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Guide to the John Dirnberger CDC collection
X7117.2014  
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Description
The John Dirnberger CDC collection consists of Control Data Corporation (CDC) technical reports, memos, manuals, and design documents, as well as a small amount of materials published by other companies. The materials range in date from 1965 to 1988. Much of the collection documents the development of the Cyber 180, which began in 1973 first as the Integrated Product Line (IPL) and later as the Cyber 80. This portion of the collection includes documents from the project library of the NCR/CDC Advanced Systems Laboratory during the mid 1970s as well as documents from the Canadian Development Division of CDC. The collection also holds publications by the CDC Technology Education Program, documentation pertaining to the CDC 6600 and Cyber 910 computer systems, and CDC employee newsletters. The remainder of the collection is made up of various other printed materials, such as manuals, technical reports, and conference proceedings.
Background
John Dirnberger was a Canadian engineer who worked at Control Data Corporation (CDC). He was involved in designing supercomputers at CDC, such as the Cyber 180.
Extent
8.75 Linear feet, 7 record cartons
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claims of the copyright holder. Requests for copying and permission to publish, quote, or reproduce any portion of the Computer History Museum's collection must be obtained jointly from both the copyright holder (if applicable) and the Computer History Museum.
Availability
The collection is open for research. However, the collection may require review by CHM staff before viewing.