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Guide to the Don Maslin CP/M collection
X6817.2013  
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Description
The Don Maslin CP/M collection consists of software and published documentation ranging from 1973 to 1996, with the bulk being from 1977 to 1984. About half of the collection consists of software in floppy disk and cassette formats. Most of this portion of the collection pertains to CP/M and applications that were written for the CP/M operating system. The other half of the collection contains text documentation such as reference manuals and user guides for a variety of software and hardware. A significant portion of the text is related to hardware, some of which was donated with this collection and is cataloged separately. Notable companies in this collection include Advanced Computer Design, Advanced Digital Corporation, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, MicroPro, and Tektronix.
Background
Donald Albert Maslin was born November 2, 1927 in Whitneyville, Connecticut. Son of Albert J. and Margaret L. Maslin, Don was the younger brother of Robert and older brother of Margaret Anne. The family soon moved to Pennsylvania, where his first job was working for the Pennsylvania Railroad during WWII, tamping gravel and carrying ties and sections of rail. He got his driver’s license shortly after his 16th birthday, and then bought a 1931 Ford Model A California Coupe for $120. It was to be just the first of 23 cars he would own.
Extent
29.5 Linear feet, 19 record carts, 6 software boxes, and 1 periodical box
Restrictions
The Computer History Museum (CHM) can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Copyright restrictions may apply and 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.
Availability
The collection is open for research.