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Guide to the Stanford University, Information Technology Services, Records
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Description
This collection contains the office files from Information Technology Services and its various predecessors, dating from 1960 to 1985. The records include correspondence, minutes, reports, proposals, contracts, budgets, manuals, bulletins, newsletters, conference proceedings, consultants' files, licensing records, computer printouts, and a small number of computer tapes. The records pertain to computer systems used in the University, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the Medical Center as well as other operations of ITS. Persons represented include Michael M. Roberts, Edward E. Shaw, William Yundt, and Colin McLeod.
Background
Stanford University's use of computer technology for information processing began in March 1953 with the opening of the Stanford Computation Center. In April 1973, the Stanford Center for Information Processing (SCIP) was created, with Michael M. Roberts as deputy director. Its aim was to provide support for research, instruction, operations, and management. The name was later changed to the Center for Information Technology (CIT). In November 1983 four units from CIT (Computer Services, the Data Resources Group, Administrative Information Services, and Computer Operations) were combined with two other offices (Word Graphics and Communication Services) to create Information Technology Services (ITS). Edward E. Shaw was appointed director of ITS and Michael M. Roberts, deputy director.
Extent
80 linear feet (60 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of intended use.