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Guide to the Adam Osborne collection
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Personal papers, Series 1, Bulk, 1959-1968 circa 1959-1979

Series Scope and Content

This series contains material from Osborne’s college years at both Birmingham University and the University of Delaware, including both his Masters and PhD dissertations from the latter. There are also fragments of his papers as well as requests sent from various colleagues within the chemical engineering field asking for copies of his postgraduate work. He wrote poetry during this period as well, and this is represented in a small collection of his unpublished poems as well as two separate journals that include one of his poems in print. There is a small amount of correspondence titled Family affairs, which mainly deals with his father’s health late in the elder Osborne’s life. Finally, there is a certificate for membership in the New York Academy of Sciences that Osborne received in 1979.
 

102783426 College papers 1958; 1963-1967

 

102783427 Poems ca. 1959-1965

 

102783428 Family affairs 1968-1969

 

102783502 New York academy of sciences membership 1979-03

 

102757788 Illustration of Adam Osborne 1982

 

102757787 There is only one Adam Osborne 1982-11-17

 

Osborne publishing records, Series 2, 1976-1988

Series Scope and Content

This series is made up of publications from Osborne’s various book and software publishing companies, including Adam Osborne and Associates, Osborne Books, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, and Paperback Software International. Also included are copies of Osborne’s memoir, Hypergrowth: The Rise and Fall of Osborne Computer Corporation and loose software disks. Though most of the titles in this series are in English, there is a fair amount of translated texts, mostly in Japanese, but also Spanish, German, Italian, and Norwegian.
 

102783429 6502 programmieren in assembler [6502 assembly language programming] 1981

 

102783430 6800 programmieren in assembler [6800 assembly language programming] 1978

 

102783431 6800 programming for logic design 1977

 

102783433 68000 assembly language programming 1981

 

102783432 6809 assembly language programming 1981

 

102783461 70 programmes basic [Some basic programs] 1980

 

102783435 8080 programming for logic design 1976

 

102783434 8080 programming for logic design 1976

 

102783436 8080A/8085 programmieren in assembler [8080A/8085 assembly language programming] 1978

 

102783437 8089 I/O processor handbook 1978

 

102783438 CBASIC user guide 1981

 

102783447 Einführung in die mikrocomputer-technik [An introduction to microcomputers, vol. 1 : basic concepts] 1978

 

102783466 Executive filer 1985

 

102783442 Explosieve groei : opkomst en ondergang van een werelderoemd hi-tech bedrijf [Hypergrowth: the rise and fall of Osborne Computer Corporation] 1985

 

102783439 General ledger 1979

 

102783441 Hypergrowth : the rise and Fall of Osborne Computer Corporation 1985

 

102783443 Hypergrowth : the rise and fall of Osborne Computer Corporation 1988

 

102783440 Hypergrowth : the rise and fall of Osborne Computer Corporation 1984

 

102783462 Im strudel der miroeletronik [Running wild : the next industrial revolution] 1980

 

102783451 Innføring i mikrodatamaskiner [An introduction to micrcomputers, vol. 1 : basic concepts] 1978

 

102783452 Introduccion a las microcomputadoras y microprocesadores, tomo 1 : principios basicos [An introduction to microcomputers, vol. 1 : basic concepts] 1979

 

102783450 Introduction to micrcomputers, An, vol. 1 : basic concepts 1980

 

102783449 Introduction to Microcomputers, An, vol. 1 : basic concepts 1976

 

102783445 Introduction to microcomputers, An, vol. 1 : basic concepts 1976

 

102783446 Introduction to microcomputers, An, vol. 1 : basic concepts 1980

 

102783454 Introduction to microcporcessors, An, vol. 3 : some real support devices 1978

 

102783453 Introduction to microprocessors, An, vol. 2 : some real microcprocessors 1978

 

102783448 Introduzione al microcomputer, vol. 1, il libro dei concetti fondomentali [An introduction to microcmputers, vol. 1 : basic concepts] 1980

 

102783455 Microprocessors for measurement 1981

 

102783444 Mikrocomputer-grundwissen : eine allgemeinverständliche einführung in die mikrocomputer-technik [An introduction to microcomputers, vol. 0 : the beginner's book] 1978

 

102783479 My ABC's 1986

 

102783465 Number works 1985

 

102783456 Osborne 1 : user's reference guide ca. 1981

 

102783458 Osborne 16-bit microprocessor handbook 1981

 

102783457 Osborne 4 and 8-bit microprocessor handbook 1981

 

102783459 PET/CBM personal computer guide 1980

 

102783460 Practical basic programs 1980

 

102783464 Running wild : the next industrial revolution 1980

 

102783463 Uten styring? : mikroprosessoren i arbeidsliv og samfunn [Running wild : the next industrial revolution] 1980

 

102783467 Value of micropower, The 1974

 

102783480 Various software ca. 1985-1987

 

102783468 VP-expert 1989

 

102783469 VP-info 1986

 

102783474 VP-planner 1986

 

102783473 VP-planner 1987

 

102783472 VP-planner 1987

 

102783475 VP-planner guidebook 1987

 

102783476 VP-planner plus 1987

 

102783477 Z80 assembly language programming 1979

 

102783478 Z8000 assembly language programming 1980

 

Photographic materials, Series 3, Bulk, 1981-1990 circa 1943-1990

Series Scope and Content

This series consists primarily of snapshots and slides from photos taken at weddings, vacations, outings, and trips. Most of these photos have been kept in their original developer envelopes, and are arranged chronologically, but there are also two scrapbook volumes that contain some of the same photos. There is also a portrait of Osborne and his mother taken some time in his early childhood, as well as some snapshots of Osborne with friends taken in 1969. Professional activities are minimally represented in this series, but there are professional photos of the Osborne 1, some snapshots of Osborne speaking at various conferences, and a previously framed photo of Osborne with Steve Jobs taken sometime in the late 70’s or early 80’s.
 

102783481 Photographic materials ca. 1943-1990; bulk 1981-1990

 

Non-Osborne software, Series 4, 1978-1991

Series Scope and Content

This series is made up of packaged software and manuals published by companies unaffiliated with Osborne’s publishing projects. They were found among the personal effects kept at Osborne’s first wife’s house at the time of his death.
 

102783483 Disc operating system 1985

 

102783484 FIrst mouse 1991

 

102783485 Guide to operations 1982

 

102783486 Info-XL 1988

 

102783482 Microsoft DOS version 3.2 user's guide reference manual 1986

 

102783488 NeuroShell 1991

 

102783489 PC Tools Deluxe 1989

 

102783490 Power Desk 1988

 

102783491 Various software programs ca. 1978-1990

 

102783487 WordStar professional 1987

 

Non-Osborne print materials, Series 5, 1977-1991

Series Scope and Content

This series consists of manuals, periodicals, and books found among Osborne’s personal effects. Like those materials in Series 4, “Non-Osborne Software,” none of the titles has any direct affiliation with Osborne’s companies, but most are of a technical nature concerned with software or microprocessors. Also included is a book on Hinduism written by Osborne’s father, Arthur.
 

102783492 AT bus design 1990

 

102783493 Image-In-Color installation quick start tutorial ca. 1986

 

102783494 Interface age magazine 1977-09

 

102783495 Mad around the world 1979

 

102783496 Micro computers and my business 1981

 

102783497 Microsoft Windows user's guide 1990

 

102783498 Object-oriented programming in C++ 1991

 

102783499 Okidata IBM-compatible Microline 182 1986

 

102783500 Ramana arunachala 1980

 

102783501 Value line investment survey, The 1990