other manuals 1971-1982


102749020 PDP-11, VAX, VAXcluster, and other manuals and training guides 1979-1982


102749019 PDP-11, VAX-11, CAE 2000, and other manuals and educational materials 1979-1990


102749021 PDP-11, VAX-11/780, and other manuals 1975-1984


102749015 PDP-15, VAX, TOPS-10, TOPS-20, and other manuals 1973-1994


102748564 RSX-11, peripheral, and other manuals 1974-1984


102749018 TOPS-10, DEC 10/20, DECsystem-10, PDP-10, PDP-11, VAX-11, and other manuals 1965-1994


102749024 TOPS-10, TOPS-20, DECsystem-10, and other manuals 1972-1988


102748568 TOPS-10/TOPS-20 and other manuals 1968-1988


102749011 VAXELN and other manuals 1989-1997


102748561 VAXELN, DEC hardware and software, and other manuals 1974-1989


Periodicals, Sub-subseries 2.2.8, Bulk, 1980-1998 1973-2002

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of Litt's collected newsletters, magazines, catalogs, and price lists published periodically. Most of this material was published by DEC, but there is a small amount of periodicals published by other organizations. Most of the catalogs, price lists, and “product summaries” of this sub-subseries come from DEC's Large Computer Group (LCG). LCG also published its own magazines and newsletters, including the Large Computer Group Buy-Line and Large Systems News, also both in this sub-subseries. Another magazine with a significant amount of editions in this sub-subseries is Forefront, which was published by DEC and then by Compaq after the latter acquired DEC in 1998. Lastly, this sub-subseries contains microfiche collections of Software Dispatch, a periodical published by DEC's Software Maintenance Service and microfiche of three DEC newsletters: Small Buffer, Large Buffer, and The Buffer. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737578 DEC employee newsletters 1985-1995


102737579 DECsystem-10 price lists 1973-1976


102737536 DECsystem-10 software dispatch microfiche 1977-1991


102737580 DECsystem-20 price lists 1976-1978


102737537 DECsystem-20 software dispatch microfiche 1980-1989


102737581 DECWORLD 1985-1993


102737582 Digital review 1990-1991


102737583 Digital today 1990-1998


102737584 Forefront 1992-1998


102737585 Highlights 1984


102737586 Inform 1998-2001


102737587 InterOffice, Digital Leader, and Enterprise Journal 1986-1987; 1998


102737588 Large computer group buy-line 1981-1984


102737589 Large computer group product summary 1979-1986


102737591 Large systems news 1978-1986


102749607 Large systems news 1985-1986


102737590 Large systems price list 1977; 1980-1983


102737592 LCG applications update 1982-1983


102737593 LSI focus 1986-1987


102737594 Non-DEC periodicals 1994-2002


102737595 Sales update, options summary, and other catalogs and price lists 1980-1989; 1997


102737535 Small buffer, large buffer, and the buffer microfiche 1981-1988


102737596 WRL prospectus 87-88 1987-11-23


Course material, Sub-subseries 2.2.9, 1974-1986

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains Litt's collection of course outlines, student handouts, and seminar notes from his time at DEC. Most of this course material was published by DEC's Educational Services department, though material from other DEC departments and other institutions are also included. Most of the records in this sub-subseries relate to the TOPS-10 and TOPS-20 operating systems, which were developed for DECsystem-10 and DECsystem-20 computers, all of which fell under the PDP-10 family of mainframe computers. Other systems with educational documentation in this sub-subseries include the ANF-10 network protocol, a version of a program called Galaxy 4.1, UNIX, VMS 5.1, and the BLISS programming language. Also see “Sub-subseries 2.2.7, Manuals” for more instructional guides from DEC's Educational Services department, but without accompanying course outlines, notes, and/or student handouts. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737597 ANF-10 network protocol 1975; 1980-1983


102737598 BLISS programming language course material 1978


102737599 Communications and networks course outline and notes 1979-1981


102737600 DECsystem-10 administrator and monitor courses 1974-1978


102737602 Galaxy 4.1, UNIX, and VMS 5.1 course and seminar material 1980-1986


102737603 Large Computer Group (LCG) support team seminar material 1982-1983


102737601 Pre course material for DECsystem-20 sales training seminar : introduction to Ethernet circa 1982


102737604 TOPS-10 networks and monitor internals course material 1978-1986


102737605 TOPS-10 version 7.01 student handouts 1980


102737606 TOPS-20 monitor internals course material 1980


Walter Metz papers, Subseries 2.3, Bulk, 1980-1991 1962-1991

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains Walter C. Metz's papers from his engineering work in DEC's Advanced Semiconductor Development (ASD) Group. Metz's engineering titles at DEC included Principal engineer for semiconductor operations and also epitaxial/chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process engineer. The majority of the records in this series relate to Metz's work with epitaxial (epi) growth research in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) development. Metz, collaborating with Gregory J. Grula, invented at least two methods under this area of research and development titled "Method for Forming Trench Isolated Regions with Sidewall Doping" and "Method of Fabricating Trench Isolated Transistors with Sidewall Doping." Included in this series are correspondence, laboratory results and analyses, Metz's notebooks, patents, specifications, and articles related to this work in semiconductor development. Metz was also involved in a variety of partnerships between DEC and research entities, including North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Engineering Research Center (ERC); the SEMATECH Center of Excellence (SCOE) on Advanced Single Wafer Processing; a campus-based engineering center at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany; and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737275 Advanced Semiconductor Development (ASD) Group 1987-1990


102737310 Advantage Production Technology silicon surfaces cleaning 1987-1991


102737305 AMS 2000/2001 Silox reactors 1980-1986


102737312 Applied Materials 7700 and 7800 Reactor systems 1988-1990


102737308 Bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductors (Bi CMOS) 1984-1988


102737304 Bipolar low power Schottky layout design rules, MOS-TIPI, and Mosaic processes 1981


102737309 Course notes and material circa 1985


102737295 Epitaxial (epi) growth research in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) development 1962-1969; 1976-1984; 1991


102737306 EV5/CMOS5 and Genus G-1500 MeV Implanter equipment 1988-1990


102737313 Intellectual property research 1986; 1990


102737297 Laboratory notebooks 1984-1987


102737307 Laboratory testing and analyses results 1979-1990


102737296 Manufacturing and purchase specifications for semiconductor development 1986-1988


102737300 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) projects 1989-1990


102737291 Meetings notebooks 1981-1989


102737293 North Carolina State University (NCSU) Engineering Research Center (ERC) 1989-1991


102737303 Oxygen levels in silicon material, gettering, surface analysis, C-V profile, spreading resistance 1980-1983


102737314 Résumé by Walter C. Metz circa 1980


102737301 SEMATECH 1988-1991


102737299 Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) 1987-1991


102737292 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) 1988-1991


102737302 Semiconductor wafers 1976-1986


102737311 Silicon technology research 1968; 1978; 1989-1990


102737294 Trench isolation research and inventions in semiconductor development 1983-1990


102737298 University involvement and funding 1987


Chip Nylander PRISM and MIPS records, Subseries 2.4, 1976-1990

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is primarily made up of material related to the development of DEC's PRISM and MIPS reduced instruction set computing (RISC) processor architectures, collected and created by Charles (Chip) G. Nylander from 1976 to 1990. Nylander was a senior consulting engineer and the technical director for DEC's Software Development Technologies group, heading many software and systems architecture development projects. The bulk of material in this subseries is related to PRISM. Officially started in 1985, the PRISM project grew from other RISC projects at DEC, but was canceled by DEC management in 1988 as it neared completion. The next largest portion of this subseries is related to MIPS, a RISC architecture developed by MIPS Computer Systems and implemented by DEC with its DECstations following the end of PRISM. Material for both architectures includes documentation about project planning, development, languages, and calling standards. A smaller amount of material in this subseries is related to the early development of Alpha, which was based on PRISM, ULTRIX, the GEM compiler, and PRISM's MICA operating system. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739890 Alpha development 1986-1990


102739886 Floating point ECO proposal 1978


102739880 GEM compiler development 1984-1989


102739887 HYDRA system overview and specifications 1978


102739909 Long-range and strategic planning 1985-1990


102739879 MICA development 1987-1988


102739891 MicroVAX 1982-1985


102739876 MIPS calling standard development 1987-1989


102739873 MIPS languages 1988-1989


102739877 MIPS non-Software Development Technologies program 1989


102739878 MIPS PL/I research 1989


102739875 MIPS research and reference material 1984-1989


102739874 MIPS Software Development Technologies program planning 1988-1990


102739881 PRISM calling standard and condition handling 1985-1988


102739892 PRISM development 1985-1988


102739882 PRISM documentation reviews 1985-1986


102739883 PRISM languages 1985-1988


102739884 PRISM VAX compatibility working group records 1987


102739893 SRM comments and questions 1985


102739885 ULTRIX task force 1984-1987


102739888 VAX-11 structure definition language (SDL) 1981


102739889 X3J1 meeting reports 1976-1988


David Mitton DECnet records, Subseries 2.5, 1977-1990

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains material collected and created by DEC consulting software engineer David Mitton related to the planning and development of DECnet. Material dates from 1977 to 1990. DECnet, DEC's network protocol, was introduced in 1974 and made up its Digital Network Architecture (DNA). The material in this subseries includes records related to the planning and development of DEC's Personal Computing Systems Architecture (PCSA), including OS/2, Pathworks, MS-NET, and NETBIOS emulation; DECnet-DOS; the PCxx personal computer's network architecture and software; and DECnet for Rainbow computers. Included are memoranda, presentations, reports, product descriptions and requirements, sales data, and press. Also included are project management records that show plans, timelines, procedures, individual work plans, product resource reports, and meeting notes. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739717 DECnet-DOS logbooks 1983-1987


102739715 DECnet-Rainbow 1984-1987


102739716 Ethernet interfaces 1982-1988


102739721 IBM Competetive Strategy Woods Meeting notes and material 1986


102739722 PCxx Task Force meeting notes and presentations 1984-1985


102739718 Personal Computing Systems Architecture (PCSA) 1983-1990


102748301 Product descriptions and requirements 1985


102739720 Product sales data 1986-1988


102739723 Project management files 1985-1989


102739719 Promotional material and press 1985-1989


102739714 Starlet working design document 1977


102739713 VAX architecture standard 1980


Dick Best papers, Subseries 2.6, Bulk, 1959-1984 1951-2001

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of material collected by DEC chief engineer Richard (Dick) L. Best, who began working at DEC in 1959 when he was hired to work on the PDP-1 design. Material dates from 1951 to 2001, with the bulk from 1959 to 1984. Best's papers were acquired by the museum in two separate donations (X2675.2004 and X7042.2014), and this subseries is arranged into two sub-subseries, one for each donation. The majority of material in each sub-subseries is focused on specific aspects of Best's job, but there is overlap on subjects and types of material in each sub-subseries.


This subseries is arranged into two sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 2.6.1, Committee and product development records, 1959-1984, bulk 1951-1990
Sub-subseries 2.6.2, Module records, 1959-2001, bulk 1959-1973

Committee and product development records, Sub-subseries 2.6.1, Bulk, 1959-1984 1951-1990

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries comprises material related to various engineering committees and the research and development of products and technologies, plus some administrative material. Material dates from 1951 to 1990, with the bulk from 1959 to 1984. As chief engineer, Best served on many committees, including the Design Review Committee, Engineering Committee, Library Committee, and Engineering Review Board. Material related to these and other committees includes meeting minutes, notes, product proposals and reviews, and evaluations of engineers for job title reclassification. The Design Review Committee and Engineering Committee have the most material. There is a large amount of records on the research and development of different products and technologies, such as memory systems, computer systems, wiring, video terminals, circuits, and modules. Records on the research and development of modules is one area where the two sub-subseries overlap. While the focus of sub-subseries 2.6.2 is on modules, this sub-subseries does contain a small amount of material on the subject. Also included here is a large amount of promotional material and product specifications from other companies, plus correspondence between DEC and those companies and its clients, and reports of trips DEC personnel took to visit other companies with the purpose of learning more about their products. There is also material on internal and industry standards; field service records; manufacturing, sales, and pricing information; and memos from Ken Olsen from 1959 to 1983 that document the development of a variety of DEC technologies and the growth of DEC as a company. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102760957 A-D conversion research and development 1959-1978


102760981 Administrative material 1964-1986


102760966 CAD systems research and development 1980-1981


102760951 CBEMA/SPMC 1973-1979


102760958 Circuit board research and development 1965-1969


102760979 Customer correspondence 1959-1973


102760947 Design Review Committee records 1967-1978


102760974 ECMA 1977-1978


102760944 Engineering Committee meeting minutes and memoranda 1967-1983


102760971 Engineering Product Library System (EPLS) 1976-1984


102760949 Engineering Review Board records 1969-1982


102760941 Engineering Services Committee meeting minutes 1969-1970


102760978 Environmental testing 1968; 1981


102760977 External technical reports 1969-1985


102760940 Field service reports and records 1964-1976


102760906 Flip-Chip test specifications 1964-1968


102760960 Gold research and development 1965-1968; 1979


102760983 Information about other companies circa 1964-1971; 1981


102760954 Integrated circuit research and development 1967-1976


102760965 Jupiter and Venus development 1982


102760948 Library Committee and DEC Corporate Library records 1971-1983


102760946 LSI Committee records 1971-1985


102749992 Manuals and reference cards 1962-1984


102760970 Manufacturing records 1966-1978


102760956 Memory research and development 1964-1978


102749994 Memos from Ken Olsen 1959-1983


102755943 Microfilm cartridges 1967-1973


102760952 Module research and development 1961-1983


102760933 Other internal engineering newsletters and periodicals 1967-1987


102760972 Parts 1969-1981


102760950 Patents and trademarks 1963-1974; 1982-1983


102760962 PDP systems development 1964-1972


102760973 PEPR development 1962-1965


102760955 Power supply research and development 1966-1977; 1989-1990


102760980 PREDIC 1984-04-25


102760976 Pricing 1969-1970


102760963 Printer research and development 1967-1969; 1986


102749996 Project plans and development 1966-1989


102760967 Sales notebook 1962-1968


102760969 Small Systems Product Steering Group records 1978-1979


102760942 Standards, policies, and procedures 1962-1984


102760964 Strates research and development 1965-1969


102760945 Surplus Committee records 1967


102760975 Teletypes 1964-1971


102760968 Trip reports 1965-1972


102760939 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) status and safety-certified products 1974-1978; 1982


102749990 Video terminal development 1971-1983


102749991 Whirlwind project records 1951-1952; 1966


102760959 Wire and cable research and development 1966-1970; 1985


102749998 Works Committee records 1964-1967


Module records, Sub-subseries 2.6.2, Bulk, 1959-1973 1959-2001

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is almost entirely made up of material related to the research and development of modules at DEC. Records date from 1959 to 2001, with the bulk from 1959 to 1973. Best was in charge of module design at DEC. Just under half of this sub-subseries consists of schematics for DEC modules, including Flip-Chips, VHF modules, and the G, H, K, M, and W series. There is also a large number of module bulletins, module descriptions, module lists, option designation lists, and option/module lists. Additionally, there are photographs, standards, specifications, catalogs, price lists, and sales material related to modules. This sub-subseries does contain some material not directly related to the research and development of modules, including a large number of issues of Engineering Newsletter from 1963 to 1992, a small number of issues of DEC Engineering Note from 1969 to 1976, material on the development of the EV7 Alpha microprocessor, and architectural drawings for DEC's facilities at the Maynard Mill in Maynard, Massachusetts. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102760905 DEC Engineering Note 1969-1976


102760890 Engineering Newsletter 1963-1992


102760909 Engineering Newsletter index 1972-07-13


102760893 Engineering Newsletter memos 1964; 1975


102760936 Ephemera undated


102760903 EV7 development 1993-2001


102760900 Flip-Chip module schematics notebooks 1964-1979


102760898 G series modules large schematics 1967-1971


102760895 H series modules large schematics 1971-1977


102760896 K series modules large schematics 1970-1972


102760897 M series modules large schematics 1969-1971


102760902 Mill facility design drawings circa 1985; 1989


102760907 Module bulletins 1965-1967


102760899 Module descriptions 1959-1969


102760892 Module lists 1970; 1973


102760901 Module schematics notebooks 1959-1970


102760891 Option designation lists 1963-1973


102760908 Option/module lists 1973-1975


102760938 Robinson Nugent short-form catalog 2001


102760935 VHF module development 1962-1963


102760894 W series modules large schematics 1967-1972


Don White papers, Subseries 2.7, 1960-1987

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material created and collected by DEC engineer Don White from 1960 to 1987. White worked at DEC from 1960 to 1989, where he developed PDP-8 logic modules based off of DEC's Flip-Chip module series, led the team that developed the PDP-8's OMNIBUS assembly, and was responsible for the design of the PDP-8/L computer. About half of this series is made up of PDP-8 schematics, including those for the M-series of integrated circuits, R-series Flip-Chip modules, and analog memory design. Also included is an R-series terminal loading chart and memoranda and correspondence related to various DEC engineering procedures and projects, including the development of the PDP-8 and its modules. White also collected material related to modules for the LSI-11 microcomputer. Of particular interest are White's engineering notebooks from 1960 to 1980 and material related to some of his patents. This series also includes a set of wiring diagrams for the Teletype Model 33, which was the teleprinter that came with the PDP-8. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750825 Circuits course 1964-1966


102750646 Engineering notebooks 1960-1980


102750648 LSI-II records 1979-1982


102750649 Memoranda and correspondence 1963-1982


102750637 Patents 1972-1987


102750650 PDP-8 schematics 1964-1971


102750645 R-series Flip-Chip modules terminal loading chart 1965


102750647 Teletype Model 33 wiring diagrams 1970


David Morgan microprocessor records, Subseries 2.8, 1984-1999

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material collected by David K. Morgan related to the development of DEC microprocessors from 1984 to 1999, with the majority of material concentrated on VAX, Alpha, and StrongARM microprocessors. Morgan was a DEC engineer and engineering project manager, with several engineering patents under his name. This subseries includes plans, reports, drawings, and specifications for the VAX microprocessors CVAX, Rigel, NVAX, and XMX; the Alpha microprocessors 21064 (EV4), EV45, 21164 (EV5), and 21264 (EV6); and the StrongARM microprocessors SA-110, SA-1100, and SA-1500. Also included are patents and patent applications by Morgan and the third volume of the DEC Semiconductor Engineering Group's Chip Portfolio (1988-1989), which consists of descriptions and color photographs of chips. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739862 Alpha microprocessors 1989-1999


102739866 DEC periodicals 1992; 1995


102739869 Dragon video system hardware specification 1985


102739867 Patents 1987-1988


102739870 Presentations 1990; 1995


102739865 Semiconductor Engineering Group chip portfolio circa 1990


102739871 StrongARM microprocessors 1994-1997


102739868 Tree operations undated


102739872 VAX microprocessors 1984-1991


Dileep Bhandarkar papers, Subseries 2.9, 1977-1989

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of Dileep P. Bhandarkar's presentation material, notebooks, and some correspondence related to his work managing DEC systems and their architectures. The largest portion of this subseries relates to PRISM architecture (Parallel Reduced Instruction Set Machine). Other systems and design strategies that are documented in these records include VAX-11, PDP-11, reduced instruction set computing (RISC), and large scale integration (LSI). The only job title listed in these records for Bhandarkar is technical director of Mid Range Systems. In other DEC documentation Bhandarkar is described as a principal engineer in the VAX-11/PDP-11 Systems architecture department and as leading the technical direction and product strategy of Alpha Personal Systems, Alpha and VAX Servers, and High Performance Computing. Bhandarkar also worked as Architecture Manager for MicroVAX, Chief Architect for VAX Vector Processing, Technical Director for Base Platforms, and co-architect on the PRISM RISC architecture on which Alpha is based. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739541 Changes to PRISM architecture 1986-11


102739540 General effects of Large Scale Integration (LSI) on the computer industry circa 1985


102739542 MITRE presentation on reduced instruction set computing (RISC) circa 1989


102739534 Notes on product development, VAX-11 architecture, and PDP-11 architecture 1977-1979


102739533 PRISM architecture 1988-04


Product managers' papers, Series 3, 1966-1997

Series Scope and Content

This series contains the papers of DEC employees who were in charge of managing a specific product line or “group” within DEC's corporate structure. In 1964, DEC reorganized into a business unit-oriented structure. After this restructuring, each business unit had a manager, which DEC initially titled “product line managers.” Subsequently, product line managers became “group managers” under DEC nomenclature. Many of the DEC managers grouped within this series had “product line manager” or “group manager” in their titles at some point in their careers. Some of the people grouped under this series did not have these terms in their job titles, but were generally in charge of managing product development for specific product lines. Also, many of the collections under this series cover multiple stages of each person's career. The decisions to group these subseries under “Project manager personal papers” were based on the work that the majority of the records in each subseries reflect. DEC's Alpha-based systems have the most documentation in this series, covering its early development in the late 1980s to its release in 1992. Most of the people grouped in this series managed the Alpha product line at different points in their careers, especially Supnik, Conklin, and Avery. The earlier-developed VAX architecture and VAX-based systems are also well represented in this series. The Peter Conklin and Bill Demmer papers in this series contain early documentation of VAX's beginnings, including systems migration instructions for DEC's existing PDP-11 customers to migrate to the VAX-based systems when they were first released.


This series is arranged into eight subseries:
Subseries 3.1, Bob Supnik Alpha papers, 1980-1993
Subseries 3.2, Bill Demmer papers, 1985-1995
Subseries 3.3, Peter Conklin papers, 1966-1995, bulk 1975-1994
Subseries 3.4, Al Avery papers, 1978-1994
Subseries 3.5, Roger Cady papers, 1974-1983
Subseries 3.6, Bev Schultz OpenVMS papers, 1979-1994, bulk 1991-1994
Subseries 3.7, Lou Philippon papers, 1967-1997, bulk 1981-1995
Subseries 3.8, Eli Glazer memoranda, 1978-1983

Bob Supnik Alpha papers, Subseries 3.1, 1980-1993

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material collected and created by Robert (Bob) M. Supnik from 1980 to 1993 that is related to the development of DEC's Alpha RISC architecture and line of microprocessors, the Rigel and V-11 microprocessor chip sets for VAX, and the VAX 9000 family of supercomputers and mainframe computers. Supnik held a number of positions during his time at DEC, including senior corporate consulting engineer, engineering program manager for Alpha, technical director for the Alpha and VAX Systems Group, group manager for microprocessor development and semiconductor engineering, laboratory manager, vice president of technology and architecture in the Computer Systems Division, and vice president of corporate research and advanced development in the Corporate Strategy and Technology Group. The majority of material in this subseries is related to the Alpha program that Supnik led, including quarterly reports, memos, project plans, design drawings, and presentations that document the development of Alpha from concept to product from 1989 to 1993. A small portion of the material in this subseries is related to VAX-9000 and the development of the VAX microprocessors Rigel and V-11. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739746 Alpha development files, 1989-1990 1989-1990


102739751 Alpha development files, 1991 1991


102739752 Alpha development files, 1992 1992


102739753 Alpha development files, 1993 1993


102739745 Alpha Quarterly Review 1990-1993


102739756 Rigel development files 1982-1989


102739755 V-11 (Project Scorpio) development files 1980-1989


102739754 VAX 9000 (Project Aquarius) development files 1984-1991


Bill Demmer papers, Subseries 3.2, 1985-1995

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of material collected and created by William (Bill) R. Demmer from 1985 to 1995. Originally an engineer who helped build VAX, Demmer served as the vice president of both the Mid-Range Systems Business Group and the VAX/VMS Systems and Servers Group, and was in charge of Alpha product development. The material in this subseries touches on many facets of the units Demmer helmed and his responsibilities as vice president. The majority of material is made up of correspondence to and from Demmer from 1993 to 1995 that is related to various business and personnel issues, with attached presentations, reports, articles, and other documents. There is also a large amount of material related to the planning, development, and licensing of Alpha, plus records from the Alpha Task Force Demmer created to look at sales and marketing strategies. Also included are long-range plans for the Mid-Range Systems Business Group and VAX/VMS Systems and Servers Product Creation Unit, plus business and development plans for CALYPSO/CVAX and CALYPSO/RIGEL. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739708 Alpha licensing and trademark 1991-1992


102739706 Alpha planning records 1991-1992


102739709 Alpha Task Force records 1991


102739707 CALPYSO plans 1986-1988


102748169 Correspondence 1993 1993


102739711 Correspondence 1994 1994


102739712 Correspondence 1995 1995


102739704 Emerald Phase 0 plans 1986


102739703 Mid-Range Systems Product Business Unit long-range plans 1988-1989


102739705 VAX product strategy videotape 1985


102739702 VAX/VMS Systems and Servers Product Creation Unit long-range plans 1991


Peter Conklin papers, Subseries 3.3, Bulk, 1975-1994 1966-1995

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains records collected and partially created by Peter F. Conklin during his roles at DEC as Director of Alpha Product Development, Software Director of the Advanced Systems Group, and, lastly, Director of Systems Development in the Engineering Excellence Program Office. A large portion of this subseries covers the early development and architecture of VAX and VAX-based computers. Included in the VAX documentation are systems migration instructions for existing PDP-11 DEC customers to migrate to VAX-based systems, VAX glossaries, early VAX architecture development, strategic review meeting documents for EVAX, VAX-11/780 promotional material, and multiple editions of the VAXnews newsletter. Other DEC products covered in this subseries include Alpha, DECsystem-10, and OpenVMS. A major theme that appears throughout this subseries is management strategies – especially strategies that reflect Conklin's methods in managing Alpha product development at DEC. Also emphasized in these records are partnerships and collaborations between DEC and other companies, including Olivetti, Cerner Corporation, IBM, and Mitsubishi. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737320 Advanced minicomputer designed by team evaluation of hardware/software tradeoffs 1978


102737342 Alpha development and product strategy 1990-1993


102737337 ASCII and standardized character sets 1978-1984


102737329 Command language development and research 1971-1981


102737316 Company identity manual 1989-1990


102737334 Computing trends 1990-1991


102737324 CSO Business Council 1991


102737325 Customer advisory boards and steering committees 1981; 1991


102755945 DEC standards 1979-1983


102737347 DEC standards and specifications 1981


102737339 DEC trivia and general management trends 1983-1994


102737328 DEC's UNIX strategy and UNIX versus VMS 1979-1981; 1991-1992


102737332 DECsystem-10 development 1971-1973


102737330 Engineering operations and strategies 1982; 1993-1994


102737341 Implementation language development 1973-1978


102737318 Management activities and strategies 1976; 1988-1995


102737331 Management of Technology for Global Integration (MTGI) 1990-1991


102737345 Olivetti-DEC partnerships 1992-1994


102737343 OpenVMS product development 1993-1995


102737317 Partnerships and clients 1991-1995


102737348 Peter Conklin microform collection 1972-1985


102737327 Peter Conklin notebooks 1975; 1994


102737319 Presentation slides and graphics 1983-1995


102737315 Product asset management reference set 1994-05


102737323 Product strategy and business plans 1981-1985; 1994-1995


102737340 Reuters RDB Project 1992-1993


102737336 Security and encryption policies and strategies 1974-1991


102737338 Software development 1969-1983; 1994


102737333 Software finances and revenue 1994-1995


102737321 Standards and glossaries 1966-1971; 1976-1981; 1990


102737322 Synergy Associates 1990-1991


102737335 Technical diagrams and drawings circa 1988


102737326 VAX architecture and development 1975-1989


102737344 VMS-21 development 1991


Al Avery papers, Subseries 3.4, 1978-1994

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains papers collected by Albert (Al) Avery from 1978 to 1994 related to a variety of roles he worked in at DEC, including in the Alpha Systems Technical Office working with Alpha AXP Systems, in software integration with the Advanced Systems Group, as a product manager in High Performance Systems, and in Engineering Processes and Systems. A large amount of material in this subseries is focused on efforts to develop better internal processes within the engineering departments and between engineering and DEC's market-focused business units. This material dates from 1989 to 1994, when DEC's business was floundering and management was looking for ways to improve the company's standing with customers and within the computer industry. Included are project presentations by the consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton, internal process documents, revenue analyses, and interviews with customers and DEC employees to gauge satisfaction with the company. This subseries also includes material related to specific systems and technologies, such as Alpha AXP and VAXclusters, DEC's Stratton conference proceedings, and Avery's engineering notebooks. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739517 Achieving Excellence in Engineering initiative 1993-1994


102739524 Administrative material 1981-1982; 1993


102739519 Alpha AXP systems 1990-1993


102739522 Customer satisfaction planning 1990-1994


102739525 Departmental computing system proposal for General Electric 1986


102739513 Notebooks 1991-1992


102739523 Revenue analyses 1978-1981


102739521 Strategic and process planning 1989-1993


102739527 Stratton proceedings 1980-1981


102739528 VAX 8974 sample configuration control document 1987


102739518 VAXcluster and Extended VAX (EVAX) planning 1987-1989


Roger Cady papers, Subseries 3.5, 1974-1983

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries comprises Roger C. Cady's correspondence and administrative records from his work at DEC from 1974 to 1983. During these years Cady worked as a manager for three different product groups at DEC: first as product line manager for the Telephone Industry Products Group; then in multiple management roles under Commercial Systems Marketing groups; and finally as group manager and vice president of the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Control (MDC) Product Group. Of particular interest in this subseries are notes and outlines of Cady's presentations given to clients, sales symposia, and conferences relating to his work in the MDC group – including talks given for a visit by Philip Morris representatives to DEC, a Montgomery securities seminar, and a White House meeting of the U.S. Council for World Communications Year (1983).


This subseries is arranged into two sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 3.5.1, Correspondence, 1974-1983
Sub-subseries 3.5.2, Manufacturing, Distribution, and Control Product Group records, 1980-1983

Correspondence, Sub-subseries 3.5.1, 1974-1983

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains Cady's letters, memoranda, and handwritten messages primarily internal to DEC. From 1974 to 1977, most of Cady's correspondence occurred within DEC's TELCO Product Line when Cady worked as product line manager for DEC's Telephone Industry Products Group. During the following years, from 1978 to 1980, the bulk of Cady's correspondence was under DEC's Commercial Marketing department – including related units called Commercial Systems Marketing and Commercial Systems Group. During these years Cady first worked as group manager for Commercial Systems Marketing and then as director of marketing. The remaining years of Cady's correspondence relate to the management of DEC's MDC product group. For many of his files, Cady kept an “index to correspondence,” included at the beginning of each month's file, which lists the subjects, dates, and participants for each month's correspondence. A large portion of these files only contain correspondence that Cady authored to others; however, for letters and memoranda authored during Cady's work under MDC, correspondence sent to Cady by others was also filed. Correspondence from parts of 1977-1978 and 1980-1983 were not included with this donation. Lastly, Cady kept a file titled “external correspondence,” containing letters between Cady and non-DEC employees, but which were still primarily work-related. This sub-subseries is arranged chronologically.

102739491 1974, Jan-Mar 1974-01-03-1974-03-29


102739498 1974, Apr-June 1974-04-02-1974-06-30


102739499 1974, July-Sept 1974-07-03-1974-09-19


102739500 1974, Oct-Dec 1974-10-02-1974-12-31


102739501 1975, Jan-Mar 1975-01-02-1975-03-20


102739502 1975, Apr-June 1975-04-09-1975-06-27


102739503 1975, July-Sept 1975-07-08-1975-09-25


102739504 1975, Oct-Dec 1975-10-07-1975-12-31


102739505 1976, Jan-Mar 1976-01-06-1976-03-30


102739506 1976, Apr-June 1976-04-05-1976-06-29


102739507 1976, July-Sept 1976-07-02-1976-09-29


102739508 1976, Oct-Dec 1976-10-05-1976-12-21


102739509 1977, Jan-Mar 1977-01-10-1977-03-31


102739510 1977, Apr-June 1977-04-01-1977-05-31


102739511 1978, July-Dec 1978-07-11-1978-12-29


102739512 1979, Jan-June 1979-01-01-1979-06-29


102739514 1979, July-Dec 1979-07-02-1979-12-27


102739515 1980, Jan-July 1980-01-04-1980-07-09


102739516 1981, Mar-Dec 1981-03-17-1981-12-31


102739530 External correspondence 1981-03-23-1983-11-10


102739520 1982, Jan-June 1982-01-04-1982-06-30


102739526 1982, July-Dec 1982-07-01-1982-12-29


102739529 1983, Jan-June 1983-01-05-1983-06-28


Manufacturing, Distribution, and Control Product Group records, Sub-subseries 3.5.2, 1980-1983

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of material collected and created by Cady when he worked as vice president and group manager of DEC's MDC product group from 1980 to 1983. Most of the material in this sub-subseries concerns the planning and management of this group's operations and products, which were marketed toward DEC's clients with manufacturing activities to improve manufacturing automation and productivity. One of MDC's product lines that is well-documented in this sub-subseries is the Unified Plant Management (UPM) line. To quote a letter to DEC sales representatives: “UPM recognizes and provides short-term solutions to issues such as cost control and productivity improvement and, at the same time, allows for long-term planning and reduces investment risks.” This sub-subseries includes records from MDC's Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) meetings, which was formed to define the department's accounts and strategies. Also included are notes and outlines of Cady's speeches given to clients, sales symposia, and conferences relating to his work in the MDC group. MDC organizational charts and financial and performance reviews for this product group are also in this sub-subseries. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102737608 Financial overviews and departmental performance reviews 1981-1983


102737609 Joint Manufacturing, Distribution, and Control (MDC) / Computer Special Systems (CSS) agreements 1981-1983


102737610 Long range plan (LRP) meetings 1980-1983


102726316 Manufacturing, Distribution, and Control (MDC) Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC) meetings 1981-1982


102737611 Manufacturing, Distribution, and Control (MDC) Product Group organizational charts 1982


102737612 Operational plans 1980-1982


102737613 Product strategy plans 1981-1982


102737614 Speech and presentation notes 1980-1983


102737615 Unified plant management (UPM) products 1982-1983


Bev Schultz OpenVMS papers, Subseries 3.6, Bulk, 1991-1994 1979-1994

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material collected and created by Beverly (Bev) J. Schultz from 1979 to 1994, with the bulk of material from 1991 to 1994 when she was the group manager for the OpenVMS Alpha Engineering Group (1992 to 1994) and Office and Teamware Engineering (1990 to 1992). The majority of material is related to the development of OpenVMS for Alpha AXP systems. Material mainly includes presentations, reports, handwritten notes, and memoranda focused on strategic planning for engineering departments and OpenVMS and other operating systems, including UNIX. There is a small amount of material related to Office and Teamware Engineering. An interesting aspect of this subseries is material related to the Synergistic Technologies Team, which focused on creating a cross-OS engineering group and the interoperability and migration between DEC's multiple operating systems. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739562 Alpha VMS Team and OpenVMS AXP development 1991-1994


102739546 Apple technology exchange 1993


102739549 Bundled and unbundled VMS products 1991-1993


102739551 Client/server personal computing 1992


102739553 Clusters 1991-1993


102739564 Course material 1982-1983


102739552 DECwindows 1993


102739550 Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (DECUS) 1984; 1993-1994


102739545 Expertise centers 1991-1993


102739565 Manuals and guides 1982-1993


102739566 MIT Media Laboratory Interface Agents Symposium 1992


102739558 Office and Teamware Engineering records 1991-1992


102739554 OpenVMS AXP operating system 64-bit project report 1994


102739557 OpenVMS AXP source code licensing 1992-1993


102739560 Operating system interoperability and migration 1993-1994


102739556 Patent program 1992


102739559 Product and software studies 1992-1994


102739555 Quality reviews and metrics 1992-1993


102739567 Schultz biography 1994


102739563 Strategic planning 1989-1994


102739561 UNIX Software Group records 1994


102739548 VMS history 1980-1981; 1987-1993


102739547 Woods meetings 1979; 1987-1988; 1994


Lou Philippon papers, Subseries 3.7, Bulk, 1981-1995 1967-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains records relating to Lucien (Lou) R. Philippon's various roles in product management and development at DEC. Some of Philippon's job titles and areas of work at DEC include VAX-11/730 systems product manager, working in the Entry Systems Business (ESB) Product Management group, and managing the development of DEC's MicroVAX and Alpha systems. In this subseries, the system with the largest amount of documentation is the DEC Alpha. Much of this material refers to the earlier-named “Alpha AXP,” which later became known as just Alpha. Alpha-related material includes project strategy presentation material, descriptions and pricing of Alpha systems, status reports, and Alpha nomenclature proposals. Other systems represented in this subseries include DEC's VAX family (including MicroVAX and MicroVAX II), UNIX-based systems, Windows NT, Sable, and NetWare. This subseries also contains promotional material, catalogs, administrative records, sales and marketing guides, business plans, manuals, performance reports for various DEC products, press kits, documents relating to product pricing, reports from customer feedback studies and forums, and a small amount of material from DECUS and DECUS Canada. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102739728 Administrative records 1981-1996


102739733 Alpha systems development 1991-1994


102739729 Automated Drafting System (ADS) 1967-1971


102739724 Business and marketing plans 1979-1995


102739742 Customer feedback forums and studies 1994


102739750 DEC event programs and course material 1985


102739748 Digital ASEAN Link (DiAL) 1997


102739744 Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (DECUS) 1984-1996


102739726 Enterprise Information Delivery Environment Architecture (E-IDEA) 1990


102739747 Micro Systems Development (MSD) 1984-1985


102739732 NetWare 1993


102739734 Performance reports 1989-1996


102739731 Policy manuals and reference guides 1985-1993


102739738 Press coverage regarding Alpha servers, Open Software Foundation, and other announcements 1988-1995


102739737 Press kits for Alpha and electronic mail systems 1994-1995


102739727 Product development 1985-1996


102739740 Product pricing 1983-1987; 1991-1994


102739743 Product shipments and exports 1979; 1986; 1993


102739735 Promotional material and catalogs 1985-1994


102739725 Sable System 1993-1994


102739741 Sales and maketing guides 1983; 1992-1996


102739730 Systems manuals and reference guides 1984-1992


102739736 UNIX systems development 1993-1996


102739739 VAX systems development 1981-1987; 1993


102739749 Windows NT 1993-1995


Eli Glazer memoranda, Subseries 3.8, 1978-1983

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of memoranda sent to and from Eli Glazer from 1978 to 1983. Glazer worked at DEC from 1971 to 1986. He was the product manager in charge of planning operations for Computer Systems Development and, later, Corporate Product Management. The content of both the incoming and outgoing memoranda is related to product strategic planning, including the development of planning and product management processes, and the gathering of information for the creation of product portfolios and engineering strategic plans. Also included are planning guidelines, phase management and review process plans, product development meeting minutes, product schedules and pricing, and material related to the Strategy Planning Unit. Glazer was also the executive director of DECUS and there is quite a bit of material related to DECUS symposia planning. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750788 Incoming memoranda 1980-1983


102750789 Outgoing memoranda 1978-1982


Sam Fuller corporate research records, Series 4, 1976-1997

Series Scope and Content

This series is made up of material collected and created by Samuel (Sam) H. Fuller from 1976 to 1997. Fuller worked in Central Engineering at DEC from 1978 to 1998, initially creating the VAX Architecture Group and later running all of DEC's research groups. He was the senior group manager of Systems Architecture and Technology from 1982 to 1983, vice president of Corporate Research and Architecture (CRA) from 1983 to 1996, and chief scientist and vice president of Corporate Technology Strategy and Services (CTSS) from 1996 to 1998. As the head of corporate research, Fuller led DEC's research strategy and managed the company's research laboratories, the External Research Program, and all its internal research groups. The first three subseries in this series represent specific DEC departments and groups, and they are arranged hierarchically according to DEC's organizational structure: Central Engineering (subseries 4.1) is a top-level DEC department, with CTSS (subseries 4.2) nested under it, and CRA (subseries 4.3) nested under CTSS (CRA was directly under Central Engineering for many years, but was moved under the newly created CTSS in 1994).


This series is arranged into nine subseries:
Subseries 4.1, Central Engineering planning, projects, and research, 1978-1997
Subseries 4.2, Advanced Technology Group / Corporate Technology Strategy and Services records, 1993-1997
Subseries 4.3, Corporate Research and Architecture records, 1976-1997, bulk 1982-1997
Subseries 4.4, Other working groups, programs, and consortia, 1979-1997
Subseries 4.5, Presentations, 1977-1997
Subseries 4.6, External consultants, 1983-1995
Subseries 4.7, Customers and collaborators, 1983-1997
Subseries 4.8, Competitors, 1978-1996
Subseries 4.9, Correspondence, 1988-1997

Central Engineering planning, projects, and research, Subseries 4.1, 1978-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries consists of material related to DEC's Central Engineering department, dating from 1978 to 1997. Central Engineering was the umbrella department for the groups Fuller managed. Material includes long-range plans for Central Engineering and other Engineering groups, including the Product Business Unit, Product Creation Unit, and Systems Business Unit; product strategy plans; assumptions reports; minutes and presentations from Engineering staff meetings; research into various technology topics, including personal computers, advanced television, networks, the internet, and parallel processing; and project development records, including proposals and reports on Alpha, PRISM, VAX, workstations, and UNIX/ULTRIX. Of note in this series is material related to Central Engineering's 1993 reorganization, including meeting minutes, correspondence, and presentations from Engineering Vice President Bill Strecker and his staff. This series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750627 Achieving Engineering Excellence reports 1993


102750600 Advanced television research and development 1989-1996


102750622 ALL-IN-1 development 1989


102750563 Alpha development 1989-1996


102750564 Arachne development 1994-1995


102750619 Assumptions reports 1988-1994


102750626 Chairman's Award for Technical Excellence records 1996-1997


102750567 Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS) 1989


102750629 Corporate strategy 1991-1993


102750610 Corporate strategy briefings 1995-1996


102750630 CPU strategy 1988


102750566 Databus research and development 1984-1986


102750574 Display technology research 1993-04


102750569 Distributed systems development 1989-1990


102750625 ECL study 1990


102750612 Engineering beige book 1989-11


102750611 Engineering commitments/POR reports 1993


102750617 Engineering long-range plans and Product Creation Unit plans for FY92 1991


102750616 Engineering long-range plans for FY90 1989


102750571 Fiber optics research 1984; 1992


102750633 High-end market analysis 1989


102750631 Industry strategy 1985-1993


102750575 LISP development 1984-1989


102750576 Mail systems development 1991


102750577 Manufacturing research 1991


102750570 Massively parallel processor research and development 1987-1993


102750579 Microprocessor development 1991-1994


102750580 Mobile computing development 1992-1994


102750591 MS-DOS research undated


102750581 Multi-chip module development 1992


102750601 Multiprocessor research 1978; 1990


102750583 National Research and Education Network participation 1991-1992


102750582 Networks and internet research and strategy 1985-1997


102750584 Neural network research and development 1989-1991


102750585 NT strategy 1996


102750586 Object technology research and development 1995


102750587 Online transfer processing development 1986-1989


102750602 Parallel processing research 1986-1991


102750588 Personal computer research and development 1981-1995


102750589 PRISM, Titan, and RISC research and development 1984-1990


102750623 Processor and I/O performance data and slides 1990-05-31


102750609 Product Business Units long-range plans 1987-12-11


102750621 Product Creation Unit strategies and key product update 1991-11


102750628 Product strategy 1983-1992


102750590 Semiconductor research 1985-1989


102750620 Senior management Woods Meeting 1992


102750568 SIGGRAPH '89 1989


102750592 Speech recognition technology research and development 1989


102750632 Staff meetings and presentations 1993-1994


102750593 Standards research and development 1985-1988


102750594 STARS program 1991


102750613 Summary report : engineering plan of record 1993


102750595 Supercomputer research and development 1984-1991


102750597 Superconductor research 1987-1988


102750598 Systems benchmarking 1990


102750618 Systems Business Unit (SBU) product/engineering plans for FY95 1994


102750634 Systems Task Force 1988


102750615 Technology Strategy Council (TSC) Woods Meeting presentations 1988-1989


102750614 Technology Strategy Group (TSG) product strategy overview 1995


102750599 Technology transfer research and development 1988-1994


102750596 TurboLaser development 1996-04-10


102750624 U.S. engineering space building profiles 1994


102750603 UNIX and ULTRIX strategy and development 1979-1991


102750565 VAX development 1984-1990


102750604 Vesta development 1991-04


102750573 Video and image technology research 1989


102750605 VLIW development 1989-1990


102750606 Wireless technology research 1991


102750607 Workstation development 1986-1990


102750578 X Windows development 1986-1989


102750608 Year 2000 preparation 1996-1997


Advanced Technology Group / Corporate Technology Strategy and Services records, Subseries 4.2, 1993-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains material related to a DEC engineering group known at different times as the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and Corporate Technology Strategy and Services (CTSS). Material dates from 1993 to 1997. ATG was formed as a group under Central Engineering in 1994, headed by Vice President and Chief Technical Officer Bill Strecker. Fuller's Corporate Research and Architecture group (CRA) was placed under ATG at this time. In 1996, Fuller became the head of ATG and the name was changed to CTSS. The group's main focus was to lead the development of DEC's corporate technical strategy, seek out and promote the development of innovative technologies, provide technical services to the company, and encourage the development of DEC's technical staff. These records focus on the various groups within ATG/CTSS, including the Corporate Standards Group (CSG), External Technology Group (ETG), Internet Business Working Group (IBWG), Mobile Software Business (MSB), Technical Competency Development Group (TCDG), Technology Strategy Group (TSG), and Video and Interactive Information Services (VIIS). Also included is material that documents the development of ATG/CTSS, including staff meeting minutes, department overviews, hiring plans, business plans, project proposals, budgets, licenses and agreements, and organizational charts. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750373 Corporate Research and Architecture collaborations with other groups 1993-1994


102750374 Corporate Standards Group (CSG) 1996-1997


102750375 External Technology Group (ETG) 1996-1997


102750376 Internet Business Working Group (IBWG) 1994


102750122 Licenses and agreements 1994-1997


102750116 Mobile Software Business (MSB) 1994


102750378 Planning and administrative records 1994-1997


102750377 Staff meeting minutes 1994-1997


102750379 Technical Competency Development Group (TCDG) 1996-08-01


102750381 Technology Strategy Group (TSG) 1996-1997


102750380 Video and Interactive Information Services (VIIS) 1995


Corporate Research and Architecture records, Subseries 4.3, Bulk, 1982-1997 1976-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material related to Corporate Research and Architecture (CRA) from 1976 to 1997, with the bulk from 1982 to 1997. Fuller was the vice president in charge of this department from 1983 to 1996; it was nested under Central Engineering, and later under the Engineering group known first as Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and later as Corporate Technology Strategy and Services (CTSS). CRA's focus was on research and technical leadership and it comprised DEC's External Research Program, research labs, and various research groups, plus it provided technical support and training to all DEC departments, published Digital Technical Journal, managed a corporate library, and reviewed and monitored patents.


This subseries is arranged into three sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 4.3.1, External Research Program, 1980-1995
Sub-subseries 4.3.2, Research laboratories, 1984-1997
Sub-subseries 4.3.3, Planning and administrative records, 1976-1997, bulk 1983-1996

External Research Program, Sub-subseries 4.3.1, 1980-1995

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries consists of material related to DEC's External Research Program (ERP). Material dates from 1980 to 1995. Through ERP, DEC created partnerships with the computer science and electrical engineering departments of universities throughout the world, collaborating with them on research projects that would benefit DEC's own technologies and future products. DEC donated funding, expertise, and equipment to the universities, and in return received not only new technological advancements, but also a venue to market its products to students and faculty, and a pool of potential employee recruits in graduating university students. The majority of this sub-subseries consists of material related to specific universities and their DEC projects, proposals, grants, and potential future collaborations. Most universities are in the United States, with MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Stanford University having the most material of all the schools. There are also international schools represented, including University of Tokyo; University of Bergen; University College, Dublin; Technical University of Vienna; and University of Karlsruhe. There is also a small amount of material related to the planning and development of ERP and the associated Education Investment Review Board (EIRB), which focused on DEC's relationships with and investment in educational institutions. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750060 Boston University 1983-1987


102750061 Brown University 1987-1993


102750062 California Institute of Technology 1984-1988


102750063 Carnegie Mellon University 1988-1997


102750064 Columbia University 1987


102750065 Cornell University 1989-1997


102750066 Cornell University Design Research Institute and LARC 1993-1994


102750067 Education Investment Review Board 1986-1990


102750068 European Institute of Technology 1991-1993


102750108 External Research Program planning and development 1980-1995


102750069 Harvard University 1992-1993


102750071 Lehigh University 1986


102750072 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) 1983-1995


102750107 New Jersey Institute of Technology 1987


102750100 Pennsylvania State University undated


102750074 Princeton University 1986-1991


102750073 Purdue University 1989-1990


102750075 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1989-1991


102750076 Rochester Institute of Technology 1982-1992


102750077 Santa Fe Institute 1989


102750099 Sequoia 2000 and other flagship projects 1991-1993


102750104 Soviet universities 1991


102750078 Stanford University 1989-1995


102750084 State University of New York at Albany 1993


102750079 Stevens Institute of Technology 1989-1992


102750080 Syracuse University 1983-1991


102750101 Technical University of Vienna 1989


102750081 Tufts University 1986-1988


102750083 University College, Dublin 1993


102750098 University of Bergen 1993


102750105 University of California 1990


102750085 University of California, Berkeley 1987-1993


102750086 University of California, Los Angeles 1989


102750087 University of California, San Diego 1991-1997


102750088 University of Cincinnati 1993


102750102 University of Karlsruhe 1987-1995


102750106 University of Maine 1989


102750090 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1994


102750091 University of Michigan 1990-1994


102750103 University of Pennsylvania 1988


102750082 University of Southern California 1986-1993


102750092 University of Texas at Austin 1989


102750093 University of Tokyo and other Japanese universities 1982-1988


102750094 University of Virginia 1991-1992


102750095 University of Washington 1983-1989


102750070 University of Wisconsin-Madison 1986-1990


102750096 West Virginia University 1992


102750097 Yale University 1988-1989


Research laboratories, Sub-subseries 4.3.2, 1984-1997

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains material related to DEC's Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL), Network Systems Laboratory (NSL), Paris Research Laboratory (PRL), Systems Research Center (SRC), and Western Research Laboratory (WRL). Material dates from 1984 to 1997. NSL, SRC, and WRL were located in Palo Alto, California; CRL was located in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and PRL was located in Paris, France. Almost half of the material in this sub-subseries consists of published articles by PRL researchers and article publication requests sent to Fuller for his approval. The rest of the material documents research projects and the day-to-day administration of the labs, including personnel issues, reactions to corporate restructuring, and the details surrounding the moving of WRL and closing of PRL. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750382 Cambridge Research Laboratory (CRL) 1987-1994


102750383 Network Systems Laboratory (NSL) 1991-1996


102750384 Paris Research Laboratory (PRL) 1988-1995


102750385 Systems Research Center (SRC) 1989-1995


102750386 Western Research Laboratory (WRL) 1984-1997


Planning and administrative records, Sub-subseries 4.3.3, Bulk, 1983-1996 1976-1997

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries is made up of material related to the planning and administration of Corporate Research and Architecture (CRA) dating from 1976 to 1997, with the bulk from 1983 to 1996. About a quarter of the material consists of CRA operating, strategic, and long-range plans from 1987 to 1996. Another quarter of the material is related to groups within CRA, including the Performance Technology Group (PTG), Massively Parallel Systems Group (MPSG), Management Systems Research (MSR), Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AIRG), Engineers into Education Program (EEP), Graduate Engineering Education Program (GEEP), Internal Control Committee, and Corporate Technical and Information Services (CTIS), which was formerly known as Technical Planning and Development (TP&D). Also included are records related to CRA budgets and finances, employee hiring and recruiting, product planning, legal issues, intellectual property, facilities planning, staff meetings, public relations, and the DEC periodical Research Quarterly. This sub-subseries also contains DEC corporate materials that were likely used by Fuller in his management of CRA, including a synopsis of staff development programs, annual reports, financial overviews, and material on the Executive Partnership Program (EPP). Also included is material related to DECworld and the development of Digital Technical Journal and Digital Engineering Journal. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

102750394 Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AIRG) 1988-1992


102750400 Budgets and finances 1990-1993


102750406 Charter and mission 1984-1992


102750411 Computer Bowl '91 1990-1991


102750388 Corporate Technical and Information Services (CTIS) 1991-1997


102750414 DEC annual reports 1988-1990


102750554 DEC annual stockholders meeting 1989-1990


102750553 DEC Board of Directors 1992-1993


102750635 DEC corporate strategy 1995-1997


102750416 DEC Government Relations 1989


102750408 DEC quarterly financial reports and investments 1989-1995


102750417 DEC state of the company 1989-1992


102750413 DECworld 1990-1992


102750412 Digital Engineering Journal 1982-1984


102750391 Digital Technical Journal 1985-1991


102750418 Economic and computer outlook report 1989


102750401 Employee hiring and recruiting 1987-1994


102750395 Engineers into Education Program (EEP) 1983; 1989-1992


102750403 Facilities planning 1986-1992


102750396 Graduate Engineering Education Program (GEEP) 1985-1994


102750409 Internal controls 1988-1989


102750389 Legal records 1984-1994


102750404 Management and organizational development 1976-1991


102750390 Management Systems Research (MSR) 1988-1993


102750392 Massively Parallel Systems Group (MPSG) 1990-1993


102750399 Operating, strategy, and long-range plans 1987-1996


102750393 Patent policies 1995-1997


102750387 Performance Technology Group (PTG) 1995-1996


102750397 Product planning and financials 1983-1995


102750407 Public relations 1988-1995


102750398 Research quarterly 1989-1992


102750405 Staff development programs 1981-1993


102750402 Staff meetings 1990-1991


102750415 Travel authorizations 1991-1992


Other working groups, programs, and consortia, Subseries 4.4, 1979-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains material related to DEC internal working groups and programs that Fuller had filed under “Internal Committees,” and external consortia that Fuller was involved in. Material dates from 1979 to 1997.


This subseries is arranged into two sub-subseries:
Sub-subseries 4.4.1, Internal working groups and programs, 1979-1997
Sub-subseries 4.4.2, External consortia, 1984-1997

Internal working groups and programs, Sub-subseries 4.4.1, 1979-1997

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains material related to DEC internal working groups and programs, including committees, task forces, advisory boards, boards of directors, and forums. Material dates from 1979 to 1997. Fuller was a member of or involved with many of these working groups. These groups and programs typically evaluated specific DEC programs and strategies and made recommendations for future directions. The working groups with the most material in this sub-subseries are the Corporate Contributions Committee, which advised on corporate donations of cash and equipment; the Product Committee, later called the Strategy Committee, which approved corporate product and market strategies, reviewed and approved the budget for corporate research, and reviewed product budgets and deliverables; the SIMD Task Force, which made recommendations on DEC's massively parallel processing computing strategies; the Strategic Intent Task Force, which developed a strategic intent for DEC that described the company's long-term vision to remain competitive in the marketplace; and the Consulting Engineer Promotion Board (also called the Consulting Engineer Review Board), which created the process and criteria for the promotion of DEC engineers to senior consultant engineers, and vetted and recommended candidates. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and the folder titles are the group or program names.

102750526 Artificial Intelligence Board of Directors 1982-1989


102750523 Artificial Intelligence Technology Center (AITC) 1989-1992


102750525 Benchmarking Committee 1990-1991


102750516 Benefits Investment Committees 1997


102750534 Business Performance Committee (BPC) 1992


102750521 Chemical R&D Customer Advisory Board 1992-1993


102750549 Clone Task Force 1988-1989


102750515 Compensation Committee 1992-1993


102750524 Computer Rationalization Committee (CRC) 1992


102750512 Consulting Engineer Promotion Board (CEPB) / Consulting Engineer Review Board (CERB) 1985-1993


102750519 Convergence / Information Utility Task Force 1994


102750517 Corporate Contributions Committee 1992-1997


102750533 Corporate Operations Committee 1990-1991


102750535 Corporate Strategy and Management Committee 1992


102750513 Customer Advisory Board (CAB) 1996-1997


102750544 Data Bus Task Force 1989


102750536 Education Board of Directors 1990


102750522 European Technology Management (ETM) 1992


102750537 Executive Committee 1990-1992


102750410 Executive Partnership Program (EPP) 1989-1997


102750548 Future Business / Computing Task Force 1989


102750529 Government Systems Group 1988-1989


102750510 Interconnect Task Force 1979


102750532 Laboratory Data Products (LDP) 1985-1988


102750531 Mid-Range Systems Business (MSB) 1986-1990


102750547 Pacific Rim Task Force 1991-1992


102750545 Print Server Task Force 1984


102750541 Product Committee / Strategy Committee 1992


102750542 RAD Committee 1989-1991


102750538 Senior Leadership Team 1992


102750550 SIMD Task Force 1989-1991


102750530 Software groups 1989-1991


102750543 Strategic Intent Task Force 1992-1993


102750551 Systems Task Force 1990


102750540 Technical Directors Forum 1993


102750528 Technical Leader Program Task Team 1988


102750520 Technology Community Forum 1996


102750539 Technology Context Group 1992-1993


102750527 Technology Strategy Council 1988-1990


102750546 Vision Task Force 1989-1990


102750552 VPA/SPM Task Force 1989-1990


External consortia, Sub-subseries 4.4.2, 1984-1997

Sub-subseries Scope and Content

This sub-subseries contains material related to external consortia that Fuller was involved with from 1984 to 1997. Almost half of the material is related to the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP), now known as the Technology CEO Council, which is a consortium of CEOs who work together to advance policies that promote innovation and U.S. competitiveness through technology leadership. DEC CEO Bob Palmer served as chairman of the CSPP from 1995 to 1997, and Fuller was a CSPP member as a senior research official. Material includes letters to government officials from Fuller, and CSPP membership rosters, meeting minutes, and meeting briefing books. Another consortium of interest in this sub-subseries is the Cross-Industry Working Team (XIWT), a group made up of organizations within the computer and telecommunications industry that was created as a project of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). Fuller was a board member of the CNRI. The XIWT was tasked to develop a vision for the National Information Infrastructure (NII), which was a goal of the Clinton Administration, with Vice President Al Gore being particularly involved with the initiative. Other consortia in this sub-subseries include the Computer Science Telecommunications Board, Open Software Foundation, DECUS, and DARPA's Information Science and Technology study group. This sub-subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and the folder titles are the consortia names.

102750518 Advanced Computing Environment (ACE) 1991-1992


102750556 Collaborate with your competitors, and win 1989


102750372 Computer Science Telecommunications Board (CSTB) 1992-1993


102750511 Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP) 1992-1996


102750555 CORETECH 1987-1993


102750557 Cross-Industry Working Team (XIWT) 1993-1996


102750559 DECUS 1993-1997


102750558 Information Sciences and Technology (ISAT) 1991


102750560 Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) 1984-1992


102750561 National Science Foundation (NSF) 1992-1997


102750562 Open Software Foundation (OSF) 1988-1993


102750514 Software Productivity Consortium (SPC) 1987


Presentations, Subseries 4.5, 1977-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of presentations and talks from 1977 to 1997 that were primarily given by Fuller. When known, the name and date of the event on which the presentation was given is listed in each record. Many of Fuller's presentations are on the future of computing and industry trends, or technology and research overviews of DEC, which he gave at conferences, seminars, and colleges, and for clients and potential customers. Other Fuller presentations are focused on the DEC departments he was a part of, including the Office of Development, Advanced Technology Group, and Corporate Research and Architecture. These talks were mostly given internally at staff meetings and to leadership, and they include departmental overviews, strategic plans, project updates, and business and project plan proposals. Fuller also collected presentations by his co-workers, with CTO and Central Engineering Vice President Bill Strecker and DEC CEO Bob Palmer having the most presentations. There is also a small amount of material that Fuller filed as “general talk information,” which includes a mix of DEC presentations; notes, outlines, and drafts of presentations and talks; articles and other reference material; and an evaluation of Fuller's speaking style by an external communication company. Finally, the last folder of this subseries contains the presentation inventories that came with the donation. These include the presentations' title, date, and event. Fuller's original filing scheme was kept in the arrangement of this series: He filed his own presentations¬—and a small number of presentations by others or with no author listed—individually by presentation, and he primarily filed presentations by others alphabetically by their name. This subseries is In its original order.

102750112 Multiprocessors 1978-10-30


102750113 Interconnect strategy 1979-04-04; 1979-04-24


102750114 Stratton IV Engineering Woods Meeting 1979-05-11


102750115 Technical Director's Group objectives 1979-08-16


102750117 OOD/PMC Woods Meeting 1979-11-07


102750118 Office of Development budget presentation 1980-01


102750119 Office of Development meeting 1980-03-13


102750120 MCF meeting 1980


102750121 TOEM Team meeting 1980-04


102750123 Office of Development jungle talks 1980-07


102750124 General architecture talk to B. Daley's staff 1980-08-04


102750125 EBOD meeting presentation 1977-1980


102750126 Reuters presentations 1980


102750127 Strategy presentations 1983-03-07; 1983-03-17


102750128 Jupiter DECUS talk 1983-05


102750129 Forum '84 1984-02


102750130 DEC engineering, research, and competition 1984-03-20


102750131 SRC reclassification presentation to Jack Smith's staff 1984-04-16


102750132 Talk with New England recruiters 1984-1985


102750133 Bellcore talk 1984-05-29


102750134 Presentation to U.S. Congress 1985


102750135 Computer architecture talk given at IEEE International Symposium 1985-06-17


102750136 Heald Pond Woods Meeting 1985-08-14


102750137 Consulting Engineer Promotion Committee presentation 1985-09-19


102750138 Technology Management Committee presentation 1985-09


102750139 DECathlon '85 1985


102750140 Technology Management Committee review 1985-10-17


102750141 ULTRIX presentation 1985-10-19


102750142 Executive Committee review of Corporate Research and Architecture 1985


102750143 Review and restructuring of the Technology Management Committee 1985-12-02


102750144 Consulting engineer presentations 1985-1986


102750145 Future directions in computing reference materials 1985-1988


102750146 Future of computing 1986-02-06


102750147 Plant managers meeting 1985-1986


102750148 Corporate Research and Architecture long-range plan 1986-02-14


102750149 New directions within the computer industry 1986-02-24; 1986-10-27


102750150 Technology Management Committee long-range plans recommendations 1986-03-20


102750151 Systems Task Force recommendations for Corporate Research and Architecture 1985-11-20; 1986-02-14; 1986-05-14


102750152 Future of the computing industry 1986-06-19


102750153 Dean Witter Forum presentation 1986-09-11


102750154 New directions within the computer industry and Digital's contributions 1986-10-27


102750155 Future directions in computing 1986-1987


102750156 Technology Strategy Council proposal 1987-02


102750157 Paris Research Laboratory proposal 1987-03-03


102750158 Technology Strategy Council preliminary recommendations 1987-03-18


102750159 Corporate research presentation 1987-04-07


102750160 Congressional subcommittee presentation on technological trends and issues in the computer industry 1987-04-15


102750161 Executive Committee presentation on workstations 1987-05-27


102750162 Corporate Research overview and future directions in computing 1987-06-16


102750163 Executive Committee presentations on workstations 1987-06; 1987-07


102750164 Future directions in computing 1987-06-23


102750165 DEC strategy presentation 1987-09


102750166 Corporate Leaders Forum presentation on the Digital perspective 1987-09


102750168 DECworld '87 1987-09


102750169 Corporate Research and Architecture FY89 operating plan review 1988-03-04


102750170 Jack Smith's Woods Meeting presentation 1988-05-12; 1988-05-13


102750171 Officers' secretary review of Corporate Research and Architecture 1988-05-18


102750172 Consultant Engineer Review Board research job codes presentation 1988-06-30


102750173 Future directions in computing 1987-1988


102750174 MCC review and recommendations for advanced computer architecture and software technology programs 1988-08-05


102750175 Technology trends and issues in the computer industry 1988-08-09


102750176 Overview of Corporate Research 1988-09-14


102750177 DECathalon '88 1988-09; 1988-10


102750178 Parallel processing presentation 1988-11


102750179 Eagle/Raven comparisons 1988-12-09


102750180 Technology trends and issues in the computer industry 1988-12


102750181 Distributed systems presentation 1989


102750182 Power Symposium '89 1989-01-24; 1989-05


102750183 Research results and plans 1989-02; 1989-03


102750184 Technology trends and issues in the computer industry 1989-03


102750185 Corporate Research and Architecture review 1989-02-08; 1989-03-18


102750186 Future challenges and opportunities facing Digital 1989-03-30


102750187 Technology trends and issues in the computer industry 1989-04-11


102750188 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award presentation 1989-04-21


102750189 Technology Management Education Program presentation 1989-06; 1989-07


102750190 Digital's distributed systems in the 1990s 1989-09-11


102750191 Research review with focus on Systems Research Center 1989


102750192 Corporate Research and Architecture, Low End Systems, and MCC presentations 1989-09-14


102750193 Corporate financial overview for FY90 1989-09-19


102750194 Future directions for computing in the office 1989


102750195 Engineers into Education Program proposal 1989-11


102750196 Business segment management meeting 1989-11-21


102750197 New power to engineers : workstations in the distributed computing environment 1989-11-28


102750198 Product and Technology Strategy Committee meeting 1989-12-12


102750199 New power to engineers : workstations in the distributed computing environment 1989-1990


102750200 Future business vision presentation series 1990-03-13


102750201 Mechanics of technology transfer at Digital 1990


102750202 Corporate Research and Architecture budget presentation 1990-05-15


102750203 Technology Strategy Council review of research and advanced development 1990-05-17


102750204 Athena software and services distribution proposal 1990-06-01


102750205 Corporate Research and Architecture investment and population 1990-07-12; 1990-07-13


102750206 DECworld and Corporate Research press briefing 1990-07


102750207 Technology transfer presentations 1990


102750208 EMC Corporate Research strategy presentations 1990-08-09


102750209 Bellcore corporate visit presentation on Digital's product strategy 1990-08-29


102750210 Western Research Laboratory and Paris Research Laboratory presentations 1990-09-14; 1990-09-18


102750211 From research to reality : why technology transfer is tough 1990-1991


102750212 44th National Conference on the Advancement of Research 1990-1991


102750213 University of Massachusetts at Amherst Technology Roundtable keynote address 1990


102750214 SIMD Task Force summary report 1990-11-06


102750215 Corporate Research operating plan review 1990-03-23


102750216 MPP business plan proposals 1990-1991


102750218 Corporate Research budget process 1991-02-05


102750219 MasPar investment proposal 1991-03


102750220 A review of Corporate Research 1991


102750221 Research and advanced development 1991-04-23


102750226 DEC product strategy 1991


102750227 Executive Committee review of research and advanced development 1991


102750228 Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP) federal laboratory project 1991-06-06


102750229 National Science Resources Center Elementary Science Leadership Institute 1991


102750230 The truth about technology 1990-1991


102750231 Computers in a new age 1991


102750232 Fortune Education Summit 1991


102750233 Research review with focus on Cambridge Research Laboratory and External Research Group 1991-11


102750234 Selected research topics at Digital 1991


102750235 Making distributed systems work circa 1992


102750236 Strategic intent initiative technology team meeting 1992-01-25


102750237 Corporate Research and Architecture staff meeting 1992


102750238 Corporate Research and Architecture programs and budget proposal for FY93 1992-03


102750239 CASE vision overview 1992-03-13


102750240 The endangered innovation engine 1991-1992


102750241 Future technology developments in the IT industry 1992-04-22


102750242 Corporate Research and Architecture managers' meeting 1992


102750243 Corporate Research and Architecture programs and budget proposal for FY93 1992-05


102750244 Executive committee meeting on the Computer Systems Policy Project (CSPP) 1992-05


102750245 ACM Sigmetrics and Performance '92 keynote address 1992


102750246 Corporate Research and Architecture staff meeting 1992-06


102750247 Corporate interaction maps for FY92 1992-07-01


102750248 Corporate Research and Architecture operating plan proposal for FY93 1992-07-06; 1992-08-05


102750249 MIT Lincoln Laboratory visit and overview of DEC's research and advanced development programs 1992


102750250 Consultant Engineer Promotion Board Woods Meeting 1992


102750251 Corporate Research and Architecture operating plan proposal for FY93 1992-09-14


102750252 Sequoia 2000 presentations 1992-09-15


102750256 Core Competencies Task Force presentation 1992-09-23


102750257 Trends and futures in technical and scientific computing 1992-10-16


102750258 Digital's product directions 1992


102750259 Digital's product directions 1992-12-07


102750260 Trends and futures in the computer systems industry 1993-01-26


102750261 Overview of research and advanced development 1993-03-02


102750262 Strategic intent meeting presentations given to DEC senior leadership 1993-03-12


102750263 Overview of Research : vision, strategy, deliverables 1993-03-26


102750264 Corporate Research review and FY94 proposal 1993-04-07


102750265 Accessing university research : the External Research Program 1993-04-20


102750266 Technology context for Digital's strategic intent 1993-05


102750267 Digital's corporate strategy 1993-05-27


102750268 UNIX and Microsoft Windows NT : friends or foes 1993


102750269 National Information Infrastructure Testbed (NIIT) announcement speech 1993


102750270 FY94 goals for Corporate Research 1993


102750271 Systems Research Center visit presentation 1993-10-25


102750272 General schedule of events in Corporate Research for 1993 1993-11


102750273 The information revolution has only just begun : technology context for Digital's strategic intent 1993-11-22


102750274 The information revolution has only just begun : technology context for Digital's strategic intent 1993-11-23


102750276 Update on research engagements with product groups 1994-01


102750277 Corporate Research and Architecture managers' meeting 1994-02-08


102750278 Update on research engagements with product groups and candidate technical strategies 1993-02-25


102750279 Candidate research themes 1994-03-10; 1994-04


102750280 Discussion of Corporate Research with Systems Engineering 1994-03-16


102750281 Candidate research themes 1994-03


102750282 The information revolution has only just begun 1994-03-29


102750283 Internet opportunity talk 1994-03-31


102750284 The information revolution has only just begun 1994-04


102750285 Corporate Research and Architecture staff meeting 1994-04-11


102750286 Why DEC needs research 1994-04-14


102750287 The information revolution has only just begun 1994-04-18


102750288 Corporate Research benchmarks 1994-04-22


102750289 Corporate Research and Architecture staff meeting 1994-05


102750290 Preliminary internet business plan 1994-05


102750291 The information revolution has only just begun 1994-05


102750292 Advanced Technology Group proposal 1994


102750293 The information revolution has only just begun 1994-07-21


102750294 DEC's product strategy and Advanced Technology Group presentations 1994-09-29


102750295 1994 California general election 1994-11-08


102750296 Driving Digital's technical edge 1994-11


102750297 Making innovation happen 1994-11-30


102750298 Citicorp visit presentations 1994-1995


102750299 CSPP vision of the NII 1994-1995


102750300 Advanced Technology Group review of research 1995-01-25


102750301 The information revolution has only just begun 1993; 1995


102750302 Digital's research in emerging technologies 1995-02-01


102750303 Digital's direction 1994-1995


102750304 Mitsubishi corporate visit presentations 1995


102750305 DECUS '95 1995


102750306 Corporate research plan update and Advanced Programs Group FY96 account overview 1995-05-12


102750307 The emerging information infrastructure : the next information revolution 1995-05-17


102750308 Advanced Technology Group review of Corporate Research Group plan 1995


102750309 Digital's emerging technologies and Advanced Technology Group 1995-09


102750310 Advanced Technology Group review of Corporate Research Group research plan 1995-09


102750311 Corporate Research Group research plan 1995-10-20


102750312 Digital's vision of future technologies : the information revolution has only just begun 1995-10


102750313 Systems Business Group staff meeting on the Corporate Research Group 1995-12-08


102750314 Alpha systems futures TRW technical briefing 1995-12-19


102750315 Corporate technology strategy 1996-01-16


102750316 Corporate strategy and technology review 1996


102750317 Corporate technology strategy and Corporate Research plan 1996-02-15


102750318 Technology Strategy Group meeting 1996


102750319 Digital Unix 1996-06-04


102750320 Corporate technology strategy and services 1996-06-27


102750321 Fiat Group and Shared Medical Systems customer visits 1996-07


102750322 Xerox Networking and Computing Trends Seminar 1996


102750323 ECS technical interchange meeting 1996-07-23


102750324 The argument for high performance computing 1996-07-24


102750325 ECS technical interchange meeting 1996-08-27


102750326 Alpha overview and futures 1996-09-04


102750327 Corporate technology overview 1996-09-09


102750328 What does the future hold? 1996-09-18


102750329 High performance computing 1995-1996


102750330 What does the future hold? 1996-10


102750331 Future of information systems : technology drivers, trends, and possibilities 1996


102750332 Wildfire contingency planning meeting 1996-10


102750333 Digital's direction in high performance computing 1996-11-20


102750334 Digital's leading technologies 1996-12-06


102750335 Corporate technology strategy overview 1996-12-13


102750336 Digital and the year 2000 1996-1997


102750337 Digital and the year 2000 1997-03-20


102750338 Senior Technical Community Forum 1997


102750339 High performance computing 1997-04-16


102750340 Now that the internet has happened... what's next? 1996-04-21


102750341 Corporate Technology Strategy and Services FY98 budget 1997-05-15


102750342 Digital's strategic directions and technologies : a corporate update to TRW 1997-08-26


102750343 Digital technology overview 1997-09-24


102750344 Digital's year 2000 program 1997-10-21


102750345 The internet and electronic commerce : technical directions 1997-11-07


102750347 Presentation by Jean Bonney undated


102750348 Presentation by Wendy Caswell 1996-02


102750349 Presentation by Ralph Christensen 1993


102750350 Presentation by Peter Conklin 1993-05-27


102750351 Presentations by Thomas Gannon circa 1986; 1993-11-12; 1994-03-18


102750352 Presentation by Skip Garvin 1995-04-18


102750353 Presentation by Win Hindle 1992-09


102750354 Presentation by D. Graham Holmes 1987-11-05


102750355 Presentation by Kathy Hornbach 1993-10-22


102750356 Presentation by Bill James 1993-08-20


102750357 Presentation by Bob Jolls 1993-05


102750358 Presentation by Ira Machefsky 1992-09-23


102750359 Presentation by Lloyd Mayhew 1993-12


102750360 Presentations by Bob Palmer 1992-09; 1993-09; 1994-11


102750361 Presentations by Brian Reid 1994-02-25; 1993-12-03


102750362 Presentation by Stan Smits 1993-12-14


102750363 Presentation by Pat Spratt 1993-12-10


102750364 Presentations by Bill Strecker 1993-1995


102750365 Presentations by Bob Supnik and David Stone 1992-11


102750366 Presentation by Tim Yeaton 1993-06-05


102750367 Presentation by Jay Zager 1995


102750368 General talk information 1987-1996


102750446 Presentation inventories 1998


External consultants, Subseries 4.6, 1983-1995

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries contains material related to external consultants DEC hired to advise on the company's research and development, engineering, and product strategies. Material dates from 1983 to 1995. Consultants include Duane Adams; Andersen Consulting; Arthur D. Little; Bain & Company; Booz-Allen & Hamilton; Charles Ferguson; Robert Kahn working with the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (NRI); Edward B. Roberts working with PA Consulting Group; and Sutherland, Sproull, and Associates. The material mainly consists of presentations, reports, and correspondence that provide analyses and suggestions for improving DEC's research and development, engineering, and product strategies, and reports on the feasibility of developing specific products. The material from Charles Ferguson focuses on the competition from the Japanese computer industry. Also included is administrative material, like invoices and internal correspondence about hiring choices. Of particular interest in this subseries is a letter from Booz Allen Hamilton that outlines problems they observed with DEC's company culture that they felt created particular challenges. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and the folder titles are the company or consultant names.

102750496 Duane Adams 1983-1985


102750497 Andersen Consulting 1991-1992


102750502 Arthur D. Little 1995


102750503 Bain & Company 1995


102750504 Booz-Allen & Hamilton 1992-1995


102750505 Charles Ferguson 1986-1990


102750506 Robert Kahn (NRI) 1986-1988


102750508 PA Consulting Group 1992-1993


102750509 Sutherland, Sproull, and Associates 1985-1992


Customers and collaborators, Subseries 4.7, 1983-1997

Subseries Scope and Content

This subseries is made up of material related to DEC's customers and collaborators from 1983 to 1997. The companies and organizations in this subseries purchased products and services from DEC, or entered into licensing agreements or mutually beneficial research or production partnerships with DEC. Many companies were both customers and collaborators, using DEC equipment and collaborating with them. The majority of material is related to meetings DEC held with these companies to discuss partnership opportunities or their customer accounts. Most customers and collaborators are American corporations, but there is also material related to the U.S. government and Chinese and Korean companies. The companies with the most material in this subseries are MasPar, Intelligent Memory Technology Ltd. (IMTL), Philips, MAYA Design Group, and MIPS Computer Systems. The MAYA Design Group material is related to a collaborative project called the Hyperfax, and the MIPS material is primarily related to the licensing of MIPS technology to DEC. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and the folder titles are the company names.

102750489 Adobe 1984-1986


102750491 Advanced Programs Group 1995-1996


102750492 AHOLD 1992


102750493 Alcoa 1985-1992


102750494 Allegheny District 1989-1992


102750495 BBN Advanced Computers 1987-1991


102750436 Bellcore 1988-1992


102750435 Bell-Northern Research (BNR) 1993


102750437 Boeing 1983-1993


102750438 Chinese opportunities 1985-1990


102750439 Citibank 1990-1994


102750440 Citicorp 1992-1995


102750441 Compaq 1990


102750442 Compass 1989-1991


102750443 Concurrent Computer 1990


102750444 Corning 1990; 1996


102750445 Cray Research 1985-1996


102750447 DataBox 1992


102750448 DuPont 1988-1993


102750449 Elsag Bailey 1996


102750450 Fisher Controls 1989


102750451 Ford 1987-1990


102750452 Fortune magazine 1987-1991


102750453 General Electric 1987-1992


102750454 General Instruments 1991


102750455 GigaBit Logic 1987


102750456 GTE 1997


102750457 Harris 1993


102750458 Intelligent Memory Technology Ltd. (IMTL) 1991-1992


102750459 Kodak 1984-1993


102750460 Korean opportunities 1992-1993


102750461 Lockheed 1988-1993


102750462 MasPar 1989-1993


102750507 MAYA Design Group 1986-1995


102750463 McDonnell Douglas 1988


102750464 MCI 1991-1994


102750465 Meiko World 1991-1992


102750466 Michelin 1993-02-09


102750468 Microsoft 1983-1995


102750469 MIPS Computer Systems 1988-1993


102750470 Motorola 1983-1995


102750467 Network Appliance Corp. (NAC) 1993


102750471 Network Solutions Inc. (NSI) 1997


102750472 Northrop 1988


102750473 Olivetti 1989-1995


102750474 Ontologics 1990


102750475 Philips 1990-1994


102750476 PPG Industries 1989


102750478 Raytheon 1992-1993


102750477 RCA 1984-1988


102750479 Rockwell 1994


102750480 Schlumberger 1989-1992


102750481 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) 1992


102750482 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) 1983-1992


102750483 Silicon Graphics 1987-1996


102750484 Sony 1990


102750485 Teradyne 1987-1989


102750487 Texas Instruments 1986-1991


102750486 Thinking Machines 1985-1989


102750488 TRW 1996-1997


102750490 United States government 1996


Competitors, Subseries 4.8, 1978-1996

Subseries Scope and Content

Material in this subseries documents DEC's monitoring of its corporate competition from 1978 to 1996. The companies with the most material in this subseries are IBM, Sun Microsystems, Fujitsu, and Xerox. There is also material related to competition with the Japanese computer industry. The majority of material consists of analyst reports and competitive analyses of DEC's competition, along with articles about the companies. Also included are internal memos and reports related to meetings DEC had with these companies, prospective collaborations with them, and strategies to compete with them. This subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title, and the folder titles are the company names.

102750420 Apple 1979-1991


102750421 AT&T 1984-1991


102750422 Floating Point Systems 1978


102750423 Fujitsu 1986-1990


102750424 Hewlett Packard 1988-1995