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Hewlett-Packard Company ephemera collection
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Description
This collection contains annual reports, sporadic issues of various Hewlett-Packard publications, product information flyers and brochures, and manuals for various Hewlett-Packard products.
Background
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard were friends and fellow graduates of Stanford University. Following their graduation from Stanford, the two founded the electronics firm Hewlett-Packard Co. in 1938. Their first product - the resistance-capacity audio oscillator (HP 200A), an electronic instrument used to test sound equipment. The firm continued to produce electronic testing equipment, and expanded later into the realm of computers and their related peripherals, most notably desk top printers.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.